Alec MacQuarrie's after-life has become an endless search for pleasure in an effort to overcome his heartbreak and despair. Wandering through the seedy world of London's demimonde, he's changed into a dark and fearsome creature even he doesn't recognize until he stumbles into a magical lass he knew once upon a time and sees a glimpse of the life he could have had.
But the ton is no match for one incorrigible young lady...
After watching each of her coven sisters happily marry, Sorcha Ferguson is determined to capture a Lycan husband of her very own. When she encounters Alec, she decides to save her old friend from what he's become, all while searching for her own happily-ever-after.
Over his dead body is Alec going to allow this enchanting innocent to throw herself away on an unworthy werewolf, but that leaves him responsible for her, and he's the worst monster of them all...
(Terra's Thoughts) Lydia Dare never fails to please. This is a wonderful fulfillment to our naughty Scottish witches that we have all come to love and cherish. This is a story that shows us that we don't always get what we want but do get what we need. True love in it's purest form.
Sorcha Ferguson is the youngest of the coven of Scottish witches and her wonderful gift is with nature. Just a encouraging whisper from her lips to a plant in need of TLC will have said plant spring up faster than hare running to it's bolt hole. Sorcha is the most easy going and less judgemental of the witches and her personality touches all whom she encounters. Will her easy going nature plunge her headlong into the arms of the wrong man or can Sophia save an innocent dear friend from a wronged evil?
Alec MacQuarrie is the poor sap who was head over heals in love with a witch who didn't love him back. Tall and handsome, timid and pure in life has him fall victim to an evil at the other end of the spectrum. His soul lost, his heart broken, will there be a redemption for a wayward lost being such as he? Will his chances of finding love ever pass his way again and if it does will he dare even hope that it can give him back the courage to go for it?
This is a story of what one hopes to come true only to do an about face and go exactly opposite. An adorable story of long friendships that had no possibility of anything more to become such a surprise that both characters really question their own sanity.
Alex is faced with a dreaded decision being thrown against him only to have Sorcha come to the rescue to save him by jeopardising her own reputation. One heartless scandal stopped only to reveal another scandal made of innocence, love, friendship and protectiveness. It only takes a whisper on the wind to bring the house of cards falling down all around them all. Can fate take the past, present and future and tie it up in one neat loving package or will innocence be damned for all eternity?
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (September 1, 2011)