Review: The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning

Posted February 6, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 7 Comments

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Review: The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
The Dark Highlander
by Karen Marie Moning

5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: October 1, 2002
Series: Highlander #5
Published by Dell
Pages: 370
 

Thirteen Druids possess Daegus’s soul, cursing him with a darkness that no one else can bare to contain. Transforming him from the once flirty and easy-going Scot, Daegus’s life has now dimmed. His eyes, once the color of gold, are now dark. His mental shields keep the 13 at bay, but just barely and Daegus can only find relief when he is inside a woman.

Chloe, a self-proclaimed nerd and lover of antiques finds herself the victim of that old saying, “Curiosity killed the cat.” When sent to Mr. MacKeltar’s New York apartment to drop off a parcel, Chloe lets her curiosity get the best of her and she gets caught red-handed when Daegus comes home, finding a woman searching beneath his bed. Her punishment doesn’t seem all that terrible though, because the gorgeous hunk of manflesh ties her to his bed and feeds her delicious meals.

Chloe was an easy heroine to like. I loved her passion for her work. Anything old with a history sparked something inside of her. She’s someone who would rather spend time researching than anything else. She had many endearing qualities and characteristics. Her nervous hiccups, that stubborn lift of her chin, and the endless love she had for Daegus despite her not knowing everything about the mysterious Scot. She takes many leaps of faith, trusting Daegus only when she’s known him for such a short period of time.

Speaking of time, the time-travel in this one is perfect. Again. I wish Moning continued with this series. While she has made her name with her Fever series, she is a master at meshing two hearts together into one.

And there’s Daegus who, simply put, is sex. I swooned so much through this book, I grew faint. At least give me some time to recover between bated breaths.

Favourite Quote:

“I am going to love you now, slow and sweet, but when you come, I’m going to fuck you the way I need to. The way I’ve been dreaming about since the moment I saw you.”

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About Karen Marie Moning

“The only other calling I ever felt was an irrepressible desire to be Captain of my own Starship. I was born in the wrong century and it wasn’t possible, so I chose to explore the universe by writing fiction instead. Books are doors to endless adventure.” -KMM

Karen Marie Moning was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1964, the daughter of Anthony R. and Janet L. Moning. The family moved to a self-sustaining farm in Indiana when she was six years old, where she spent her youth raising cows, horses, tobacco, corn and other crops with her sisters and brother.

An alum of the Immaculate Conception Academy, at seventeen she attended Purdue University where she completed a BA in Society & Law, with minors in Philosophy, Creative Writing and Theatre, while working full time as a bartender and computer consultant. She intended to go to law school but after an internship with a firm of Criminal Attorneys, decided against it. For the next decade, she worked in insurance, where she wrote intercompany arbitrations and directed commercial litigation. At the age of thirty, she decided it was time to get serious and do what she’d always wanted to do: write fiction novels.
Beyond the Highland Mist was published in 1999 and nominated for two RITA awards. She then published six more novels in her award-winning HIGHLANDER series, and received the RITA Award in 2001 for The Highlander’s Touch.

In 2004, she began writing the #1 New York Times bestselling FEVER series. The books have been optioned twice for potential franchise development by Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Studios, but the rights are currently held by Moning who has expressed a desire to one day see it as a television series. Her novels have been published in thirty-five countries and are performed on audio by Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross. She divides her time between Ohio and Florida and is working on two future projects for Random House Publishing.

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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Ning

This was such a great book! I love how they met! and my favorite would be how he caught her practicing “I love you” to a shield. That cracked me up so much. I miss her highlander novels.

Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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Sophia Rose

Oh my! I can see the appeal in this one after that quote. Unfortunately, I am way in the beginning of the series.

Thanks for the share!

Alexa
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I really need to catch up in life because I have yet to read anything by Moning. I swear I am behind on the times!

Thank you so much for reviewing this one, I’m glad you really enjoyed it.

Now I can’t wait to get my hands on this series. 🙂

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Timitra

Great review Ann!!!! That’s also one of my favourite quotes too!!! Dageus is another one of my favourites!!!!

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Aww, yes Ning! I loved that part too. Super sweey!

Sophia Rose, the first three can be read as standalones. But the others after should really be read in order 🙂

Alexa!!! You are missing out! I hope one day you get hooked like the rest of us!

Thank you Timitra!!!

Ann

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Shelly

ooh loved the quote. I have this series on my to buy list. Really enjoy highlander stories. Sounds like an awesome read.

Lexi
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Oh yes this deserves a 5…love this book. Great quote you picked out!