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Only With a Highlander (Pine Creek Highlanders #5)

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  2,042 ratings  ·  64 reviews
She must choose between her destiny...and her desire.

As soon as Pine Creek's new mystery man steps into her art gallery, Winter MacKeage is intrigued. This sexy stranger, Matt Gregor, wants her to do some drawings of his dream house. And with his tiger-gold eyes and masculine charm, he's impossible to resist. But so is Winter's Scottish heritage. As the seventh MacKeage

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Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Pocket Star (first published 2005)
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Quinn
3.5 stars

This series is still going strong for me 5 books in, despite the fact that the focus is no longer on the original Scottish warriors, but rather their adult children. Although this book takes place exclusively in the modern day, there is still a strong paranormal focus, mostly centred around magic and time-travel.

Winter MacKeage, 7th daughter of Laird Greylan MacKeage, is the reason why most of the events of the previous four books occurred. It was her birth that was foretold in the prop
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Jules
I was into this book right away as the story gets rolling immediately. From the moment she sets eyes on Matt Gregor, Winter is hooked! Line and sinker..

This story is full of interesting, richly written characters. I enjoyed the verbal banter as well as the building of the tension between the two main characters and with the family members. There is humor in abundance as well as a finely crafted storyline. Several different mysteries pop up through the book and will all come together in the end
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♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Well. Great book, but I am really getting annoyed with the out of the blue "Oh I am in love with him and would die for him" from who knows where. No building, just there. However, it was a great read! Love this series. I also love the fact when I read one of these it says present time, and the next present time book is 50 years later! Gotta love it!

Sooo... Winter, the seventh daughter of the seventh daughter of the seventh son, meets a hottie highlander who happens to walk into her gallery. She
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BJ Rose
This was almost a 4*, and I may upgrade my 3.5* after I think about it a while. I was disappointed about a couple of things that weren't in this story, such as Mary the snowy owl, who was referred to but played no role here - and I could see a couple of spots where her interaction would have been great (now I'm telling the author what to write??!!). But I guess my biggest disappointment was with Winter's character - there's been so much buildup in previous books about her 'destiny' as the 7th da ...more
Lin
I need to make time to review this book and series properly. I adored both!!! This is my favorite from the series. after reading these books I added "fantasy" to my list of favorite genres.

I must at least say this book aced the features I most look for in a novel:
Originality/non-predictability
Credibility in characters: (I should 'feel them'. Their emotions and reactions as well as the plot must fit the person. I should forget its fiction.
Pace: Don't put me to sleep waiting for something to happe
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Michelle the Romance Witch
OMG what a fantastic story... .i couldn't stop squealing for the last 30 pages! Totally out of left field with that twist at the end. Of course full of heat, passion, love and humor as any Chapman books is, but Matt and Winter's long awaited love story was a giant leap above what even i expected. With tons of little plot twists (that really i wish i could see i saw comin' but totally didn't) and glimpses into previous characters that leave you tearing up and thinking "AWWWWWWWW", this book reall ...more
Felicity
I admit it: I'm embarrassed to confess to reading these. But they're not that bad... OK yes they are bad. But they're bad in such a sweet way, I can't help myself. This one in particular is really sweet - and loony. They're all loony - oh hell yeah vaguely medieval Scottish warriors who are kinda like Picts & kinda like Braveheart but with magic would totally become rich, perfect husbands and run a ski resort and a camp for disabled children, who could ever tbink otherwise? - but this one in ...more
Daphne
First book of the Highlander series for me, though from the Midnight Bay series there are snippets of Matt and Winter in it which gave me a certain heads up on what was in stores for me. Though the build-up of “love at first sight” was a little off but I felt that as the interaction between Matt and Winter grows, the relationship was somehow “logical” but yet still left me with some doubts.

Matt, the male lead of the story, it is captivating how confident he holds himself and yet on the other ha
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Michele
This book isn't up to par with the other books in this series.

The main character, Winter, is supposedly 25 years old, the youngest of 7 girls and has lived away at college. Her parents are very strong characters who have exposed their daughters to a wide variety things in life. Her emotional maturity was more in line with a 16 - 18 year old. The story would have been better with Winter being less naive and insecure.
Mareli
I totally fell in love with Matt... and his real identity was a surprise for me. And Winter is very lucky to have him.
I would liked to have them both kill the druid but heck we cannot have everything LOL

the 4 stars are because of Tom... I didn't like it the ending so much.

Onto the next one!
Ukgardenfiend
good fun. always like a book with a hunky Scots in it. add a druidh and all is set for a time travel romance.
Lori McD
3.5 stars

We skip ahead from Book 4 (Robbie's story) to Winter's story... We know from Book 1 that Daar (Pendaar) needed to bring Greyland MacKeage forward in time from the 13th century so that he could find his true "mate" in Grace Sutter. Daar knows that their 7th daughter (all daughters born around the winter solstice) is to be his druid replacement -- that he is to teach her how to use her magic to keep their clans alive and healthy. But Daar has always maintained that Winter won't come into
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Beth F.
The first half of this book was fantastic! I had a hard time keeping my 1-hour lunch break only an hour and only took breaks in the evening to make dinner, have a short chat with my husband about seasonal allergies and the problems in the stock market and then make sure he was content playing his Madden football game on PS3 so my novel and I could hole away on our own somewhere.

