SEDUCED BY A STRANGER
Rating: 5 Cups
The summons to Cairncroft Abbey has come at a most opportune time for Catherine Weston. Having no family, and just asked to leave her job, Catherine is quite grateful to Madeline St. Aubyn for her invitation.
The darkness and shadows surrounding Cairncroft Abbey is a perfect representation of Gabriel St. Aubyn’s personality. For he himself is but a shadow of humanity, no longer feeling emotion in any real sense of the word.
Catherine cannot help but feel the oppressive pall of depression that hangs like the heaviest of mists upon Cairncroft Abbey, and all of those within its walls. Her childhood friend Madeline has begged her to come, and upon her arrival Catherine ascertains that there is something terribly wrong with Madeline. Madeline seems inordinately afraid of her cousin Gabriel, while Catherine is becoming more and more entranced by him. Gabriel, like herself, is no stranger to pain and suffering, and the more time she spends in his company the deeper her fascination grows, but at what cost?
The compilation of characters in this story are as intriguing as they are unsettling. Gabriel and Catherine are chillingly bereft of emotion until they find a kindred spirit within each other. The distressing events surrounding their pasts only heightens the pull of attraction, and the method of seduction is unquestionably intense and enticing. This is as much a thriller as a romance, standing the hairs on the back of your neck and quickening your breath in anticipation and dread.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More