The Wolf and the Highlander (Highland Wishes) by Jessi Gage
Finding redemption in the arms of a wolf-man.
Anya’s been a bad girl. A vindictive plot against one of her clansmen backfired, resulting in her grave injury. Now scarred and crippled, her selfish ambition has turned into bitter self-loathing. She finds nothing lovely about herself, and doesn’t expect anyone else to either. But when a magical wishing box sends her to another dimension, she becomes the most valuable prize imaginable.
While hunting a rare marbled boar, Riggs, a trapper in Marann’s western forest, hears a strange cry. Taking advantage of his distraction, the sow slips away, but when Riggs investigates the cry, he finds something more valuable than a whole cart packed with marbled boar skins. A woman. She is delicate, her teeth are small and flat, and her skin is curiously hairless. She is not wolfkind. Maybe she is the miracle his people have been hoping for.
Riggs must bring Anya to King Magnus, because breeding rights belong first and foremost to his majesty, who needs an heir. But the female calls to a primal part of him. He longs to keep her secret and take her as his mate. But if he gives in to the temptation, he could single handedly bring about the end of civilization.
Review by Paulina Woods
If only I could find a little back box to send me to my hearts desire!!!
This time Jessi takes us on the journey of love with; get this, the villain of her first book, Anya. This I was not suspecting because the last we saw of Anya she had fallen over a cliff and was thought to bed dead.
Saved by the traveling tinker camp lead by Gravois’, someone we met in book one, she is given a stone and told to go back home to follow her fate. She thought she was going back home to face punishment but instead that damn black box sent her to another world and into the arms of her wolfman.
In a world were there’s only a few women left and you have to win a lottery to have a chance to mate with them, Riggs is alone. Living outside the city deep in the wilderness he saves money with the hopes of one day buying a ticket. While out chasing a rare boar he come into contact with a woman who looks nothing like any woman he has ever seen.
Anya feels like she has hit the jackpot after being saved by a strong man with a nice cabin and a new chance at life. What she gets is a man determined to get her to his king so that she and fulfill her destiny on his planet.
Through trial and error they are able to find love and save their kingdom from being taken over by a very evil man.
I am not a big fan of shifter who doesn’t change into their animal counterpart but this book made me change my mind, a little. The men and women may not physically change but they lived constantly as civilized animals. They eat meat without cooking it, hunt naked and are very protective of what’s theirs.
I cannot wait to see who is next in getting sent to their mate by that little black box.