The book stars off with a prologue full of Fae magic and true love which kind of lays down the basic foundation of the Fae world or as an explanation to why its possible for some of the lead characters to weald magic in this series. -Insta-love.(Well not insta,intsa but it can come of being a little quick than usual for some readers.) -Great heroine. (No comment here-Cause I ain't giving anything away !) -AND ONE MAJOR PLOT TWIST.(Major as in so major I found it to be a little unbelievable and almost gave this a 4.5 but decided against it in the end.) So there you have it,....My kind of summery. *Thumbs up*With a great story-line,three dimensional characters and a time travel based theme...This book could seamlessly fit into Karen Marie Moning Time travel highlander series.(which happens to be a series I adore.) So yeah.
3.5 stars So far I think I have read about 6 books(could be more)from different authors about time travelling Scotsmen. Overall I really liked this book.
The only thing that kept me reading was chemistry between Cate & Connor and my curiosity to see how the story would end.
Cate from present day time travels back to Connors time. The Story: Cate is drawn to Connor and wants to have a relationship. A number of plot events were formulaic and typical for time-travel romance books. When she started to tell Connor about the evidence, he refused to listen to her. Second, why not tell someone about the evidence, even if it is not Connor? After their marriage, Cate tells Connor she wants sex. After their first time, she tells him no more sex until he says he loves her or trusts her. Id prefer a more interesting source of conflict. When she went back in time, she fell in love with Connor. The author used this to provide a source for conflict between the two. Unfortunately too many romance authors rely on inaccurate assumptions as a source of conflict which is not interesting for me.
I want to give this book five stars because it centers around a theme I love so much, and that theme by the way usually comes in the form of a tall, muscular Highlander in a kilt. And I was a little surprised when they threw in the Fae story. Seems like all the Highland books I get my hands on has Fae. For one, I absolutely loved Cate. I was a little surprised at the end, but I think that's what made this story even better.
Goodreads recommended this one to me, presumably because I liked the Outlander series, and so it assumed I would like more Scottish time traveling romance.
This book is poorly written, incredibly stupid, and the protagonist is a nit-wit, who has completely no backbone or self worth.
An emotional man fill with duty and pride and wants to protect those that he loves. Where men fight for women, fight with swords, protect their family, have pride and duty, and so much confidence. And sometimes I just love it when a guy will throw a woman over her shoulder and lock her in a tower for her own protecting. Sure there are some very hot and heavy moments, but this was mainly about these two different, yet extremely similar, characters fall in love when pushed by fate. He protects his family at all costs even if it makes him miserable. But, I guess that speaks for her character Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): Overall I absolutely love this story and can understand how it lead to a series that features 8 books to date.
Instead of being encouraged to make the best of her situation, because after all she's just a weak little woman who can't possibly be of help, Cate is relied upon to get the male protagonist (Connor) out of a tough situation. Never fear, Cate's take-charge attitude does not in any way detract from Connor's role as big, strong, Highland warrior.
There is an old Scottish legend of a magical Glen where the human daughters of Fae Prince Pol can draw power from their Fae blood. His uncle, Laird of the MacKiernan Clan, has promised Connors teenage sister in marriage to a horrible man in order to pay off a debt. Connor has promised Cate that he will return her to her future as soon as they are married and his sister is safe. But what will happen if Cate and Connor develop feelings for each other? And also, will Connors family ever be safe in the past once they defy their Lairds orders?