Also in this series: Sadie's Highlander, Joanna's Highlander
Series: Highlander Protector #3
Published by Loveswept on January 22, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Time Travel Romance
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.
I have been such a fan of this fun series that Maeve Greyson has written here. Maeve Greyson has such a sharp wit to her books and I am always finding myself so entertained by her books here. For those new to the series, this series focuses on one family, who lived in the highlands but then to protect a sacred stone of the goddess they are brought forward in time. And Katie’s Highlander is Ramsay’s book here.
Our story begins when Ramsay has lost faith will ever finding someone to love or to marry or have a family like his brothers. Then he comes across a young woman in a car crash and when he rescues her and takes her back to the “keep” which is his family’s home in North Carolina where they have settled in modern times, he is captivated by this feisty woman. There is such strong chemistry but Katie has her own plans for the future. But as a scientist of history, she appreciates how Ramsay and his family are with their history and traditions. But Katie’s life is turned into something of a drea when she and Ramsay find themselves back in the highlands, hundreds of years before she was born and she is having to work with Ramsay to find a way back home. But Ramsay is at home in the highlands, but its not her time, and Katie will have to make a choice whether or not to return to the future alone or make a life with Ramsay in the past…
I really had such a fun time with this book and loved the time travel from modern era to the past that this author implements. I just love this family and how they look at life. They definitely have a unique perspective on what is really important considering they grew up in the highlands but then came forward in time. Ramsay unlike his brothers, craves the time he was born into. He has never felt fully at ease in the modern century and we see how much he comes fully into himself when they travel back in time. How much more self assured and confident he is in leading the clans. But there is one problem…our heroine wants to go back home.
Now for Katie, I did struggle with her at times. She is very strong willed, independent and headstrong and that gets her into trouble. And its these qualities that get her thrown back in time although she doesn’t really think that way. She does take everything in stride though, and doesn’t get too panicky and so I did admire her strength throughout this story and seeing how she faces up to everything. I did find that she could be a bit annoying at times, there were aspects of her character that I really found frustrating. We do how she realizes that love is more important that superficial things like coffee and working plumbing. Ramsay has been in love with her almost instantly from meeting her, but Katie takes quite a bit longer to realize the depth of feelings that she has for him. But Ramsay, he is so patient and understanding and respectful of whatever choice she is willing to make even if it means him being alone the rest of his life.
What matters in life is making memories with someone you love. Memories that no one -not time, the gods, angels, or demons can ever take away.
The romance is two sided, we see the perspective of both Ramsay and Katie and they both fall in love with each other at different times so this story does introduce the “unrequited love” trope but I did love seeinig Katie come into her own strength as she is faced with a challenge she never imagined possible and how she comes to realize that being with Ramsay, the man she loves is worth the sacrifice. I found Katie’s Highlander to be a heartwarming and laugh out loud tale that was very amusing and will keep you smiling for days!!