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First Time with a Highlander

(Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands #2)

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  139 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Second in a new Scottish time travel romance series perfect for readers of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander...

Serabeth’s no-good fiancé is dead, and she needs a husband fast, or she’ll be ruined. Her indignant and handsome captive will do just fine, if she can keep her mind focused on the business at hand...

Gerard is a love-'em-and-leave-'em ad exec who opens the door to a wild
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 6th 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

First Time with a Highlander by Gwyn Cready
Book Two of the Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands series
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Official Summary:

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
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceWelcome to Sourcebooks Casablanca exclusive Tour which includes a special excerpt and a giveaway. Now this giveaway is offering of a hard copy of the first book in the series: Just in Time For A Highlander. As long as you leave a comment with your email, you will be entered into the giveaway. Then the winner will receive a email and be mailed the copy right away. The one stipulation from the publisher is you need to be a U.S. Resident. So ...more
First Time with a Highlander brings us a business advertising mogul who finds himself swept back in time to 1700 Scotland. Not only does Gerard wake up in the past but he is buck naked in bed with the beautiful Serabeth.

They must work together to traverse treachery, betrayal and the romantic tension that blooms between them.

I liked First Time with a Highlander. It has plenty of humor, romance and strong women leading the charge to save Scotland.

A quick, easy, entertaining read, First Time with
Clare O'Beara
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Making mistakes is the only way to learn, ye ken? Look at me. I’m the wisest woman in Scotland.”

This is a fun time travel romance which brings a man in the advertising world from America back to Edinburgh's past. A herbal concoction and spell are responsible, and there is a red-headed lady in the offing of course. He gets mixed up in intrigue over a ship's cargo.

I like the real-feeling characters and the time it takes for our traveller to realise and adapt to his new surroundings. The city is
This was a really fun time travel romance. It begins with Serafina complaining about her dastardly ex-fiancé, who seduced her, dumped her, and used her money to purchase a ship's cargo, leaving her broke and with a ruined reputation. If she has any hope of retrieving that cargo she needs a look-alike man to impersonate Edward and sign the cargo over to her. Enter Abby and Undine. Undine is something like a witch, whose potions have been known to bring just what is needed. She creates the potion ...more
Sep 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-fiction
Ahh, the days of olde, of kilts and maidens, living life to the fullest and those absolutely ridiculous laws that did not allow a woman to own property, even if it was really theirs. When Serafina’s fiancé died, everything she owned was in his name...and the clock is ticking for her to find a husband before she loses everything. Desperate, she enlists a special potion from a friend, and poof, next thing we know, she has brand new husband material, from a few hundred years in the future. Are they ...more
Bambi Unbridled
I really wanted to like this series. The covers are beautiful and I love time travel romance. Unfortunately I just could not connect with this story. I couldn't get interested in any of the characters, and I sometimtss felt like the dialogue jumped around and lost me.

Let's start with the hero, Gerard Innes, who is an advertising exec in modern-day New York. Gerard is also a manwhore with a fondness for whiskey. After drinking a 300 year old bottle of Kerr whiskey, Gerard is whisked (pun
Marilyn Rondeau
Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
FIRST TIME WITH A HIGHLANDER by Gwen Cready is another interesting take on Time Travel - rather than portals it’s a bit of a witches brew!

Here you have a twenty-first century marketing executive Gerard Innes who get’s swept back to 18th century Edinburgh after he imbibed a 300 year old bottle of Kerr whiskey. Not only does he awake totally out of his time zone but he’s nude in bed with gorgeous, fiery redhead, with only a partial foggy memory of what they’d been up to.

Serafina Seonag Fallon’s
Heather andrews
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gerard makes naughty promises, and I like it, “when I get you in the captain’s cabin,” he said hoarsely, “I will show you what it means to yield, and in ways you haven’t dreamed—on your knees, on your back, bent over the railing of the balcony.” Jesus I loved the way he talked, "he kissed her neck. “Not among the rose bushes and their heady scent, with me buried between your thighs?” I liked this book Gerard was wrapped around his woman's fingers.
Janet Robel
Ms. Cready churns out another enchanting time-travel romance. The beginning plot is somewhat confusing and may cause some readers to lose interest. However, Gerard Innes is a worthy hero to fall in love with. Serafina and her cohorts are great fun! This story proves that love can be found anywhere and in any time.
Talk Supe
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Another fun time travel adventure! Gerard was hella funny, loved how he used contemporary references to his advantage in navigating 18th century Scotland.
Sam Pauley
May 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book was not as enjoyable as the first one. It took a long time for me to get into
Nov 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Rather not read from this author anymore. Found the the story meandering and illogical. I cannot imagine a person incredible enough to keep me in 1709 for the rest of my life.
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So much fun! Gwyn Cready adds such a quirky, humorous spark to romance, without losing any of the sizzle - it's been a while since I've enjoyed a book this much. New favorite found!
Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sometimes I request books just by looking at the author or the cover. I know, I know – never judge a book by it’s cover, but sometimes it leads to great results! I didn’t realize that this books was a time travel book and that it was the male lead who time travels! Such a delicious discovery!
I haven’t read previous books in this series, so I was playing some catch up with the characters and the history of their actions. I found Gerard just so interesting. I loved seeing history from his
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Left penniless and publicly shamed by accepting a man into her bed without marriage, the heroine was coned out of her inheritance and vows to see it returned. Her friend, a witch, offers her a spell to answer her own wish. She wants a man who looks like her ex fiancé for just one night so she can use him to retrieve her cargo off a ship. In comes the hero. He's a playboy millionaire with a true kindness in his heart even if he goes through woman like hot cakes. Drinking a glass of powerful ...more
Vikki Vaught
Vikki’s Musings

I have always enjoyed Time-Travel historical romances, and I also enjoy Scottish Romances as well. When I was sent an invitation to read this book from the publisher via Net-Galley in exchange for an honest review, I accepted right away. First Time with a Highlander is a light-hearted romp set in the early part of 18th century Scotland.

