Review: First Time with a Highlander (Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands #2) by Gwyn Cready

October 3, 2015 Review 0

Review: First Time with a Highlander (Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands #2) by Gwyn Cready

From the "master of time travel romance": Award-winning author Gwyn Cready continues her steamy Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands series

She needs a man-but only for a night
What do you get when you imbibe centuries-old whiskey-besides a hangover the size of the Highlands? If you're twenty-first century ad exec Gerard Innes, you get swept back to 18th-century Edinburgh and into the bed of a gorgeous, fiery redhead. Gerard has only a foggy idea what he and the lady have been up to...but what he does remember draws him into the most dangerous and exhilarating campaign of his life.

Be careful what you wish for...
Serafina Seonag Fallon's scoundrel of a fiancé has left her with nothing, and she's determined to turn the tables. If she can come up with a ringer, she can claim the cargo he stole from her. But the dashing man she summons from the future demands more than a night, and Serafina finds it easier to command the seas under her feet than the crashing waves he unleashes in her heart.

Title: First Time with a Highlander
Author: Gwyn Cready
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Just in Time for a Highlander
Series: Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: Publisher
Published: October 6th 2015
Genres: Historical Romace
Pages: 384 pages
See the title at Goodreads
Purchase your copy: Amazon

Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-flames

First Time with a Highlander by Gwyn Cready is a time travelling romance bursting at the seams with humor, hijinks, and most of all romance! This snappy historical set in the Highlands with Serafina, who’s fiancé died and now owns nothing of her own. She needs a husband quick before she loses everything. She calls upon a friend to give her a potion and conger up a new husband. So he happens to be from the future-a few hundred years in the future.

Gerard, a businessman from 2015 New York, finds himself back in time to the 1700’s in bed with a beautiful woman. It’s obvious what had been taking place, only he doesn’t know how he got there or how he can get back.

This story was pretty intriguing from the start. We have a heroine who is strong willed, bucks against society, and isn’t shy in the least! She wants her property back but in this time, the women must be married to own anything. Thus the reason to have Gerard zapped back in time. Our hero, though, is no slouch either! He’s a fun and laid-back guy who loves life to the fullest. He doesn’t seem too rattled by his time travel predicament. I would think he would be more upset about it. He knows he wants to get home but decides there must be some cosmic reason for him to be there. Now the chemistry between Gerard and Serafina is sizzling. No matter the place, no matter the era, love will find a way. The biggest thing I was unprepared for is the humor. I was giggling a lot! That doesn’t normally happen in a historical but it worked well here. My only beef? The flow of the story. It seemed to wander a bit or stall at times making my focus falter. I never got to the point of skimming as it always righted itself and I was drawn back in.

If you love historicals that feature strong characters and men in kilts, this may be for you! This is the first book I have read by Gwyn Cready and I enjoyed it. The time travel aspect was the attraction for me. Plus the hero and heroine felt relatable. There are many characters that play a role in this book and am looking forward to reading more of them in the Sirens of Scottish Borderlands series.


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