Series: Passion's Portal #2
Genres: Erotic Romance, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
Published by Ellora’s Cave on November 6, 2013
Source: Tour Host
Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Seven tears cast upon the water summon the selkie, summon seal across the ocean, summon man from beast—liquid keys to break the curse. Freed one night every seven years, Ronin is doomed to repeat that cycle into eternity. Unless he can find a woman powerful enough to resist a selkie’s irresistible pheromones and sex magick.
Maille believes she lost reality between Maine and New Mexico. Between where she is now and where she should be. She believes in facts, not magick. But facts can’t explain how she wound up naked on a beach with the sexiest man she’s ever laid eyes on. Or how she knows in her bones that losing herself in the passion Ronin offers is a path to disaster.
It’s going to be a long, hot, wet night. Caught between sex magick and a sexy selkie, disaster is inevitable for Maille. To break the enchantment she has to rely on the oldest magick of all—the power of love-drenched hearts.
Most women didn’t embrace strange men who walked naked from the surf. Pity that.
For a 77-page book, this one was enjoyable. It’s short, sweet and a nice, little escape from the world. Nara Malone has quite a few books out with Ellora’s Cave, this one being one of the more recent ones, published late last year.
The book description pretty much gives you all that you need to know, as it’s supposed to.
My main issues with this book are that, as much as the description points out that Maille believes in facts, not in magic, there isn’t a lot behind that to back it up. She thinks things such as “Fact:” (enter in random fact that she knows here) but past that, it’s not really a part of the story.
Also, the question of her travelling from New Mexico to Maine and losing reality.. it doesn’t fully get addressed by the book. You never really know what happened, or how… just that she was in New Mexico, and now she’s back at a family home in Maine. There are some inconsistencies.
Do I think this is worth the $4.31 (or $5.49 on B&N)? Not particularly. I enjoy selkies, the legend of them, and the myth, and this book is enjoyable for what it is; but at only 77 pages, you’ll need to decide for yourself if it’s worth it.