The Selkie

Rosanna Leo livens up a legend with this fantastic paranormal romance. Maggie Collins is delightful. After having an uber horrific day full of demoralising surprises and then her grandmother dies she could have just given in to the grief but instead she stays strong and goes on. She was easy to relate to and someone I’d like to be friends with in real life. Calan Kirk is a hero that fantasies and followed by dreams are made of. What more could any woman want? Calan is a legendary skilled lover with a sense of humor and a body that belongs in a museum. I loved the witty exchanges between our leading couple; their chemistry is astounding and I enjoyed all their interactions. The supporting characters enhanced the story and added to my enjoyment. The setting is beautiful and the vivid descriptions transport the reader to breathtaking Orkney shores where folktales abound and it’s easy to suspend your disbelief and give in to the magic in the mist. I look forward to seeing what else this author has to offer.

Maggie Collins thinks things can’t get much worse when she loses her job and discovers her fiancé cheating all on the same day, and she starts having detailed erotic dreams. Then her beloved grandmother passes away and she travels to Scotland where she has inherited her grandmother’s home and a seal pelt. A seal pelt Calan Kirk claims belongs to him but he isn’t the only one who wants it so they join together to find it. But can Maggie let her dream lover come to life once they find what they are searching for?

Book Blurb for The Selkie

This was supposed to be her year. However, after losing her job and discovering her fiancé cheating, Maggie Collins has her doubts. When her grandmother dies, she hits rock bottom. Maggie travels to her grandmother’s home in Orkney, Scotland to sort through her gran’s things, only to discover the old woman has left her a seal pelt as her inheritance. She also learns that others are after the pelt.

To add to her frustration, Maggie’s dreams are filled with luscious images of a long-haired man, images that draw her to the magical beaches in Orkney. Although she’s lost her trust in men, this dream man inspires her with a lust she’s never known before.

Calan Kirk has also been dreaming. Dreaming of Maggie, the mortal woman who arouses him as no other woman ever has. Meeting her in the flesh when she arrives in Orkney is nothing short of spontaneous sexual combustion. But she is a human, and not to be trusted. He needs the seal pelt, not a red-haired temptress.

As a thief ransacks Maggie’s grandmother’s house, Maggie and Calan are thrust together. They must search for the animal skin, a mythical relic which once found, will either bring them together or rip them apart forever.

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2012 4.00