Saturday, October 6, 2007

Highlander in Her Dreams-Allie Mackay

Highlander in Her Dreams
Allie Mackay
Signet, Nov 2007, $6.99
ISBN: 9780451222633

Paranormal investigative journalist Kira Bedwell is on a tour of allegedly haunted Castle Wrath when she meets Aidan MacDonald, who claims he is a medieval era laird. She initially assumes the hunk is joking, but after that first encounter, she only sees him in her wet dreams; he shares those sexual nocturnal encounters when he sleeps.

Kira is investigating a paranormal incident in Scotland when the reporter becomes the story. Somehow she is sent back to Aidan's time. His clan is frightened by Kira’s arrival as they assume she is a witch. Meanwhile as he tries to convince his people she is his soul mate, he also battles his evil cousin who has plans to abuse the clan for personal gain after killing Aidan. Kira knows who won that confrontation of blood so must change the near future even if it means giving up her beloved Highlander.

Although similar in theme with the person from the future knowing and there wanting to change the specific history, Allie Mackay provides an entreating time travel romance because of just that scenario. From the moment his clan wants to burn the witch until the final cousinly battle, readers will be enchanted rooting that Kira, who believes her beloved will die in the upcoming altercation, finds a way to change the near future; her encouragement is based on her arrival being an aberration making anything possible.

Harriet Klausner

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