Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
In fourteenth century Scotland three sisters lived with their mother and father at Dornoch Castle. Their father the Doughall was constantly hurting their mother and now he had set his sights on his oldest daughter Adaira. One night the sisters were praying for a shooting star to change their life but what they saw was fairy fire and they didn’t think twice before going to it. It was that night that their lives did change but definitely not for the better. The fae queen demanded payment for removing their father from their lives and that payment was one of them had to live with her. Not willing to separate the three sisters, Adaira, Masie and Leana Keith all went and they wound up suffering even more than at the hands of their father.
For ten years they lived with the queen suffering in so many ways under her rule and eventually learning that their mother had placed a binding spell on them hiding their true natures they were Seelie Fae like their mother but the queen made them into blood drinkers (Baobhan Sith) after ten years they managed to escape always fearing the queen would find them.
They returned to their home and in spite of the fact that the villagers believed them involved in witchcraft they were left alone until one night Masie found her sister Leana laying on the floor surrounded by two dead men one of which was the Laird’s son, now witchcraft was the least of their problems because they were wanted for murder and once again they ran for their lives. When they stopped to rest they found a battlefield filled with dying and dead warriors but one was still begging for help and Masie couldn’t walk away. Giving him her blood she was able to save him even though she realized he was the enemy, he was the Laird of the Clan Gunn.
Once again the three sisters found themselves prisoners but having saved the Laird Bhaltair they were not put into a dungeon. It was Bhaltair’s brother Kerr that drew the attention of Masie, she couldn’t understand her attraction to him and he was determined to never marry or get involved with a woman only what he thought and what his heart wanted were two different things. Of course Kerr had no idea that the woman he was falling in love with was a blood drinker and she was afraid to reveal herself to him. Love can make people do crazy things.
I loved this book and thankfully have the next one ready to read. There were many surprises, betrayals and secrets some of which I didn’t guess at. I read a review where the reviewer was angry that nobody revealed the book ended in a cliffhanger something I hate and I have to disagree with the reviewer because it was not what I consider a cliffhanger and even if it were the next two books are readily available and I suggest running not walking to get a copy of each book.