Book Review: The Immortal Highlander


Title: The Immortal Highlander
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Genre: Romance
My Rating:

Book Description:


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…

My Review

I decided to read one of my favorite ‘easy’ books after a long lull in my reading life. I needed to get back into the swing of things and chose this book to do so.

My first impression is ‘Awesome! Adam is getting his! Finally!’. Even if you love the character there is nothing like finally seeing a trouble maker getting a lesson taught to said trouble maker. Especially one that never seems to really get into any sort of trouble for what they have done – no matter what they have done.

However as you read on you start to imagine what it is like to be in his place – no one can see you or hear you except a very select few. Those few are raised to be scared by your kind and will avoid you at ALL costs. When you finally find a person that sees you after months of no interaction you become rather obsessed with said person. You realize the extent you will go to get seen or to get heard. I feel most people can understand Adam even if how he goes about getting seen can been deemed as wrong in today’s standards.

Gabby reacts probably as one would think someone would. She fights him and her situation. She realizes the only way to ‘get rid of him’ is to just go along for the ride. Her falling in love with him – was it some form of Stokholm Sydrome? Or is it just what was supposed to happen because fate said so? The way she goes through the motions though I suppose is what most people would do. If you are going to die you might as well have fun on the ride out. I felt sorry for her when she realized the ride was over, she didn’t die, and she realized she was in love with the very faerie that the Sidhe Seers where always warned about – one that has a whole book devoted to him.

When Adam realizes he is in love with Gabby was somewhat all of a sudden to me however I suppose that was intended? Through out the whole book while correcting Gabby’s faery books he alludes to his feeling though he never out right says what it is he’s meaning. Those little bits all make sense when he realizes he loves Gabby.

At the end everything seems to make sense when you read Adam actually has a soul. That Gabby being a Sidhe Seer and seeing him after months of no one seeing him, his obsession with Gabby, his trouble making ways through out previous books, her just letting go and falling in love with Adam when she was sure she would die was all fate because Adam was the only Faery with a soul all seems to make sense..

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