Monday, August 9, 2010

Highlander Series by Janet Chapman

A tempestuous passion begins with a battle of wills...

When Sadie Quill comes upon an unbelievably gorgeous man lying naked beside a lake, she can't resist taking his photo -- and is quickly trapped in a passionate confrontation with the fierce stranger. Discovering the identity of this irresistible warrior will complicate Sadie's search for a legendary gold mine. For he is Morgan MacKeage, a medieval highlander in modern-day Maine, a man with the fury of the untamed wilderness pounding in his veins -- and the power to unlock Sadie's fragile heart.

A runaway beauty finds love in the brawny arms of a handsome stranger.

Talented surgeon Libby Hart is fleeing to Pine Creek, Maine, when her car spins out of control and crashes into a pond. She is rescued by Michael MacBain, a medieval highlander trapped in the modern world by a wizard's spell. Wounded in love once before by a modern woman, Michael wants nothing to do with Libby, but he can't resist the intense desire she stirs within him. Can this proud warrior pledge his heart to a woman whose secret threatens to change their lives forever.

She has the power to tempt him beyond all reason....

Catherine Daniels arrives in Pine Creek, Maine, at just the right time for Robbie MacBain. She is on the run from her ex-husband, and Robbie is a sexy, single foster parent who needs a housekeeper while he travels back in time to medieval Scotland. Unbeknownst to Catherine, Robbie's looking for a book of spells to save the future of his family...and little did he expect to find a burning passion in Catherine's arms. Can Robbie seal his family's fate while enticing Catherine to follow him and her own heart wherever love will take them?

I picked this series back up when my reading rut began, because I knew I liked them. I'm not going to lie, the Scottish Highlander thing is definitely one of my favorite genres in the realm of romance, but instead of that being a negative I think it means that I'm pickier than most! I know what kind of strong alpha male + loveable romantic works the best. Janet Chapman is one of the best, because while usually it's the woman that's sent back in time, here the male leads are brought forward and they have to deal with a suddenly changed world and women that are forthright and independent. Each book in the series might have similarities in regards to how the men feel like women should be treated, but in each case the relationship is very distinct and the supporting characters keep the plot fresh and interesting. I don't own the whole series, though at this point I think I've read them all, but I highly recommend them to anyone whole likes a bit of magic and mischief with their romance.

Overall Feeling - Thumbs up!