"Time travel romance that rings true"
In 1605 Scotland, Griffin Campbell is expected to marry
Maigrey MacGregor as heir to his clan's chieftain.
However, Griffin has not only never been with a woman, but
he suffered a childhood trauma and vomits at the thought of
just a kiss. He thinks of his friend Jix Ferguson who
traveled back in time from the twenty-first century, but
has returned to her home married to his clansman Jamie. He
ventures inside the cave she described and touches the
crystals. The next thing he knows is that he is in the
Scottish home of Jix and Jamie in her century.
A bewildered Griffin meets Jix's friend, University of
Texas Physicist Doctorate student Chelsea Brown. They hit
it off immediately, but his female phobia stops him from
making love while she feels too mousy for the muscular
warrior. They travel to Texas where he sees a picture of
his seventeenth century cousin Duncan about to be hanged in
1882. Griffin and Chelsea find the crystals and as they
fall in love journey to rescue his kin.
The sequel to HIGHLAND DREAM, HIGHLAND FLING is a wild time
travel ride that takes readers on a trip through three
different centuries. The key to the story is that the
displaced individuals do not easily adapt to their new
world especially Griffin who, for instance, tries to kill
small barbarians hiding inside a box that Chelsea calls a
TV. The story line is loaded with action and the crystals
provide a time mechanism though Jamie's explanation of
magic seems displaced. This is a winner for those readers
who relish a romantic Back to the Future.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 6, 2003