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"No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them." That's Maeve Greyson's mantra. When she's not working at the steel mill, Greyson's writing romances about sexy Highlanders and the women who tame them. Tucked away in a five-acre wood, Maeve listens to the wind singing through the trees and hears her characters telling their stories. Her work is proofed by her sharp-eyed dog, Jasper, and her greatest supporter is her long-suffering husband of more than thirty-five years who's learned not to throw away any odd sticky notes filled with strange phrases.
Hannah is emotionally stuck in the past and determined to stay in her small mountain town. Taggart nurses hurts of his own, but he's single-minded in the pursuit of a noble agenda--one that involves Hannah. When his efforts at luring Hannah to Scotland with a promised inheritance fail, he flies from Scotland to press his case in person. They find each other irresistibly attractive, but he cannot and she will not become romantically involved. Taggart manages to convince Hannah to have a look at her inheritance in Scotland, which turns out to be in a remote location. I don't want to give away too much of the plot, but let's just say Hannah's inheritance isn't what she expects...and neither is Taggart.
I loved the interaction between Hannah and Taggart as they forge a path toward a common destiny. Although certain paranormal hints were sprinkled into the beginning of the story, I REALLY enjoyed it when the blinders came off. Greyson manages to paint wonderfully visual pictures with words, and the spicy scenes were hot without being overly graphic. I want to reread this book to sink into the details, since the first time I raced through to learn what happens with Hannah and Taggart!
This was my first Maeve Greyson book, but I'm adding all her other titles to my TBR list.
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Eternity's Mark by Maeve Greyson Paranormal Romance -Feb. 28th, 2012 3 ½ stars
Hannah MacPherson is an exhausted, overworked veterinarian who is quite lonely if she would only admit it. As a widow, she says she doesn't need a man but boy does she get a gorgeous surprise! For Hannah does not realize that she is a mythical dragon guardian and that she is in danger.
When a mysterious and sexy man named Taggart de Gaelson arrives in her small town, Hannah can't help but feel she knows him however impossible it may seem. When she discovers she is the sole heir to a beautiful and haunting Scottish castle, she wants no part of it. But as a powerful Draecna, Taggart is her protector and future mate. He has different plans for her, and he is running out of time for there are others who want to kill Hannah!
This was a fascinating new world. I like that the original mythology of the Draecna. It was very different from many of the paranormal romances out in the market. The hero, Taggart is very sexy. I just couldn't understand why Hannah took soooo long to finally let him into her heart. Hannah is kind of slow and sometimes a bland character. While I liked her work ethic and memory to her dead husband she seems to hold herself back a lot in the beginning of story which caused it to drag. I kept waiting for something to happen! Taggart has to pull her almost kicking to Scotland. I wished she had shown some enthusiasm most women would be delighted to find they inherited a castle in Scotland or at least been curious. But as the story progresses, so did my enthusiasm for the book. I was also utterly charmed by the endearing young Draecna named William.
If you love dragons and Scotland, this intriguing book will surprise you!
Reviewed by Steph from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club
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On Jasper Mills, veterinarian Hannah MacPherson grieves the death of her husband though he died in Iraq four years ago. Frustrated by her lack of response to the missives he sent to the stubborn Hannah that she inherited a Scottish castle, dragon-human Taggart de Gaelson arrives in Jasper Mills to bring her to Taroc Na Mor. Though wary, she goes to Scotland with Taggart.
He and his race need her to save his breed as she is the last sacred guardian of the Draecna magical dragons who guard the portal between worlds. Hannah is a whisperer who talks with animals. Taggart believes her uncanny skill will bring out the hatchlings from their eggs. However, she soon finds herself caught in the crosshairs of the bitter war between brothers.
This is an entertaining romantic urban fantasy starring a stubborn American and a desperate hybrid. The romance seems too stereotypical as a woman in mourning for several years attracted to an outsider wanting to disrupt her life is a sub-genre staple. However, the dragons waging an inbreeding dark good and evil civil war with the Yank tilting the edge to one side makes for an exciting thriller.
Nothing beats a brand new adventure and then add in dragons, count me in. Action, alternate worlds, undying love, a secret legacy and the beauty of Scotland are all wrapped up in Eternity's Mark.
Hannah has no idea that she is the last of her kind and is content to live out the remaining of her life in her small town. She has lost the love of her life and has no plans to move on, no matter what the town plans. They believe that it is time for her to move on and have plotted against her to help find a new love. She scoffs at their foolish tactics and squashes every trick they pull. She was not prepared for the likes of Taggart though.
Taggart de Gaelson has searched high and low for Hannah and will do everything but kidnap her to bring her back to her rightful home, Taroc Na Mor. After meeting the tiny woman and dealing with her, he is reevaluating his grand plan. She is strong willed and stubborn, but he hasn't lived as long as he has to let this little spitfire ruin his plans and the future of his people. Let the battle of wills begin.
Eternity's Mark has a totally new feel for me. It had simplicity to it, yet the details of the world building were imaginative and striking. The story was complex as a whole but while reading Eternity's Mark I was never confused or lost. Ms. Greyson has developed a fascinating new universe filled with fantastical creatures built around a beautiful and imaginative legend.
This is an extremely easy read. While the romance had a strong presence in the story, the history of the Draecna is what caught my attention. This is by no means an explicit sexual novel. Ms. Greyson has written a sensual love story that captures your heart. It is a very sweet touching tale.Read more ›
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