Katie's Highlander: A Highland Protector Novel

Katie's Highlander: A Highland Protector Novel

by Maeve Greyson

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Overview

“Maeve Greyson knows how to create swoon-worthy heroes and sweet sexual tension. Ramsay MacDara stole my heart!”—Vonnie Davis, author of Highlander’s Beloved series

An archaeologist with a zest for life finds herself stranded in small-town North Carolina—with a brooding Highland hunk who’s straight out of ancient Scotland.


Ramsay MacDara wishes the goddesses had left his arse back in the tenth century. That way he never would have met the gold digger who made a fool out of him. A loner at heart, Ramsay is riding his beloved horse through the woods near his family’s North Carolina theme park, Highland Life and Legends, when he hears tires squealing—followed by a thud—and rushes to the scene to help. That’s when he sets his eyes on a pair of long legs sticking out of the moon roof of a car. His interest piqued, the rest of her will soon arouse his greatest desires . . . and deepest fears.

Archaeologist Katie Jenson is on a six-month sabbatical from her job at Princeton University. Following the death of her beloved father—whose dying request was for Katie to live life to the fullest—she’s headed to a friend’s beach house in North Carolina. But a momentary distraction takes her off the road and on the journey of her life . . . with a sex god in a kilt at her side. Ramsay’s passion is the stuff of legend—and it just may be Katie’s greatest discovery.

Don’t miss any of Maeve Greyson’s enticing Scottish romances:

The Highland Protector Series: SADIE’S HIGHLANDER | JOANNA’S HIGHLANDER | KATIE’S HIGHLANDER

The Highland Hearts Series: MY HIGHLAND LOVER | MY HIGHLAND BRIDE | MY TEMPTING HIGHLANDER | MY SEDUCTIVE HIGHLANDER

This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Praise for Katie’s Highlander

“Outlander fans must get Katie’s Highlander! It’s a book you’ll never forget!”—Sharon Cullen, author of Lost to a Spy

“I found myself unable to put Katie’s Highlander down once I was absorbed in it. I love a good time-travel romance—throw in a little bit of Scotland and Druids and I am in. I will be purchasing the other installments in this series as soon as possible.”—Romance Reviews Site

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399594854
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Series: Highland Protectors , #3
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 267
Sales rank: 37,192
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them. That’s Maeve Greyson’s mantra. When she’s not working at the steel mill, Greyson’s writing romances about sexy Highlanders and the women who tame them. Tucked away in a five-acre wood, Maeve listens to the wind singing through the trees and hears her characters telling their stories. Her work is proofed by her sharp-eyed dog, Jasper, and her greatest supporter is her long-suffering husband of more than thirty-five years who’s learned not to throw away any odd sticky notes filled with strange phrases.

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Chapter 1
Brady, North Carolina
Somewhere in the woods

Modern Day

“Come on, you stubborn piece of crap! Give me a break—will you?”

Hanging upside down through the moonroof of her wrecked car was not the way Katie Jenson had envisioned her scenic drive through North Carolina ending. A cute little bed-and-breakfast with a feather bed and a hand-quilted comforter? Yes. Wedged between a downed tree and a high embankment that led her to believe she’d managed to launch her poor sports car into a muddy creek bed? No.

Her frustration vented loud and long in the form of a screeching guttural roar that only succeeded in making her throat feel even more raw than it already was. The choking dust from the deployed airbags had done a number on her lungs and all her growling did was make it worse.

And while such venting really didn’t solve anything, it did manage to tap into another surge of adrenaline and fuel more frenzied poking with the crooked stick she’d found stuck in the earth wall on the driver’s side of her car. The strap of her backpack remained just out of reach and in the yellow-green haze of the phosphorescent glow sticks she’d snapped and scattered around the interior of the car, it looked like the sagging flap of the canvas bag was smiling at her—obviously mocking her and her efforts.

I knew I should’ve seatbelted that damn thing in.

Maybe then it wouldn’t have ended up on the floorboard when she’d overcorrected, hit her brakes, and shot into the ditch. My laptop’s got to be okay. Oh hell. Did I back it up to the cloud before I left? The end of the useless poking stick snapped off and bounced down to land beside her bag.

