This was a very good book. I actually started reading the series backwards (book 3 first), because that was the way that I obtained them and I can't wait to read the first book of the series. Melissa Mayhue is an excellent writer. I would recommend this series to anyone.
I loved this book. I love just about all of the modern-woman goes back in time to meet the highlander books (especially Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series), but this one really tickled my fancy. Glad to see it's a series! I'm reading all of Melissa Mayhue's books now!
Ian has been a part mortal, part fae Guardian of the fairy portals for over 600 years and he is sure he can handle an American writer but is in for a surprise when she lands on his doorstep. Sarah, a romance novelist, was drawn to Scotland from somewhere inside herself, that same somewhere her special gift came from. A sensor, she felt emotions and feeling just by touch, and she had never considered it a gift. She finds Ian gorgeous,kind,and way too young for her. For the first time, she is not overwhelmed when she touches him, just senses a warmth, but remember, she had sworn off men. Ian and the fae realize that they have someone here, so close to a portal, who has no idea of what her gift is, they decide Ian needs to keep a very close eye on her sure that their enemies will try to gain control of Sarah and her gifts. Keeping Sarah safe from her unknown stalker, her slimy ex-husband, and the Nuadians suits Ian just fine, he wants to keep her close for his own reasons, ones he should fight, but he doesnt want to. This is the second in a series and once past the first part of the book I really enjoyed the story. I'd recommend it.
I came across Mayhue on Amazon while searching for new authors I might enjoy. When more than one review compared her with Karen Marie Moning, I had to read her books.
Like KMM's Highlander series, Mayhue's stories revolve around hunky Scotsmen, spunky heroines, powerful and often irresponsible Fae (faerie or fairy...so not Tinkerbell), and a happily ever after (HEA). Who could pass that up? Not me!
The series is called the Daughters of the Glen.
Mayhue did a wonderful job weaving incredible but energetic plots with characters who have depth. The heroes (hot, intelligent, and overprotective) and the heroines (smart, witty, and a touch quirky) in this series often reminded me of Moning's. If the Fae legend wasn't so very different from Moning this could easily be considered a spin off of her Highlander series. Moning followers will enjoy this series. Romance and magic beautifully combine to entice the reader in this series. And while each book is a strong stand-alone romance, there is enough back story in each book for the reader to follow, the reading experience is richer when read in order.
Melissa Mayhue has become one of my must buy authors.
This book started out a lot slower then the first, but finally starts to pick up speed around page 75. There was a lot more Fae magic in this book then there was in first book. I'm a little surprised there was no time travel in this one. When I started the series, I thought that would be in all the books. As with the first, all the characters are likeable, the story flows at a steady pace, and the locations are described beautifully. The way this one ends, it sounds like the story may continue (for a few of the characters) into another one of the books. I think if I ever reread this series, I will skip this book.
I typically read modern day romances. Years ago I stumbled upon Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series and loved all of them! Her books are detailed, wonderful and huge...a big time commitment and worth it. I've believe that Melissa Mayhue has given created a series that is filled with hot romance, suspense, strong female characters and hot, masculine heroes how know how to love their women. Fantasy at it's best!
The first book was great -- but this one was even better. I loved this book and highly recommend it. Lots of faeries and mortals with esp-like powers. Great ending and lots of sexual tension between the two main characters. I can hardly wait to read her third book.