- Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Books (Jun 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743438035
- ISBN-13: 978-0743438032
- Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.4 x 2.3 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,733,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Fayth Graham has felt lost and lonely since her father and Jack, her fiance, died. Her brother, Ridley, is forcing her to marry an old lecher she doesn't love just so he can gain land and power. Her fiance, Jack Graham, was killed by Alex Maxwell, also known as Red Alex. The day Jack died Fayth swore she'd avenge his death by killing Red Alex. He was the reason why she wasn't marrying the man she'd chosen, a simple, ordinary farmer. No land or title to his name. But none of that mattered to Fayth, she wanted Jack because she knew that he would let her keep the freedom she'd always known.
Red Alex remembered the feisty vixen who had disguised herself as a whore, to distract him when the Grahams came to raid his home. He remembered not only her passionate kiss that stirred a longing deep inside him, he remembered her betrayal. He would get his revenge. When he catches Fayth running away from Carlisle, her fiance, he finds his chance to get revenge. He would kidnap her; take her to his stolen tower, Gealach; and use her to make a bargain with Carlisle. Fayth for Gealach. (Alex is an outlaw who turned Gealach back into a great tower, but Carlisle wouldn't let him have it. And Alex is desperate to make the tower his legal home.) But on his way to Gealach Alex begins to admire Fayth's courage and comes to care for her more then he'd like to admit. Once they reach Gealach he can't help but see how much she lights up the tower. How much she lights up his life. When the time comes will he be able to give up the woman he loves more then anything for a tower that he knows would be lonely without her???
And Fayth, against her will, starts to feel something more tender then the hate she once had for him. It kills Fayth to feel so tenderly for Alex, knowing that he murdered hundreds of Graham's for no reason. Will she accept her feelings for Alex or will she live her life alone in hiding??? If only she knew of the secrets and betrayal floating around her.....
I know that isn't very much plot summary, but it's hard to say anything without giving the story away.
There aren't enough words to express how very much I loved this book. I've never read anthing like it before. The mystery surrounding the Bloodstone was thrilling and the romance was very sweet and believeable. I was a little confused at first because I haven't read the first book in the Bloodstone seies, but I plan to. And I can't wait until the thrid book comes out. So if you haven't read, Tempted by Your Touch, I'd advise reading that one before you pick this one up.
The author weaves an intricate web full of emotions, thoughts, motives, betrayls, and so much more. This is the most convincing, hate-to-love books that I've ever read. I could actually believe that Fayth was falling in love with him. In most romances that have the passionate hate turns to passionate love plot, aren't very convincing. Those kind of books make you wonder why these two pepole fell in love, but this book won't make you feel that way. You'll see the transition from hate-to-love. I've never seen so much dialouge betweet two main characters! Usually the two main characters, in romances, are too busy kissing to worry about communicating. Such a refreshing change. One I hope to see a lot more of in the future.
The romance between these two will make her heart ache. At one point I was convinced these two would never have a chance to be together. You'll finish this book with a smile in your heart and on your face. It'll make you believe that love is the most powerful thing on this earth.
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