To Love a Highland Dragon

To Love a Highland Dragon

by Ann Gimpel

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BN ID: 2940161734759
Publisher: Ann Gimpel Books, LLC
Publication date: 08/23/2018
Series: Dragon Lore , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 234
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Ann Gimpel is a USA Today bestselling author. A lifelong aficionado of the unusual, she began writing speculative fiction a few years ago. Since then her short fiction has appeared in many webzines and anthologies. Her longer books run the gamut from urban fantasy to paranormal romance. Once upon a time, she nurtured clients. Now she nurtures dark, gritty fantasy stories that push hard against reality. When she’s not writing, she’s in the backcountry getting down and dirty with her camera. She’s published over sixty books to date, with several more planned for 2018 and beyond. A husband, grown children, grandchildren, and wolf hybrids round out her family.

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To Love a Highland Dragon 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
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Deb Barringer More than 1 year ago
Lachlan, and his dragon Kheladin, were put into a sleeping spell in the year 1683 and awoke in 2012. Talk about culture shock. The first person he runs into is Maggie, a psychiatrist and a passive witch. Maggie can tell right away that Lachlan is special and it doesn't take long for sparks to fly. Rhukon and Conner, dark mages bonded to dragons, are determined to ruin Lachlan, even if that means going after Maggie. Maggie is forced to embrace her witch nature. Time travel, magic, romance, sex, fantasy, dragons and dragon-shifters can all be found in this book and much more. To Love a Highland Dragon is the second book in the Dragon Lore Series.
Dina1 More than 1 year ago
A shifter dragon has been under a sleeping curse for nearly 300 years, needless to say his reaction to his castle being gone, cars zooming by, pollution, women who he thinks are dressed like harlots, cell phones and OMG planes, well it's a little overwhelming. Thank goodness the person who first runs into him, takes it all in stride when she sees a gorgeous, but rather strangely dressed, slightly smelly and apparently has a bit of a mental problem, man show up seemingly from the bushes where she's walking by. The questions here is why are they not running in opposite directions, but instead seem to be drawn to each other. Although they seem to like each other physically, they both are leery but are willing to listen to each others stories. They discover they each have not only secrets but powers and they must now work together to stay alive from the evil that is still trying to destroy him. Along the way they meet fascinating people, both family and friends, whose help they'll need. Meanwhile the feelings they have for each other grow and they learn that not even hundreds of years can keep their apart. This is a great love story, filled with funny moments that just happens to involve dragons, witches, both good and bad ones, funny and oh so serious ones. If you read the first book in the series, you'll run into some of the characters in this story. It may seem like I've given a lot of spoilers but I've just given the highlights; you'll have to read to get the full exciting, funny, and so sensual story moments that happen in between my lines. I highly recommend this story to all who love not only highlanders, but dragons, witches, comical scenarios and beautiful, romantic love.
Trinyti More than 1 year ago
Received this book free for an honest review. Oh... This just gets better and better. Wow! This story just gets better and better. I love the way the author incorporates her other book's characters into this series as well. It's nice to hear about and visit old friends. What's in store for us in the next book? Well, look no further. Just grab it and read along with me!
Sue_H More than 1 year ago
The dragon Kheladin awakens and knows he is in his cave but based on the pile of shed dragon scales can tell that a long time has passed by. The last thing he remembers is battling Rhukon an evil black wyvern. He shifts into his bonded mage form of Lachlan Moncrieffe. Lachlan dons a kilt, shirt, and leather boots to venture outside to see what is going on. Instead of seeing his castle and lands, he sees a very different and confusing world. Dr. Maggie Hibbins has come to Scotland for a psychiatric internship. She comes from a family of witches but has not embraced that side of her heritage because of losing her parents early on due to a fight with a rival coven. Maggie is the first person that Lachlan interacts with after emerging from the cave. She is intrigued by the way he is dressed and his manner of speech. They are immediately drawn to each other. Can she embrace her witchy side and fight together with Lachlan to defeat the dark forces aligned against them and the humans in our world? Add in some Celtic gods and godesses and a witches coven council you have an excellent book with well developed characters. While To Love a Highland Dragon is the second book in the Dragon Lore series, it can easily be read as a standalone. Though I do suggest you read the books in the order they were written to better understand all of the characters as the "dark magic" theme weaves through the books. I look forward to reading the other books in this series. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Gardenia72 More than 1 year ago
I was given an ARC of To Love a Highland Dragon in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoy Ann Gimpel’s writing style and story telling and I love her books. In this book we join Lachlan as he awakens in the year 2012 and tries to come to terms with all the changes since 1683. His guide is Maggie, an American doctor who is working at the Psychiatric Hospital in Inverness. She is the first person to speak to Lachlan and she takes him to get some food.. He is wearing his Kilt and she convinces him to dress in the clothes of today. Her Grandmother comes to Scotland and meets with the coven of witches there. chan was changing in the store’s dressing when he disappeared and wound up back in the 1550’s. The witches along with the celtic gods try to figure out how to bring Lachan back from the 1500’s where Rhukon had sent him after he awoke from the long sleep that was caused by Rhukon in the Dragon’s Cave in 1683. The Celtic gods want to get rid of Rhukon and Morrigan. How can they use Maggie and Lauhan get help capture and destroy them. I highly recommend this great story that has time travel, steamy hot sex, warring mages, dragons and Celtic gods. This is a Must Read.
