SEVEN DEADLY SINS AND VIRTUES: CRIMSON DESTINY - ABSTINENCE
MONICA M. MARTIN
ISBN # 155410-666-4
Fantasy, Series, Romance
After a terrible wrong committed in 1191 during the heat of battle, Drago Le Rousse has forced himself into a lonely, cursed isolation denying himself even the most basic of urges. Having killed the true love of his battle field enemy, he is cursed to live without love for eternity. For over 800 years he has borne the brunt of that curse, but his enemy returns to him in the present to show him that love is soon to descend upon him and he will have his revenge.
Sara Stewart is a mystery author on the run from a broken heart and a deadline for her next novel. It brings her to Chateau Le Rousse, where she hopes to find clarity and focus to complete her book and recover from her inner wounds. She finds instead the personal diaries of Drago Le Rousse spanning eight centuries, drawing her into his world and stirring love and compassion for him.
The curse hangs over both Drago and Sara until the one who leveled it begins to insinuate himself in Sara’s life, laying the foundation to fulfil the vow leveled at Drago centuries earlier. Sara becomes the unwitting pawn in the game of revenge and discovers almost too late it could cost her dearly if her warrior does not give up his passive, reluctant nature to save her and their blossoming feelings for each other.
The author does a brilliant job of crafting both Sara and the villain in this novel. Their emotions, raw and succinct stirring the reader to understanding their hearts desires. While Drago is an attractive feature in this novel, it seems at odds that a battle tested warrior stands by so reluctantly until the very end. Overall, the strength of these characters desires both emotionally and sexually turn this into a good read and the culmination of 800 years of love and hatred are brought to a wonderfully climactic peak in the end.
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