Elspeth discovers the unconscious warrior in a stream. Although his language is peculiar, his manner and form are fine. So fine, she must remind herself that she is engaged to Alexander. An alliance forged at her birth. Her fiancé, who once filled her with awe, now feels more like a weight around her neck. For a man eager to marry, he has certainly taken his time. She finds herself enjoying bantering with the handsome stranger and wishing it were he, and not Alexander, who she’d marry.
Finn fell through time in an effort to capture the man who tortured his cousin, Laurie. His goal is to regain his strength to begin his search. He discovers his strength and ability may have more to do with an enchanted sword he carried from his time. Unfortunately, the sword disappears with a little help. Finn survives only on his natural ability, wits and charm as tries to unravel the intrigue in the castle, fight his attraction to Elspeth, and find loathsome McKay.
This tale included familiar characters from the previous tales making it easier to understand. Reading the first book is not a requirement for the second. It is interesting to see what mischief the fairies are up to in each book though. There is a feel of unrequited love about Finn and Elspeth almost Romeo and Julietesque, but they have a better ending.
Do you like men in kilts, passion, battles with two-handed claymores and brownies and fairies interfering in the affairs of men? If so, Just Once in a Verra Blue Moon is the book for you.