Two thousand years ago, Rhys was the fierce Celtic warrior branded by the Romans as the Bringer of Death. Mortally wounded in battle, he was captured by the Fair Ones, cunning and powerful masters of the Welsh faery realm. They spared his life...but for a price.
As a child, Morgan Edwards marveled at the faery tales spun by her beloved grandmother, stories of the magical beings hidden in the heart of ancient Wales. But now Morgan is all grown up, a veterinarian who believes only in what science can prove - until the night a massive black dog saves her from a vicious attack. Suddenly a stranger stands before her, the man of her dreams made flesh and blood, not by science, but by a magic that could bring them their hearts’ desires...or cost them everything they have.
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For anybody who follows my reviews, you know I love mythology in all forms, this is a delightful turn into Celtic myth. They had the first fae stories and their fairies were far from the sweet versions we see today. They are beautiful but cruel creatures who one should always tread lightly around. Best not to have them take notice of you!
The beginning of the story is rocky as it sets up our hero's past, we get a little too much warrior detail for my liking. Rhys has had a tough life and things don't get much better for him when he comes across the fae. This section made me fall in love with him more than a little bit.
Jump forward to modern time to meet out heroine, Morgan, who believes in science and is skeptical of magic. She has a big heart and an affinity for animals. I love her spunk and moral fortitude, but I hate that she took so long to see what was right in front of her face. No matter how improbable.
The romance move at a slower pace, which surprised me cause I expected Rhys to be all Alpha, guess the time as a Grim taught him to be patient. When they do get together, oh boy, they could burn the barn down with all that hotness!!! Things get nice and spicy, sadly it was only for a scene or two.
The narrative alternates between the two leads POV. This is great because you get a fuller view of events. It definitely helps get into how Rhys is working to make the relationship work. You also feel Morgan's struggle between science and the man she has come to love.
The story flowed beautifully, great descriptions and implementation of old world myth with modern times. The cast of supporting characters are dynamic and engaging, they really help to sell the story. I might be a little in love with Leo and his new house guest!
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Justine Eyre, who has a wonderful feel for the story and characters. I loved all her voices and never had trouble distinguishing who was speaking. The accents are divine, I always was a sucker for an Irish brogue! Her pace was terrific and she has a wonderful way of using her voice to add to the energy of the moment. Definitely going to look for more of her reads!!
Overall, this book as a great find. I was enthralled from the beginning and can't wait to see what happens next. I hope it is connected to this book and not a similar theme in a different location. I really did love the characters and location Ms Harper created.
Way up in my top list
Morgan, because the world needs more Vets like her
Loved her as usual, not the first narration I listened to.
Yes, when the Grim saved Morgan
I was certain, I had picked all my favorite authors, boy, il was wrong. Miss Harper joined the circle with this book. I loved it from first page to THE END.
I love the twist she gave the fairies, not all are bad but boy, they are outright mean, no wonder, you'll hold your breath for Morgan and Rhyse.
If you think logical, what story about the death dog Grim could fill a whole book with excitement, humor and romance. If you want to know, read this one!!!!
Couldn't make it past chapter 2. The plot is slow but the narration makes it worse! I wasted a credit on this......refund please.
very beautiful story, worth the money. Justine Eyre is one of the best readers...
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