Genre: Time Travel Highland Romance
Series: Loch Moigh #2
Publication Date: July 8th 2014
Page Count: 316
Review Copy: ARC
Reviewed by: Lynsey
Synopsis: Before he can settle down, blond-haired, blue-eyed Robley of clan MacKintosh needs to taste true adventure. So when the faerie Madame Giselle asks him to retrieve her stolen property in exchange for two enchanted tokens that will whisk him across the centuries, he jumps at the chance.
Nurse and future midwife Erin Durie is broke and alone, thanks to a roommate who skipped town and the psychic gifts that make relationships too intense and painful to bear. Then a kilted man magically drops into her arms, looking for a guide to the twenty-first century, and she can't deny the attraction. But magical treachery soon throws open time's portal once more and puts a blade to Robley's throat. Now Erin must decide where or when her healing powers can do the most good and whether she can live without her handsome Highlander.
In the second thrilling Novel of Loch Moigh, award-winning author Barbara Longley delivers more of the action, adventure, and romance that began in the pulse-pounding True to the Highlander.
The first instalment of this series, True to the Highlander, was such a standout book for me this year, it's been a long time since I've enjoyed a time travel romance so well. They're quite often disappointing and amusing for all the wrong reasons, but not so in this case. The Loch Moigh series has all of the good parts of time travel romance; the cute moments as opposites attract, the language barrier funnies, and the many differences and similarities they share across the centuries.
Particularly enjoyable this time in The Highlander's Bargain was the fact that the hero traveled to the future as opposed to vice versa. His enthusiasm and desire to soak in everything he could in his short "holiday" was adorable, as well as the fact that they - Robley and Erin - became such sweet friends before anything romantic happened. Awww.
As with the last romantic pairing, Erin and Rob are absolutely perfect for each other. Erin is training to be a midwife and takes part in the Renaissance Fair to earn a few extra pennies, giving her a much-needed ability and a clear enjoyment of all things medieval. Robley is a man of his time, yes, but also forward-thinking enough to suit our modern-day lass. He also sees straight away how much of an asset Erin, with her medical training, would be back in his own time, and only hopes he can convince her to come back with him once his vacay is over. The romance they share is just exactly the right balance of sweet but not sickly, sensual but not explicit. It sweeps you along for the ride, gives you a few hairy moments, a few teary moments, and plenty of sh*t-eating grin moments.
4 Stars ★★★★
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.