Book Review: Going Back for Romeo by LL Muir

Posted February 17, 2012 by Melissa in Book Review | 4 Comments

Going Back for Romeo

Title:  Going Back for Romeo
Author:  LL Muir
Reading level:  Adult
Genre:  Historical Romance/Fantasy
Size:  273 pages
Release Date:  December 2011
Stand Alone or Series: Muir Witch Project #1 
Source: Author for Blog Tour

First Line:  “Odd. The stone closest to Laird Montgomery Ross’s foot looked to be the same shape as the hole remaining in the side of his sister’s tomb, but he refused to reach for it.”


Alone, with a Highlander, in his castle, on a cold dark night…

(Okay, so it wasn’t that cold.)

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 strike.  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.

My Thoughts:

I am going to be completely honest about this…as I fully believe that you my readers deserve nothing less and I know that I expect nothing less from you.  I went into this book fully expecting that it would be entertaining but not really “good” if you know what I mean.  I mean…look at that cover…add Highlanders…time travel…witches…Romeo & Juliet… Isn’t it all really just a bit much?

NO, it is all exactly just right!

We are thrown right into the action with Laird Ross entombing his still living sister who has been condemned a witch and the book just runs from there.  All of the characters are likeable and relatable. Jillian with her interesting background story makes a wonderful heroine.  Monty with his tortured past is all you’d want in a Highlander. and the secondary characters all come alive through LL Muir’s story telling.  And the author writes with such heart and wit that you’ll race through to the end before you even know what has happened.

I will admit that there were two small scenes were some of the story was told through flashbacks and I feel it would have kept the continuity had it all been told in chronological order and there was one scene that still has me scratching my head.  However , it honestly didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the story one bit.

I can’t believe how much I enjoyed this book!  Honestly I can’t really put my finger on any one thing…but I really did. The author must indeed be a witch as her same named characters are to have made such an impression on me:) And I want the next installment…now please!

If you are looking for a quick fun read with loveable and kooky characters and a lot of humor…this book is for you!

Was it worth my Time? 

About the Author:

L.L. Muir lives with Superman in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains. They are raising numerous super-heroes for society, but none will wear tights. Currently, she writes Scottish & Regency historicals and paranormal fiction for both adult and young adult readers. She is represented by Cori Deyoe of Three Seas Literary Agency.

Her hobbies are:
*stalking kilt-wearers at the local Scottish Festival and Highland Games.
*making up stories about those kilt-wearers.
*trying to get the men in her life to wear kilts.

Before writing full-time, she owned a flower shop called The Scottish Rose. She’d often answer the phone sounding like Mrs. Doubtfire…until a gentleman customer asked to speak with the Scottish woman who owned the place.

Twitter @LLMuir

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4 responses to “Book Review: Going Back for Romeo by LL Muir

  1. This really is a fun book. I can’t tell you if the author is a witch or not, but magical things seem to happen when she’s around. Thank you for your honest review. It’s refreshing.

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