“Shit! Shit! Shit!” She repositioned her hands and stretched as far as she could reach. If she’d had any sense, she would’ve grabbed the stupid thing before she’d climbed out of the car the first time.

“But nooo.” Katie wiggled deeper into the car and swung the remainder of the stick at the elusive strap of the bag.
“Why would I want to make things easier? Why would I actually think before I acted for a change? Damn, damn, dammit!”

Story of her life. Nine times out of ten she was her own worst enemy. She propped an elbow atop the driver’s seat and swiped her other arm across her sweaty forehead. What a way to enjoy a moonlit night. At least she’d scattered enough of the emergency glow sticks both in and around the car so that freaking satellites could probably see her. Seeing the bag wasn’t a problem—snagging hold of the son of a bitch was.

She sneezed hard, whacking her head against the roof of the car in the process. Dammit! She rubbed the back of her smarting skull then throttled up on the infuriating stick again. No way was she about to climb all the way back into the car and swim around in all that nasty powder from the airbags again. But she couldn’t leave the bag behind. Her laptop and journal were irreplaceable.

“Ho, there! Down in the ditch! Are ye injured?”

Katie froze, then cocked her head to one side and listened harder, attempting to block out the night noises of chirping crickets and buzzing katydids chi-chi’ing through the dark Carolina woods. Was that the sound of help on the way? Which direction had it come from?

“Hello?” she cautiously called out, praying that the wonderfully deep voice she’d just heard had come from a real person and not her currently overactive imagination. “Hello?” she repeated louder, forcing her voice to sound a hell of a lot stronger and calmer than she felt.

She curled to one side and tried to peer up through the debris-covered glass at her waist. Please hear me and answer. She contemplated screaming as loud as she could but how loud would that really be with a moonroof shoved against her gut and gravity sending everything else up against her lungs? She waited, holding her breath and blinking hard against the combination of powdery airbag dust and burning sweat trickling into her eyes.

Still no response. Well shit. Had she really heard somebody or was it just wishful thinking? Surely, she wasn’t hallucinating. She wasn’t hurt. She was just pissed. She readjusted her hold on the back of the seat and inched her way closer to the driver’s side windows. Of course, she had been hanging upside down for quite a while trying to snag that damn bag. Her blood pounding in her ears had her feeling as though her head was about to pop off her neck. Maybe she had only thought she’d heard someone.

She sucked in as deep a breath as she could manage, turned her face toward the cracked window in the driver’s door, and yelled louder. “I need help! Is somebody out there?” Please be a person. Please be real. She wiggled around, attempting to retreat out of the vehicle by scissoring both legs that were currently sprouting out of the roof.

Struggling against the headrest, Katie walked her hands back across the narrow top of the driver’s seat. If she could worm her way back out of the car, maybe she could make them hear her and hopefully even spot her potential rescuer. She accidently bumped the moonroof button with her right elbow and the panel made a high-pitched whining sound as it snugged up tighter against her waist. Panic mounting, she banged her arm against the ceiling of the car, managed to hit the button again, and stopped the closing panel before it got even tighter. She sagged forward and rested both hands on the high headrest of the compact car’s sporty little driver’s seat. Can’t give up now. Inhaling deeply to make her waist smaller, she tried to push herself backward but came to a halt when her rib cage thumped against the glass. The moonroof opening was now too narrow to back out of or go through.

“Oh God. I think I’m stuck.” A grunt escaped her as she bumped the button again to reopen the panel. The mechanism shot any hope of freedom when it let out a wheezing grind that gradually wound down to deathly silence.

Shitfire! Can this night get any better? “Hello? Is somebody out there? Please really be somebody out there.” She sounded pathetic even to herself. Letting out a high-pitched frustrated growl, she beat her elbows against the ceiling and screamed as loud as she could. It might not do any good, but it made her feel a hell of lot better. From now on, only SUVs. Or Jeeps. No more little clown cars that look cute until they try to eat you.

“Hold tight, mistress. I’m comin’ down t’ye. Hold tight. ’Tis a bit of a puzzle how best t’reach ye. But ne’er ye fear, I’ll get there and have ye safely out in no time.”

