Review: Awaken the Highland Warrior – Anita Clenney

Genre: Paranormal romance
Pages: 448
Published: May 1st 2011 Sourcebooks Casablanca

Historian Bree Kirkland has always been in love with the past, but when she accidentally wakes an ancient Scottish warrior who’s spent the past 150 years sleeping in her backyard, her present is suddenly fraught with danger. Faelan has awakened from the time vault hungry and horny. He grieves for his lost family, wondering who sent the woman to wake him. If she’s a demon, Faelan will have to kill her. If she’s innocent, she’s unleashed the gates of hell in her backyard. Either way they must rely on each other to save their future.
My thoughts:
When I first looked at this one I thought historical paranormal, it was the kilt. But that is not the case, thought the hero was born long ago and has been frozen for 150 years.
Bree loves everything about the Civil War and a hunt for a hidden treasure in her own backyard leads her to our hero. She is no damsel in distress, but then Faelan is from another time when women were to be protected, and this leads to quite a few conflicts. I think that is what was the most fun about a hero that doesn’t know that the world has changed. He gets all confused by how women act, dress, why there are no horses and his chivalry is still wonderful, even if she wants to join in and do something too. He is just a very protective male.
But the book is no happy lovestory from the start. No no, she thinks he might be a demon at first, and he thinks the same about her. They are a bit wary of each other, and at the same time he really really wants her. Poor guy needs some smexing right away or he will just explode. The tension keeps on building until they trust each other enough. But even after that there is distrust.  I do understand that, because who would believe she just came across him, and why would she trust the freaky sexy guy in a kilt that she found in a crypt.
There is tension, passion (that builds and builds, and I will just leave you all with that), lots of sexy highlanders, evil demons, and a race against the clock because these evil demons have a plan, and they do not want any humans at all around when they have their perfect world.
I did enjoy the whole what’s up with the world today scenario, and when things heated up the author also managed to surprise me and that is always fun. All in all a good book with a hunky highlander warrior and the epic struggle to save mankind. I enjoyed the book and at one time I reached a point where I had to read faster and faster and did not want to stop before I reached the end.


27 thoughts on “Review: Awaken the Highland Warrior – Anita Clenney

  1. anachronist says:

    Poor guy needs some smexing right away or he will just explode.Small wonder, try to stay frozen for 150 years…somehow the cover puts me off while your review puts me on…talk about a conflict 😉

  2. Blodeuedd says:

    AnaLol, good conflict ;)Oh poor guy, he had groin issuesMishaI never say no to a man in a kilt. They are wonderfulNaidaHot for sure :DChrisI did read somewhere something about that, but can't comment since I have not read those

  3. Blodeuedd says:

    CarrieNot really time-travel, it was more that they had this box where you could stay without dying…or living for that matterNiseThat is sure was ;)LaurieI hope you enjoy it when you doMelissaLol, men, tsk. But yes hunks, kilts, demons and well do a woman need more than that?!

  4. Jenny says:

    The "what's up with the world today" scenario is one of my favorites. There's nothing cuter than a big alpha-male type trying to understand what's going on around him:) Sounds like a fun read!

  5. Blodeuedd says:

    YvonneI am sure you'd like it :)JennyHihi, it was so fun. Especially when he wanted a horse, and when he tried to understand piercings, lol

  6. Blodeuedd says:

    ElysiumIt the best combo ;)MelissaIt does have good things about it, I just want a head and eyes tooJennyThose highlanders are just too good to be trueStaciI hope you like it too. It does have something driving you forward in itCherryLol, he is dying for some ;)Hi CarolThanks for stopping by :DYes sexy hunky highlander who loves his kilt. Sounds nice for sure

  7. Aurian says:

    Okay, this is a book I would like to read. Thanks for the review. And I do like the cover, but then I have a thing for guys with tattoo's.

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