Who would’ve thought that at the age of 14 that Gavrael McIllioch would witness the savage attack of his village or that he would become something that for years he thought was only fiction. That he would have to turn his back on the only home he knew and live the next 15 years of his life in hiding. He never did. He also never suspected that he would have to return to protect the love of his life. The place he vowed to never return to because it held so many hurtful memories is the key to saving her life and repairing a relationship that he thought he would never want to repair.
Jillian St. Clair loved Grimm Roderick from the moment she laid eyes on him as a child. She knew that he was the man that she wanted to be with the rest of her life. She just couldn’t figure out why he didn’t know that she was the one meant for him. She also didn’t understand what secret he held that wouldn’t allow him to love or receive love. She wanted to know what made him tick. Another thing she couldn’t figure out is why he returned to her home of Caithness after leaving it so many years ago and taking her heart with him. She felt it had to be for another reason besides the fact that her Dad had summoned him. How will she get the tough Highland warrior that she love to trust her, see beyond his past, and love her?
In this story in this story Jillian St. Clair’s Dad wants nothing more than to see his daughter happy and settled down with the man that she loves. So as a way to force her to make a decision he chooses 3 men to come and try to woo her while he and his wife are away visiting their new grandchild. However his entire plan is to reunite his daughter with Grimm his daughter’s one true love. Grimm left many years ago to protect her and the villiage from being victims of an attack from a clan trying to wipe out his kind. Ever since he left Jillian has not been able to move on and her dad realizes that Grimm is the only one who will make her happy. His plan is to help Grimm realize it. He even brought in an old pal of Grimm’s to help him out.
The very first thing that I loved about this book was that Jillian was the one going after her man. She wasn’t the damsel in distress and she knew what she wanted out of the gate. Usually in most romance novels the man is the one who is doing the pursuing. So I love when women are the ones taking the reins. Jillian knew what she wanted and went after it. I thought that she was made for Grimm. She pushed him to deal with his past and see that he is loveable and that she could accept him for who he is. I think that she is a very clever woman. I also like how strong minded she is. She made it impossible for Grimm to say no.
I thought that Grimm was very stubborn. It kind of made me angry that he let his past affect his future. He almost lost the woman he loved due to his stubborness and unwillingness to accept who he is and letting it get away. He wanted to protect Jillian but he wanted to do it in the wrong way. He even tried to push her into the arms of another man. I am glad that in the end he wound up realizing that Jillian was the one for him before it was too late. His journey winds up answering questions from his past that he had tried to avoid dealing with but he wasn’t given no choice in the matter in the end. Jillian was not having it. Other than his stubborness I like how even though Grimm is this big tough man that he has his tender side. It was shown many times in this book. I have many favorite parts but I wouldn’t want to give them away. He is a hero and softy all in one and I think that is a great quality for a man to have.
To Tame A Highland Warrior is the second book in Karen Marie Moning’s Highlander Series. I must say this series is off to a great start. I like how Adrienne and Hawk from Beyond the Highland made in appearance but who wouldn’t expect it seeing as the Hawk and Grimm are best friends. I am now starting on her next book The Highlander’s Touch. I can’t wait to see the direction that this story goes. I suspect that it will be great because Ms. Moning hasn’t disappointed me yet. If I had to rate this book I would totally give it about a 7 because there were a few things I didn’t like. Like I wish she would have explained the connection between the two villians a little bit more. It was like suddenly they were together. But I would like a little bit more information about how that alliance came to be. But the story was still good. I would have no problem recommending that others pick up this book.