Overview: Evelyn is a grad student and a waitress at a strip club in Texas. Her best friend Piper, somewhat of a flake, moved to Scotland after learning of a great-grandmother’s death and her inheritance just three weeks ago. Evelyn hasn’t heard from her, save for one text message, and suddenly she has 14 missed calls while working. Hearing desperation in Piper’s voice, she agrees to fly out and help in whatever way she can. Once there Piper’s new friend picks Evelyn up from the airport and drives her out to the estate. Which happens to be a giant castle, half modernized and half still in the stone age. Piper allows them to get a few hours of sleep before discussing why Evelyn had to come, a man from the 1700’s had magically appeared in the tower a week before and Piper and Sam were at a loss as to how to get him back. As the three continue their search, an elderly lady is murdered, and a second 18th century Highlander is found to be on the loose. Evelyn starts to piece together what is going on, and accidentally transports her and Sam into the past. Sam is kidnapped and Evelyn is sort of kidnapped, sort of employed to help the witch get everything straightened out. Just when Evelyn thinks they will be sent home, the witch goes crazy and tries to kill Sam and starts a fire. Somehow they find their way back to their time and wake up in a makeshift home hospital, to find Piper watching over them.
While Evelyn and Sam are whisked away to the past Piper grudgingly figures out how to send her Highland lover back with the body of the murderous Highlander. She figures it out and sends him back, seconds later her friends are found in the tower hurt and singed from a fire.
Opinion: The concept has potential, but the execution was lacking. In the beginning, and for most of the book actually, Evelyn seems like an important side character; while Piper should be the main character but treated as a side one. It was really slow going until halfway through, then the author thought it necessary to break up the high-tension, vital action for quick sloppy sex scenes, slowing the story down more. The actual ending was weak and the epilogue sets you up nicely for the second book, and appears to have finally shifted Piper to her rightful place as the main character but I have not read it so I could be wrong in my assumption.