Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A Love To Last The Ages

"I have been told I have a calming effect with my hands.
I would rub your back, caress your hair
until you drifted off peacefully."
--Karen Marie Moning, Kiss of the Highlander

Genre: Adult Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Dell
Pages: 396
Publication Date: September 1st, 2001
Source: Gifted to me by the lovely Isalys, thanks love!
Find On: Goodreads | Amazon
Previous Books in Series: Beyond the Highland Mist & To Tame a Highland Warrior & The Highlander's Touch
Goodreads Description 

 A laird trapped between centuries...

Enchanted by a powerful spell, Highland laird Drustan MacKeltar slumbered for nearly five centuries hidden deep in a cave, until an unlikely savior awakened him. The enticing lass who dressed and spoke like no woman he’d ever known was from his distant future, where crumbled ruins were all that remained of his vanished world. Drustan knew he had to return to his own century if he was to save his people from a terrible fate. And he needed the bewitching woman by his side....

A woman changed forever in his arms...

Gwen Cassidy had come to Scotland to shake up her humdrum life and, just maybe, meet a man. How could she have known that a tumble down a Highland ravine would send her plunging into an underground cavern — to land atop the most devastatingly seductive man she’d ever seen? Or that once he’d kissed her, he wouldn’t let her go?

Bound to Drustan by a passion stronger than time, Gwen is swept back to sixteenth-century Scotland, where a treacherous enemy plots against them ... and where a warrior with the power to change history will defy time itself for the woman he loves....
I've been waiting to read this book of the series since the beginning. Isalys raved about it Drustan and how swoony the book is and even with those expectations I still loved the book for so many reasons. Gwen was the first and foremost among them. She travels to Scotland partly to *ahem* lose her virginity and really fall in love. She wants so badly to be loved and feel those emotions that I couldn't help be be there with her emotions. I could relate 110% to her and I couldn't wait to see how her love story played out. She discovers Drustan, who has been cursed to the future, after she falls down a hill and quite literally falls on top of him. (Oh, hello sir.)

After they meet it is a series of unfortunate events. Drustan doesn't want to believe he's in the future, Gwen doesn't want to believe he came form the past. It is hilarious watching them try to communication and learn each other as they travel to where his home would be. Drustan is all kinds of sexy and adorable to Gwen. He's attracted to her in a primal way and she can't believe somebody as charming and gorgeous as he is would be interested in her. While a lot of people can't stand the self-deprecating heroine and want her to just "get over her issues," I really enjoy this kind of heroine. Like attracts like, what can I say?

After traveling with him into the past, a few more problems arise but no plot spoilers from me. I will say the most important thing about this book...it is swoony.as.fuck. I read a lot of love stories and romance books and THIS is one of the great ones. It is so acutely romantic and poignant in feelings that I just felt so much while reading. It was just amazing. Blew my heart wide open and I can't even give details or describe why it affected me so much but it did. The dynamic between not only Gwen and Drustan but Drustan's family is on point. I fell in love with all of them and it made the book that much better. While I enjoyed the previous books in the series, this one is the absolute best!

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If you love swoon, true love, and feels...this book is for you.

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