Title: Katie’s Highlander
Author: Maeve Greyson
Publication Date: January 22, 2019
My Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
**I received this ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review**
The third book in the Highlander Protector series by Maeve Greyson, we meet Katie Jenson in the wreckage of her beloved sports car, dangling upside down from the sun roof. Who better to save a damsel in distress but a devilishly attractive stranger with a deep Scottish brogue and carrying an actual spear like a warrior of old. Meet Ramsey MacDara, a Highlander Protector of the ancient Heartstone, an ancient relic that holds all of humanity’s drive to evolve, to hope, to thrive and survive. Ramsey’s family had been plucked straight from the past by the very goddesses they serve. While Katie senses a deep attraction between them, wrecking her car was not on her itinerary for her trip to meet up with her friends. But alas, she seems to be stuck, and soon becomes swept up in a mystic rite that lands her and Ramsey back in tenth century Scotland. And married nonetheless!
If I had to describe the relationship between Katie and Ramsey with a single word it would be raw. Primal. Intense. Although, I guess I could use those same words to describe the Highlander himself. I could not put this down! This is actually the first book that I’ve read in the Highlander Protector series, and while I did find myself just a little confused in the beginning (I mean I had no idea what the Heartstone was and just in all trying to wrap my head around the time travel bit), I was absolutely in love with this tale and the relationship. While the romance was a big part of this (I mean, hello, this is a romance novel), the romance aspect tied heavily with the actions to move the story line forward.
Katie Jenson is definitely ranked up there with my favorite heroines. Witty, strong, and downright hilarious, I loved her! I have read one or two other time travel romances before, but Katie was the first one to show that without 21st century conveniences, we really would be fish out of water. I mean, it’s not often that we read exactly how periods……..sorry……..courses were taken care of back in the day but that was her first concern upon finding her ass dumped in tenth century Scotland.
Would I Recommend This?
Katie’s well-timed puns aside, and beyond Ramsey’s rough scottish brogue that made my neck tingle just thinking of it, I was moved by this book. That last chapter (why is it always the last chapter) created such a strong emotional response, I had tears blurring my vision even as I wrapped up this love story. And if a book is that epic that it makes me cry, I have to recommend it.