☆✮ My Review ✮☆
Mark of the Highlander was a clever and refreshing read the infused elements of past and present, time traveling, ancient folklore, as well as second chances and making rights with one's past.
Up and coming writer, McKayla has always felt a pull and fascination for medieval Scotland. So much so that she is the newest sensation in the book world for it.
But what started out as a mere love has her time traveling back in time, where she then meets Scottish highlander Colin MacLomain, a skilled highland warrior and leader of his clan: the character from her latest book novel!!
With their two worlds colliding, what will she do?
And with past history needed to be addressed, how will things turn out?
My thoughts: Over all, I liked this book. It was fast, easy to read, and involved one hot highlander!!
The only set backs though, is that I kind of had a hard time in the beginning placing everything together and sorting all of the characters and their roles.
Otherwise, this was a very fun and entertaining read! I'm looking forward to more fun and adventure in the next book in the series!!
*I was provided a review copy via Bewitching Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!*
-Overall : 8
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 8.5
☆✮ Excerpt ✮☆
Though they stood a good foot apart they might as well have been entwined with all the attraction crackling between them. He arched a brow and though he didn’t move toward her, his words certainly yanked her back against him. “More muscles. Far more strength. A tireless perseverance that I promise will make you weep.”
“Tireless,” she whispered.
“Perseverance,” he promised. “Determination.”
She licked her lips and tried to look away. Impossible. He looked so bloody good standing there in a plaid with the mountains cheering him on and the highland wind working fully to his advantage.
“You have no idea how hard it was for me to transform my feelings into something platonic. But I did. This. You.” She made a loose gesture in his direction. “Reignites old wounds.”
Colin nodded and instead of continuing to undress her with his practiced eyes he grabbed her hand and pulled her towards him.
“So let’s start over, Kay, sorry, McKayla.” He squeezed her hand. “I promise not to call you that until I earn back your trust. I dinnae deserve that level of closeness. Not yet. But I promise you one day I will. I want to earn back not only what I lost when I ended our relationship but what I lost because of all the lies. While I beg for my clan’s forgiveness, allow me to ask for yours as well, a thousand times over.”
A small shiver rippled through her. Did he really crave her forgiveness as much if not more than those who raised him? His very family? It was hard not to be humbled because she knew he was being truthful. She wasn’t being naïve, not this time. He meant it. Regardless, he wasn’t getting off that easy. “Let’s work at rebuilding the friendship and not worry so much about the relationship, okay?”
Colin nodded and led her into the forest. “Seems like a good start.”
That sounded like he intended the friendship to be a mere formality and for them to pick up where they left off. If he thought she was jumping back into a relationship, he was in for a rude awakening. “Friends, Colin. That’s all I want right now.”
“Aye,” he agreed. “Friends. Once earned.”
Again, something about the way he said it made her think he was a lot more arrogant than he thought he was.
☆✮ About the Author ✮☆
Sky Purington is the best-selling author of nine novels and several novellas. A New Englander born and bred, Sky was raised hearing stories of folklore, myth and legend. When combined with a love for nature, romance and time-travel, elements from the stories of her youth found release in her books.
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