Hold tight? Really? If she hadn’t been so frustrated with the situation, she would’ve laughed out loud. “At least it’s a real person.” She blew out a relieved breath, sneezed again from the airbag dust, then wiped the back of her hand across her tingling nose. “It’s gonna be okay,” she reassured herself under her breath. “Help is finally on the way.”

Solid thuds hit the ground, sounding as though they came from somewhere near the back of the car. Leaves crunched. Sticks snapped. Something sounded like it was either sliding through the leaf mold covering the woodland floor or being dragged down into the ditch with her. She could’ve sworn she’d heard a horse snort or whatever it was that horses did to make that weird snot-blowing sound. She twisted and tried looking out the side windows and then the back but all she could see in the light of the full moon and the greenish-yellow glow rising all around her from the phosphorescent sticks was a hellatiously large downed tree trunk on one side of the car and the dirt embankment on the other.

“Hello?” she called out. “You didn’t leave me hanging here, did you?”

“Close yer eyes, mistress,” instructed the deliciously deep voice made all the richer with a lovely Scottish accent.

“And keep them closed until I say, aye?”

Mistress? Seriously? It was hard listening to what the man said because of the hypnotic way he said it. “Wait—what? Why?” Katie curled herself in half and strained to look out the back window of the car but all she could make out was the movement of a dark form.

A hard thud and shattering glass answered her question and convinced her to close her eyes and turn away from the flying debris. The sound of more breaking glass and metal grating against metal filled the air as the vehicle rocked and groaned.

A great deal of grunting ensued. Car debris rattled and screeched as it was shoved about. And then silence. Katie risked opening her eyes and found herself nose to nose, still upside down, but nose to nose with the sexiest looking rescuer she’d ever seen—even in the eerie yellow-green lighting. Relief flooded through her and she couldn’t help but smile.

Papa always said there’s a bright side to everything. She reached out and cradled the man’s face between her hands. “I’m Katie and you have no idea how glad I am to see you.”

The man’s dark brows arched to his hairline. He gave her an incredulous look then slowly returned her smile. “Aye? Well then . . . ’tis my pleasure t’meet ye as well. But tell me—are ye hurt then, Mistress Katie?”

Mistress Katie? That’s different but I kind of like it. “No . . . no, I’m not hurt.” Katie took a deep breath in then let it out, feeling her cheeks getting hotter by the minute. She was accustomed to the feeling of reddened cheeks. She found herself in situations like this all the time. Common sense was not her strongest trait and she’d learned to live with that failing long ago. Thank goodness the lighting was funky, so this fine-looking gentleman wouldn’t be able to tell that her face was, judging by the current heat level, flaming red due to this latest predicament.

“I am stuck though,” she quietly added with as much dignity as she could find. Even by the light of the glow sticks and hanging upside down, she could tell this guy was trying his best not to laugh. “And this is not funny, by the way.”

“Aye, lass. But it is, truly.” Her knight in shining armor finally gave in to a sexy as hell grin—dimpled cheek included. A low rumbling chuckle escaped him as he reached up and gently pushed at the roof of the car around her and thumped on the glass panel wedging her in place. Admirably regaining his composure, he politely asked, “How d’ye open this thing usually, mistress?”

“There’s a button but I think it’s dead. My car battery must be shot because the interior lights have faded, and my headlights are out now too.” Katie folded her arms on top of the driver’s seat headrest and propped her forehead on top of them. “I think we’ll need a big ass crowbar or a sledgehammer to break out the panel because I don’t think you can kick your way through it with me stuck in here this way.”

“I’ve the next best thing, m’lady. Ne’er ye worry.” He worked his broad shoulders back and forth, emitting a very manly grunt as he shimmied himself around and squinted up at the car’s ceiling. He’d wedged himself in through the back hatch of the car that he’d oh-so gallantly kicked out, but the interior of the compact car was clearly about two sizes too small for the man’s extremely impressive, even by the light of glow sticks, chest and shoulders. He scowled at the moonroof a moment longer then moved to back out of the car the same way he’d entered.

