Lily Silver lives in a big Victorian house near the shores of Green Bay, Wisconsin. She loves historical romance With a degrees in both history and ancient and medieval research it seemed only natural to turn to writing historical romance. Her romances, both historical and contemporary, feature paranormal twists. Myth and magic collide to create the right recipe for romance. Join Lily's blog, Romancing History for weekly discussions of timeless lovers who endure through history, literature, myth and legend.
Bright Scoundrel (Reluctant Heroes Book Two)by Lily Silver
Notorious rake Kieran O'Flaherty flees to rural Ireland to escape scandal. Upon arrival, he finds a woman in charge of his family estate--a prickly, proud spinster who challenges him at every turn. Kieran likes the challenge Rose presents, as she seems to be the only woman
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A Sorcerer, a Spinster and a Haunted Castle; the course of true love never runs smooth!
Notorious rake Kieran O'Flaherty flees to rural Ireland to escape scandal. Upon arrival, he finds a woman in charge of his family estate--a prickly, proud spinster who challenges him at every turn. Kieran likes the challenge Rose presents, as she seems to be the only woman immune to his charms.
Desperate for funds, landscape artist Rose de Lacy takes a position as of steward to a neglected estate. When the owner's grandson arrives her serene life is turned upside down. She's determined to ignore the simmering desires O'Flaherty incites within her. It's not easy when merely being near the man arouses sensual yearnings she never imagined possible. Can she afford to risk her cherished independence for the uncertainties of love?
Far from the dazzling London social whirl, Kieran struggles to prove he's more than a spoiled skirt- chaser to his father's people. When malicious threats arise, Kieran uses his magic to protect Rose. His gifts might save them from ghosts and smugglers, but can Kieran and Rose create their own magic?
Buy Bright Scoundrel and take a mystical, charming and romantic journey back to 19th century Ireland today.
Reluctant Heroes Series: Bold men and independent women, finding true love was never in their plans . . .
Book One: Dark Hero, A Gothic Romance
Book Two: Bright Scoundrel
Book Three: Gallant Rogue
Book Four: Noble Assassin
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Bright Scoundrel is the fourth book I have read by author Lily Silver and one of my favorites so far. It is the story of Kieran O’Flaherty. Kieran spent much of his life living in the West Indies after being sold into servitude by his stepfather. Prior to the actual start of this book, he travels to England and his maternal grandfather. However, after his name appears in London papers attached to yet another scandal, he decides to flee London society and his grandfather and return to his ancestral home in Ireland. It is there that he meets Rose De Lacy, an independent young woman who has been working as the castle's steward. Kieran's return is not an easy one. An evil menacing spirit haunts the castle, and Kieran's people are reluctant to accept him. Undeterred, Kieran whom is adept in the magical arts, sets out the win the love and respect of his people and to cleanse his home. In the process he falls in love with the headstrong Rose. Lily Silver did a splendid job of blending together history and magic. At no time did I feel as if one aspect of the story was overtaking the other. She created well-developed characters who I came to care about and I wanted to see them both get their happily ever after. While the characters did have intimate relations, the scenes were tasteful and well-done. At no time did I fee uncomfortable reading them as occasionally happens to me in romance novels. All and all I think this was an excellent read and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a historical romance with a touch of magic.