Jarecki possess this magic of sweeping readers off their feet with her enchanting, untamed tales. I am anything except immune as each time I read a story penned by her I fall more and more in love with both the character and the plots.
This isn't my all-time favorite read that the author has penned as it was a little too fast paced for me, but that doesn't mean that I didn't love this story, because I did. I think it is too impossible not to be consumed by Jarecki’s books. Forget Outlander, Jarecki is one of my top picks for not only Scottish themed books but for historical romance!
One of the traits that stands out to me about her writing is the fact that she combines heroic men that are wounded emotionally or at times physically and the she breathes life into the story by breathtaking, truthful romance. If you are a reader that has considered the possibility that you have fallen out of love with historical novels then I suggest you read Jarecki's novels as she will remind you as to why you fell for the genre in the first place.
If you stray from reading both Celtic and Scottish romances because of the complex dialogue that is sometimes hard to read then there are no worries here. I sometimes struggle with such readings, but Jarecki writes with a beautiful and easy flow that all readers will be able to understand. I think this is an added bonus for me personally because most of the time that I spend reading other novels with similar plots I'm too busy trying to figure out the meaning of the sentences instead of focusing on the actual story.
Whether you are a lover of romance or of historical novels, perhaps even both like myself, I promise you that if you pick up a novel by Jarecki such as Rescued by the Celtic Warrior you to will fall in love with the genre, the author and of course be reminded as to why you love to read in the first place...
After arriving in Roman Britannia, Valeria is captured by savages. She prays the Romans will find her—but it’s Taran, a Pict warrior, who comes to Valeria’s rescue and ignites an unquenchable flame of passion that fills her soul.
Highborn and privileged, Valeria has never known life outside her father’s Roman fortress. But when Hadrian’s Wall falls, Valeria’s world shatters.
Ripped from her bed, she’s captured by savages. Terrified, she prays her betrothed will mount a rescue. But it is the enemy, a Pict with Celtic tattoos and hair of fire who wields his sword and fights for her freedom.
When she seeks refuge in the warrior’s stronghold, the Picts eye her with distrust and force her to earn her keep as a commoner. But the longer Valeria remains, the more agonizing it becomes to conceal her burning love for the Celtic warrior.