Blurb: Conn Hennessey would give his father’s properties to ravish the woman he watches every night as an unwilling voyeur. Dana is uninhibited, passionate and gorgeous, but he would never settle for spying on her if he had the chance to ease the loneliness she confesses to him often.
Trapped in a cursed painting nine hundred years ago, a millennium of experience convinces Conn that Dana is his soul mate. Observing her without being able to caress her, to bring all her sensual desires to reality, is an unending torment—until All Hallow’s Eve magic gives him a shot at freeing them both.
During one wild night, he fulfills Dana’s fantasies. Come morning, can he convince her of what he knows to be true? He’s not an imposter pretending to be the man of her dreams. They were destined to be together and he has twenty-four passion-filled hours to break the spell or be condemned to his prison, alone, for all of eternity.
The clock is ticking.
This story was well written if not a little strange—in a good way! Finding a man in a picture was something completely out of the spectrum from what I’ve read before. The characters were hot and the chemistry between them smoking. Considering this is an erotic romance, the elements of the romance aspect really touched me and I thought the way Jayne Rylon worked them into the story was superb. I love scenes where the characters watch each other in intimate moments and there is a specific scene which will certainly get you warmed up.
Best Bits: “Do you love me?”
Conn peered down into the adoring eyes of the alluring young witch lying beside him on the forest floor, the light dappling her fair skin. Her chest rose and fell rapidly as she recovered from their frolicking dash through the trees. Enchantment surrounded her, lounging on a bed of leaves, raven hair strewn about her delicate frame. A word away from her surrender, he refused to lie to her.
“Deirdre, I care for you.”
“But you don’t love me.” Though her eyes flashed with hurt, her tone reflected resignation. He honored their pact to settle for nothing less, despite the consequences.
More interesting bits to come.
Verdict: A decent read, one I think you will and should enjoy.