Sinful Book Reviews

I love romance and erotica. I read a good bit of MM romance and BDSM romance and erotica.

The Highlander's Touch by Karen Marie Moning

The Highlander's Touch - Karen Marie Moning

So it continues with Moning’s Highlander series. One thing I really love about this series is that they are all different stories, but they’re also all connected in different way. For instance, we meet Hawk Douglas and Adam Black in Beyond the Highland Mist. Grimm, Hawk’s best friend is the hero in To Tame a Highland Warrior. In The Highlander’s Touch, Adam black returns with a little less mischief and we hear the name Douglas again in a couple of supporting characters. I imagine these two are Hawk’s brothers. It’s just so fun the way it all connects!

Like the two books before, the reader is introduced to a headstrong woman and an enormous and muscular warrior. The two meet, argue, keep secrets, and fall in love. There are some intense sex scenes. Conflict arises when the aforementioned secrets are revealed. It’s all resolved magically and ends with a romantic happily ever after. I would never consider any of those statements spoilers because if you’re buying a romance novel, that’s what you’re going to get. The basic structure is simple. There were some unique things about this particular story I liked, and some I didn’t.

I loved the bond they developed. When they explained it later, it seemed a little silly. Still, I thought it made the story more interesting. They really were sharing all of themselves with each other in that way. Even though Circenn was keeping a secret from Lisa, she knew he was keeping something from her. It was one of my favorite parts of their relationship.

The ending was a little much. I get it. It’s romance. They all end with happily. However, all of the things they did to changes they made in time got a little ridiculous. I found more funny than aggravating. I guess that’s good. It was just a little much that they all got every single thing they wanted. Still, it was a fun book. Phil Gigante, again, did a terrific job. He’s just such an awesome narrator. And when they say “performed by Phil Gigante” they aren’t kidding. He’s not just reading the book, it’s a performance with emotion and some really great voices.