(The Cursed Clan # 1)
By: Melissa Schroeder
Source: eARC from Author
Will desire be the answer or the ruin of an entire clan?
As Laird, Callum Lennon feels he has always failed to protect his cousins. Callum’s impulsiveness caused the death of his father and the experience has scarred not only his body, but his soul. From that point on, he made sure to always go with the more logical choice in every matter. When his younger cousin Angus finds clues that might help break the curse, Callum begrudgingly hires Phoebe Chilton to investigate. Callum doesn’t like bringing outsiders into their family affairs. Their life would become fodder for the tabloids if anyone were to find out about the curse. It doesn’t help that the instant he meets Dr. Chilton he’s attracted. But, he doesn’t really have a choice because she might be their last hope.
An expert in archeology, Phoebe has always been dwarfed by her parents’ shadow. Their high standards had her in college by thirteen and earning a second PhD by twenty-two. But her career and her broken marriage have left her needing something more than just diplomas and degrees. She wants to prove that her interest in legends, especially Celtic legends, is as important as her parents’ work. When the Lennon family contacts her, she sees the opportunity to win a massive research grant. With a long-time rival breathing down her back, she jumps at the Lennons’ offer her, hoping it will ensure her the grant. But uncovering the Lennon family secrets, and her attraction to Callum, could prove more than she can handle.
Forces outside the family are determined to ensure that they fail. When an old enemy threatens both the well being of the clan and the fragile new love, Callum will have to choose between believing his mind or his heart.
Callum Lennon is the leader of his family. He is protective, responsible and serious. Callum, along with his family have been cursed for centuries and it isn't until they find a diary written in different languages and codes that they think they could break the curse. The only problem they have with the diary is that they have to hire an outsider to help them, and this does not sit well with Callum.
He hires Dr. Phoebe Chilton, genius extraordinaire and the attraction between the two of them was hot from their very first meeting! Phoebe will take her job seriously and wants to help Callum and his family. The only problem is she can't get break down Callum's walls to trust her enough.
Despite the hot and sexy scenes, this isn't a erotic novel, which is something different for Ms. Schroeder. She took a leap with this one, writing out of her comfort level and she did an extraordinary job! The plot was really interesting and the story flew by quickly. I am very much looking forward to reading the second book in the series, which will be about Callum's cousin, Angus!!
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