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I'm a sucker for a good Highlander Romance so I had to give this one a try. Because I've never read anything from this author before I wasn't expecting much so was happy that I found this book a well written light read.
No, this book isn't a deep historical story but its definitely worth reading because of its clever story with twists and turns that keep your attention. The main characters of Ali and Rory very likable and are written with class and the secondary characters add dimension to the story. The time travel aspect has some predictable moments but I really appreciated the plot twists that I didn't anticipate. The story has a nice romantic progression so it didn't drag......and I really liked the ending. I will check out this author's other books.
The narrator was good with all the characters except Ali's. Ali is from New York and even though her accent is different from the other characters it definitely isn't a New York accent. (Ali sometimes sounded like she was the New England area of the USA). But overall she did a good job.
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As we travel with Medical Student Ali back through the many pages of history to reach the bed of Rory (a handsome well respected Highland Laird) in his 16th century Scottish Castle and they both think they are having a lovely dream. Rory thinks he's dreaming of his long dead but much loved wife because Ali is nearly identical and Ali thinks she's dreaming about the handsome Scottish Warrior from a painting she's seen in the 21st Century.
Unfortunately, things come to an abrupt end but the longing and dreaming of what might have been remains then some of the occupants of the Castle tells her exactly why and how she was brought there but it must remain a secret. As the drama unfolds so too does their passion but it's a time of Clan marriages and alliances and Rory's fate lies elsewhere but sadly that's not where his heart lies but will his stubbornness and Clan loyalty outweigh his protective, caring, possessive, vulnerable and loving side for Ali.
This is an action-packed very enjoyable plot with many sub plots running through it, there's humor, kidnapping, betrayal, suspense, heartache, a shocking twist or two, romance, passion, sex, a misguided evil Priest, a nasty b*tch, but some lovely secondary characters. Then, if that's not enough for you, there's Highland magic in the form of a tragedy but fate intervenes and what was once lost is now found but could happiness be snatched away at the last minute or salvation be restored to the MacLeod Clan once more.
Worth a credit? Well, if you want to get picky then there were a few flaws like how could someone from the 21st Century communicate in Gaelic speaking 16th Century Scotland and the Scottish narrator sadly couldn't do a very convincing NYC accent. So, if you feel you can't sit back and overlook the odd flaws and just go with the flow then sadly, perhaps this just isn't the book for you. However, I really enjoyed it and it's another creditworthy addition to my bulging library of Historical Highland romances.
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