Even after everything the Clan has endured, Angus has always held onto his scientific leanings. He isn’t a believer of instant attraction, so, he is surprised by the force of his attraction to Irishwoman Maggie O’Conner. He doesn’t trust her, but she soon become an obsession he can’t seem to shake.
A woman who defies every logic.
Single mother Maggie comes from a long line of magickal women, but she walked away from that part of her life. When Angus bursts into her life, she tries to ignore the handsome Scot, but soon finds that she needs his protection. She knows he’s not normal, but she never expected him to be the one man who could capture her heart.
A need they could not deny.
As they work together, their need for each other threatens to consume them both. But just as they close in on the next jewel, a new enemy emerges and puts everything they hold dear into jeopardy.
Angus needs to recover a missing emerald but in order to do that he has to follow instructions set down in an old diary. He needs a witch to help him take the emerald back and everything points to Maggie who is trying to hide from her past. Angus tracks Maggie down but things are not quite what he expected as not only does he feel a connection to her but she's been hiding a secret. This secret is four years old and goes by the name of Jack and is her son! When Maggie and Jack are attacked, she agrees to accompany Angus back to Scotland but Maggie hasn't exactly been upfront with Angus. Maggie's past and Angus's mission are set to collide and it's a bumpy ride!
I love the way Ms Schroeder writes and gives these guys an authentic sounding brogue. Unfortunately this time I found a few lines that just didn't flow as well as usual and really wish it had spent a little longer being edited. It didn't ruin the book completely but it did sort of jar me out of the fantasy a couple of times. Having said that, I thought we got a better story this time round. In the previous book, "Callum", there wasn't a lot of magic or paranormal really happening. Angus is the least likely of these guys to happily accept magic, so it was fun seeing him come to terms with everything.
Maggie is a strong character who has made choices that whilst hard, she has learned to live with. She's a survivor. My favourite character has to be Jack, who has such gravitas at such a young age! He's an amazing supporting character and I hope we see more of him in future books.
This felt like a paranormal read although I didn't quite feel the love angle. The couple is destined to be together but it just seemed a little quick to me. The Curse is still a little vague in it's origin as Ms Schroeder continues to tease the reader with snippets from the past; but we are certainly getting closer to the crux of the story and it's a fun journey.