Wishing for a Highlander (Highland Wishes) by Jessi Gage
Single-and-pregnant museum worker Melanie voices an idle wish while examining a Scottish artifact, that a Highland warrior would sweep her off her feet and help her forget her cheating ex. The last thing she expects is for her wish to be granted. Magically transported to the middle of a clan skirmish in the sixteenth-century Highlands, she comes face to face with her kilted fantasy man.
Tall, handsome, and heir to his uncle’s lairdship, Darcy Keith should be the most eligible bachelor in Ackergill. Instead, thanks to a prank played on him in his teenage years, he is known for being too large under his kilt to ever make a proper husband. “Big Darcy” runs his deceased father’s windmills and lives alone at his family manor, believing he will never marry.
But a strangely-dressed woman he rescues from a clan skirmish makes him long for more. When the woman’s claims of coming to Ackergill by magic reach the laird’s ears, she is accused of witchcraft. Darcy determines to protect her any way he can, even if it means binding her to him forever.
Review by Paulina Woods
When I finished this book I had a book hangover that lasted about a day and than I had to read it again to make sure it was really that good.
I have always had a soft spot for a man in a kilt and when that man is strong and stands feet above his fellow clansmen I am lost. Darcy is no alpha male he is heir but didn’t want to lead. He isn’t a man every girl in the village wants and he has no confidence in himself as husband/lover material. As a young man he was dealt a blow by a soon to be lover that left him feeling like less a man. All he wants in life is to find someone he can take care of and provide for by working hard at his mill. Fate/magic gave him his wish.
Ok maybe not the exact wish he wanted because what he got was a strong independent woman from the future. Malina, betrayed by her baby daddy, refuses to let life problems rob her of her will to survive. Having resigned herself to be a single mom with a very stable job in the museum business, she still wishes for a man who will sweep her off her feet. One night she gets her wish just not in her time period.
These two have been conditioned to mistrust the opposite sex yet both still know there’s something better. Yes this is a book that should be kept close for all time.