Title: Rogue on the Rollaway
Hell hath no fury like a faery scorned...
A man out of time:
Enchanted by a jealous faery, 13th century warrior turned druid Faolan MacIntyre has his work cut out for him. In order to break his curse, he must entice a woman to fall in love with him. His love comes at the highest possible cost, however…for the woman.
A woman alone:
Rebuilding her life after an ugly divorce, merchandising director Colleen O’Brien lives vicariously through movies and romance novels. When the sexy bespelled Scot crash lands in her living room unannounced, her resolve to never love again is sorely tested. After admitting her love, Colleen finds herself in 14th century Ireland. Now she’s scared and alone, until Faolan finds her and they are both pursued by their jealous enemy.
Thrown together by destiny but held together by love, Faolan and Colleen must work together if they are to survive. But for two headstrong people–a man accustomed to giving orders and a woman who refuses to take them–it’s much easier said than done.
CONTENT WARNING: Faery magic gone awry, a plucky Irish heroine and a hot Highlands badass clad in a very small towel.
Author: Shannon MacLeod
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Gypsy Ribbon: Suit of Wands
Published by Lyrical Press Source: Publisher
Published: 1 October, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Historical Romace, Time Travel
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Completely fun and engaging, this book had me laughing out loud in parts, enjoying the characters throughout and left me with a happy smile. Shannon MacLeod has managed to mix in faeries, time-travel and a thoroughly modern, if not entirely bold heroine into this story that is certain to be a favorite of many romance fans.
Colleen is divorced from an arrogant and entirely self-centered man, who also happens to be her boss. Not content with that subordinate position at the office, his continual efforts to diminish who Colleen is, with great effect early in the story make him wholly distasteful. Colleen, for her part, is all too willing to accept his bad behavior, and it takes one very special man to love her for who she is, to care and protect her, for no other reason than she exists.
Wearing the amulet sent after the recent death of her grandmother, Colleen makes a wish for such a man. Soon her life is disrupted by a very large, very oddly dressed Scot who has managed to reduce her hated coffee table to splinters when he landed, trussed, in the center of the flimsy table.
Faolan is from the Stewart line, but has been enchanted with his soul bound to follow the amulet that Colleen now wears around her neck. With only one sure way to gain his freedom from the curse that binds him, the two enter an uneasy, and often laugh out loud, funny series of interactions as Colleen struggles to make sense of her new reality.
Through good and bad, Faolan’s attraction and interest in Colleen as more than a simple means to an end is solidly portrayed, and Colleen’s interest in him is just as apparent: although she is fighting both the desire and the need for the man who dropped in unexpectedly. When the Faerie that cursed Faolan appears and manipulates the situation, Colleen is thrown into danger in Ireland, circa 14th century, and is soon trussed up and spirited away by brigands seeking to use and abuse her.
With a bit of magic of his own, Faolan locates and saves her: the two are speaking of their love for one another, and must outrun the Fae Soldiers sent to capture them. Brought before the Fae Queen, the stage is set to give a happy ever after for the two: but dealing with the Fae requires specific phrasing to get the intended goal exactly when you wish it. And sometimes that goal may seem far away: unless the pairing is truly two souls meant to be together, whatever the century.