“Five years ago a fatal car crash killed her father and crippled her mother, Catherine, forcing Lisa Stone to work two jobs in order to pay cumulative medical bills and support herself and her mother. Adding to their burden, Lisa and her mother have recently been told that Catherine suffers from...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Five years ago a fatal car crash killed her father and crippled her mother, Catherine, forcing Lisa Stone to work two jobs in order to pay cumulative medical bills and support herself and her mother. Adding to their burden, Lisa and her mother have recently been told that Catherine suffers from cervical cancer. Lisa's primary concern is caring for her mother, both emotionally and financially, but she is fast becoming disillusioned and exhausted. Her evening job, cleaning at a local museum, is Lisa's escape from the trials of the real world. While in her boss's office, fatigue overtakes Lisa and she falls asleep only to awaken when he and a colleague arrive early in the morning. Fearing termination, Lisa scrambles to hide under his desk and overhears the two talking about a rare, medieval artifact the museum has recently acquired. After they leave, curiosity gets the better of her and Lisa investigates the intricately designed box left on top of the desk. Upon opening it and touching the strange flask inside, the world shifts beneath Lisa's feet and she feels herself falling...landing at the feet of a giant man stepping from his bath.
Circenn Brodie, laird of Castle Brodie, quickly realizes that the woman, Lisa Stone, who inexplicably materializes at his feet from thin air, is not of his time. Circenn surmises that a long ago curse he cast on a fairy flask has sent this woman to him -- and to her destruction. Circenn is a man of honor, but how can he keep his long ago oath to destroy the bearer of the flask when Lisa appears to be innocent of its power? The longer Circenn delays fulfilling his oath, the more of a temptation Lisa becomes.
This book was so good I was sad to see it come to the end. I laughed, cried, and yes, fell a little bit in love with Circenn. If you love books that pull you into the story and location then you will love this one!”
“3.5, actually. This was too much of a fantasy for my tastes, and there were parts where I wasn't sure of what was occurring. The characters, though, were well-drawn and interesting, and the romance was a good one. I'm not sure if I've read the earlier books in this series or not. I know I've read a couple of KM Moning's works and enjoyed them (somewhat).”Marie T wrote this review Sunday, April 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was my favorite Highlander book so far. I loved Circenn Brodie. I am glad Adam was able to show some good in this book, in his love for his son. I thought there would be another side love story in this book, like the other 2 books. It seemed like it was almost going to happen with Duncan and Beth and then it just never happened. I wanted to know more about the Douglas brothers. Are they related to Braedon and Adrienne Douglas? Their sons, maybe? I couldn't figure out when this story occurred compared to that one. I know Adam mentioned Braedon. But I really liked this book. Cin (Sin)... How perfect was that? ”Tracyseb wrote this review Wednesday, March 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Cin and Lisa were a great couple. The time travle was wonderful to read about.”~*gidget*~ wrote this review Wednesday, February 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I am absolutely in love with this series! The books get better and better as the series progresses. The whole concept of traveling back in time to medieval, magical lands is exactly the kind of fantasy I dream of.
I absolutely loved Circenn and Lisa. From their first meeting, to getting on each others nerves, the sexual tension and attraction between them and them finally falling in love was perfect. As the reader you can guess what the basic outcome of the story will be (the man and woman of the story meet and fall in love) but Karen Marie Moning has such a gift of storytelling that she keeps you reading and wondering just how it will all work out.
Circenn and Lisa were both such great characters with interesting back stories and depth. They complemented each other perfectly.
I loved learning more about Adam and it was a surprise to discover that he is Circenn's father.
I was a perfect ending for me also. Circenn learning to manipulate time to fix Lissa's future for her was such an amazing and loving thing to do. And Lisa deciding to join Circenn in immortality was exactly what I hoped for. Yet, still I wanted to know more. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!”
“Funny and engaging ”Chista D wrote this review Monday, December 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was the second time I read this book. I liked it better than I did before. Circenn and Lisa are great. I love the connection they have. I wouldn't want to be Lisa having to make those choices but I think it turned out well!”Mya B wrote this review Sunday, August 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love how real life 14th century Scotish history is intertwined into these stories. Real monarachs and castles, heroes and antagonists. ”KRISTY20 wrote this review Wednesday, July 11, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I thoroughly enjoyed this book….until the last five chapters and then I thoroughly became frustrated with the direction Moning took! But, I digress, and would still highly recommend it.”Lisa M wrote this review Tuesday, May 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A light, sizzling romance but a little on the sappy side.
Circenn is absolutely gorgeous and just oozes sexuality and Lisa is just the right mix of feisty and feminine even if she does epitomize the phrase "curiosity killed the cat". They have a compelling emotional bond and their witty banter contributes to the build up of sexual tension.
Unfortunately, the Hallows and Templar plot, while promising, is underdeveloped and unsatisfying. There are also gigantic plot holes and the language is not era-appropriate.
The rich historical background is well researched and interesting but there are one or two glaring inaccuracies.
All in all, a good romance but nothing too earth-shattering. ”