Lennox Taskill is a dissolute rogue, a powerful witch who some say even trades his enchantments for profit when it pleases him. His only loyalty is to his coven, his disdain for humanity sealed by the searing memory of his mother burning at the stake. Read more...
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Lennox Taskill is a dissolute rogue, a powerful witch who some say even trades his enchantments for profit when it pleases him. His only loyalty is to his coven, his disdain for humanity sealed by the searing memory of his mother burning at the stake. So when the wife of a wealthy landlord comes seeking his help, the beguiling Chloris Keavey unwittingly presents Lennox with his greatest opportunity for distraction...and retribution.
By failing to produce an heir, Chloris faces a terrible threat: being turned out by her heartless husband. Now, she vows to get with child, even if it means surrendering her body--and soul--to Lennox's seductive magic. But with a witch hunt brewing, Lennox and Chloris are soon risking everything for their forbidden nights of ecstasy...and to protect the secret that could cost them their lives.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-01-14
- Reviewer: Staff
Walker follows The Harlot with the engrossing tale of a male witch in 1715 Scotland and the intelligent, vulnerable woman he comes to love. Lennox Fingal hasn’t had an easy life: after he and his twin sisters were forced to watch their mother stoned to death by villagers who had condemned her as a witch, the children were separated. Years later, Lennox has settled near Saint Andrews, Scotland. Chloris Keavey’s husband beats her because after eight years of marriage she hasn’t become pregnant. When Chloris, the cousin of Lennox’s archenemy, hears a servant mention that Lennox’s magic might be able to repair her barrenness, she heads to his home to beg for his help. What she doesn’t expect is to fall in love—and Lennox, who initially seduces Chloris to spite her cousin, soon returns her affection. Walker deftly spins a captivating tale that will have readers holding their collective breath until the last page is turned. Agent: Roberta Brown, the Brown Literary Agency. (Mar.)