- ‘”Kiss me Gabriel.” If the circumstances had been different, she would have laughed at his shocked expression. Deirdre put her arms around his neck. “Kiss me.” He obeyed. The kiss was tentative and hesitant. “Do it again. Do it as if you mean it. Do it as if you want to be involved with me.” “I do not know if—” “Gabriel, you fear being in love. That does not mean you are not. So confront it and kiss me.” He did so. It was far more passionate this time. He held her tightly to him. She swayed a moment afterward when he released her, the kiss was so intense. “You did well,” she said, breathlessly. “You did very well indeed.” “The fear is lessening. You are right.” “Good. Then kiss me until it goes away completely.” He did and the candle was nearly spent before he left to return the pitcher and mugs to the pub.”
Gabriel is such an honest and endearing man that you can just picture him in the scene above feeling hesitant. He is one of those men in a book that you cheer for because he is honorable and respectful and sweet on top of it all. I was rooting for him and Deirdre all the way. The author completely draws you into this story and this romance. I excitedly turned each page quickly in an effort to find out what was going to happen next and wasn’t disappointed.
I will be anxiously watching for the next installment in the Deathsong Chronicles which will be called Hard-Favour’d Rage and then the third being, A Dragon’s Wrath with a fourth in the works also called Fortune’s Fool. I can’t wait to swept back into this fantastical world.
Many thanks to Bruce Skye for this wonderful fantasy story and to Dorothy Thompson at Pump Up Your Book Promotion for sending me this great book. You can visit Bruce Skye’s website here. Please join me tomorrow when Bruce will stop by with a guest post here at Peeking Between the Pages.
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