I’m just going to say right from the start that I recommend Immortal Highlander, especially to fans of previous KMM books. I am of the opinion that this book should be read after all of the others, because previous events and characters are referenced and do appear. I know that Mel might disagree with me, because she read them out of order, but I have slight OCD when it comes to reading series in order and I think this one demands it even more than most. Plus, I think it’s weird to go back and read previous books knowing what is going to happen to characters later in the series. But that might just be me. Anyway, I do recommend it- it wasn’t my favorite of these books, but I especially love the ending.
Now, a few things that I’ve come to realize about KMM through discussing these books with The Bitches- She writes virgins. 20-something, gorgeous, brilliant virgins. Unlikely that all these women would still be virgins but there you go. And she writes dark, large, gorgeous heros. And sometimes she writes anatomically impossible sex scenes. Note to authors: if your hero is behind your heroine and they are having sex, his balls cannot slap her ass. Not unless, as my editor friend puts it, they are wrapping all the way around her body, up over her shoulders to come back around and slap her ass. Doubtful. So, no balls slapping ass during doggie style sex please.
With that out of the way, here’s the blurb:
BEWARE: lethally seductive alpha male of immense strength and dark eroticism, do not look at him. Do not touch him. Do not be tempted. Do not be seduced.
With his long, black hair and dark, mesmerizing eyes, Adam Black is Trouble with a capital T. Immortal, arrogant, and intensely sensual, he is the consummate seducer, 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. With his very life at stake, 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, who is cursed with the ability to see both worlds: Mortal and Faery. From the moment she lays eyes on this stunning male, Gabby is certain of one thing: He could be her undoing. Thus begins a long, dangerous seduction. Because despite his powerful strength and unquenchable hungers, Adam refuses to take a woman by force. Instead, he will tease his way into Gabby’s bed and make her want him just as he wants her.
Now, no matter how hard Gabby tries to avoid him, Adam is everywhere, invisible to all but her—perched atop her office cubicle in too-tight jeans, whispering softly from behind the stacks of the law library, stealing her breath away with his knowing smile…all the while tempting her with the promise of unimaginable pleasure in his arms. But soon danger will intrude on this sensual dance. For as Adam’s quest to regain his immortality plunges them into a world of timeless magic and the deadly politics of the Faery queen’s court, 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.
Now, having given you the blurb, I will tell you that the one flaw this book has (besides balls slapping ass in behind the girl sex) is with Adam’s invisibility. It is caused by a spell cast on him by Aoibheal, Queen of the Fae, called feth fiada. The intricacies of the spell are such that things Adam touches become invisible with him (clothes, food, people, etc) but this caused a dilemma in my head and really threw me out of the story. If things that he touches become invisible with him, why doesn’t that happen with buildings, cars, planes, trains, etc. Wouldn’t it affect those things as well? I spent way too much time pondering this when I should have been reading the book instead, but to me, it was a flaw in the exocution. Really the only major one, but still… it threw me right out of the story a time or two because I had to stop and try to wrap my brain around it.
But beyond that small quibble with the plot, I liked this books and as I said earlier, especially enjoyed the ending. It made me kind of teary eyed. If you’ve liked the others, you’ll like this one.