Book Review: BINDING VOWS by Catherine Bybee

With strong writing and stronger characters, Binding Vows introduces the reader to a world of druids, witches and time-travelers.


Duncan MacCoinnich is a strong rugged Scotsmen from the sixteenth century who mets Tara McAllister at a Renaissance faire. The attraction is immediate and strong but in saving her from a danger she can't quite comprehend, has Duncan driven a wedge between them forever?

Catherine Bybee takes you through a landscape of love, danger and suspense, finally proving that love can conquer all, even time.

This story is sweet, spicy, and will leave you sighing with satisfaction and wanting more. Binding Vows is everything you could ask for in a romance.


Blurb:
Duncan MacCoinnich’s task… Travel to the twenty-first century Renaissance Faire, deflower the Druid virgins, and go home. Only his job is not so easily accomplished with the virgin in question, Tara McAllister.
Time is running out. The evil is closing in on them both.
Tara finds Duncan irresistible after what was supposed to be a mock Hand-fasting binds them.
When Duncan whisks her to his home in Scotland she could accept that. But, can she forgive him for taking away her modern life when she finds herself in the sixteenth century?
And is it love they feel? Or something else?

Excerpt:
“A lady is not safe out here by herself.”


She stopped again. This time he didn’t stop in time and fell into her.


Hands at her sides, her chest thrust up next to his, she gritted the words between her teeth. “A lady isn’t safe around you, either.”


“Now, Tara.” He tried pleading with her.


“Oh, don’t you even, ‘now, Tara’ me.” She stepped to the side and started off in a different direction. Walking in circles.


He let her walk for several minutes before attempting to talk to her again. “I would be happy to escort you on a walk, but we need to get you more properly dressed.” He knew the effect watching her walk was having on him. He could only imagine what his men must have thought when she had stormed the courtyard in her shorts.


“You’re a bastard, you know that, MacCoinnich?”


He wanted to counter what she said but cautioned himself against it. “Still, we need you in more fitting clothes. If someone were to come along, questions would be raised which would be most difficult to answer.”


“You should have thought of that before you brought me here.” She waved a hand in his general direction. “Right now I don’t give a crap what questions you might have to answer.”


“I told you how necessary it is for secrecy.” He turned to the Keep and noticed some of the men watching to see what would happen. He needed to put a stop to this and soon.


“Bite me.”


A completely inappropriate image of him doing exactly that popped in his head. A slow lazy smile inched over his lips.


Unfortunately for him, Tara read his thoughts.


BINDING VOWS is available now at the Wild Rose Press.

To find out more about Catherine Bybee and her books, check out her website.

9 comments:

J.A. Saare said...

I love the cover, absolutely beautiful! ;-) Sounds great too!

Catherine Bybee said...

Ahhhh... thanks for the review, Lynne! Muwah!
I'm happy you enjoyed Duncan and Tara...

Lynne Roberts said...

Jaime, I love the cover too! It's a great book.

Hi Catherine! I did enjoy Duncan and Tara and I can't wait to read about the rest of the clan!

Helen Hardt said...

This one's on the Sony waiting for me to find the time... I'm looking forward to it!

Lynne Roberts said...

You'll love it, Helen!

Catherine Bybee said...

Enjoy Helen. Hope you find time soon to read this.

Kaily Hart said...

Great review. I agree on the cover. Gorgeous.

Cari Quinn said...

Another great review, Lynne, and another awesome book for the TBR!

Sandra said...

Love this story - yummy hot Scots in kilts! But it's more than just hottiesAnd,. It's an enchanting story-couldn't put it down. Of course, we know there'll be more. Hooray!