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on 18 September 2012
This book was amazing! The only problem was I couldn't just sit down and read it straight through cause life was getting in the way! The whole time I was at work or out I was thinking of how long it would be before I could get back to this book! It was on my mind constantly! I love that Maggie (the heroine) is so down on her luck at the start, it makes her even more relatable then most heroines cause it makes her even more real. She's really been through the ringer, losing her job, her fiance cheating on her and her Nan dying all in quite a short space of time, not to mention having lost her parents early on in life in a tragic accident. She's at her lowest and has lost all faith. Cue the arrival of Calan Kirk in her life! He's a selkie and I love that her Nan knew how broken she would be and how much she'd need to have her faith in men and life restored so she stole a Selkie pelt and found the loop hole that would allow her to have Calan help Maggie in order to please Nora (Maggies nan).
Calan is a little biased against humans cause of something that happened to a friend of his but Maggie pretty much restores his faith in humans cause she wants to return his pelt without expecting anything in return but she can't cause she doesn't know where her nan hid it. I think Nora was part of restoring his faith in a sense as well cause she wasn't thinking of herself when she took his pelt, she was thinking of her granddaughter, not to mention she gave him a chance to get it back without fulfilling his obligations by playing cards for it!
I love how their relationship grows as they look for the pelt and he tries to get her to believe in him. His brothers were pretty amazing as well, even if we did only see them very briefly! All six of them! That is a family gathering I would kill to be at! There was definetly a twist at the end that I didn't expect! I really hope there will be more Selkie adventures as I love the story and would love to learn more about the rest of Calan's brothers.