Friday, May 3, 2013

Review ~ Destiny's Shadow by Ann Gimpel

A ranger for the U.S. Park Service, strong, competent Moira Shaughnessy is in serious trouble. Fleeing from her cheating husband, a Native American shaman, she stumbles into the arms of a man she never thought she’d see again. He hurt her once by choosing his druid heritage over her. Can she take a chance on him now?

Pursuing very different motives, both men follow her deep into the backcountry. Moira is caught in the crossfire between Celtic magic and Native American shamanism. A freak blizzard compounds her problems, taxing her survival skills to the max. Against the specter of almost-certain death, the sweetest, purest love she’s ever known rises to the fore, engulfing her in unbelievable passion
Destiny's Shadow promised a mix of Celtic magic and Native American shamanism with a double dose of romance. After finishing the book, I'm not sure this was quite accomplished, but I didn't dislike the story for the most part. Besides the H/H (Moira and Tim, the other character appearances didn't lend as much weight. I was also troubled by the reason given for Moira leaving Tim when their relationship had begun: he wouldn't have sex with her. No, you read that correctly. She broke off their relationship because he wouldn't at least screw her. And yes, he told her the reasons he couldn't was tied to his religious beliefs. Hell, I'm no Bible thumper, but I respect a man with conviction. I was surprised how long that revelation tainted my view of Moira until, ironically enough, Tim saved the relationship with each other -- and me.
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to BBMoreB free of charge by the author for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

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