Nuala is descended from ancient witch folk, eternally bound to help others find love. But after the death of her husband, she harbors no such dreams for herself. Then she meets Sinjin, the Earl of Donnington, and feels something stir within her for the first time in centuries….
Handsome and scandalously tempting, Sinjin has never met a woman he couldn't seduce. Yet from the moment he sees the stunning young widow, he knows he wants more than just one night of sin—and even the discovery of the dark secret they share won't stop him from trying to possess her forever. But first he must free her from her immortal bondage, which means robbing her of her magic for all time….
Stripped of her ancient powers and her mortality when she uses her abilities to destroy, Nuala, a witch whose job is to bring lovers together, has spent more than two centuries trying, unsuccessfully, to atone for her actions. Now the widow of an English lord, she is confronted by a man she thought she'd never see again, the dangerous Earl of Donnington, who blames her for his brother's death two years earlier. Soon a vicious force strikes at Nuala through the earl, threatening not only their blossoming love but their lives as well. VERDICT Darkly intense, intricately plotted, and chilling, this sexy tale skillfully interweaves several time periods, revealing key past elements with perfect timing but keeping the reader firmly in the novel's "present" social scene. The third in Krinard's faery-infused Fane series. Krinard (Lord of Legends) lives in New Mexico.