From RITA winner Gwyn Cready comes a Scottish time travel romance perfect for fans of Outlander
Modern day battle reenactor Duncan MacHarg thinks he has it made—until he lands in the middle of a real Highland battle and comes face to face with the clan's beautiful, spirited leader. Out of time and out of place, Duncan must use every skill he can muster to earn his position among the clansmen and in the heart of the devastatingly intriguing woman to whom he must pledge his oath.
Abby needs a hero and she needs him now. Duncan's a man with no measurable battle skills and a damnably distracting smile. But she sees in him a fighting spirit, and Abby will do whatever it takes to turn him into a Scots warrior herself—one demanding and intimate lesson at a time.
Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands Series:
Just in Time for a Highlander (Book 1)
First Time with a Highlander (Book 2)
Every Time with a Highlander (Book 3)
Praise for Gwyn Cready:
"Cready's writing is romantic and wickedly witty." —Rachel Gibson, New York Times #1 Bestselling Author
"Fun and sexy...a reading adventure you don't want to miss." —Janet Evanovich, New York Times #1 Bestselling Author, on Tumbling Through Time
"Passionate, suspenseful, adventurous and highly entertaining." —RT Book Reviews, 4 _ stars, on Aching for Always
"Cready's writing is as brilliantly seductive as it is historically gripping." —Fictitious Musings, on Timeless Desire
Cready's first Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands time-travel romance is a gripping, passionate tale full of magic and yearning. A spell goes slightly awry and transports Duncan, a modern-day businessman, to tempestuous 1706 Scotland. Abby, the beautiful, fearless chieftess of Clan Kerr, is beset by worry as the English continue to maneuver for the Act of Union. Furthermore, her clan faces bankruptcy, and she reluctantly considers marrying the rich leader of a rival clan. Duncan's unexpected entr e into this harsh world is unsettling for both; Duncan knows close to nothing about warfare, and Abby must explain this strange man's sudden appearance to her skeptical clan. Their mutual attraction leads to primal, earth-shattering trysts that engender deep affection and hope. Cready's highly satisfying creation is filled with humor, witty dialogue, double entendres, and clever schemes, and a wonderful cast of imaginative characters keeps this twisty story lively to the end.
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A nice mix of history, heat, fantasy and just plain fun I thoroughly enjoyed this introduction
A fun and lighthearted fantasy historical romance, Gwen Cready has mixed together clan struggles, time travel, a love triangle and plenty of bold personalities into a series that promises to be fun!
Different from other Highlander stories out there, the hero is a modern-day man, thoughtful and intelligent, thrust back in time due to an ill-advised wish. While Duncan is wholly grounded in the present, he’s perhaps just what this fearsome and fearless lass needs.
Abby is the head of her clan, unexpectedly, and is aware that marriage to a strong, fierce man is the best option. But the best option, and the need for it grate at her: she is bold, decisive, intelligent and completely capable of managing her clan; if only the others could see that it was possible for a woman to do so.
What a fun romp- first between Abby and Duncan and their dancing about one another- preconceptions and misguided communications have the two at loggerheads, fighting at the attraction that is palpable between them. More involved and intricate than one would expect, Cready brings in background and history with flair, allowing the reader to picture and understand both living and political conditions of the early 1800’s.
While occasionally feeling a bit over-loaded with background information that I feel is necessary to help establish the world and the time for the series, this information does build a fuller understanding for readers. Most intriguing are the cast of characters, many with strong and bold opinions and the determination to share those opinions. The interplay between the characters, especially where Duncan’s unfamiliarity with the events and time as well as his more modern approach and view of life adds moments of laughter and some interesting attempts at backpedalling to explain his true intent.
A nice mix of history, heat, fantasy and just plain fun I thoroughly enjoyed this introduction to this new series and am excited to read the next installment.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.