Friday, January 30, 2015

REVIEW: The Tempted by Donna Grant

The Tempted by Donna Grant

New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant returns to the Highlands in the third book in her sizzling Rogues of Scotland series complete with breathtaking romance and the enchantment of the paranormal.

Stefan Kennedy was cursed by a gypsy and sentenced to a prison of darkness and despair. A hell that only served to feed the monster within. Unexpectedly released from his mystical cell, he’s engulfed by fury and overcome by his need for vengeance until a beautiful and caring woman unexpectedly tames his inner beast. With just one touch, she makes his rage fade away. Stefan knows that he owes it to his friends to find out what happened to them after their run-in with the gypsy, but the mysterious and enchanting Morvan may be a temptation that he cannot resist.

Morvan has always been a child of the forest. She spends her days using her unique gifts to calm and heal the animals she encounters near her woodland cottage. But when she finds herself compelled across clan borders to a mysterious cliff with a wall of strange etchings, she’s helpless to resist. Somehow, Morvan magically brings forth a stranger seemingly more beast than man, yet despite the inherent dangers, she's driven to help the handsome Highlander. While his appearance in her life may end up shattering the peace she’s worked so hard to find, he could also prove to be the man of her dreams.

This all-new, never-before-published novella is approximately 20-25,000 words.

Book 3 in the Rogues of Scotland series starts the same as its predecessors, 1427 Scotland with Ronan, Morcant, Daman, and Stefan headed into the gypsy camp for some carnal pleasures. Only this time, we get the entire account of happenings from Stefan’s point of view!
After seeing the gypsy woman curing Ronan and then Morcant, Stefan felt hus anger that he had worked so hard to keep in check, snap. Jumping to the aid of his friends, only to find himself stricken with the same fated curse as his friends. Darkness, solitude, and time.
We fast forward to 1609 and are introduced to an amazing woman named Morvan. An orphan that’s lived in the woods her entire life, and at that, has been alone since she was eight years old. She has… a power..? Well, let’s just say she has a way with the animals. She helps them when stuck or injured and can calm them with just a simple touch.
When fate places her path directly across Stefan’s, his anger, palpable and erupting, she unknowingly tames his ferocity.
I loved the way Morvan wasn’t afraid to go for what she wanted.
Stefan runs into a few fights leaving him wounded and thus Morvan, being the compassionate soul that she is… helps him.
I adored how even though Stefan was trying to walk away that be basically walked in spiraled circles for nearly a week. When Morcant jumped on his back I physically jumped in my seat.
This book is a novella and therefore is a quick paced story, but even at that, the only questions I’m left with from this story are…

      1.) Where is Daman and what happened on his end…?
      2.) Who is the mysterious gypsy woman in the future that doesn’t speak a word…?
Alas, all I can do is read on and await book 4!

I give this book 5 of 5 shields!

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