A Warrior of Immortal Powers
He was a mighty Scottish warrior who lived in a world bound by ancient laws and timeless magic. But no immortal powers could prepare the laird of Castle Brodie for the lovely accursed lass who stood before him. A terrible trick of fate had sent her 700 years back in time and into his private chamber to tempt him with her beauty-and seduce him with a desire he could never fulfill. For this woman he burned to possess was also the woman he had forsworn to destroy.
A Woman Caught in the Mists of Time
When Lisa felt the earth moving under her feet, the fiercely independent 21st-century woman never dreamed she was falling… into another century. But the powerful, naked warrior who stood glaring down at her was only too real… and too dangerously arousing. Irresistibly handsome he might be, but Lisa had no intention of remaining in this savage land torn by treachery and war. How could she know that her seductive captor had other plans for her… plans that would save her from a tragic fate? Or that this man who had long ago forsaken love would defy time itself to claim her for his own.
This book has me a little confused. I typically love Ms Moning and her work, but I have mixed feeling about this one. It was going really well. I was enjoying it up until the last three or four chapters, and then everything sort of fell apart. I actually feel a little bit cheated, and that’s why I’m not giving The Highlander’s Touch a higher rating.
The Highlander’s Touch tells us the story of Lisa Stone, a modern twenty-first century woman, and Circenn Brodie, a fourteenth century man. How could these two possibly meet, you ask? Well, you can blame a certain nefarious fairy by the name of Adam Black. You might remember him from Beyond the Highland Mist. Anyhow, through Adam’s scheming, Lisa finds herself smack bang in fourteenth century Scotland and at the mercy of a mightily annoyed highland laird. Circenn had made a promise to kill the person who returned with a lost artefact. However, upon making that oath, he never imagined that a woman might find said object, let alone a woman like Lisa. See, our highland lord finds himself in a bit of a quandary: the interfering fairy, Adam Black, made him immortal, and it is Circenn’s biggest fear that he may end up being just like Adam. So he’s come up with a few rules, basics like always honouring his vows and never lying. When Lisa shows up, all those rules go flying out the window. Despite himself, the stern, serious laird finds himself intrigued by the strangely dressed young woman. Lisa Stone has had a rough time of it the past few years. She lost her father in a car accident when she was eighteen and that same accident put her mother in a wheelchair. Gone were any aspirations to go to university. Now Lisa had to worry about paying hospital bills and making enough money to take care of her mother, who they later found out had cervical cancer.
The story progresses in a fairly predictable manner from here onward. This isn’t a bad thing; I mean, cliches become cliche because they work, right? So I was enjoying this book, and then Ms Moning cheated. I hate saying this, but I honestly felt like Moning just completely copped-out with the ending. The whole idea of using magic to just, well… magically fix all of Lisa’s problems just didn’t sit well with me. I don’t normally mind having an element of the paranormal in my historicals but this was too much. I was really disappointed with how The Highlander’s Touch ended.
My faith was a little bit shaken with how this book ended, but I still mostly trust Ms Moning. I just hope she doesn’t do something like this again…
I looked around and the cheapest place to buy The Highlander’s Touch will be on Kobo.