“Hey, wait a minute.” She had to know. After all, she’d been hanging here for this long, what could a few more minutes matter? “You don’t exactly talk like the average North Carolinian. Where are you from?”

The handsome smile with the perfect teeth, shining and bright even by the phosphorescent glow from the floorboard, faded from the stranger’s face and even in the poor lighting Katie could tell that his eyes had gone all narrow and alert as though waiting for attack.

“Highland Life and Legends. Scottish theme park down the road a ways.” He gave her a polite albeit strained smile then shifted to back out of the car a bit more.

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Katie's Highlander: A Highland Protector Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
BuckeyeAngel 10 days ago
Ramsay MacDara wishes the goddesses had left his arse back in the tenth century. That way he never would have met the gold digger who made a fool out of him. A loner at heart, Ramsay is riding his beloved horse through the woods near his family’s North Carolina theme park, Highland Life and Legends, when he hears tires squealing—followed by a thud—and rushes to the scene to help. That’s when he sets his eyes on a pair of long legs sticking out of the moon roof of a car. His interest piqued, the rest of her will soon arouse his greatest desires . . . and deepest fears. Archaeologist Katie Jenson is on a six-month sabbatical from her job at Princeton University. Following the death of her beloved father—whose dying request was for Katie to live life to the fullest—she’s headed to a friend’s beach house in North Carolina. But a momentary distraction takes her off the road and on the journey of her life . . . with a sex god in a kilt at her side. Ramsay’s passion is the stuff of legend—and it just may be Katie’s greatest discovery. I really enjoyed this story. Katie is something else (in the most endearing way possible) and is just what Ramsay needs. I liked it from start to finish and can’t wait for the next book from this author. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
Anonymous 3 months ago
I highly recommend this series as a whole. If you are into highland books (who can't resist a man in a kilt) this is your next read. Note do read this series in order. 9th century druins place in the 21st century, finding love with some hard core women to tame them yes please! The MacDara men are sworn to protect the beloved Hearthstone as well as their family. They are to keep to a deep secret until the right time prosense its self. Each of the women Sadie, Joanna, and Katie must accept the truth no matter how crazy it may sound. Will they accept or turn away ? Well you will have to find out. Ms. Greyson really pulls you into the story from start to finish. So grab a copy (Sadie and Alec first)
BluestockingDuchess More than 1 year ago
This book is part of a series but I liked how it can be read as a stand alone. The author did a great job of explaining the background. Katie and Ramsay are so adorable!!! I loved how the story started out and continue to flow nicely. There did not feel like there were any slow parts. I enjoyed this book so much I would like to go back and read the beginning books in the series. I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
makeup-your-mind More than 1 year ago
I got a free copy of this book through NetGalley. It is my first book from this author and my first in this series. I feel like I've been missing out. I loved this book -- the characters, the plot, the descriptions, the history, the themes, all of it! This is a book well worth reading and I am hoping to read more from this series, and from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate to compare but this is like Highlander times 15. The time travel the steamy sex and a choice that has to be made. All of this makes this a book you don't want to it down so enjoy the ride.
Mermer More than 1 year ago
A modern day time travel romance between Ramsey a Highland protector and Katie who had a car accident and was rescued by Ramsey. Katie and Ramsey is caught up in an ancient Druid ceremony and was sent back to 900 Scotland where they begin to fall in love but Katie wants to go back home and Ramsey wants to stay will they find what they both want? Good story drama and passion romance. Voluntarily reviewed.
Barbee114 More than 1 year ago
