Reading about Irish Fae is not something I would normally choose to read, I think I purchased this by accident as I thought it was a time travel novel. I read it anyway as it’s sometimes a good thing to read something out of the ordinary. And this definitely was out of the ordinary. With Regan and her holiday in Ireland turns out as something out of this world. Surrounded in Irish folklore of all the odd things in their history and beliefs, Fae, Leprechauns, and goodness knows what else, a melting pot with all these ingredients to bring this story to life. It was enjoyable to read and quite imaginative by the author. Worth the read.
Tangled in Time is a time travel romance with a twist. Fáelán is a Celtic warrior cursed by the fae princess, Morrigan, to live in a void realm, only able to access the Earthly realm during the solstices when the veil thins. Due to the intervention of a friendly fae at the time of his cursing, he is able to teleport himself to the Earthly realm (although this uses a lot of his strength); however he can only be seen by certain members of his family and by those with the ‘gift.’ He is destined to be cursed until he meets one of these gifted and falls in love with them to the point where he’d be willing to sacrifice his own life for her. And so the story begins....
Regan is a psychic who has the ability to interact with ghosts. Thoroughly jaded with her ability, she goes to Ireland to visit ancient sites of power to try and block her gift. It is at one such site that she meets Fáelán and despite his protests to the contrary she believes he is simply another ghost that needs to ‘seek the light.’ She eventually comes to believe his story and then events unfold as she and Fáelán attempt to undo his curse.
This was an enjoyable light read with quite a few humorous moments. The author has a lovely writing style and the relationship between Regan and her ‘boasty ghosty’ Fáelán was lovely to watch unfold. The world building was very well done, as was the characterisation of both the primary and secondary characters.
A few reviews have noted that Regan’s disbelief of Fáelán’s curse may have gone on too long. Perhaps, but I think you have to take in account Regan’s pure weariness of her abilities, and the insistence of her mother to continue to help everyone who needs it, even at the expense of Regan’s own peace of mind. By the time she meets Fáelán she is well and truly over anything ghost related, and her disbelief is a defence/coping mechanism. Once she can no longer ignore the ‘anomalies’ surrounding Fáelán she jumps in with both feet to help him.
This was the first book I have read by this author and I certainly will keep an eye out for her other/future works. This was a perfect read to just relax with, and I suggest that if you read it, go with the flow and just enjoy it.
*Advanced Reading Copy provided by publisher in lieu of an honest review.
This is nothing like Outlander so I can't see how a loved of Outlander would like this story, sort of false advertising. Now that I've got that out of the way, I did actually enjoy this story, it was different to what I normally read and I will read more from this author.