An Enchanted Spring

An Enchanted Spring (Mists of Fate Series, Book #2) by Nancy Scanlon

an enchanted spring

Overview by Publisher:

A time travel accident has left Aidan MacWilliam, younger brother of a medieval Irish laird, trapped in the future. Though he’s become a successful entrepreneur in the twenty-first century, Aidan still can’t banish thoughts of the world he left behind. In search of distraction, he heads to New York to scout a PR person for his cousin’s matchmaking firm, Celtic Connections. 
Emmaline Perkins might be the perfect candidate. A PR expert and closet medievalist, Emma has always put work before her social life. When a breathtakingly handsome man who looks like he stepped straight out of the Middle Ages proposes business, she struggles to keep her professional and personal lives separate. 
Then Emma’s ex-fiancé resurfaces, threatening Emma’s livelihood, her home, and ultimately her safety. Aidan jumps to protect her and not just because she’s good for business. He feels a primal need to defend the alluring young woman. But the question is not where she’ll be safe, but when.

I LOVE time travel books!  This is the second in the Mists of Fate Series and it’s just as good as The Winter Laird.  What I love about this series is the spin that Nancy Scanlon puts on the traditional time travel romance genre.  Normally it’s the woman who travels back.  This time, we meet the male time travellers in modern day New York.

Emma works in PR and is given the special assignment to the very yummy Aidan MacWilliam.  Emma’s life is a bit of a disaster.  Her former fiancé takes the prize for the douche of the year.  Blackmail, cheating and threats are making her run scared.  Thankfully Aidan is there to help her out.

From the start there is a connection between the two.  While Emma is not a gold digger, it certainly helps that Aidan is uber wealthy and able to sweep her off her feet.  He keeps her safe and sane while on the run from loser Ben, the former fiancé.

What works really well is the relationship between the two.  It may have seemed strange for a woman to take up with a strange man – run from one bad situation to possibly another.  However, Aidan treats her with the utmost respect and care.  While they share a few passionate kisses, their relationship is more emotional than physical.  They have a lot in common – a love of medieval history.  Only Emma doesn’t realize that Aidan is an expert because he is from the past.

As the reader, I really enjoyed learning about medieval Ireland.  I was as excited as Emma when she gets to compare theoretical with reality.  She gets to see the real deal because she needs to find a safe place that Ben can’t find her.  Reilly and Aidan take her to the past.  While Aidan has been longing to go home for ten years, Emma’s fate is not certain.  Does she belong in the past or the present?

I found the time they spent in medieval Ireland just as engaging as the present day United States and Ireland.  The only challenge was that they rushed into things and a lot of time is spent examining doubts and feelings.  Emma has no family and no job to return to – I wanted to shake her and tell her to stay with Aidan in the past and enjoy it!

Like The Winter Laird, the author is really great at creating chemistry between characters.  Emma and Aidan have explosive chemistry; however, we don’t get to follow them into the bedroom.  Boo!  It’s almost a sin to great a man so handsome and physically beautiful and not let us peek into what happens in the bedroom.  But I can use my fertile imagination.

This series is wonderful!  It blends contemporary romance with historical adding in a dash of time travel.  I can’t wait to see who gets their story told next and I really look forward to seeing what happens to the characters next!  Highly recommend!

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