The hero of this story is Ramsay Danaan MacDara known as Ramsay. He thought by now like his older brothers Alec and Grant, he would be married by now. Unfortunately he came close, but the woman was only using him for his family's wealth with no love in her heart. He now wishes the Goddesses had left him back in the tenth century with no broken heart! So he has trust issues now with the fairer sex, plus he has always been more comfortable with his four legged furry friends. Plus he being from another time it is difficult for Ramsay to see and detect a woman’s duplicity, treachery and betrayal him and using him for her own selfish, deceptive, and disloyal desires. Now he just spends his time alone with his animals. That is until one day he is taking his horse for an evening ride and hears a car accident. Of course the honorable highlander he is goes to help the lass. After all that has been imbedded in him since birth. So he goes and finds a bonny female arse sticking out of the mangled car. He then rescues his damsel in distress bringing her home. Although he keeps thinking this is a big mistake, but how could he turn his back and not leave the lass stranded in the dark woods! Katie Jensen, the heroine of this story is an archeologist. She is taking a six month sabbatical leave from her job, in the garden state. This is at Ivy League, Princeton University, on Nassau Street in Princeton, New Jersey. Her father passed away a few weeks ago as she is still grieving. In addition her fathers last dying wish was for Katie to appreciate, savor and live her life to the fullest and highest degree of happiness! So on impulse she decided to do a road trip to her friend’s beach house in North Carolina. Unfortunately this is when she totals her vehicle! Luckily she finds herself rescued by the hottest man she has ever seen in her life! On top of that he has the most sexy Scottish brogue, dressed in a kilt, with a body to match. Yet as she gets to know Ramsay her inquisitive and curious mind wants to find out more! The attraction is instant between both of them, yet she also gets mixed signals from Ramsay. To Katie, he is like a traffic light she doesn't know if she should stop of go?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was not my favorite book in the series. It wasn't bad, just not WOW! I found myself wanting to skip to the end to be done.
anneinaz More than 1 year ago
Katie's Highlander (A Highland Protector Novel) by Maeve Greyson is an enchanting story about a young archeologist who wrecks her car and stumbles across an odd family of Scottish Highlanders in of all places, North Carolina. It seems they run a living history theme park. A very attractive highlander who says his name is Ramsay and introduces his horse as Dubh rescues her from her car. He takes her back to his home, which looks for all the world like an authentic Scottish keep, where everyone is very kind to her. She asks questions Ramsay doesn't want to answer so his solution is to distract her from her questions with too much whiskey. The next morning he rises to discover she has walked into town to begin the process of seeing her car towed and repaired. Ramsay catches up with her, not happy. His bother catches them at the garage and admonishes Ramsay to come home and help with their father, who appears to be in the clutches of dementia. To make a long story short, during a ceremony that Katie plays along with to satisfy an old man's whim, she ends of married to Ramsay. As this outcome dawns on her, she takes off running through the forest. This is the first I heave read by this author and it will not be the last. The plot is clever and well depicted. The main characters are drawn with detail and depth. Is this historical fiction or is it something more? The love story is compelling and interesting and the details are enchanting. I highly recommend this book as a distracting read: one you will enjoy. I received a free ARC of Katie's Highlander in exchange for a fair and honest review. #netgalley #katieshighlander
Ajgray More than 1 year ago
Loved this story. It is very well written and keeps your attention. The time travel storyline was not what I was expecting but I loved it. To go back to the year 917 with the majority of the story being in that time made it different from the other two books in this series. There is a HEA but a lot happens first. The ending was somewhat of a surprise but it makes a beautiful love for Katie and Ramsay. This was a wonderful story and I would highly recommend it along with the other two books in this series which I have read. You will not be disappointed.
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
I did not want to stop reading this story! I loved Katie's strength of character with her natural sweetness and caring personality. She could not leave someone in need. Ramsay was a gruff yet gentle man, carrying the burdens of the family secrets and a bad past relationship. It was interesting how these two figured out what was the right thing to do. There were smiles, giggles, and tears as I turned these pages. I highly recommend this story. I received an ARC through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Ramsey and Katie's story!! Ramsey rescues Katie when she crashes her car, but they are soon swept into a Druid ceremony and Katie is as confused as ever. She needs to get away from this crazy place. She does finally leave, but where she lands wasn't her planned destination... Ramsay had his heart broken and isn't about to be taken in by a gorgeous stranger, but he soon find himself linked to her for life. As he quickly falls for Katie, can he get her to stay and build a life together? I really liked this story. I loved that Katie was an archaeologist and knew her history. Although she seemed to freak out more than the other heroines of the series...This was a great addition to the series and I can't wait to see what Greyson comes up with next!
