By: Rosanna Leo
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Published: Dec. 5, 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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This was supposed to be her year. However, after losing her job and discovering her fiancé cheating, Maggie Collins has her doubts. When her grandmother dies, she hits rock bottom. Maggie travels to her grandmother’s home in Orkney, Scotland to sort through her gran’s things, only to discover the old woman has left her a seal pelt as her inheritance. She also learns that others are after the pelt.
To add to her frustration, Maggie’s dreams are filled with luscious images of a long-haired man, images that draw her to the magical beaches in Orkney. Although she’s lost her trust in men, this dream man inspires her with a lust she’s never known before.
Calan Kirk has also been dreaming. Dreaming of Maggie, the mortal woman who arouses him as no other woman ever has. Meeting her in the flesh when she arrives in Orkney is nothing short of spontaneous sexual combustion. But she is a human, and not to be trusted. He needs the seal pelt, not a red-haired temptress.
As a thief ransacks Maggie’s grandmother’s house, Maggie and Calan are thrust together. They must search for the animal skin, a mythical relic which once found, will either bring them together or rip them apart forever.
I will be honest that I had no idea what a selkie was before reading this book. I actually had to google it when I first started reading. I thought the story was going to be a lot of steamy dreams with the main characters meeting about half way through the book, but Calan and Maggie meet up early on and the story doesn't take long to hit the ground running.
Apparently Calan shed his selkie skin in order to go skinny dipping in the ocean. Maggie's gran found the pelt and hid it. Her request was that he help show Maggie a little fun after her passing. So when Maggie comes out to to her Gran's house to help pack things up, she meets Calan and is brought into this selkie tale. She doesn't believe a word that he says but still concedes in helping him find this pelt, only when two men break into her house demanding the pelt, they realize that they apparently have some competition.
This was a great romance story with a good amount of smut mixed in. I did find that the book seemed more like it was a sequel to another story as apposed to a stand alone. Calan's older brother is apparently mated to a human and when Maggie meets her, it felt almost as if Elsie's story came first and that we were revisiting a character. I could definitely see this being a series with each book following a different brother in his quest for a mate. If it does turn out to be a series, I will definitely be signing up for the other. I really enjoyed the authors writing and the whole selkie world.
"Not once had his kisses inspired his partners to embark on a spring-cleaning project."