It’s a beautiful Fall day here in Minnesota though if the temp would drop down from the 80s to the upper 60s, that would be even better!
I recently finished a book about a time traveling woman and a brawny 17th Century Laird which makes it my sixty eighth book I’ve read this year. I now have only twelve books to go until I reach my goal of eighty books for the year which I’m so excited about!
Enough about my bookish accomplishments, let’s get to the juicy stuff!
I received a digital ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I’m always on the lookout for time traveling romances that involve the Scots or Irish and this one has definitely been added to my list of favorites!
Available tomorrow, you can pre-order now!
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Abigail Cross is a young American woman from Oregon living in 2017 who has recently taken a vacation to Scotland for research and what she had hoped to be a great time. Things aren’t going so well as it has mostly rained while she’s there and decides to explore Druiminn Castle on the Isle of Skye. While checking out a quaint cottage with a lovely garden, she happens to touch a clay bottle and then blacks out.
When she comes to, she is met by a woman named Gwen who is wearing period clothing from the 17th Century and is told that magic was used to bring her back to 1601 in the hopes of marrying her brother Aedan MacLeod, Laird of Druiminn Castle, At first she thinks the woman is crazy about the time travel theory until she sees proof of what life would be like in that particular and accidentally runs right into the muscled arms of Aedan MacLeod himself who is a very handsome red-haired man with captivating green eyes.
Aedan MacLeod is a man who is in need of a wife who will take over his household, produce heirs and be mild mannered. He’s dead set against all of these qualities until shortly after meeting Abby who is anything but biddable and more than his match, she’s exactly what he needs. That is if he’d stop being so stubborn and admit it.
Abbu and Aedan come to an agreement which includes Abby being willing to partake in the Highland Games, pretend to be a friend from abroad and help look for a wife for Aedan. Seems like a fairly straightforward plan but things don’t go quite as planned especially in the potential wife department.
These two come from two completely different parts of the world and vastly different time periods but sometimes what can seem to be completely the opposite, is sometimes the perfect match.
Just when things seem to be going well for these two, a wolf hiding in sheep’s clothing shows up at The Highland Games and will throw things completely out of balance, causing Aedan and Abby to have to make a painful decision that could separate them for a very long time.
All is not lost though and fate may yet still have some interesting plans for these two. Only time will tell how they turn out and if they both have the courage to take a leap of faith.
I loved getting to know Abby who doesn’t let being a woman out of her element stop her from speaking her mind to Aedan and whose at times odd ways endear her to much of his clan.
Aedan is such a stubborn guy with quite the temper at times especially when clashing with Abby but he’s a great Laird, wonderful brother and underneath the gruff exterior, he’s a kind hearted romantic. He will do anything to ensure his clan thrives but also will stand against enemies who seek to harm those under his protection.
This book was a wonderful mix of adventure, magic, Highlanders in kilts, humor, steamy scenes, the power of friendship and love.
I’m so glad I was given a chance to read this book and I look forward to seeing who is next in this new series!
So that wraps up my bookish ramblings for now. I hope you’ve enjoyed my thoughts and feel free to stop in again to see what next bookish adventures I’ll go on.
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