Monday, May 23, 2016

Book Review And Giveaway : An Enchanted Spring by Nancy Scanlon



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AN ENCHANTED SPRING
Mists of Fate #2
Nancy Scanlon
Releasing May 24th, 2016
Diversion


Nancy Scanlon continues the timebending saga she began with The Winter Laird, pulling heroes and villains alike through the portals of time to help save their futures and find their truest loves.

A time travel accident has left Aidan MacWilliam, younger brother of a medieval Irish laird, trapped in the future. Though he’s become a successful entrepreneur in the twenty-first century, Aidan still can’t banish thoughts of the world he left behind. In search of distraction, he heads to New York to scout a PR person for his cousin’s matchmaking firm, Celtic Connections.

Emmaline Perkins might be the perfect candidate. A PR expert and closet medievalist, Emma has always put work before her social life. When a breathtakingly handsome man who looks like he stepped straight out of the Middle Ages proposes business, she struggles to keep her professional and personal lives separate.

Then Emma's ex-fiancĂ© resurfaces, threatening Emma’s livelihood, her home, and ultimately her safety. Aidan jumps to protect her and not just because she’s good for business. He feels a primal need to defend the alluring young woman. But the question is not where she'll be safe, but when.

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REVIEW:  In the second book of Nancy Scanlon's time travel series with sexy Irish heroes, we have Aidan MacWilliam.Those who have read Winter Laird, know that he is Nioclas' brother and as he got pushed to the future by accident, he is trapped there.It isn't necessary to have read Winter Laird to enjoy An Enchanted Spring. 

Though he is stuck in the future and misses his clan very badly, Aidan has managed to make a living for himself.As a result of careful investments and many other tactics he is quite the billionaire now.But he is still dissatisfied and wishes to return home.He is hoping for a way by which he will be able to travel back to his time.

Colin, noticing his unhappiness sends him to New York to scout a particular candidate for a PR position in Celtic Connections as a distraction for the timebeing(or is it?).At the same time he would also get his sword and other possessions back from a Medieval Auction.The candidate is the lovely Emmaline Perkins, our other protagonist.

Emma is a kickass PR professional and closet medievalist.She has a degree in Medieval Thought and Antiquities.She has also been having a string of bad luck lately.Not only did she find out that her fiance had been cheating on her with one of her clients, after she called off the wedding he had the nerve to threaten her for money which he owes to some dangerous people.Putting him in jail also hasn't stopped him.As he has been let out on parole, he manages to ruin one of her accounts, thereby causing her PR company to fire her.The people he owes money to are also after her and her life is threatened.

But, dont worry, Aidan is there to protect her ;)(not that she needs it).Emma is a strong,independent heroine.I loved her intelligence and quick wit.The love that she had for medieval antiquities and her knowledge about them is fascinating.Aidan is also captured by her intelligence.And as all MacWilliam men do, he wants to protect her at all costs.He hires her and in turn offers her safety too.

"What your makeup man said earlier.You are indeed a swan.Elegant grace,gentle beauty.But when you try to scare it,it fights back with everything its got."

In addition to all the problems that they have, there is also Aidan's desire to return to his clan.He feels he owes his brother and his loyalty to Nioclas doesn't let him fully settle with Emma.The chemistry between the two was well done.Its fun to be back with Colin and Reilly again.I loved the fact that we were able to see Nioclas and Bri in this book.It made me happy to see them settled and content.The world that Nancy has created is fascinating with the restrictions of time travel.They can't use it whenever they want.Personally I liked this book a lot better than the first and Nancy's writing has also improved a lot.I can't wait to read Colin's book next though I am disappointed that we have to wait another year for it.I hope the one after that is Reilly's book!

So. if you're searching for a fun but action packed book with time travel and sexy Irishmen look no further!Also. read on for an excerpt from the book and enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of the 5 print copies of An Enchanted Spring that Nancy is giving away!!



EXCERPT

He stopped directly in front of her, his body inches from hers, and slowly leaned in. Emma’s breath hitched, and her body went on full alert, her senses hyperaware of him. His clean scent filled her nose, and his nearness made her knees turn to jelly. When her eyes locked on his clean-shaven face, it took every fiber of her being not to rise up on her toes and run her tongue along his jawline.
His eyes met hers, and she saw it—raw hunger. As he raised his hand slowly, she parted her lips, hoping for a second taste of Aidan MacWilliam.
The sound of something rustling above her head forced her to look up.
Aidan brought a bag of coffee down to the counter and trapped her between his arms.
She couldn’t move. She didn’t want to move.
They stood like that for a long moment before he shook his head a little, as if questioning his sanity, before he placed his hand on her jaw, tugged it open, and melded his firm lips to hers. Her eyes fluttered closed of their own accord, and she was suddenly enveloped in his arms, his hand stroking her neck. He cradled her head and flicked his tongue to hers. She wrapped her arms around his shoulders and brought them up to his neck, as he kissed her gently, carefully, as though she would break.
She sighed softly and leaned into him, and he growled into her mouth. Aidan kept one hand in her hair, his fingers gentle, and pressed his other hand into the small of her back, bringing her body flush with his. He deepened the kiss, devouring her in the best of ways. Emma felt cherished, branded, and hot all over.
She pressed into him harder, and he slid his hand up her spine, sending chills throughout her overheated body. She ran her fingers through his hair, surprised at its softness. He drew her attention away from wandering thoughts, though, when, without breaking the kiss, he grasped her waist and lifted her onto the counter. He angled her head and kissed her as though his life depended on it.
She lost all coherent thought.
His hands were on her back, her shoulders, her hair, her legs. She dragged her hands up his abs, feeling the ridges of muscles and flesh; she wanted to tear his shirt off and kiss him everywhere, all at once.
“Ahem.”
Dimly, she registered that someone was standing on the other side of the island, and she tried to disengage from Aidan.
“Kitchen’s closed,” Aidan said, his voice rough. He rested his forehead against Emma’s.
“Let me know when it’s open, all right? I need some coffee before I start working,” Colin replied, the grin in his voice unmistakable. A few seconds later, a door opened and closed.
They looked at each other for a moment, breathing hard, and didn’t say anything. Aidan flicked his gaze to her lips, and kissed her hard and deep before pulling away. “I won’t apologize for that.”
More confused than ever, she glared at him. “I don’t know whether to slap you or…or…”
His green gaze locked on her for another moment, and he let out a sudden chuckle. “Christ, Emma, what you reduce me to. Kissing you in my cousin’s kitchen.”
“That felt more like ravishing,” she snapped before she could stop herself. She slid off the counter.
He brought his body against hers once more, and she cursed herself for freezing in place. He leaned down, his mouth on her ear, and ran his tongue along it. “Then you’ve never been properly ravished,” he whispered.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Born and raised near Boston, Massachusetts, Nancy Scanlon wrote her first romance novel at age 16, when she realized that fictional boyfriends were much easier to figure out than real ones. In the time since, she managed to earn a degree in English, obtain a graduate certificate in creative writing from the University of Cambridge, and marry the man of her dreams (but she still holds tight to her fictional boyfriends).

Currently, she resides in Puerto Rico with her husband, two children, and two dogs. When not writing, Nancy spends her time reading, reviewing and blogging about romance novels, watching too much HGTV, and taking care of her family.



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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for reviewing! Reilly's story is indeed coming.... :)

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  2. Lovely review! Thank you for hosting AN ENCHANTED SPRING today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

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