By Shannon MacLeod
Author’s Website: http://www.shannonmacleod.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Vanessa
*Beware of possible Spoilers*
Hell hath no fury like a faery scorned…
A man out of time:
Enchanted by a jealous faery, 13th century warrior turned druid Faolan MacIntyre has his work cut out for him. In order to break his curse, he must entice a woman to fall in love with him. His love comes at the highest possible cost, however…for the woman.
A woman alone:
Rebuilding her life after an ugly divorce, merchandising director Colleen O’Brien lives vicariously through movies and romance novels. When the sexy bespelled Scot crash lands in her living room unannounced, her resolve to never love again is sorely tested. After admitting her love, Colleen finds herself in 14th century Ireland. Now she’s scared and alone, until Faolan finds her and they are both pursued by their jealous enemy.
Thrown together by destiny but held together by love, Faolan and Colleen must work together if they are to survive. But for two
headstrong people–a man accustomed to giving orders and a woman who refuses to take them–it’s much easier said than done.
CONTENT WARNING: Faery magic gone awry, a plucky Irish heroine and a hot Highlands badass clad in a very small towel.
Rogue in the Rollaway was a cute and quirky read, that offers an upbeat story with the HEA (Happily Ever After) you come to expect from books like this. Although the story overall was entertaining, it wasn’t a favorite for me. The writing was well done and the characters were engaging enough, however I felt as though I had read this story before. Quirky, heartbroken heroine spontaneously gets thrust into a situation with a strong and sexy Scottish hero, danger ensues and suddenly they are in love long before the book has even really begun.
I think that the relationship between the characters was where the story was really lacking for me. There was just no tension. I felt as
though I knew exactly what was coming next and as much as I wanted to like her, Colleen (the heroine) and I just didn’t connect. She was sweet and kind, but she just felt too much like a doormat to me. Perhaps it was a personality difference, but I couldn’t imagine
tolerating the things that she was willing to tolerate from her ex. This may have made her endearing to some readers, but for me it was
just a turn off. As far as the hero Faolon goes, he was everything you expect from a sexy Scot but again, I felt like I had seen him a
million times before. He was tall, sexy and a true gentlemen but he just didn’t end up catching my fancy.
Overall, I am giving this book three stars due to the fact that I didn’t find the story compelling because everything felt like deja-vu
to me. Although this book wasn’t among my favorites, it was still entertaining enough to be classified under my rainy day/feel good
reads. If you are looking for an easy, casual read to escape into for an afternoon, I would happily recommend Rogue in the Rollaway.