katsdream More than 1 year ago
Maggie is a lucky lucky lady. To have the love of both Lachlan & Kheladin... until they are separated by time and dark sorcery. Can they make it back to Maggie or can she go to them??? The Celtic Gods are at it again giving minimal help only where it fits their needs....sigh Gods will be Gods I supose. I absolutely love the way Ann tells the tale of To Love a Highland Dragon. It made me Laugh it made me cry, and I wanted to smack some Celtic Gods and shake them, just saying. I am so enthralled with the story line I can not wait for the next one to be released Dragon Maid......... Thank you Ann Gimpel for sharing with us your wonderful muse. I do believe you are an amazing author.
brodiemom More than 1 year ago
Loved the book.... fantastic author
Missy_Snark More than 1 year ago
So, I played one of those Facebook games this week that instructed me to combine the title of whatever I happened to be reading with "in your pants". I got: TO LOVE A HIGHLAND DRAGON IN YOUR PANTS. Personally, I think it has a certain ring to it. Who amongst us wouldn't love a highland dragon in their pants? I think my title may be a bit catchier (if not as succinct) as Ann Gimpel's. The only issue I perceive might be fitting the whole thing on the cover. People who know me know that I like to shorten titles that are a mouthful down to acronyms. Henceforth, the book shall be known as TLHD (IYP). This is a drive by review. The author provided an ARC but I'm pretty sure she's got no clue this is coming. (And after a solid year of reviewing, it still amazes me that I can find authors willing to put up with my crap.) TLHD (IYP) is a contemporary paranormal romance about an ancient Celtic dragon shifter who pulls a Rip Van Winkle and dozes off for a few hundred years. Upon awakening, he meets psychiatrist Maggie Hibbins who helps him adjust to modern living. There is magic, Celtic gods, exciting fight scenes and sizzling hot sex. In other words, a whole lot to love. In particular, I loved the hero, Lachlan, and his dragon-duality, Kheladin. His voice was really well done, especially his accent, which I "heard" as I read. It takes an impressive amount of skill to write a dialect so well. The hero was big, brassy, always horny, and antiquated in funny ways. His adjustment to the modern world was played for laughs, but not overdone to the point where he looked foolish. The exchanges between Lachlan and Kheladin were entertaining, although I found the whole two people in one body thing a bit odd. Maggie is intelligent, well-educated, and also an untrained witch. Despite the undeveloped nature of her magic, she proves to be Lachlan's match. Their combined magic provides the forces of good with a powerful weapon in the fight for right. Their chemistry is amazing and I really loved how Maggic keeps Lachlan's big ego in check by keeping him real while still helping him. The author delivers great plot twists, solid pacing, ear-pleasing dialogue, interesting secondary characters and an unexpected time loop. It's a superb read from cover to cover. My recommendation is to run--don't walk--to your closest ebook store and acquire a copy.
ABrantley More than 1 year ago
Though categorized as a paranormal romance, I would also categorize To Love a Highland Dragon by Ann Gimpel as fantasy. There was a time when I was a huge fantasy fan, but then all the books began to sound alike and I got bored with the genre. This book is far from boring. I absolutely LOVED the characters, the language the author uses, and her descriptions. She does a great job at showing you what's going on rather than just telling you. I can't wait to read book two!
Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in the Dragon Lore series by Ann Gimpel.  I discovered Ms. Gimpel during a book tour for one of her other book.  I enjoyed it so much I signed up for another one and I wasn't disappointed.  Plus its about a dragon shifter.  What's not to like? This story actually opens from the point of view of the dragon. Kheladin has just awakened in his cave and doesn't know what is going on. The last thing he remembered was retreating to his lair and working with his bonded mage Lachlan, to create a stronghold against the black wyvern, their sworn enemy.  By the amount of scales he had shed, it looked like he had been down there for at least a hundred years, but that couldn't possibly be correct. They decide to make their way to the surface and try and find out what has gone happened while they slept. What they find is a time changed dramatically from their own. 330 years have passed and all they know is long gone.  The very first person they run into is Maggie, a psychiatrist doing a fellowship in Scotland. Maggie is also from a long line of witches, and though she has magic, she has learned only the most basic of spells and embraces science and healing. Luckily for Kheladin & Lachlan, she recognizes some of the paranormal aspects of Lachlan and agrees to help him.   There were many things I liked about the book. Maggie is a great female character. She has taken charge of her life and forged her own path, even when that meant standing up to centuries of traditions in her family. The Lachlan/Kheladin combination is a 1-2 punch of alpha man and beast. I enjoyed the fresh take on dragons and their lore. The addition of a trio of Celtic gods and Maggie's hardass aunt and grandmother contrast nicely with the protagonists and their separate goals. With a gang of bad guys,, there promises to be plenty of action and intrigue to go around.  My biggest complaint was the ending.  It felt a little abrupt. It felt more like the end of a chapter, not the end of the book.  Overall though, it was a good read and a nice start to a new series. I am going with 3 stars on Goodreads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a love story full of adventure, magic, time-travel, prophecy and DRAGONS! I happily lost myself in this story world and look forward to reading more in the Dragon Lore series.
WildAboutBones More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars! Ann Gimpel has done it again. She has created another world with interesting characters you not only want to know more about but also want to continue to read future stories featuring them as well as the world. Gimpel’s contemporary settings are always interesting – our world with a little something extra. She usually creates a new mythos for her paranormal beings, and this tale is no exception. This time Gimpel puts her own spin on dragon shifters and deftly incorporates the occasional god and goddess of different pantheons into the plot. This is not your run-of-the-mill dragon shifter. Filled with humor, To Love a Highland Dragon, quickly draws the reader in and doesn’t let go until the last scene. The chemistry between 600+ year old Lachlan and modern day Maggie sizzles. Lachlan’s struggles to understand and fit into the modern world are adorable, endearing, and make him even more sexy. This story is a little Rip Van Winkle, a little time travel, some magic, a lot of romance, a little fantasy, and a whole lot of fun. This is a good introduction to this new series, and I can’t wait for book two to come out to see how Maggie, Lachlan, and Kheladin take care of the mess the villains have created. Who is Kheladin? You’ll have to read it to find out. Ann Gimpel has quickly become a favorite author of mine. If you are new to her books, after reading To Love a Highland Dragon, be sure to check out her Alice’s Alpha shifter ménage, Miranda’s Mate shifter Spec Ops, and visit her post-apocalyptic shifter underground series books Roman’s Gold and Wolf Born. And if you love To Love a Highland Dragon, check out her Earth’s Requiem releasing in Oct 2013 for more dragons, fae, magic, and gods in yet another post-apocalyptic world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE DRAGONS! I have loved dragons before I met Lachlan/Kheladin but they are THE EPITOME of why I love dragons. I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. This book is the first in Ann Gimpel's Dragon Lore series. In this first book we meet Lachlan who is a mage and a Scottish Laird - in 1683 he was the Laird of Moncreiffe Castle. As he wakes in modern times, in his dragon form known as Kheladin, he is uncertain as to where and when he is and what exactly is going on above him. As he emerges from his lair in his human form he realizes his castle and all he had known is gone and his first priority is food and personal care. I can't even imagine how hungry and unkempt I would be after sleeping 328 years!! Fortunately, Lachlan runs into Dr. Maggie Hibbins, who decided to take a walk along this deserted area for the first time ever. Our Maggie is a Psychiatrist who also happens to love the history of the area and quickly realizes that Lachlan may look like a nut but is actually a man out of place and time. She is able to educate Lachlan about the time he is in and get him to understand that changes need to be made his physical appearance and language. I LOVE DRAGONS! I have loved dragons since long before I met Lachlan/Kheladin but they are THE EPITOME of why I love dragons. In these two you have the combination of two minds and two hearts who chose to work together, to work things out and to even agree to disagree but move forward together. I quite liked the approach taken in this book towards the Celtic lore. Ann Gimpel was able to integrate the magical and spiritual beliefs and lifestyle that Lachlan/Kheladin had - due to the time they lived in - with the science based , non-magical world we currently exist in. Ann Gimpel managed to honor traditions that may be unknown to most of us by making them a very real part of the life that Lachlan/Kheladin had led in his time before his sleep. The world back then had been very different - fictionally here and in reality as well - and the blending of the past and present to unite the three of them was sensually and respectfully done. My only complaint - and it is a big one - is that it ended! Before I expected it to. Not with a cliff-hanger but with the simple assurance that whatever was to come they could handle. This was a true joy to read and as I ponder it for this review I realize how truly well it was written. This book is truly a seamless blending of past, present and future with humans and dragons and gods and witches and mages. The Earth will never be the sam