"Touching story of love and redemption."
James "Jamie" MacGivern is a Lycant. His kind were created
in a government laboratory for one thing and one thing only—
to kill. Once his mission was completed, Jamie and three
other Lycants were taken to Draeton, where they were
brutally tortured. Jamie alone survived. When once again
his services were needed, Jamie was released from Draeton
and after the kill, Jamie was given a full pardon. Since
that time, he settled in the Pionos Mountains—an
uninhabited region. While out hunting one day, Jamie
watches as a plane goes down. Against his better judgment
and in the pouring rain, Jamie goes to investigate the
crash site. When he gets there, he sees two people—a man
and a woman handcuffed. The man is dead, so Jamie leaves
him alone and manages to get the cuffs off the woman. And
what a woman—beautiful and everything Jamie has ever wanted
in a mate. Since she was handcuffed, Jamie assumes she was
the prisoner. So he takes her back to his cabin in the
middle of a cave. Once there, he does what he can for her
and realizes he must go back to the crash site and make it
look as if she fell off a cliff and into a raging river.
Even though he doesn't want to leave the woman, he does—
only after cuffing her to the bedframe. After he's
accomplished his task, he goes back to his cabin and the
woman. Now he's decided to keep her and since she still
hasn't woken up, he calls her Mairi.
When Allison finally regains consciousness, she finds
herself in a bed, having no idea how she got there. In
fact, she can't remember anything—including her name. So
when Jamie tells her she's his wife and her name is Mairi,
she believes it. While making love with the man she thought
was her husband, Allison's memory returns. She's an agent
for the government and she was taking a white-collar
criminal to justice when the plane went down. Also, she
remembers her husband shooting her lover—another agent—when
he found the two of them in bed together. Realizing the
gorgeous Highlander she's with now is more of a man than
her husband or her lover, Allison decides to become Mairi
and renounce her former life. Of course, she realizes it
won't be that easy. Her lover will look for her, and he's
not the type to give up easily.
Not surprisingly, a team shows up in the closest village to
Jamie's cabin, Lamb's Grove and requests Jamie's help in
finding Allison. Of course, Jamie isn't the only inhabitant
of the Pionos Mountains, the Guardian—or An Fear Liath Mor—
also lives there. A terrible creature with amazing powers
who guards the gateway not only to the Abyss, but also to
the afterlife. Even Jamie won't wander into the Guardian's
territory without permission.
Will Jamie take the team of government agents to his Mairi?
Will he lead them into the Guardian's territory? Will Jamie
and Mairi ever the chance to live a life free of government
WYNDSHEER is a touching story of redemption and love. Once
again, Charlotte Boyett-Compo weaves her magic into a story
which pulled me into it from the very first page and
wouldn't let go until it was finished. We have a man,
created in a laboratory, brutally tortured, who has become
a loner, apart from any kind of society. Then we have a
woman, pressured into a marriage with a man she doesn't
love and who doesn't love her. Watching them come together
and learn acceptance and love is a rare treat. As with all
of Charlotte Boyett-Compo's stories, I highly recommend
this one as well. They're like potato chips, you can't stop
at just one!
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted September 11, 2009
Jamie MacGivern is not like other men. He is a Lycant, a genetically engineered super human with wolf-like abilities and killer instincts. A loner, he makes his home high in the rugged Pionós Mountains where the locals from the closest village stay out of his way.
When the plane carrying Federal Agent Allison Groves and the prisoner she was transporting crashed in the mountains near Jamie's hunting ground, she is the only survivor. Waking up in a strange underground cabin, she has no idea who she is or the identity of the handsome man lying beside her. When he tells her he is her husband, she has no choice but to believe him.
Having rescued the beautiful woman he now considers his own, Jamie will do everything in his power to keep her.
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Rating: Carnal. Contains graphic sexual content, adult language, violence