Want to take a trip to the beautiful emerald isle and be whisked away by a love? Pamela Clare is a master storyteller - she captures your imagination and your emotions from the very start. Brighid is a poor Irish maiden that is hurled into a world of danger and debauchery by a diabolical and tyrannical landlord, who makes her a gift to his best friend in every sense of the word. Brigihid is horrified to learn that she must give up the one thing in her life she does possess (her virginity) to a stranger to save the life of not only herself but her family as well.
Jamie Blakewell is just as shocked to find that his friend Sheff has done such a thing but to save this brave and enchanting young woman he must make his friend believe he has accepted his "gift" in every way. Brighid is saved by the handsome young man and their "act" of feigned passion. But it isn't long before they both realize that they both want much more than just pretended bliss in each other's arms. Both passionate and adventurous you don't want to miss out on this wonderful novel.
This was the first book that I had read by Pamela Clare but it certainly will not be the last. She is one of the best new authors I have come along in a long, long time. And has quickly vaulted to the top of my to look for list. I truly was sorry to see this one end I can safely say it is the best historical romance set in Ireland that I have ever picked up.
Offered to a stranger in exchange for her brother's life, a young Irish woman must confront her desire for her new lord and precariously toe the line between hate and love.