"Witty, sexy and hard to put down."RT Book Reviews
Undine Douglas is playing a dangerous game in the early 1700s, spying on the English to help the Scottish Highland clans. She can work her magic on anyoneexcept for the sexy distraction she pulled out of the 21st century.
In a quest to bring peace to her beloved Scottish borderlands, fortune-teller and spy Undine Douglas agrees to marry a savage English colonel. Desperate to delay the wedding long enough to undermine the army's plans, Undine casts a spell to summon help and unexpectedly finds herself under the imperious gaze of the handsome and talented Michael Kent, twenty-first century British theater director.
Though he abandoned acting years ago, Michael will play whatever part it takes to guard Undine's safetyhe's used to managing London's egocentric actors and high-handed patrons, after all. But not even Shakespeare could have foreseen the sparks that fly when the colonel's plans force Undine and Michael into the roles of their lifetimes.
Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands Series:
Just in Time for a Highlander (Book 1)
First Time with a Highlander (Book 2)
Every Time with a Highlander (Book 3)
Praise for First Time with a Highlander:
"Another charmer...guaranteed to set off the kind of sexy fireworks Cready's fans expect." RT Book Reviews 4 stars
"Dashing, breathtaking...a sexy time-travel romp." Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
"A delicious discovery." Kilts and Swords
About the Author
Gwyn Cready is a writer of contemporary, Scottish, and time travel romance. She's been called "the master of time travel romance" and is the winner of the RITA Award, the most prestigious award given in romance writing. She has been profiled in Real Simple and USA Today, among others. Before becoming a novelist, she spent 25 years in brand management. She has two grown children and lives with her husband on a hill overlooking the magical kingdom of Pittsburgh.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
They say not to mess with Mother Nature, but Undine just wouldn’t listen and blended a love potion for another couple. Too bad the dastardly English Colonel John Bridgewater took it, drank it and fell for the first woman he saw, Undine. A formidable spy and fortune teller, somehow this little event went under her radar and she is trapped into having to marry the fiend to bring peace to her people. She was desperate for help, so doing a summoning seemed the best thing to do, yeah, because that potion worked out so well, eh? Little did she realize she would summon her hero from the twenty-first century in the form of a handsome and quick-witted British theater director, Michael Kent. A master of improvisation, gifted in all things acting, Michael is about to do the performance of his life in order to save this plucky woman he has fallen for. Guess all those years of handling the egos of the wealthy as well as the vanities of the actors may come in handy, if they are both to live. Come for the magic, the humor and the danger, step back in time when men were men, even if they wore skirts, I mean kilts and the women knew how to handle them! Gwyn Cready’s Every Time with a Highlander is fun fantasy with feisty characters, evil villains and an alpha male who can make Shakespearian thespians look like understudies in the theater of life, love, passion and fate. I received an ARC edition from Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for my honest review.
An amusing fast paced time travel book spotlighting the heroine Undine, who is featured in the previous books to the Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands series. Undine has always intrigued me with her ability to cast spells, knowledge of unseen things and her spying techniques. It is refreshing to have her thrown off balance by Michael who keeps changing like a chameleon adapting to everything she throws at him. This couple complements each other in every way when they get past all the thorniness of Undine. Though Undine is always putting herself at risk I am glad that the author created Michael to balance as well as support her. There is intrigue in this story with her fiancé, the savage English colonel and the equally amusing secondary characters. But for me I loved the areas in the book that made me laugh out loud. The author has the gift of creating a thrilling read with humor. I give this book 4 STARS for the pleasure of the read. A copy was gifted via Netgalley
She can work her magic on any man... In a quest to bring peace to her beloved Scottish borderlands, fortune-teller and spy Undine Douglas agrees to marry a savage English colonel. Desperate to delay the wedding long enough to undermine the army's plans, Undine casts a spell to summon help and unexpectedly finds herself under the imperious gaze of the handsome and talented Michael Kent, twenty-first century British theater director. But in this production, he commands the action... Though he abandoned acting years ago, Michael will play whatever part it takes to guard Undine's safety—he's used to managing London's egocentric actors and high-handed patrons, after all. But not even Shakespeare could have foreseen the sparks that fly when the colonel's plans force Undine and Michael into the roles of their lifetimes. Review: Again, I don't seem to pay attention when I pick books for review because this is #3 in the series. Well, if you follow my lead, have no fear you will be fine. This book is pretty self-contained and self-explanatory, I was never lost or confused when reading this book. The story does reference past events and what happened between the other couples in the series. I had not read this Author before and I found her very fun to read. I loved the wit and dialogue between Undine and Michael, they were very entertaining to read about. The Author did a good job of blending a lot of supernatural forces together in a cohesive story. The time travel is handled in a good way, it sounds as if Undine brings others across with her errant magic. I have read another time travel highlander series recently and liked that they were different in feel, this one felt more dangerous to me. The intrigue of the story really had me wondering what was going to happen next to these two characters. Of course there is romance and obstacles to overcome and good smexy times. That Michael, as an actor, can change himself to help with Undine's spying, I thought made them perfect for each other. Loved the chemistry between Undine and Michael! Great time-travel, supernatural, highlander romance! 3.5Stars *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.*
This book was a pleasure to read though I have enjoyed every book I've read by the talented and funny Gwyn. She has a way of mixing in humor, adventure, love and steamy love scenes. I have not read the other two books in the series but after reading this one, I want to go back and start from the beginning. Gwyn has an interesting way of bringing out books in a series without feeling the need to read in order though it does give the reader a deeper understanding of what's going on. Michael and Undine make quite the interesting duo who nearly miss their chance to give into the temptation of being together. I don't want to give too many details away but I will say that both are fascinating, stubborn characters who may not have been born in the same century but find a way to communicate and Undine eventually realizes that it's okay to rely on someone. I really hope that Gwyn comes out with more books in this series and even if she doesn't, I will read any other books that she does publish. She's for sure on my list of authors to read without knowing much about the storyline. I will say that it's a great book to add to your to be read list especially if you're a fan of love, time travel, humor and Gwyn's writing!