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Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on July 13, 2016
A drunken bet with a sister that goes missing in the past and leaves Traci with a hottie in a kilt who thinks she’s a spy!
I have come to anticipate each release in this fun, spicy, and heartwarming series that takes each heroine on her own special time travel adventure. In this case, the adventure is to the 1689 Scottish Highlands. This is the third book in the series and has light connection to the previous two, but can definitely be read standalone or out of order.
Traci Campbell is always screwing up, but this time she’s done a real humdinger. In her efforts to reconnect with her younger sister, Fiona, she and Fiona take a vacation in the Scottish Highlands together, get drunk on Scottish whisky, and Traci reveals to Fiona the secret about the magical card case that allows people to time travel. Just as drunk as Traci, Fiona makes a bet that men in kilts are hot and they’ll go back to the past so she can prove it.
Yeah, so that’s why she now has a hangover back in the present and no sister. She has to go back and rescue Fiona. Traci’s biggest ally is a flirty Highlander who brings her along to his clan and agrees to help her find her sister. She doesn’t trust herself around Iain because she has fallen for light-hearted men before who just want to have their fun and move on. Sometimes she feels like Iaian is different, but then again… Besides, she doesn’t belong here. Or does she?
Iaian is looked on as nothing but a clown to his chieftain and his fellow clansman. For once, he would like someone to take him seriously and wishes it were Traci. He has fallen for her, but he doesn’t dare let her know it because she’ll be like all the other women who love him and leave him. Unfortunately, his promise to help her comes right when the Highlands are staging an uprising against the English and his uncle, the chieftain is convinced that Traci and her missing sister are Campbell spies. He has to protect Traci, keep his promise to find help her find her sister, and keep her out of the crosshairs of the situation going on around them. As time goes on, he starts to dread that moment when Fiona is found and Traci will leave.
Alright, so this was a blend of lightness and passion as Traci and Iaian flirt and dance around each other, but there is also a deeper story as two people who have been hurting from their pasts are able to understand and help heal each other. The historical backdrop is painted in with vivid color and authenticity while not taking over the story. I loved the sightings of real life people, places, and events with the fiction to make it a stronger story.
The romance has the conflict of the two being from different time periods, but also both trying to protect their hearts from hurt after being burned in the past. This doesn’t stop them from the spicy hot passion that builds up between them. I liked this pair and was really hoping they would figure it out.
The secondary story about Duncan and Fiona that there were glimpses of had me interested as well. I look forward to their story and hope it comes next.
In summary, this was an engaging story that I easily read in two sittings. I definitely agree with Traci that it’s worth seeing a hot Highlander like Iain in a kilt. Light Time Travel Romance fans should definitely give this one a try.
My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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