Tormented by Darkness

Pagan Holiday Series/Inheritated Damnation

Claire Ashgrove binds her readers with this intriguing dark pagan romance. Rhiannon McLaine and Mick Farrell are two fascinating characters filled with fascinating features and flaws. Rhiannon’s goodness shines through even while she wrestles with the destructive side of her nature. She is a multi-faceted heroine and seeing each layer revealed was compelling. Her interactions with her brother showed a deep connection and a fantastic relationship revealing so much of her inner personality. Watching Mick finally give in to his enchantment of the red-headed beauty was interesting and enthralling. The fact that he let her see his vulnerabilities and his harsh shortcomings made him so much more attractive. The subtle Celtic details woven in the story added to the ambiance and held the perfect balance of entertainment over instruction. I found myself captivated by her twin brother, even though I seldom find red-headed men attractive so this is a definite brownie point and I cannot wait for him to get his own adventure.

Flower Shop owner and daughter of an incubus, Rhiannon McLaine is so much more than meets the eyes and police detective Mick Farrell definitely likes what his eyes see but he hasn’t acted on his attraction. Both are fighting the evil sides of their natures and their immense desire for one another. Rhiannon discovers a chance to rid herself of her demon side but can they overcome the obstacles and have a happily ever after mortal life?

Book Blurb for Tormented by Darkness

Cursed by her incubus father centuries ago, the last thing Rhiannon McLaine wants is to fall in love.

The night she delivers flowers to detective Mick Farrell, however, everything changes. Deep-seated attraction flares into untamed passion. In the morning, Rhiannon awakens to find she's lost her heart. Now, unless she can convince Mick of her secret past, she's destined to take his life.

When Rhiannon asks Mick to go camping with her, instinct warns him to refuse. Though he hungers for her love and the goodness she represents, he'll do anything to keep her from discovering the darkness within his soul. Yet a weekend in the woods is the perfect place to indulge in temporary desire.until he finds himself bound against his will.

Surrounded by ancient Celtic rites and magic, can Mick see beyond Rhiannon's duplicity and recognize her love? Or will the revelation of her true demonic nature doom Rhiannon to a mortal life alone?

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2012 3.50