Found in Flame and Moonlight
by Kat Bastion
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Pub Date 14 Sep 2020 | Archive Date 15 Mar 2021
Kat Bastion returns for the final installment in the award-winning Highland Legend series… Found in Flame and Moonlight.
Under siege by monumental forces, a magickal castle unites a medieval laird and a twenty-first-century assassin to save it. But will the two headstrong souls survive each other?
Gawain Brodie has hardened his heart to women. Certain that females only bring heartache, the warrior focuses on battles and strategy as one of his clan’s elite guard. Until two things are thrust upon him: the rule of his clan and a fiery sorceress as his mate.
Chelsea Smith has grown up in Southern California, one of the rare few belonging to a secret group of assassins. Trained to shun emotion, and expert in harnessing Earth’s elemental power, she has a bright future ahead of her within her shadow organization. Until time itself decides her only future lies far in the past.
Neither is happy with the arrangement. Yet both see an opportunity for adventure. And pleasure. No emotions. All adrenaline. And while they’re at it, save a magickal castle from disappearing. Permanently.
What could possibly go wrong?
*** Found in Flame and Moonlight is a standalone full-length romance told in dual POV. Due to mature themes and adult language, this book is for those 18 and older. ***
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Kat Bastion brings her epic Highland Legends series to a brilliant end with a novel of grand proportions.
Losing his mother at the tender age of two marked Gawain Brodie indelibly. Growing up, he vowed to help keep his clan safe and never to fall in love. When he is forced to take on the role of ruler of his clan, he’s also bound to marry, and the cosmos has select a fierce warrior from the future as his soulmate.
Chelsea Smith is no ordinary human. She belongs to a group of evolved assassins, trained to suppress their emotions and harness the Earth’s elements. When she senses extraordinary power from an ancient box she seeks to obtain it, but it takes her from UCLA back in time and space and into the arms of a glorious Highland warrior. Can the two embrace the adventure and pleasure before them without succumbing to the emotional bond they’re forming?
In Kat’s Highland Legends books, the world building is phenomenal. There are time travel elements expertly combined with wondrous magic, and legends making each novel uniquely appealing. Add a wonderful pace, beautiful settings, and wonderfully developed characters and you get a story that’s impossible to put down. Found in Flame and Moonlight had me wishing I could manipulate time myself so I could slow it down and savor every delicious morsel of this story while speeding it up so I could get to the happy end.
As with her previous books, Kat creates a strong female lead. As an aside, the novel passes the Bechdel test. But back to the main characters, Chelsea is dedicated, loyal and trustworthy. A warrior “lass” equal to an alpha male Highlander.
While Gawain is all of these things, he also sees her femininity and gentleness and I fell in love with the way they both saw their best qualities and embraced them. There’s also an incredibly deep and sensual attraction between them that made me sigh, swoon and fan myself.
Found in Flame and Moonlight is book #3 of the Highland Legends series by Kat Bastion. Whether or not you’re a fan of fantasy romance, Kat’s story of this magical couple is deeply satisfying. The Highland Legends will be missed. Told from both points of view, with a happy ending.
I really enjoyed this book. There was just something about it that I found particularly intriguing. I've read some time travel romances and liked them but freely admit they are not my top choice. Maybe simply because my romantic heart battles with my firmly grounded head. In spit of this somehow this story clicked with me. If I had to try to pinpoint why specifically I would say that I truly believe that it was these characters that served as the tipping point for me. Gawain and Chelsea were complex and compelling characters that shared a unwelcome but potent attraction and a almost tangible chemistry that generated lots of sizzle and steam. Which was all so perfect but for me the selling point of their romance was that they were both warriors. My heart AND my head could believe that this couple was meant to be, they could not only overcome the obstacles and battles they had to endure in this book but I was firmly left with the belief that long after I had turned the last page their love would continue to go the distance and that is what made this book so special to me.
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