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Posted January 20, 2013
If you like old-fashioned gentlemanly manners in a hot guy who just happens to turn into a werewolf once in a while, you will LIKE this book! Add in a little time travel, romance, action, history, a beautiful school teacher, a rich town playboy with a secret past, a love story or two, murder, and a villainous alpha werewolf and you will LOVE this book!
Colonel Caleb DeCardian, formerly of the Civil War, now of the 21st century because of a freak shower of 'ball lightning,' not only has to deal with the trauma of being thrust into the future, but turns all furry and dangerous every 29 days. He was cursed by a former friend to life as a werewolf. Add to that, the fact that said former friend also got sent to the 21st century, is also a more powerful werewolf and is out to kill Caleb, now hardly seems the time for Caleb to be falling in love, especially when he wants to go home to the 19th century without the hated curse.
Enter Arianna Hart, Civil War buff, school teacher, and everything Caleb could want. She is a force to be reckoned with, as well as sweet, spicy, and also attracted to Caleb.
Mae Clair has colored outside the lines in writing this book. Sure, there are a 'few' paranormal romances out there that 'may' mention time travel, werewolves, good guys, bad guys, stuff like that, but the way this book is put together will get under your skin from page one! A book like WEATHERING ROCK is why I love to read! The characters are lifelike, they have emotions, they have depth! The scenes are well-crafted and intense. There are twists and turns! There are moments that choked me up. There is one character in particular that completely took me by surprise in the best way!
WEATHERING ROCK is definitely a romantic, warm, feel-good tale with some of the most powerful scenes I have ever read! Did I mention 'didn't see that one coming' twists that grab at your heart?
Loved this book! Watching for more from this author!
Mae Clair was kind enough to offer this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Mae!
Posted October 15, 2012
This book has it all. Contemporary romance, historical fiction, time travel, werewolves… What more could you possible want! It’s this glorious combination that Mae Clair combines to tell a fascinating tale. I was hooked from page one and fell in love with all of the characters (well, except for that one dirt bag). Not only did Mrs. Clair enrapture me in this story, but I fell in love with the history and the civility of Mr. DeCardian. Men from his era were full of honor, pride, and chivalry, which none were lost on him when time travelled 149 years into the future to the 21 century with the curse of turning into a werewolf every full moon.
With plot twists on top of twists, I loved being able to put everything together piece by piece until I could finally wrap my head around how Caleb and Seth time travelled and how the horrible werewolf curse could possibly be resolved. The ending moved me to tears and though I was ready to get to the end… I didn’t want “their” story to end. (Once you read it, you’ll understand where I’m coming from here)
When an author has the ability to make me get invested into a character(s), feel for them as if they were my own friends, cry for their happiness or their loss; I know then that it was a great story with memorable characters.
Mae Clair has crafted a unique story, with such detail, that I could see everything unfolding in front me. Though I can’t possible imagine what could be in store for the next book of the DeCardian Family Chronicles series, I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
I highly recommend Weathering Rock to anyone who loves a awesome story!