The magic she tries to hide . . .
Born a lady, but reduced to surviving in the slums of Dublin, Catriona O’Connell has been hired to steal a mysterious book from Aidan Douglas, Earl of Kilronan. But Cat is secretly Other, an age-old mixture of Fey and human—something Aidan recognizes immediately when he surprises the lovely young burglar in his library, about to steal a magical diary.
. . . is the magic he desperately wants.
From the moment Aidan sees her, Cat’s spirited beauty enchants him, but her uncanny abilities are what he truly needs, for Cat can understand the mystical language in the diary he inherited from his murdered father. So Aidan makes an offer: translate the book or be thrown in prison as a thief. And as Cat slowly deciphers each page, she and Aidan are drawn together by passion . . . and into the violence of the Other world that is the Kilronan legacy. Can they defeat those who seek the book, or are their lives in even greater danger than their hearts?
Dan Brown's influence extends even to Regency romances, as this paranormal series launch shows. Secret societies, baffling documents, monstrous stalkers Rickloff (Dangerous as Sin) has studied the textbook thoroughly, then added more sex. Catriona O'Connell is hired to steal a diary from a Dublin townhouse, but Aidan Douglas, earl of Kilronan, catches her in the act. He only agrees to keep Cat out of prison because she can read the diary, written in a mysterious language by his father many years ago. A demon soon appears to claim the book, by murderous force if necessary. Between bouts of mayhem, Cat and Aidan struggle against their instantaneous physical attraction. Character development is sorely lacking, but for those not yet tired of supernatural conspiracy theories, the pages will turn breathlessly enough. Reader beware, however: with a series to fill, very few plot threads are resolved in this volume. \n
The Earl of Darkness
Not very interesting to me. The writing was plain and not a very romantic tale. Could not get through it.