Monday, April 29, 2013

To Tame a Highland Warrior

To Tame a Highland Warrior by Karen Marie Moning

I downloaded the audiobook from the public library's OverDrive service.

My review:

The second in KMM's Highlander series, To Tame a Highland Warrior is exactly what it says on the tin-- a bodice-busting romance set in 1500's Scotland with an impossibly hunky kilted lead. Do not look for historical accuracy here, and do not even expect a great deal of internal integrity. There are no egregious contradictions, but it just does not bear a whole lot of scrutiny. Be prepared to suspend a lot of disbelief and enjoy it for what it is: a hot and heavy romantic fantasy.

The plot line is basically The Bachelorette set in a Scottish castle. Beautiful maiden refuses to wed, Da thinks it's time and sets her up with three guys. He tells her to pick one by the time he gets back from a trip.

Enjoy it for what it is-- sugary, sexy brain-candy. Karen Marie Moning was clearly still developing her voice as an author in the early stages of this series, and I anticipate that the later installments will start showing more of the dark brilliance that characterizes her Fever books.

Stars: 3

Runability: 4

Phil Gigante reads the male parts for most of the audio editions of Moning's work, and he is very talented. His falsettos are a little grating, but his male characters' voices are spot-on. There was enough lighthearted action to keep this one (and me) moving along during a run.

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