Sunday, June 17, 2012

the Immortal Highlander (Highlander #6) by KMM

"With his long, black hair and dark, mesmerizing eyes, Adam Black is Trouble with a capital T. Immortal, arrogant and intensely sensual, he is free to roam across time and continents in pursuit of his insatiable desires. That is, until a curse strips him of his immortality and makes him invisible, a cruel fate for so irresistible a man. Now Adam's only hope for survival is in the hands of the one woman who can actually see him. 

Enter law student Gabrielle O'Callaghan. For Gabrielle, cursed with the ability to see both worlds, Mortal and Faery, it is the beginning of a long, dangerous seduction. But as Adam's quest to regain his immortality plunges them into a world of timeless magic, the price of surrender could be their very lives. Unless they can thwart the conspiracy that threatens both Mortal and Faery realms...and give them a shot at a destiny few mortals ever know: glorious, wondrous, endless love...."

Type: Paranormal Romance, Fae
Heat: 3.5 out of 5
Rating: 5 out of 5
“Tell them, Gabrielle,” Adam urged impatiently. 
Blinking, Gabby nodded. “I have one of the, er… fairies here with me –” 
“Tuatha Dé,” Adam corrected irritably. “You’re bloody well making me sound like Tinkerbell.” 
Another brilliant story from Karen Marie Moning. I don't think she could write a bad book if she actually tried. I'll admit going in I wasn't all that interested in Adam Black's story, he just never grabbed my attention, but oh my God it was fantastic! I'm so a Drustan girl but Adam did a damn fine job of nearly edging him out as my favorite Highlander. The story was both action packed and interesting. Adam being banished from Faery by the Queen and made not only human but invisible. And if that wasn't enough to complicate his life throw in assassination attempts, a plot to overthrow the Queen and a single woman who could see him and might just be his salvation. Was just excellent. 
And though she knew better than to ask, she did it anyway.“Okay. You got me. What’s B.A.?” 
“Before. Adam. After Adam, you drive a BMW. I take care of what is mine. That Toyota wasn’t safe.” 
Figured that arrogant beast would define himself as the dawning of an epoch. 
Adam Black just might be the most arrogant, cocky, smug bastard I've ever spent time with and I absolutely loved him and his gorgeous self for it. He's one damn entertaining man who brought a lot of humor to the story.  He had that whole protective, possessive alpha male going on that was just delicious too. 
“He would be, she now knew, a whole lot dominant in bed and a little bit dirty." 
Oh. My. I loved that we got to see a more human and vulnerable side to Adam along the way as well. How much he wanted to be seen for who he was and not just the preconceived notions everyone seemed to have about him. You really can't help but love this man. He really needed someone who wasn't afraid to stand up to him or put him in his place and Gabrielle seemed up for the challenge. They turned out to be a great couple. She's so fiery and I love that she'd fight back whenever she could and stood up for herself. She could be a complete hellcat and it was fantastic! I even loved how she'd go into little rants when she was flustered, tired, scared. It was so endearing and always had me smiling right along with Adam by the end of them. 
“The Tuatha De do not speak of Tuatha De matter to"--he gave her an icy sneer--"mere mortals." 
"Well, mister-mere-mortal-yourself," she bristled right back at him, "maybe you'd better get used to it, because whether or not you like it, you need at least one of us 'mere mortals' to help you become a pompous-asshole-fairy-thing again." 
He tried to maintain his icy stare, but his lips curved despite his efforts and he shook with silent laughter. A pompous-asshole-fairy-thing. The indignity of it. Had any of his race ever been called such a thing? Nothing cowed the woman. Nothing. "Point made, ky-lyrra," he said dryly.
And oh my swoon! Drustan, Daegus and their women all showed up!! I absolutely loved how KMM used them in the story and that they immediately accepted Adam into their homes and were there for him. Made me love those boys even more. 

The Immortal Highlander had me completely captivated, laughing out loud more than once and by the end had me bawling. It was a fantastic ride. Wonderful characters that made a fantastic couple, lots of action, sexy highlanders and getting to visit old friends, and the BIG gesture. I've got absolutely no complaints. I loved every second of it. If you're a fan of KMM, irresistible alpha males, fiery heroines and just a damn sweet love story you need to read this one. It seriously won't disappoint. 

**One thing to note: If you've read the rest of the series this one takes place in the same world but turned out not to have any real time travel involved in the storyline**

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Do you have a favorite Highlander? Love the Fae? What do you think about human/immortal couples?


  1. SQUEE!! This was the first book I read of the Highlander series, and my absolute favorite of them all. I saw it at a used bookstore after I read the Fever series (favorite!) and grabbed it. I never found out it was part of a series until later down the road. I positively ADORE Adam Black!! I've read it twice and I could read it a million more and never get sick of it!
    Like you said, KMM couldn't write a bad book if she tried.
    Great review :)

    1. Thanks Jessi :) He's just so damn irresistible isn't he?! Definitely going on my keeper shelf and I'm sure I'll read it again. I didn't think anyone would ever come close to beating out Drustan but man he came close. Ooooh. Love the FEVER series too. Some of the best UF out there!

  2. This is the only book in the series that I have read and I really enjoyed it. I caught it on sale when a book store was going out of business, which is why I read it out of order. I am a huge fan of her Fever series and this book did not disappoint.

    1. Bummer about the bookstore closing but yay for finding this book! The others in the series are all fantastic too. Such an excellent writer!


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