Stormi's Review: The Highlander's Keep (Searching for a Highlander Book 2) by Bess McBride
Publisher: Bess McBride
Released: November 15, 2017
Genre: Time Travel, Romance, Historical Romance
Length: 159 pages
Book 2 of the Searching for a Highlander series of time travel romances by Bess McBride Cynthia Dunnon, graduate archaeological student, heads off to the remote Western Isles of Scotland to work on a dig of the sixteenth century island stronghold of the Morrison clan. Just as she is packing her bags to leave, her long-time boyfriend ends their relationship, claiming that her love for him lacks passion and romance. Cynthia, the daughter of an absentee irresponsible archaeologist father, wants a steady reliable relationship devoid of drama. No sooner does Cyn set foot onto the foggy tidal sea stack of the Morrison stronghold than she falls headlong into a deep hole, all that remains of the keep that served as a lookout tower from rival feuding clans. A metal object slows her fall, the hilt of a medieval dagger. Cyn finds she has fallen not only in space, but in time, when she awakens in a world of rugged Highland Scotsmen who stand ready at all times to fight for their home, their women and children, their very lives. Steady and reliable they may be, but they are fiercely passionate about everything they hold dear. Cyn finds a sympathetic companion in Ann Borodell, the time traveling wife of the laird. But it is the wild ginger mane and compelling blue eyes of the brooding Highland warrior that capture her reluctant heart. Searching for a Highlander series Book 1 - The Highlander's Stronghold Book 2 - The Highlander's Keep Book 3 - The Highlander's Home (coming 2018)
Five Boundless Stars
I was given this book in return for an honest review. It is no big secret that I am a huge fan of Bess. I have read most of her books and she has never let me down. I love Scotland. I love the Highland Era. I love time travel. So this book is right up my alley. I read the first one and fell in love with this series.
In this story you meet Cynthia, a young woman sent to the Highlands for an archaeological dig so she can finish her degree. She's not there long before an accident has her in the past, in 1591! Shes hurt and found by Torq, a big tough highlander with an over protective personality. Soon, they find themselves quite taken with each other and the thought of going back to her time is the last thing Cynthia wants. Through kidnapping and accidental time travel these two find each other and have a very unlikely romance, but it's a romance that can last through time.
I loved this book! Torq is such a manly man and yet, I found myself picturing him as a big teddy bear. He is a great character. I am glad this book had Ann, whom you meet in the first book of this series, when she herself goes on a time travel journey. She was a great character in that book and she plays a big role in helping Cynthia adapt to her new world. Cynthia tugs at my heart a bit. She seems to have self esteem issues and she just makes me love her no matter what. This story was filled with everything I have grown to love in these types of books. It was full of romance, passion, drama, action, and history. It was written very well, and OH what an ending. I absolutely loved it and can't wait to read the next in the series.