Published: May 1st 2011 Sourcebooks Casablanca
Historian Bree Kirkland has always been in love with the past, but when she accidentally wakes an ancient Scottish warrior who's spent the past 150 years sleeping in her backyard, her present is suddenly fraught with danger. Faelan has awakened from the time vault hungry and horny. He grieves for his lost family, wondering who sent the woman to wake him. If she's a demon, Faelan will have to kill her. If she's innocent, she's unleashed the gates of hell in her backyard. Either way they must rely on each other to save their future.
When I first looked at this one I thought historical paranormal, it was the kilt. But that is not the case, thought the hero was born long ago and has been frozen for 150 years.
Bree loves everything about the Civil War and a hunt for a hidden treasure in her own backyard leads her to our hero. She is no damsel in distress, but then Faelan is from another time when women were to be protected, and this leads to quite a few conflicts. I think that is what was the most fun about a hero that doesn't know that the world has changed. He gets all confused by how women act, dress, why there are no horses and his chivalry is still wonderful, even if she wants to join in and do something too. He is just a very protective male.
But the book is no happy lovestory from the start. No no, she thinks he might be a demon at first, and he thinks the same about her. They are a bit wary of each other, and at the same time he really really wants her. Poor guy needs some smexing right away or he will just explode. The tension keeps on building until they trust each other enough. But even after that there is distrust. I do understand that, because who would believe she just came across him, and why would she trust the freaky sexy guy in a kilt that she found in a crypt.
There is tension, passion (that builds and builds, and I will just leave you all with that), lots of sexy highlanders, evil demons, and a race against the clock because these evil demons have a plan, and they do not want any humans at all around when they have their perfect world.
I did enjoy the whole what's up with the world today scenario, and when things heated up the author also managed to surprise me and that is always fun. All in all a good book with a hunky highlander warrior and the epic struggle to save mankind. I enjoyed the book and at one time I reached a point where I had to read faster and faster and did not want to stop before I reached the end.