Just in Time for a Highlander

Gwyn Cready
Just in Time for a Highlander
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Publisher
Sourcebooks
Release Date
February 2015
ISBN
9781492601937
Series
Book 1 of Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands
Genre
Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Time Travel

SUMMARY
For Duncan MacHarg, things just got real...

Battle reenactor and financier Duncan MacHarg thinks he has it made-until he lands in the middle of a real Clan Kerr battle and comes face to face with their 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

When Abigail Ailich Kerr sees a handsome, mysterious stranger materialize in the midst of her clan's skirmish with the English, she's stunned to discover he's the strong arm she's been praying for. Instead of a tested fighter, the fierce young chieftess has been given a man with no measurable battle skills and a damnably distracting smile. And the only way to get rid of him is to turn him into a Scots warrior herself--one demanding and intimate lesson at a time.

Book Review by debra taylor (reviewer)
May 12, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
113 people found the following review helpful
A very good read! JUST IN TIME FOR A HIGHLANDER is the first book in a great new fantasy series by Gwen Cready. It was an entertaining story.

On the surface, the plot was exciting. A wish was made, a magical spell was cast, and Duncan MacHarg time travels to the 1706 Scottish Highlands. Abby is the chief of clan Kerr, but her clan is nearly bankrupt. Abby takes drastic measures before Duncan shows up, and that decision sets up most of the conflict in this story.

However, I did have one small problem with this story. I felt that Duncan, our hero, could have been so much stronger. I think that the author tried something different and it worked out well for the most part. It may be that this characterization went against my personal preference, but I was a bit slow to connect with Duncan.

Now, I liked the heroine because she was so strong. Abby had been through a lot, and despite everything, she came out of it strong enough to lead her clan. So I totally understood how she would do what she had to do, even at the sacrifice of her own happiness. I will say that they both made some mistakes by trying to be martyrs for the cause. It nearly cost them everything but in true romantic fashion they come to their senses just in time.

Everything else was perfect. The writing was excellent and the story flowed smoothly. The plot took a couple of twists that took me by surprise. In truth, even though I was a bit put off by the alpha aspect, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. There were some other interesting secondary characters that I wouldn't mind reading about as well.

I'd say this book was a good read for me. I am looking forward to the next book in the series already.
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