Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Unwrapping a Review of AN ENCHANTED SPRING, a Mists of Fate novel by Nancy Scanlon

As a new voice in romance, Nancy Scanlon thrilled us with her time traveling tale of a girl from Boston finding herself in 13th century Ireland and falling in love with THE WINTER LAIRD. If you read book one of the Mists of Fate series then you know that Aidan MacWilliam went missing. We find out to where in AN ENCHANTED SPRING, and as I always expect of a debut author, the best is yet to come and it did.

***an advance copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.

Blurb for AN ENCHANTED SPRING:

Nancy Scanlon continues the time-bending 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 twist of fate 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 publicity manager for his cousin’s matchmaking firm, Celtic Connections.

Emmaline Perkins is the perfect candidate. A PR expert and closet medievalist, Emma has always put work before her social life. When her ex-fiancĂ© resurfaces and threatens her livelihood, her home, and ultimately her safety, a new client proposes an offer she can’t refuse – a job, travel, and security.

As they fall for each other, Emma struggles to keep her professional and personal lives separate, and Aidan’s determined to meld them together. When it’s clear Emma’s ex will stop at nothing to claim her, Aidan realizes that the question is not where she’ll be safe, but when…

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Emma Perkins’s world seems to be constantly in turmoil lately between competition at work, her love life in shambles, and worry that her ex-fiancĂ© will get out of jail and follow through on his threats to come after her, it just seems easier to fall into a bottle of wine than deal. Add trying to land a new account more important to her boss than any other featuring a sexy, handsome man with more money than God and her world is definitely out of control. When she’s fired, her apartment trashed, and her bank account cleaned out, it’s the handsome billionaire who comes to her rescue, only she isn’t the type to be rescued…or so she thought.

Aidan MacWilliam disappeared from 13th C. Ireland to find himself in a modern world instead…but he has adapted and made do, and made do very well. He is now a man of property and wealth, but still he yearns to return to his home and his family in his proper time. When Colin O’Rourke asks him to go to New York City to inquire about a publicist he has in mind to help Celtic Connections expand, Aidan agrees because he hopes, in turn, she might assist him in obtaining his sword which is coming up at auction in NYC too. When he meets Emma Perkins, he knows there is more to meeting her than planned. When he discovers her in danger, it’s only natural for him to extend his protection to the woman fated to be his.

Nancy has created a wonderful cast of characters in her Mists of Fate series, of which we love to meet up with again, and again, but Aidan MacWilliam was my favorite from the beginning and I was not disappointed in how Nancy turned him into a first-class hero/gentleman/laird/Irish warrior. Emma is a strong-willed force of her own and a perfect match for the charming, and willful Irish knight in shining armor from the 13th century.

AN ENCHANTED SPRING, book two in the Mists of Fate series by Nancy Scanlon is a wonderful story filled with excitement, danger, a bit of suspense, and although, it is far more a G-rating than I usually go for in regards to sex, I actually didn’t miss it. The sexual tension blooming between Emma and Aidan is enough to blow the pages right out of the book and yet, they never actually consummate their relationship within the bindings. I love it. Aidan is one hot man and justifiably listed among my all-time favorite book boyfriends now. I started falling in love with him in THE WINTER LAIRD, but it didn’t take long to fall under the power of his charms in AN ENCHANTED SPRING.

A wonderful, and delightful story, with clever and teasing banter among Aidan and the guys - Colin, Reilly, and Cian - and Emma is a perfect addition to the Mists of Fate family. I highly recommend AN ENCHANTED SPRING by Nancy Scanlon to everyone who enjoys falling love among the pages of a sterling romance with hints of the supernatural akin to Outlander with a bevy of hot Irish Jamie Frasers in the character list. I wish I could tell you more about the happenings but I don’t want to ruin anything for anyone…these are stories to be experienced without spoilers. So if you haven’t read the first, do so and then read, and enjoy AN ENCHANTED SPRING. You won’t be disappointed. I expect even better things to come in the Mists of Fate series. Nancy is fast growing into a wonderful storyteller.

Happy Reading Everyone!

AN ENCHANTED SPRING, a Mists of Fate novel by Nancy Scanlon, Diversion Books, release date – May 24, 2016, available in print and ebook formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobobooks.

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