The heroine is Winter MacKeage, the seventh daughter of Grey and Grace MacKeage (whose story was told in the first nove
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Stephanie
This book fulfilled my need for cheesy, unappetizing, embarrassing romance novels for the time being. I understand that this type of romance novel is firmly entrenched in our world--it's the daytime soaps of books--but is it too much to ask for decent plots/characters/romance to be integrated in them aside from in (some) chick-lit and regular fiction? Sometimes I just want to read about the road two people take to falling in love without the pretext of 'other interests' in their lives taking up ...more
Lyndsay
Continuing with the second generation of Highlanders. Winter, the seventh daughter and with a magical destiny finds her match. Matt is a ancient wizard trying to right a wrong he made hundreds of years ago.

The last three chapters are just weird. A little convaluted and TOOOO easy of an ending. The conflict that started up several books before ends in a nice package of ho hummness. Not that I was wanting major conflict in a romance novel. The conclusion just came so fast it felt rushed and put i
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Crystal
It's... not bad actually. At least, until near the end when you discover the (young) h's (old) friend is her grandson (who travelled back to "assist" in getting his grandparents together...or was it to meet them.)

And then you realize the author managed to hoist herself from her own petard with the timeline...again. This is some 37 years after the original 10 TT'ed, as was noted in the book. In the first book, supposedly the H/h met in 2003 or so. And yet... there's no sign that technology has ad
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Gina
Only With a Highlander by Janet Chapman

Light and frothy - for me it was just okay. 24-year-old Winter McKeage meets Matt Gregor and is struck speechless at his gorgeousness. After two weeks, she knows that she loves him with every fiber of her being.

While wizards, druids and magic are mentioned throughout the book, none of that is really displayed as a part of the story.

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Update, Oct. 11, 2014:
Now having read another of Janet Chapman's books, one in the Spellbound Falls series, and tho
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Terri Pray
First chapter was good, but it went down hill from there for me. Couldn't get into the rest of the book at all.
Bunga
Awalnya hot banget, ke belakang mulai luntur geregetnya dan makin ke belakang jadi makin boring... =_=a
Laura
very good. I liked the part where Winter forgot what she was going to say when the new client walked into the gallery.
Lynne Tull
The story has now moved into the more mystical realm. Ms. Chapman has been ingenious in guiding us from the modern world into a new mystical world entered by traveling through time. It is full of magic and magical characters. My only criticism...the heroine was not given a stronger personality. I was not impressed with her portrayal of being a spoiled and pampered youngest sister of seven sisters. Her performance was exceptionable. The next story seems predictable, but could take a new turn. So ...more
Chris
I loved this book. I found it to be a perfect example of Janet Chapman's writing style. It is a story about highland warriors with a paranormal twist. I really enjoyed the continuing saga of the McKeage and McBain clans and their love of family. I enjoyed discovering and following the relationship that develops between Winter McKeage and newcomer to the mountain, Matt Gregor. It is a heart warming story of love and hope that doesn't disapoint. I found this book to be an easy and quick read. It l ...more
Michelle
I don't know why i like Janet Chapman's Highlander series but i do.I must say that a tall,handsome,muscle bound Scot might have somthing to do with it.I really liked Winter the heroine and her hero Matt.While their chemistry was a little off there is no denying it's there and pretty potient.One love scene in particular(in the bathroom on the sink and then the shower)had me curling MY toes!I also love how the author intertwines family into the couples romance and eventually pulls the hero into th ...more
Shawn
This book was a great read! The humor was placed at good spots and the romance between Winter and Matt was believable. The best thing about this story was that towards the middle of the book you begin to think the ending is going to be bad/a negative result. What ends up happening is a surprise and one that makes the READER question their level of hope for this world we are living in now. I found myself reevaluating my abilities to hope and love and trust. What a good book!!
Lisa
This is the fifth in the Highlander Series and focuses on the daughter of Grace and Greylen MacKeage, Winter. She doesn't know her future destiny but something has happened that will force her to either accept her role or reject it. Her decision will be based on her feelings for the mysterious Matt Gregor. I liked Winter back in Robbie's book, and she continues to enchant in her own. I knew who Matt Gregor was (not telling you now), but I didn't see the Talking Tom twist.
Shermel
The story blurb don't set will with me. If my desire to just read this book don't set in I wouldn't have. Winter is a strong female character but I wish she was stronger in sense and independence. She seemed like a 2 year old playing a adult role most of the time. But I still like her personality. Matt was just ok. I like the mystery of his character but toward the end he felt flat to me. Janet Chapman is a great writer but I just couldn't sit and read anymore.
Karen
3.5 stars. I am a big fan of the Highlander in this series. This is daughter Winter's book. I did enjoy the story, but I found it was a little lacking compared to earlier books in the series. Maybe I didn't quite feel the connection between Matt and Winter. But since it has some paranormal elements to it, I was able to suspend my beliefs in some of the final events that took place. I am also looking forward to the next book, with Winter's sister Megan.
Michele bookloverforever
a young woman discovers her destiny is to be a wizard and is not exactly thrilled with the prospect which appears to include a lifetime of loneliness. Until she meets another wizard in disguise. She falls in love with him and marries. All ends well however and they live happily ever after. Enjoyable characters. humor. love: family love, friendship love and romantic love.
Kathrynn
Book #5 in the highlander series and Winter's story. I enjoyed this book and there is a lot of "wizardry" because of Winter...She is to fulfill a prophecy...from Father Daar and this is her book. There are several twists here that seem to open up possible future stories in this series.

I enjoyed this story. Seemed to get back on track after book #4 for me.
Rhonda
This was a very good book. I loved the romance between Winter MacKreage and Matt Gregor. The story also draws in previous characters, such as her parents Greylen and Grace and her cousin Robbie MacBain. I felt like I was reading a family history. There is a twist at the end and won't say anything else about that. Very sweet book.
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Pine Creek Highlanders (8 books)
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  • Loving the Highlander (Highlander, #2)
  • Wedding the Highlander (Highlander, #3)
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