Author: Patricia Mason
Author Website: http://www.patriciamason.net/
Genre: a Moderne Quickie
Publisher: Available now at Ellora’s Cave Publishing: http://www.ellorascave.com/
Info: ISBN: 9781419927560
Price: $2.49 Available as e-book
What I liked
This was a quick, hot, enjoyable read which mesmerized me into forgetting everything else I was supposed to be doing today. The story and characters quickly drew me. I loved the simplicity of the location—a stuffy, old museum. A cursed statue and our heroine’s teenage memories cause Mari to follow through with an incredible idea to save a man she’d only seen in her dreams.
When Garrick comes to life, he ends up saving Mari from her own blood loss. He reads something in the text Mari could not translate and is determined not to fall in love. When she proposes sex, he agrees…it has been centuries for him. The act is a far cry from how he would make love to her…if he could have a life with her. His caring, her concerns, their cursed relationship almost brought me to tears. This is a wonderful story and I hope to read more from Ms. Mason and soon!
In 1758 Britain, a blood curse imprisons soldier Garrick Lawson in the form of a marble statue as a sacrifice to bring prosperity to the Rushworth family. Fighting madness inside his stone prison, Garrick awaits a release that may never come. Over two centuries later, he hears a voice that makes him hunger for love as well as freedom.
Mara, the Rushworth heiress, feels irresistibly drawn to the statue. She dreams of hungry kisses in the arms of a soldier with eyes the color of melting chocolate. When Mara discovers an antique journal, revealing her family’s crime, she knows the man of her dreams awaits and she must risk the wrath of her devious uncle to free him. Using her blood, Mara brings Garrick to life and awakens his desire to claim her as his woman. But even as fiery passion burns between the lovers, the journal reveals that Garrick’s freedom has a price…Mara’s life.