Review: Going Back for Romeo by L.L. Muir

Going Back for Romeo by L.L. Muir
Series: A Muir Witch Project (# 1)
Release Date:  December 4, 2011
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Page Count: 177
Source: ebook provided by the author

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 end in tragedy. 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.

Review: The blurb for this novel had all my favourite things: time travel, Highlanders, witches and romance. Muir did a great job at creating a story that was new even if though she used themes that have been all the craze in the romance genre for some time. There is just enough from each theme without making it over the top or kitschy.

Jillian is a woman who is trying to realize what her life is going to be like after her grandmother dies. She can now be the independent woman she has always wanted to be and not under her grandmother’s thumb. Since her grandmother has passed away Jilly has wanted to travel to Scotland to visit the land her grandmother told her to stay away from. She meets the Muir sisters in the library while researching her trip. The Muir sister convince her or rather conned her into going to the Ross castle.

Jilly is a spunky, fiery, and sassy girl who finds herself in the 15th Century but does not quite understand how she got there. Neither do any of the people she encounters when she is released from a tomb. A romance ensues between Monty, the 15th century Highlander and her. While in her time travel to the past she encounters mystery and cannot seem to stay out of trouble. Monty and Jilly are both very strong characters that will make you laugh with their interactions. Jilly is compelled to save a couple hopes of it being what is needed to return to the present. It is well worth the read for anyone that enjoys a good Highlander romance.You must read the book to find out what happens between Monty and Jilly! I’m anxious to read the next book in the series.

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