Lost Time by HK Carlton
Within this frame, his curse is time…
HANNAH KEYS THINKS she’s setting off on the trip of her dreams, but after one mishap after another—beginning with her best friend abandoning her in the airport and ending with the man of her dreams dead—she’s renaming it the vacation from hell.
When Hannah Keys discovers a four-hundred-year-old portrait in Wales, she is intrigued and somewhat saddened by the handsome Highlander portrayed by the artist’s masterful, lifelike strokes. But when she runs into the majorly hunky model for the painting—in the flesh, in the middle of the night—she learns first-hand all about masterful strokes when she shares a night of medieval passion with him.
Lockhart Munro has been cursed inside the portrait until he meets Hannah Keys. For four hundred years, no one has heard him or seen him, let alone touched him. The one woman who can do all these things may be the key to his long-awaited freedom.
But if Hannah sets Lockhart free from his prison, will she be cursed to spend the rest of her lifetime without him?
Or perhaps freeing Lockhart will be just the beginning…
Amazon Review by Alberta:
I love time travel books and this one is great. Hannah’s mother was from Britain, and after her mother’s death, she goes to visit all the places her mother always talked about. She meets a 400-year-old ghost who emerges from a painting and makes love to her. Desperate not to lose him, she embarks on a trip from Wales to Scotland to return the painting to Lockhart’s home, in hope that she can be with him forever.
She finds a descendant named Lachlan, who wants her, but she is obsessed with the man in the painting.
When Hannah and Lachlan find they have both lost blocks of time due to head injuries, they work together to try and unravel the mystery, and perhaps re-write it.
As the two travel back in time, they find they have lived before, and only they can make up for the tragedy that caused Lockhart to be imprisoned in the painting for four centuries.
As I said, I loved Lost Time, and even though I didn’t like Cassie, Hannah’s friend, she was very well portrayed.