Readaholic19 More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by Maeve Greyson and it was so much fun! I read the blurb about the book, but didn't realize that it would involve time-traveling and those types of books are always so much fun to read :). I loved Katie as a heroine and Ramsay was definitely swoon-worthy. Although at times some of the gaelic (or scottish) translation was a bit much, it was still a very good book. I wish the epilogue gave us more about Katie and Ramsay, but maybe the author is trying to set up the next series in the book. Still a great read! **ARC provided by NetGalley. All opinions are my own**
BookloverUT More than 1 year ago
Ramsay McDara wishes he could be sent back to the tenth century in order to forget the disastrous relationship he just experienced in the present. Archaeologist Katie Jenson is on a six month vacation in North Carolina when her car gets stuck in a ditch. Ramsay sees the car and offers his assistance. When they set eyes on one another, their lives are linked… and changed forever. This was a great historical romance with enough heat and suspense to keep the pages turning. I loved the main characters and how they grew in their love for one another. I loved the way the author used the time change in this story to show the growth of science and medicine. I can’t wait to read the next story. I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and am voluntarily reviewing it.
ViperSpaulding More than 1 year ago
Time travel, hot Scot, steamy romance - everything in one book! I didn't know what to expect going into this book, but the entire story was a delightful departure from typical romances. Ramsay is stuck in the modern world when he meets Katie, but their adventures take them back to his original time and their romance is set amid the influences and decisions that straddle both worlds. The writing was exceptional, the characters and settings were vibrant and enchanting, and the emotional impact drove the story to a legendary HEA. It was a terrific book, and I highly recommend it. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a well-written, entertaining book. Katie is on a six-month sabbatical from her job and on her way to a friend's beach house when she has a car accident. Ramsay is riding his horse through the woods near his family’s North Carolina theme park when he finds Katie stuck in her car. Unexpected adventures follow and they have to join forces to make it through. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading others by this author.
KelsieAL More than 1 year ago
Katie’s Highlander by Maeve Greyson is the third book in her Highland Protector series. The novel is a historical romance with a twist. Though this is the third in a series, and I have not read the previous two novels, the author has done an excellent job in making it a standalone. The MacDara’s are a Druid clan and have always been chosen as protectors of the goddesses, Danu, Scota and Bride. The family has been transported through time from medieval Scotland to present-day North Carolina, but are transported back in time whenever the goddesses deem that their services are needed to protect them and an ancient relic known as the Heartstone. There are four MacDara sons. Alec (Sadie’s Highlander), Grant (Joanna’s Highlander), Ramsay whose romantic tale is told here in Katie’s Highlander and youngest son Ross, whose story I assume will be told in the next installment of the series. Katie Jenson, archaeologist and professor at Princeton University, crashes her car in scenic Brady, North Carolina and is rescued from her folly by Ramsay MacDara, Highland warrior born in 884 AD and keeper of the sacred spear. The two personalities clash, but love blossoms when the couple is transported back in time to tenth century Scotland. I was taken with both handsome, kilted Ramsay and Katie, whose internal commentary kept me laughing. The story takes some interesting twists, and the plot held my attention the entire time. I loved the ending so much that I actually cried. I have read many time-travel romance novels, and Katie’s Highlander is certainly among the best. I rate it 5 out of 5 stars. I plan to read the previous two novels in the series, which I immediately purchased upon completion of this one, and eagerly await the next. I recommend this book to lovers of historical romance and fans of time-travel. If you abhor well-written fiction, this is certainly not the book for you. My thanks to Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
What's not to like about a highlander time traveling to modern day? Not a lot but this one can go back to the tenth century when deemed by the gods and take you with him! Ramsey MacDara just wants to be left in his century but it is not to be at the moment. In North Carolina with his family until he can get back, he comes upon a car wreck with Archaeologist Katie Jenson in the car. Then it begins! Prepare to be taken on a unexpected journey that is really a lot of fun with the dialogue and quips by Katie. Listening to Ramsey and his thoughts was really entertaining. The back story of the goddesses and why Ramsey was sent to modern times and met with Katie are an inspired premise. As the two find that attraction, all bets are off. Yes, please send me with a highlander like Ramsey back to Scotland!! Great story! I read this through NetGallery. Lori Dykes
