Cormac MacBayne wants a wife, and the witch, Edna Campbell, has the perfect woman in mind. The only problem is they're separated by 500 years and thousands of miles. Fresh from a bad marriage, Jenna Sinclair has sworn off men - that is until a handsome highlander comes out of the fog and into her life. He's a mystery and possibly part of an elaborate practical joke concocted by her cousin. Jenna's had enough deception in her life. Can she risk everything to be with a man who is so obviously lying to her?
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Comedy + Time Travel + Romance = like a movie
***This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review ***
I am a time travel fan and lately most of my listening experiences have been intense, sometimes I have to go back to an earlier chapter because WOW there are either caveats I must relisten to in order to fully appreciate the timeline or to bask in the layers the author has painstakingly created ----- but this book is not one of those. It's a very simple time travel plot.
Listening to this book reminded me of the movie "Blast from the Past" with Brendan Fraser. It has a similar lighthearted, improbable-but-hey-it's-fiction-go-with-it premise, with lots of comedy and lots of romantic moments. As I listened, I could so easily see it as a movie; seriously, it's perfect "Chick Flick" material.
I happen to enjoy the occasional chick flick. (Hitch, Here Comes the Boom, Blast from the Past being a few - and if you are familiar with those, this book follows the same elements)
Paul Woodson handles the accents very well, having to flip from Scottish to American English dialogue all throughout the book, in both male and female voices. He delivers the humor perfectly. I just listened to another book where I had to stop what I was doing, jarred out of my listen because the narrator was mangling the author's work. Don't worry; that wasn't an issue here.
I only have 3 stars to the story because ...although I am a huge romance book fan, this book didn't evoke any deep feelings from me. I didn't fall in love and cheer hard for the heroine or even fall absolutely in love with the hero, Cormac. Normally in romantic comedy books I want to have some swoonworthy moments, some "Aww!" but although I smiled and even laughed at some of the dialogue, even though there are SCOTTISH GUYS (how could that not be swoonworthy??) nobody is making my Book Boyfriends list from this one. I felt it went on a bit long; partway in, I was glad to have a Kindle so I could speed up the audio and get through it a bit faster but really? If you are looking for an easy listen, this book will keep you contentedly occupied for many hours without you having to do any heavy thinking or reflecting.