I don’t usually read anything with a historical element to it, however when I read the blurb for this book, I was intrigued. It did not disappoint.
Twenty-one-year-old Brigid MacDonald works in a coffee shop. One day while standing in the supply cupboard, she suddenly finds herself transported to medieval Scotland, in a castle, being dressed for a wedding she didn’t consent to.
The bonnie, yet feisty red headed Brigid is having nothing of the sort. She finds herself a fast horse and flees. Unfortunately for her, the groomsmen aren’t giving up without a fight. On the run and unprepared for what medieval Scotland has install for her, she finds herself having to put her trust in a rugged highlander named Fergus, who vows to protect her from harm.
Fergus and Brigid set off on a long and arduous journey. Poor Brigid unwillingly finds herself in the middle of a feud between rival clans, receives an unwanted marriage proposal, and is both infuriated, and intrigued by the slightly terrifying, yet handsome Fergus, all while wondering how she will ever make it home.
Being from another time and place, Brigid feels no one understands how to handle an independent and resourceful woman like herself.
Brigid is skilled in karate and wonders whether she will have to rely on her fighting skills, or let her guard down and hope the one person she has learned to trust, can help her get home.
The author has created a strong female character with lots of spunk, who the reader will root for from the get go. As their relationship grows, the reader is often left wondering if by the end of their adventure, Fergus and Brigid will fall in love, kill each other, or end up somewhere in between.
This book has romance, humour, martial arts, suspense, and lots of action. I often found myself frustrated that my lunch break at work was over, as I wanted to know what happened next. It is fast paced, entertaining, funny and at times shocking. It has it all. I give it five stars
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