She's the MacLeod's witch and her herbal remedies are well-received by her family and neighbors, especially since many of those neighbors come from a time when the only medicine available was herb-based! I found myself wanting to knock Cam into next week and then throw Sunny in his bed myself!! Now I have no choice but to reread the earlier books in this series while I wait for the next one to come out.
So, suffice it to say, I had a wonderful time reading this latest in her MacLeod series. One of the things I really like about this series is that everyone in the MacLeod family knows theres time travel portals all over their property. That includes Sunshine Phillips, whose sister did her fair share of time traveling and ended up married to Jamies brother, Patrick. She also longs for a man of her own, a man just like Jamie and Patrick, but knowing medieval men are hard to find in this day and age, she keeps dreaming while staying away from those portals. Eventually she figures out shes no longer in modern day Scotland, but there in a time when dying in such a way is all too common. When things dont quite work out the way he planned, he tosses his duty aside and goes to the future with Sunny. Sunny goes through the ups and downs a woman does when faced with losing the man shes waited so long for, but she always picks herself up and keeps going, making a decision when necessary and doing what she feels is right.
On top of that we dont even get the benefit of an awesome sex scene of losing said virginity 3. 5. An American who says 'lad' and 'aye', talked like a Brit half of the time and an American the other half. I think its probably safe to say all of her characters in all her book will be the same as well as the story line.
With Every Breath went back to the Macleod side of her stories and tells the tale of how Sunny and Cameron mac Cameron come together in the past and find a way to stay together in the present.
And this is one of my very favorite Lynn Kurland books! :) Sunshine Philips moved from Seattle to Scotland after her sister married Patrick MacLeod.
Their medieval time together was beautiful, unlike some of the other MacLeod's love stories, I really read them falling in love, and therefore Sunny's heart break was just that.
I'm glad I didn't give up though because it did have the most delicious plot twist that I didn't see coming and once the crying was done (If you can bear it) the book goes back to being very interesting and worth the read.
It was simply horrible writing, with a storyline that had so much potential but was butchered into nothing but a string of terribly boring and repetitive scenes of our female lead whining, crying and moping about for almost half the book. The book starts off interesting, in the first few chapters when our heroine Sunshine (Sunny) goes back through time and meets the hero, and they insta!love. Then Sunny meets her hero again, who is now living in our time. A clan laird is supposed to have the best interests of his clan in the front of his mind, always - but instead, Cam is often too spineless to be a strong and respected leader of his people. Oh, the book tells you what a swell guy Cam is, and how he's the best laird for the clan, and how even Giric's father thought he wouldn't make a good laird - but then it shows a much different story by their actions. This book is almost 400 pages long, but it could have been cut down to a decent, interesting love story of half those pages or less pages if the idiot heroine would just OPEN HER MOUTH and talk to her family and her clan about what happened. The sad thing is - there must be a lot of people out there who DO like this kind of female lead, a sexy highlander easily moved to tears, and a long drawn out story of misunderstandings or the book wouldn't have such high ratings.
(Four, in the end, was a compromise.) The story has Kurland's wonderful mix of time travel and characters, both new and familiar from past books, and the romance had me sighing happily. Sunny, who was a funny and assertive woman in the small parts we saw of her at the end of "Garden" and who is just as feisty at the start of this book, cries so often once she's back in the present that I started to lose patience with her.
After returning to the mainland, her writing gave way to training in classical music and Clinton, who had been felled with arrows, eaten by fish and sent tumbling off cars, was put aside for operatic heroes in tights.