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Advance Review- First Time With A Highlander by Gwyn Cready

Title:  First Time With A Highlander (Sirens of The Scottish Borderlands, book #2)

First Time with a highlander

Genre: Time Travel Romance

Author: Gwyn Cready

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Oct. 6, 2015

Pages: 417

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:

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 twenty-first century ad exec Gerard Innes, you get swept back to 18th-century Edinburgh and into the bed of a gorgeous, fiery redhead. Gerard has only a foggy idea what he and the lady have been up to…but what he does remember draws him into the most dangerous and exhilarating campaign of his life.

Be careful what you wish for… Serafina Seonag Fallon’s scoundrel of a fiancé has left her with nothing, and she’s determined to turn the tables. If she can come up with a ringer, she can claim the cargo he stole from her. But the dashing man she summons from the future demands more than a night, and Serafina finds it easier to command the seas under her feet than the crashing waves he unleashes in her heart.


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 from the bad guys and then she and Gerard running to claim her fortune.  The question seems to be if they will be successful before Gerard is taken back to his own time or even if they will survive in Serafina’s time. Peppered throughout the adventure is Gerard being the typical advertising executive even helping the tavern owner to increase his business.  As Serafina and Gerard rely on each other their romance flourishes.  Will Gerard choose to stay in Scotland with Serafina? Will it be possible? Will Serafina want to go with Gerard to The 21st century?

This is a light, fun time travel romance.  It is very sexy and very funny.  The side characters were introduced in Cready’s first book in this series, Just In Time For a Highlander. They are integral to this story but this is a standalone novel.



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Recent Release Review- Just In Time For A Highlander by Gwyn Cready

Title: Just in Time for a Highlander (Sirens of The Scottish Borderlands, book#1)

just in Time

Genre: Historical Romance/Time Travel

Author: Gwyn Cready

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Feb. 3, 2015

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 2.5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:

For Duncan MacHarg, things just got real… Battle reenactor and financier Duncan MacHarg thinks he has it made-until he lands in the middle of a real Clan Kerr battle and comes face to face with their beautiful, spirited leader. Out of time and out of place, Duncan must use every skill he can muster to earn his position among the clansmen and in the heart of the devastatingly intriguing woman to whom he must pledge his oath.

Abby needs a hero and she needs him now When Abigail Ailich Kerr sees a handsome, mysterious stranger materialize in the midst of her clan’s skirmish with the English, she’s stunned to discover he’s the strong arm she’s been praying for. Instead of a tested fighter, the fierce young chieftess has been given a man with no measurable battle skills and a damnably distracting smile. And the only way to get rid of him is to turn him into a Scots warrior herself-one demanding and intimate lesson at a time.

**In this time-travel historical romance it is Duncan who is plucked from the 21st century and deposited in 1706 Scotland in the midst of a skirmish between the Scots and the English. There is an immediate attraction between him and the Scottish clan Chieftess, Abby. Abby is told by her friend and confidant, Undine, that Duncan’s presence is the result of the magic Undine has performed and he is there to help Abby by being her “strong arm”.

I was immediately put-off by the opening scene with a modern day historical reenactment battle being performed in the midst of a city or town’s streets. These are usually held in wide open, park like settings not city streets. People walking around carrying their Macy shopping bags would not be part of the historical scene.

There is plenty of action and sexual tension. The scenes are vivid and the side characters are more developed than the protagonists. I never got on board with the manipulations that Abby was fond of. They were always termed jokes but at Duncan’s expense and they were not funny just humiliating for him. The enemy English Colonel seemed smarter than both Abby and Duncan, which made them look foolish.

Too get involved in a book I have to either like or understand the characters. That did not happen for me in this novel.

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