AUTHOR: Second time reading a book by Karen Moning. She is now on my TOP FIVE list of favorite Romance Authors. Her books are adventurous and passionate.
Grimm, short for Gavrael Roderick Icarus McIllioch, with an extra "m" of course, witnesses many deaths and wants vengeance at a very early age. He calls on a power that whispers in his ears. Seeing his mother amongst the dead, he runs away from home taking a secret about himself with him. Hungry and dirty, he is taken in by the St. Clair family. Jillian St. Clair as a young child loves him at first site. Years later a constant pursuing enemy intent on destroying Grimm finds him living with the St. Clairs. They attack the castle home. After doing battle, Grimm leaves with the intent of protecting the St. Clair family, leaving broken hearted 16 year old Jillian behind. Time passes and at the age of 21 years, Jillian is continuously pressed by her father to get married. He forces her into a situation to make a choice by inviting (3) warrior suitors to win her as a bride. Grimm is among them, still carrying his secret. He has always found Jillian a bother and a source of irritation. The story will eventually lead to him returning to his original home that he no longer thought existed.
SEX SCALE: Of the following five options: 1) NOT very descriptive and requires imagination' 2) WILL make you wiggle a little) 3) WISH it was me; 4) OH boy, do not have to use my imagination at all; 5) EROTICA and well over the top
******THIS BOOK GETS A THREE for "WISH it was me" rating because when the emotion of love finally comes to a realization, OH BOY I WISH IT WAS ME. Sexy, loving, caring******
LEAST FAVORITE PART: Return to the village of Tuluth and to Maldebann Castle
FAVORITE PART: Felt author carried out the bickering between Jillian and Grimm for too long. After a while, it was really annoying to read.
YOU WILL LIKE THIS BOOK IF YOU LIKE: Hidden secrets and hidden love. Men competing over one woman. When the passion spicket is turned on, boy does it run! Misunderstandings and unhappiness that takes many years to get sorted out.