This had a few of my favorite things involved in it. There was a nice smattering of Scottish brogue, an appealing hero, an interesting heroine, time t...moreThis had a few of my favorite things involved in it. There was a nice smattering of Scottish brogue, an appealing hero, an interesting heroine, time travel, kilts and hot romance. Needless to say I was a happy camper with this pick. The plot moved quickly and it was a really easy read. I again started this series at the end, but that's okay because it gives me more books to look forward to. I didn't find it to hard to follow along with despite starting mid series. It was easy enough to figure out what was going on, and I didn't really feel cheated at all finding out which couples were together.
In this one, Robbie MacBain is the male character who is the protector for his clan. He has the ability to travel through time and is requested to do so by an old wizard Father Daar. He needs Robbie to go back in time and get a piece of a spell tree and bring it back to modern times to help save his family from being sent back to medieval Scotland. Robbie will do anything he can to help his clan and keep his family in modern times. In the meantime, he is also trying to protect his own makeshift family of juvenile male wards of the state. He knows he needs a female in his life to help keep his household in order and he gets his wish in the form of a young woman who keeps raiding his henhouse. Catherine is determined to keep her own family alive as she runs from an abusive ex-husband, her only option is to steal food from people around the area. She doesn't know whether Robbie is truly a good man but when he offers her a job and a roof over her head she knows that she has to agree to his terms. And then the sparks really begin to fly between them.
Robbie was a great character, he was so determined to have his way that it was amusing and yet he was also really sweet and wanted to protect everyone from any pain. I like how he pushed Cat to help her move on from her past and how he managed his unruly roost of boys. Cat was great, she really grew on me as the book went on and I found myself rooting for her and wanting her to beat the tar out of her ex.
I'm excited to go back and see how the series all began.(less)
I didn't love this book as much as the fourth book, but it was still a good highlander romance with the added aspect of some paranormal elements. This...moreI didn't love this book as much as the fourth book, but it was still a good highlander romance with the added aspect of some paranormal elements. This book's main character was Greylen, a sexy hero who is trying to still assimilate into modern culture after being ripped out of his own time period in Scotland. He finds himself on a plane ride back to his home when he meets Grace Sutter, sister to one of his neighbors. When he first sees her he thinks there might be something special about her, but that's thrust into the back of his mind when the plane goes down and crashes. He needs to help Grace and her 4 month old baby off the mountain safely.
I liked the plot of this one, and I really loved Greylen. He was a strong, alpha male but he wasn't so obnoxious that he bothered me. I love the way he interacted with Grace, and how he just accepted that she was smarter than him and wasn't really upset by it. He was definitely my favorite part of the book!
Grace was an okay character, I liked that she was really intelligent and pushed the male characters around. But I also thought she had some weird tendencies and it freaked me out how she was so attached to her sister's ashes. That just felt strange to me.
It was great to learn more about the characters that I was introduced to in the fourth book and to see how everything started out. All in all, it was a good book!(less)
This is labeled and considered the first book in the Spellbound Falls series but it does have characters that were seen in Chapman's Highlander series...moreThis is labeled and considered the first book in the Spellbound Falls series but it does have characters that were seen in Chapman's Highlander series. I would suggest reading those first before you start this one or it might be a little confusing.
I ended up really liking this book. I was a little worried because the main character Max seemed like an ass in previous books so I didn't even know if I wanted him to have an HEA. But in the end I couldn't resist reading this one and finding out what happened with Max. I'm happy with the way Chapman wrote it, he had to work hard enough that I didn't think he just stumbled into the relationship and it had enough cute elements with him and his son Henry that I forgave him for past mistakes.
Olivia I had a little trouble with. I did think she was really sweet but I got a little sick of how in the beginning she just let people walk over her and what she wanted. She definitely grew a backbone as the book went on, and there were explanations given for why she acted the way she did. I thought her whole family situation ended up being a little convenient in the end, but hey, it's supposed to have a happy ending!
Another favorite thing from this series was meeting Max's parents. I loved that they were supposed to be so intimidating but Olivia saw straight through them. It definitely added some funny moments to the book.
Great new series! Can't wait for the the next one.(less)