Welcome to the inaugural meeting of the H&H Book Club! Today we’re talking about the first third of Karen Marie Moning’s Beyond the Highland Mist. If you can’t join the discussion yet, no worries—just check back in when you are able to, and we’ll update the discussion ever week or so, through April.
He would sell his warrior soul to possess her. . . .
An alluring laird...
He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart—until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern-day Seattle and into medieval Scotland. Captive in a century not her own, entirely too bold, too outspoken, she was an irresistible challenge to the sixteenth-century rogue. Coerced into a marriage with Hawk, Adrienne vowed to keep him at arm’s length—but his sweet seduction played havoc with her resolve.
A prisoner in time...
She had a perfect “no” on her perfect lips for the notorious laird, but Hawk swore she would whisper his name with desire, begging for the passion he longed to ignite within her. Not even the barriers of time and space would keep him from winning her love. Despite her uncertainty about following the promptings of her own passionate heart, Adrienne’s reservations were no match for Hawk’s determination to keep her by his side. . . .
Here are some questions to spur the discussion:
Have you read either time travel or medieval setting books before? If not, what do you think so far? How far out of your reading comfort zone are you?
Do you like Hawk and Adrienne?
The descriptions of the various settings are lush and dramatic; do they add to the story, or distract you from the romance?
Do you like the inclusion of fairies into the plot?
What the heck do you think happened with Eberhard?
...Or talk about anything that struck you while reading! Stick to the first third of the book, please, so we don’t have spoilers for later discussions.