Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Highland Shifter (MacCoinnich Time Travel 4) by Catherine Bybee

Helen Adams has a knack for finding lost objects, but the Simon McAllister she finds isn’t what she expected. The missing California teen is now a grown man—a kilted, sword wielding, Highland warrior.

A mysterious Druid book and Helen’s sixth sense send her to Scotland in search of a missing boy. After being attacked by strange men dressed in medieval garb, a handsome, desirable hero answering to the boy’s name rescues her.No one is more surprised than she to find herself in sixteenth century Scotland. Unable to deny the reality of time travel, Helen discovers smoldering passion with a man destined to leave her.

Simon has lived his Druid life in two very different worlds, two vastly different times, and when Helen practically lands in his lap, he knows his life is about to change forever. There are enemies in California lying in wait for her, and an army in Scotland closing in on his family. Simon is the only person who can protect her. But when she learns his most guarded secret, will she still want him? Can Helen love a Highland Shifter?

Reviewer: Dolce Amore
Helen Adams found out that an antique book from Mrs. Dawson’s library had something to do with a teenage boy, Simon McAllister. However, when she opened it, she saw pictures of herself wearing a floor length dress with long, flowing sleeves and a watch; but the book was over two hundred years old!

In Scotland, trying to find out what was going on, she almost looses the picture of the boy and she hurts herself trying to recover it… and she says the words that make her travel back time to 1596:
“See, here. I’m bleeding to find you, Simon McAllister. So stop trying to fly away.” The words no sooner left her lips before the sound of the ocean simply turned off. The air around her crackled and rushed out of her lungs.

There, she finds Simon, a Druid and Shape Sifter, a man who can read animals thoughts, control them, and convert into whatever animal he wants. He is one and the same Simon McAllister she was looking for. And when they are attacked, Helen wishes to be home and she and Simon travel back to California:
“I want to go home. Please, just let me go home.” The world around her tilted and once again fell away.

Back to Mrs. Dawson, where she found the book in first place, she and Simon find, using magic, that there are five more books that could help them to find why she was traveling to past and why when she came back Simon was with her; and how he could return.

The whole world turns crazier than before as Helen sees her boss Philip, leaving from her apartment. While they are trying to understand what Philip has to do with everything, they discover that Helen’s necklace is the key to it all. And it was dated:
“Early seventeenth century. Maybe before.”

Well, you will find the origin of it if you read the book, I won't add any more.
I loved the irony of Helen’s thoughts when she realized that she has to travel in time one more time because they needed someone of Simon’s family to help them uncover the truth about the necklace and Helen’s boss.
Helen was about to experience medieval Scotland for a second time. Oh, joy. The first was so much fun. Why not do it again?

Helen doesn’t think she will stay long; still, Simon’s brother is sure she will:
I don’t think I’ll be staying here for weeks.”
Kyle titled his head to the side and furrowed his brow. “Yes, you will.”
The convicted tone of the child would have been comical if it wasn’t for the fact that all the people surrounding her had one skill or another. Telekinesis, premonitions, reading people’s minds…heck, Simon’s father could cause an earthquake and his grandfather could charge lightning from the sky. So to hear a ten-year-old tell her she wasn’t going anywhere made her squirm. Did he know something she didn’t?

However, that is not all. There is a Druid from the future, who wants the stone that would allow him to travel thru time and thinks that MacCoinnich’s women has what he wants. And he will do whatever he has to get it and he will enjoy every second.

Although you can read this book without any of the previous ones, I recommend you read the others in the series first Binding Vows, Silent Vows, and Redeeming Vows because all the books are connected with this one.

So, what can I say about this book? I will use just a word: wow! All paranormal lovers will love this book. It's wonderful; merging druids, magic, time travel, action, and romance. It will hold you captive until the end… and after. I can’t wait to see what Ms. Catherine Bybee has prepared for Amber, because I bet it will be something full of imagination… the end of this book assures me of that.

So 5 stars for this book and hundreds for Ms. Catherine Bybee, because I love all her books.

Publisher: Self Published
Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders


Catherine Bybee said...

I love my time travels. And I adore when someone gets it to the level in which you have. Thank you so much for the stunning review.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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