Jolie More than 1 year ago
I was stoked when I saw that there was the 3rd book in the Highlander Protector series. I wasn’t sure who the next was going to be about. I had a 50/50 chance of it being either Ramsay or Ross. When I read the blurb, I had a mini-freakout because it was Ramsay. I loved Ramsay in Joanna’s Highlander. I couldn’t wait to read the book. While I did like Katie’s Highlander, I thought that it fell short in several areas. The plotline didn’t seem as well developed as the previous books. The characters didn’t seem as vibrant. There were things that I did like about the book. I thought that Katie was a perfect heroine. I loved Ramsay. And while I thought the plotlines weren’t as developed as the previous books, I did like reading them. Kate was a hoot in this book. I loved that she owned her geekiness. That she knew her self worth. She was raised to value herself above everything else. It was an amazing message to read. More people, women especially, need to know that. I liked how real she was. Except for the driving while looking at the constellations. That wasn’t real. That was kinda stupid. But, in hindsight, she wouldn’t have met Ramsay. I loved Ramsay in this book. He had been hurt by his ex-fiancee. He didn’t want to like Katie. Heck, he didn’t want to fall in love with her. I did think that he was a bit stubborn at times in the book. When he realized that he was in love with Katie, he was willing to let her go so she could be happy. There is Instalove in this book. Katie and Ramsay meet and fall in love within 2 days. I do wish that there was more time for them to get to know each other. 2 days didn’t cut it with me. I wasn’t expecting Katie and Ramsay to go back in time. It was a nice twist in the plot and gave the book that added “ummph” that was needed. I liked seeing Katie’s reactions to being in Medieval Scotland. She was out of her element and wanted to go home. I didn’t blame her. The other twist in the plotline was not expected. It didn’t add anything to the plotline because Ramsay was so accepting of what happened. That made me to “WTH“. I was waiting for the other shoe to drop with it. Like something bad happening to Katie. So, I wasn’t expecting it when it ended the way it did. It was another “WTH” situation. I did like the sex scenes but I didn’t love them. I was a little skeeved about the period sex. I also didn’t appreciate the scene where Ramsay was cleaning himself off after sex. We all know guys do it but reading about it. No thank you. The end of Katie’s Highlander was bittersweet. I loved that Katie made the right choice. I also like how Ross and Esme put Adam in his place.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I had read the first book in this series and was intrigued by the premise of this one. I liked Katie and Ramsay well enough. She’s sassy and he’s stoic and together they had a lot of potential. I would have liked to see more of them getting to know each other. Instead, they’re thrown into this weird situation and all of a sudden they’re in love. When it came to feelings and chemistry, it was definitely all tell and no show. Plot wise, it was quick and slow at the same time. For me, this mostly read like a novella and that’s where the downfall was. Nothing felt fleshed out and while the story moved along, the rhythm was quite clunky and forced. Overall, it was a quick read that kept me entertained. I definitely feel like there’s more to be known about this situation. If there’s another book, I would be interested. **Huge thanks to LoveSwept for providing the arc free of charge**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this time travel romance. Ramsay is such a great hero - then and now. . Loved the interaction between the two. I loved the descriptions of everything, it really took you back to the Scottish highlands. The author's writing made me see it through the eyes of the characters - Great book!!!
nku More than 1 year ago
Katie's Highlander (Highlander Protector, #3) by Maeve Greyson ... I love this series...they just keep getting better and better... Thanks to the publisher and #NetGalley for letting me preview and review this book. Time travel-romance at its best. Ramsey MacDara (Protector ...from the 10th century) Katie Jenson (Archaeologist ) After he saves her from her car...they are drawn together and do some traveling.... I love a book that makes me feel part of it as this one did....some sadness, lots of laughs, adventure and lots of steamy sex all leading to a very HEA....I can't wait for the next book. Reasons I enjoyed this book: Easy-to-read Wonderful characters Entertaining Happily Ever After Informative Funny Steamy Page-turner Romantic Action-packed