Going Back for Romeo - L.L. Muir
This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet. - Romeo and Juliet (Act 2 Scene 2 Lines 127-8) by William Shakespeare

Jillian MacKay had been warned by her late grandmother never to go to Scotland but she finds herself in her ancestors' land in the company of two weird octogenarian twin sisters. hoping to fulfill a prophecy, Jillian travels back in time to the 15th century where she meets her Romeo - the Laird Montgomery Ross.
although i have Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series (gathering dust on my shelf and part of my endless TBR pile), this is really my first time to read about Highlanders. i have to admit that L.L. Muir's novel about time travel and star-crossed lovers was an enjoyable read from start to finish.
i thought i was going to have difficulty with the Scottish words but the author made them accessible and easy to understand. i loved how the conversations between Laird Montgomery and Jillian played out. it was a mix of the old and new and they were quite humorous too.
Jillian's references to the movies Back to the Future and Somewhere in Time while she was contemplating what she got herself into tickled my funny bone.
i also learned about what loyalty to a Clan meant for these Highlanders and how they lived and valued their honor and name.
there were a lot of questions though that popped in my mind as events unfolded. i was getting a tad confused here and there BUT i caution the reader to remain as patient as i did because everything was explained in good time. the answers were truly worth it especially what happened in the last few pages.
overall, i find this book as my perfect introduction to the world of Scottish Highlanders and i look forward to reading more about them.

Disclosure of Material Connection: i received a copy of Going Back for Romeo from the author herself. i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.