A laird trapped between centuries…
Enchanted by a powerful spell, Highland laird Drustan MacKeltar slumbered for nearly five centuries hidden deep in a cave, until an unlikely savior awakened him. The enticing lass who dressed and spoke like no woman he’d ever known was from his distant future, where crumbled ruins were all that remained of his vanished world. Drustan knew he had to return to his own century if he was to save his people from a terrible fate. And he needed the bewitching woman by his side….
A woman changed forever in his arms…
Gwen Cassidy had come to Scotland to shake up her humdrum life and, just maybe, meet a man. How could she have known that a tumble down a Highland ravine would send her plunging into an underground cavern — to land atop the most devastatingly seductive man she’d ever seen? Or that once he’d kissed her, he wouldn’t let her go? Bound to Drustan by a passion stronger than time, Gwen is swept back to sixteenth-century Scotland, where a treacherous enemy plots against them … and where a warrior with the power to change history will defy time itself for the woman he loves….
This is my second entry to Nath’s Reread Challenge of 2009. I haven’t done a reread of this book in quite a long time and I wanted to see if my love of this book could stand the test of time. You know how as the years pass, things you used to love become things you can’t get through now and I wanted to see if I would still love this book as much as I did when I first read it, all those many years ago.
I am definitely still a fan of this book and I’m most definitely still a MacKeltar fan. I wish there were more MacKeltar books coming out but I haven’t heard anything (has anyone heard anything?) but it was so good to revisit some of my favorite old characters from this book. It was good to revisit the MacKeltar family and to be apart of their story once more. It took me to when I first read this story because Izzy told me, I just I had to read this series so I did and boy was I happy that I did. I was super obsessed with the characters, with the stories and just the sheer enjoyment of reading a fantastically entertaining read.
This didn’t disappoint me after this last reread. I’m still utterly in love with Dageus MacKeltar (more so because of what I know is to come in the rest of the series) but over the course of this month’s reread, I saw why Drustan was such a force to be reckoned with in the battle of Drustan/Dageus. It while I was reading different scenes in this story like the scene in the clothing store and the scene where she locked him in the outhouse that made me fall for Drustan in a way that surprised me.
I always knew that Drustan was a great hero but for me, it was always, always about Dageus for me but in this book, Drustan took care of some serious hottie worthy business. I loved the way that he loved Gwen. I loved the way that he was with her when they were in her time and I love the fierce love that he wasn’t ashamed to hide from her or anyone when they were in her time and then when they were in his time, I loved how confused, pissed off and then how utterly happy he was with Gwen. He was an all around strong hero that really was good, in every sense of the word and I just loved him.
I thought that Gwen was an excellent heroine for him too. She fought tooth and nail for her man and that will always look good in my eyes. She wasn’t annoying in her quest to get the olden Drustan to remember her and to remember how they felt about each other. Her fierce determination to make him remember and the way that she didn’t give up on them and on their love made for a pretty intense romance that has stood the test of time with me. I haven’t always loved books that I’ve read and loved before. There have been times when I hated a book that I used to love and I’m just so happy that that wasn’t the case with this story.
This story set up Dageus’ story and just everything about this story from the characters (who wouldn’t love Silvan and Nell….and DAGEUS?) to the storyline to those vows. This book is definitely one of those books for the keeper shelf. It will keep you turning the page wanting to know what’s next because you won’t want to stop reading this book and I have to give KMM major kudos for this book. Drustan is a dreamboat and Gwen was a great partner for him. Now, I’m thinking of doing a reread of The Dark Highlander because after rereading that letter at the end of this book, it got me all excited about Dageus and the dark life he turned to after this book.
Loved it, so if you haven’t read this book you really need to fix that because hello? SEXY HIGHLANDERS IN KILTS? What more could you ask for?