Jul 1, 2011

{Review} Awaken the Highland Warrior by Anita Clenney

Awaken the Highland Warrior (Connor Clan, #1)Awaken the Highland Warrior by Anita Clenney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GENRE: Scottish Paranormal Romance
THEME: Highlander and Demons
RECEIVED: Received from Author for Review
AUTHORS BLOG: Anita Clennys Site

PURCHASE: Awaken the Highland Warrior

A man from another time...

Faelan is from an ancient clan of Scottish Highland warriors, charged with shielding humanity from demonic forces. Betrayed and locked in a time vault, he has been sleeping for nearly two centuries when spunky historian Bree Kirkland inadvertently wakes him. She's more fearsome than the demon trying to kill him, and if he's not careful, she'll uncover the secrets his clan has bled and died to protect...

Could be the treasure she's been seeking all her life...

When Bree inherits an old treasure map, she discovers a warrior buried in her backyard. But the warrior isn't dead. Bree shocks Faelan with her modern dress and her boldness, and he infuriates Bree every time he tries to protect her.

With demons suddenly on the move, Bree discovers that Faelan's duty as protector is in his blood, and that her part in this fight was destined before she was born. But nothing is ever what it seems...

I’ve read a few Highlander genre novels, but nothing compared to how much I love Awaken the Highlander by Anita Clenney. Not only did she add a paranormal touch, but the character both main and secondary were well developed and I enjoyed all the different personalities, with the addition of a wonderful well-put together story.

Bree Kirkland is a female version of how Clenney describes it “Indiana Jones,” after finding a warrior buried in a crypt that’s been behind her house for as long as she can remember, and her life gets a lot more adventurous than she could of ever imagined. The warrior needs Bree’s help to adapted to the world today being stuck in there for many years and with demons trying to kill him he has more on his plate than just a woman who makes is blood boil.

I really enjoyed the mix of Highland Warriors vs. Demons; it was full of action and lot of kilt wearing moments. Clenney creates a fantastic history that connects all the characters in the book, without it being overwhelming with information.  I loved the chemistry between Clenney’s two leads Bree and Faelan. Bree being strong but clumsy with a life full of independence, where Faelan was born a warrior and protector making Bree’s independent life not so much anymore.

Faelan comes from a long line of warriors in his clan and I was happy to meet more of his family, mostly all men, they were hilarious and intriguing. I can’t wait to see where Clenny takes the series with the characters she introduced. My ultimate favorite was Ronan, another warrior and family member of Faelan. He really knows how to get under Faelans skin, which made for some great scenes.

The romance was hot! Not just the steamy kind but the pages were on fire with the attraction between Faelan and Bree. When there’s a man walking around your house in a Kilt it would be impossible to resist staring…or even the accidental peak of what’s under there. I loved the funny moment with these two and how they developed through the book.

Overall I highly recommend this series to book lovers of paranormal romance and highlander genres. The mix just made for a wickedly awesome and thrilling ride as I turned each page. The villains, romance, characters, plot, it was fantastically entertaining and I never wanted it to end.

This is an adult novel with some steamy sexual content and humorous moments. I recommend this book to fans of the highlander series by Karen Moning and Kinley MacGregor.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the wonderful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!