Originally Reviewed For: Tea and Book
Donna Grant understands the Scottish Heart and shows it once again in this delightful first book of her Rogues of Scotland Series.
The Rogues of Scotland, "Four Highlanders whose bond of brotherhood finds each of them cursed. It'll take special women willing to break the curse - and bet on love."
The Rogues are four men connected by bonds of friendship so deep they consider each other brothers. But when they are cursed into utter blackness, destined to remain in darkness until they redeemed themselves.. Hard to do when bound by darkness..
The Craving tells the story of Ronan Galt, nephew to the laird. Ronan dallied where he shouldn't have. Having spent time in a lovely Gypsy's arms, Ronan was besotted but figured that he would move on when the time was right. Unknowingly to him, said gypsy was in love and expected marriage. When he refused she killed herself and the gypsies instantly retaliated, blaming Ronan.. A powerful gypsy cursed him into the darkness. But there would be a chance to redeem himself. Only Ronan had no clue what it was. For two hundred years, he was released only twice and now, finally he has been released again. Only this time he desires nothing more than to remain and discover who the lovely woman who released him was. It's not about sex, there is no sex, it's about discovering who this woman is.. and why she attracts him so.
Meg Alpin was literally abandoned at the alter. Totally shamed, Meg leaves home to live at her Aunt's castle. Not knowing that magic literally lives there. Well, a mirror that hides a gorgeous man. When she unwittingly lets this gorgeous man out of the mirror, she is shall we say stunned. A strange man from another time, alone... Meg has a gentle heart and offers him a place to stay, a place to discover who he can be.. Only all to soon, Meg discovers that she wants more than a friend, she wants it all.
Ronan has to redeem himself but isn't sure even how to begin. But eventually it doesn't matter.. Ronan wants Meg, a life with her, a promise of forever. Redemption is beyond him all he desires is Meg..
This was a sweet story. A man who finally chooses love. A woman who is afraid to love because she has been abandoned and is unsure of who she is. Both of these characters had to learn to trust. To believe and yes, to love.
This book was a gift to us all.