Friday, January 4, 2013

Review: Going Back for Romeo

Going Back for RomeoAlone, with a Highlander, in his castle, on a cold dark night...

(Okay, so it wasn’t that cold.)

Jillian MacKay is being conned by a pair of eighty-year-old witches. They’re convinced she’s the perfect sucker to test a prophecy and they’re willing to bury her alive to prove it. Once she escapes and finds herself in 15th Century Scotland, she believes her return home depends on a heroic deed—she must rescue a plaid-clad Romeo and Juliet before tragedy can strike. The monster standing in her way, however, is a handsome Highlander who might just be her own Romeo...a Romeo she must leave behind.

Rather than surrender his secrets, Montgomery Ross would prefer to go
 down in history as the heartless creature who betrayed one sister and buried the other alive. When he falls in love
 with the prophesied faery who has come to expose him, he'll have to learn a wee lesson from the star-crossed lovers or suffer the fate to which he once condemned them.


Anyone who knows me well knows that I love highlanders. I make it my goal to read every book that has highlanders in it. And an added bonus for this one is that its also a time travel romance!
Going Back for Romeo is about a young woman, Jilly, who was told all her life that Scotland and everyone there was bad -- especially a Ross man. After her grandmother dies, she defies everything her grandmother told her and goes to Scotland, accompanied by the Moir sisters, a pair of fiendishly hilarious twins.
Events happen, and she finds herself in the past and awed by highland Laird, Monty Ross. Going back for Romeo was a cute little story, and it certainly is similar to Romeo and Juliet. It was hard to put down the book while following the adventure Jilly takes while trying to bring the scottish version of Romeo and Juliet together, all the while trying to deny her heart to the devishally handsome laird that seems to mess up her plans.
The romance was more of a puppy love, and although I would have loved to see more of it, it was somewhat balanced by the action through out the book. It had everything from brawling to kidnapping.
I was slightly dissapointed that the scenery wasnt too detailed, but then again I have always wanted to see scotland, so maybe it was wistful thinking and maybe it was detailed enough? The ending was confusing, hurried, and incomplete, but other than that, it was a marvelous book.
I would totaly read the second book, and I recommend this one to anyone who wants to read about a headstrong highlander who is pigheaded at times, and how he waylays the plans of a Scotish-American woman from the future and they fall in love.
Amazing book, adn I really saw no flaws with it (other than what I mentioned above) And my favorite thing about this book - other than the yummy guy in a kilt - was the fact that they "spoke" in their brogue, and it was historically correct with the way they spoke, dressed and acted.

I rate this book a:

4 out of 5