Serafina Fallon needs a man for the night to help her retrieve her ship and cargo from the scoundrel who wooed and bedded her with pretty promises
Les Chroniques Aléatoires
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
It is with pleasure that I dip back myself in the adventures of three beautiful and courageous Scottish women of the 18th century, which fight for their country and fall in love with the 21st century men. Gwyn Cready is regarded as being the queen of the traveltime romances (with Diana Gabaldon) and I understand completely why! Characters seasoned and attaching, an animated story full with bounces and a good spare of humour, without forgetting the sexy side to spend an excellent moment.

Since the
Sharon Tyler
Oct 07, 2015 rated it liked it
First Time with a Highlander is the second book in the Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands series by Gwyn Cready. This follow up to Just in Time for a Highlander is currently scheduled for release on October 6 2015. Although this is a sequel, the the story makes for a better read with the background of having read the first, you can easily catch on and enjoy this book without reading the first.

What do you get when you imbibe centuries-old whiskey-besides a hangover the size of the Highlands? If
Barb Lie
Oct 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
First Time With a Highlander by Gwyn Cready is the 2nd book in her Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands series. This is a time travel Historical Romance, which takes place mostly in the 18th century (1706 Edinburg). Though the two main characters in the 1st book are part of this story, the book reads well as a standalone.

At the start, we meet Serafina Fallon, our heroine, who is in a bind financially. Her fiancée stole her cargo, leaving her with nothing. Both Abby and Undine (a witch?), whom we
Oct 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Serafina Fallon's no-good, cheating ex-fiancee stole what was left of her dowry and now Serafina is determined to get it back by stealing the ship's cargo he purchased with her dowry money. Summoning a man from the 21st century is no easy feat, but he may just be the key to pulling off her hare-brained scheme. Smooth-talking creative exec Gerard Innes may not understand 18th-century Scottish customs, but his quick wit and charisma is just the thing Serafina needs when they find themselves ...more
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
Mar 24, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I'm going to be honest, the plot it highly unlikely, completely discounting the time traveling whiskey spells and people from the future, if they didn't exist at all this plot would still be incredible hard to believe. The author completely ignores most Highland romance protocols concerning propriety etc. You pretty much have to throw everything you know about Highland Romance out the window if you're not going to knit pick about this book. But... if you can manage to do that, manage to ...more

I’m obsessed currently with highlander stories: how can you miss as a lover of historic romance? And when you bring in characters like Serafina and Gerard, and a whole host of secondary characters that aid or thwart the path to love.

Engaged to a rather despicable man, who then left her and stole a valuable shipment, Serafina is penniless, friendless and angry. She can’t believe that she fell so completely for Edward, and lost everything in the process. Together with her new friends Abby and
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First Time with a Highlander by Gwyn Cready is the second installment in her Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands series. A time travel story that starts with a dram of whiskey to create the perfect man and a little bit of imagination.

Serafina Fallon needs a man if she’s going to take back what’s been stolen from her. Gerard Innes works in modern day advertising and has a way with words. When a night of celebration at work lands him in the 1700’s he questions the prized bottle of whiskey he drank
Dot Salvagin
Jul 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Gwyn Cready’s Time Travel romances are full of action, adventure, sex and laugh out loud moments and this one does not disappoint. Serafina asks her fortune teller friend Undine for help in claiming her stolen fortune. The help she gets is Gerard Innes from NYC in the twenty-first century. Gerard wakes up in Scotland in the 18th century and is hard pressed to figure out what is going on. Serafina whisks him away from danger almost immediately and the chase is on. It is she and Gerard running ...more
Midwest Romantic
Sep 18, 2015 rated it really liked it

Originally posted on my blog Live Laugh & Love Books

I have to admit that I was drawn to this firstly because of its super amazing cover! Then I read the blurb and I thought that it very well might be an excellent book for me to read! I was not disappointed. This book is highly amusing with the Serafina giving Gerard a run for his money. They are such great characters and they mesh so well together! Serafina isn't afraid to take back what is hers and it is quite refreshing to see her putting
Georgina Parkin
Aug 12, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
3.5 stars. This book is pretty slow for anything super fun to happen. The erotic scenes are very sensual and the hero in this story was lovely. I felt all his emotions but didn't really connect with Sera the heroine. I don't like the cover to this one either as I don't see it fitting the books scenes as per her dress (she doesn't wear a dress on the ship and I'm still unsure if they're on a ship for the final chapter but that dress doesn't quite look like this I'm sure), unless I'm mistaken but ...more
I have always loved two types of books. Time travel and Scottish Historical Romances but adding humor is a great twist to these two genres. I am first drawn to a book by it's cover then the blurb so of course I just had to read it because this cover is amazing.

This book is highly amusing with the spicy character Serafina giving Gerard a run for his time and patience. Her character isn't afraid to take back what is hers and it is quite refreshing to see her putting Gerard in his
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I have to say, the reason I love time travel stories is because they always have at least a few funny lines because the way we speak now is not the way people spoke 200 years ago, and there are many things now that people had not ever thought of back then. It can be highly entertaining, which this book is. The sleeping beauty discussion was great, I could picture it in my mind. The story is about Gerard, who was born in the ...more
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Gwyn Cready is a RITA Award-winning romance novelist. She's been called "the master of time travel romance." She lives in Pittsburgh.

Other books in the series

Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands (3 books)
  • Just in Time for a Highlander (Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands, #1)
  • Every Time with a Highlander (Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands, #3)
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