I love time travel romance novels – and if they’re set in Scotland – wow! Kilts, sassy 20th Century heroines (or heroes) who travel forward or backward in time. So I was sold on Kat Bastion’s first novel, Forged in Dreams and Magick, from her Highland Legends series the moment I saw the description. Then I have to say that mid-way through the novel as Isa or Isobel finds her second soul mate in a Pict warlord, I began to find my mind wandering. I felt like there was almost too much going on.
So when I received her second entry to the series for review I was hesitant, yet hopeful and yes, I LOVED it! Bound by Wish and Mistletoe is, to my mind, a perfect entry in the historical / paranormal fiction genre and has quite a bit to offer. There’s really no time travel here, but there is an appearing and disappearing castle, some very, very hunky alpha heroes in kilts, and an appealing heroine, and a mysterious angel.
As this novella was essentially half the length of the first book (but still at what I feel is a solid novel length for another writer), this is a very satisfying read. I enjoyed it tremendously and, that said, will probably go back to re-read Bastion’s first book sometime soon.
Enjoy this holiday novella and see a very special Christmas in the Scottish Highlands. Four swords up for Kat Bastion’s Bound by Wish and Mistletoe!
From the Publisher
Bound by Wish and Mistletoe by Kat Bastion
A Highland Legends Novella
Pub Date: 5 Nov 2013
Desperate to honor a life-long promise, Susanna MacEalan escapes her abusive clan with the fierce determination of never falling under the power of a man. Ever.
Aggravated by shallow-hearted pursuing lasses, Robert Brodie, commander of his clan’s elite guard, has foresworn scheming women. Forever.
When magick transforms Brodie Castle into a Christmas wonderland, the two despondent souls find solace in a most unexpected place . . . each other’s arms.
Amid a whirlwind of escalating events, Susanna’s traumatic past threatens Robert’s ability to protect the one woman meant for him. In a harrowing moment, as her fears and demons coalesce, will hope, faith, and love be enough to save them?