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Binding Vows (MacCoinnich Time Travels Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Catherine Bybee
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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?

Editorial Reviews


Bybee does an exceptional job in making her time travels come to life. The wit and charm of her characters and the beautiful depictions of scenery are a delight to read. 4 1/2 Ribbons --Romance Junkies

Bybee brings together past and future holding them together with magic and romance and just a small touch of comedy.  4 1/2 Stars --Night Owl Reviews *Top Pick*

It whisked me into an adventure that I was sorry to see end. 4 1/2 Hearts --The Romance Studio

From the Inside Flap

"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,

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

"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.
you might have to answer."

Product Details

  • File Size: 442 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
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  • Publisher: Catherine Bybee; 2 edition (April 1, 2014)
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B0YBIW4
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Binding Vows by Catherine Bybee January 15, 2010
Tara McAllister never expected to meet the love of her life in such an unconventional manner. After all, the idea of time traveling brothers to save an ancient Highland clan from a cursed witch never entered into her mind. She was just going for a vacation with her friend Cassie. That's all there was to it--right? The Renaissance Faire would be a new experience. Little did Tara know that her life was about to change.

Duncan MacCoinnich has traveled through time with great ease and success. This trip is different though. He knew that the instant he sat on Tara in a darkened tent and she responded with enticing feistiness. She wasn't supposed to be his main objective. Circumstances and appearances are not always what they seem. These are facts he will soon discover.

Catherine Bybee's Binding Vows takes the reader on a romantic journey as Tara and Duncan experience a new love. I found the plotline flowed easily and kept me entertained. Tara was fun and feisty (my favorite type of heroine) and Duncan certainly filled the role of a sexy Highlander with his strong sense of duty and determination. He was definitely a pleasure to get to know.

I love a story with unexpected twists, striking dialogue and happily ever after endings.
Catherine Bybee is a rising star in the Paranormal Romance genre. Multi-published with several publishers she will be on my favorite list for years to come.

Reviews by Aithne Jarretta, Paranormal Romance Author of CONCENTRIC CIRCLES
Rating: 5 Hearts
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read January 24, 2010
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.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Surprised September 13, 2010
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This book had me pleasantly surprised! I loved the way Tara and Duncan's story unfolded in modern times and traveled back in time. The author did not skirt over issues of a modern woman adjusting to medieval times nor did Tara simply forgive Duncan for bringing her to the past and just fall into his arms. The story tackled the problems and never took the easy way out. I definitely felt the draw to finish the book and never wanted to put it down. Tara was feisty and modern, Duncan was a true romance hero. Even supporting characters like Myra (who I believe the next book is about) and Duncan's brother Fin, were enjoyable but they weren't just people on paper, they felt real. Bybee definitely has a fan in me. If you love Highlanders, the magic of Scotland and the need to ground a fantasy in something relatable (like starting a fantasy in modern times before taking it back) then give Binding Vows a try.
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Any of you read Kiss of the Highlander April 28, 2011
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Have any of you read Kiss of Highlander by Karen Marie Moning? Sorry, but this book is almost a photocopy of it. Binding druid vows, time traveling stones, druid families.. Even down to the quip by Tara that she would have much preferred exploring medieval castles with a tour group of retirees (something that actually happens to the heroine in Kiss of the Highlander). Dont get me wrong, I enjoyed the story, read it overnight but still... a little creativity would have been nice.
Actually, I have to change my review, this entire series is one of the worst I have ever read, badly written, badly edited and horribly researched (for one thing : Lancaster is in England not anywhere near any part of Scotland where they would wear kilts in the 16th century). I regret paying even one penny for it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 1/2 Hearts from TRS! March 2, 2010
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It whisked me into an adventure that I was sorry to see end. This was a wonderful read full of drama, humor, action and romance. To be completely honest I didn't like Tara until I was well into the book but the steady pace of the story drew me in and I simply imagined myself as the feisty heroine. Duncan was a timeless knight; honorable and heroic. Then when you put the chivalrous hottie in a kilt of course I'm a puddle of mush! The dialogue between the two was filled with skilled sexual tension and witty banter. The plot was well developed and the scenes so stunningly described that I could practically smell the authentic aromas of the Renaissance Faire. The secondary characters were as fabulously alive as the main couple. I loved the relationship between Tara and Myra; their talks had me giggling to myself on more than one occasion. I'm hoping the author revisits these characters as I want to know what other exploits they can get up to. This is one to read. - Theresa Joseph
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Read Karen Marie Moning Instead March 27, 2013
By Connie
If you want to read some great books about Scotland, time travel, and romance try the Highlander Series by Karen Marie Moning.
[...]to see the order. These are all available on amazon.

This novel pales in comparison. The characters are flat and the dialogue is awkward.

A great time travel book can make you suspend your disbelief and immerse yourself in the story. I never got beyond the "fakeness" of both the characters and the plot.

Do yourself a favor and still with Moning or Gabaldon for this type of fiction.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good book bought all of the series
Published 11 days ago by carol garcia
2.0 out of 5 stars No... just no.
DNF (did not finish)...

I tried. I really, really did. I couldn't stand this book. The heroine got under my skin faster than any heroine has before. Read more
Published 21 days ago by LovesHistorical
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
this was a really good book. I love it when there is time travel involved and the choices everyone makes. I will be reading the entire series of her books.
Published 2 months ago by Carol L. Garcia
3.0 out of 5 stars I liked the plot
I liked the plot, but would have liked it better if there had been more research and authenticity for the time-period she ended up in.
Published 2 months ago by laura
5.0 out of 5 stars What an amazingly pleasant surprise!! :D
I honestly did not expect much from this book and I loved every minute of it! The story was intriguing, the romance was sweet, and the steam was off the charts! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tina
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I was captivated with this book. I couldn't stop reading in the story is full of excitement and more.
Published 3 months ago by Grace C
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really enjoying this series!
Published 3 months ago by Caitlin
4.0 out of 5 stars A Scottish warrior and a modern girl romance
This is a fascinating time travel adventure story and romance. It has magic and curses and colorful and quirky characters, emotional drama and old customs clashing with the modern... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Never too old
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great series, keeps you wanting more!
Published 4 months ago by Olga J. Lamb
5.0 out of 5 stars Binding Vows.....Awesome start to an awesome series!!!
Oh my goodness what a ride!!
I loved it. From start to finish it just pulled me into the story and I did not stop until I was done. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Dina Flores
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New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating from high school, she moved to Southern California with hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Not Quite series, the MacCoinnich Time Travel series as well as the Weekday Brides series.

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