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I didn't realize until a bit into this novel that it is trashy chick-lit. I'm a middle age guy, which makes this not really my genre. I thought I was getting a good time travel story (I'm a sucker for those). The amount of sex and the fairy-tale-ish romanticism of it was too much for me. I found myself constantly groaning and rolling my eyes, BUT I also got sucked into this trashy story and enjoyed it. Siskell and Ebert used to have their annual "guilty pleasure" movie review show. I was torn between 3 and 4 stars on this, but I did like it and feel appropriately embarrassed by that. I guess this is my guilty pleasure. A modern day genius-science-nerd-virgin falls in love with a 16th century Scottish nobleman and warrior after he awakes from a centuries-long sleep. This romantic adventure is full of misunderstandings, and is totally manipulative, but still worked in entertaining me. If you are not completely turned off my my review, you are probably a woman looking for a guilty pleasure read and will most likely love this novel. The reader was very good.
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Nice romance, mild suspense with time-travel historical basis. The male narrator is fabulous (I mean "wow" fabulous) with hero's voice, but it took some time getting used to his female lead's voice. I enjoyed the general time travel and romance story line, but the heroine's initial motive for romance was somewhat irritating (she wanted to get her "cherry plucked" - repeatedly noted).
Although part of a series - this story could easily stand alone. It was certainly good enough that I immediately purchased others in the series!
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