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No Desire Denied

No Desire Denied, November 2013
by Cara Summers

Harlequin Blaze
Featuring: Reid Sutherland; Nell MacPherson
224 pages
ISBN: 0373797761
EAN: 9780373797769
Kindle: B00D4MUTD4
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"Legend has it making out under the MacPherson Castle arch guarantees you will find love."

Fresh Fiction Review

No Desire Denied
Cara Summers

Reviewed by Sherri Morris
Posted May 4, 2014

Romance Romantic

The basis of this story begins in 1812, with the love story of Angus and Eleanor. Eleanor was engaged to another man. The night of their engagement ball, she was given the Mary Stuart Sapphires as a betrothal gift. Later when Eleanor met with Angus, the pair ran away together to the New World and began their lives at the MacPherson Castle. The entire property was created by Angus for Eleanor. Living with the guilt of taking the sapphires, Eleanor uses the stone arch's magical properties to hide the sapphires around the property, so that they will be discovered and returned to their rightful owners when the time is right.

Nell MacPherson is a single, successful author that is constantly coming up with new ideas to create interesting plots and storylines for her books. Nell's most recent books tells the story of the jewels that have been missing from her family for two hundred years. At the same time, her two sisters each have found one of the sapphire earrings from the Mary Stuart sapphires that Eleanor is wearing in her wedding portrait hanging in the castle. Nell believes that she must return to MacPherson castle, her childhood home, and find the last piece, the necklace. Unfortunately, the finding of the earrings has brought unwanted attention to Nell and her sisters. When a letter is delivered to Nell that states she has 48 hours or someone in her family will die, the urge to find the necklace becomes something she can no longer ignore.

Secret Service Agent Reid Sutherland is one of a set of triplets. The brothers have known the MacPherson sisters for many years. Both his brothers, who are also in law enforcement are now dating the older two sisters. Growing up Reid has always been a protector of sorts, especially to Nell. After seeing their mother go through a rough time when their father betrayed them, he does not want to set himself up for the same. When he hears that Nell is in danger, his need to protect her sets his plan in motion to be at her side during this crisis.

Nell has always had strong feelings for Reid. Even going back to her childhood, he wasn't seemed to be the hero in one her books. However, Nell realizes that he is also not affected by her. The pair can't keep their hands off each other. The more Reid tried to ignore his feelings for Nell, the more she is determined to get him to notice them. Even if that means seducing him.

When someone takes a shot at them while they "linger" in the castle gardens, the situation becomes a race to find the necklace and who is not only watching their every move but who is also ready to kill them.

I thoroughly enjoyed NO DESIRE DENIED. The plot is interesting and the mystery surrounding the sapphires makes it that much more exciting too. There are two books prior to this one, that are the older MacPherson sister's story. {see No Risk Refused and No Holds Barred} However, this book can be read as a stand alone as well. There is enough back story as to what happened, to get what is going on, and not leave the reader lost.

Sadly, author Cara Summers passed away in September, two months prior to this books release, so this is her final release. She will certainly be missed and her last works, cherished by those who have had the opportunity to read them.

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SUMMARY

He's turning her fiction into fantasy…

Legend has it making out under the MacPherson Castle arch guarantees you will find love. But author Nell MacPherson has a better plan, which is fueling the plot of her next book—tapping into the arch's magic to locate the last piece of a missing family heirloom. And since every book needs a sexy subplot, she'll save some of that magic for hot one-on-one time with her childhood crush….

Secret Service agent Reid Sutherland is determined to protect Nell from the recent threats aimed at her and her family. Which means no fooling around. But damned if the arch isn't doing its thing, because suddenly he and Nell can't keep their hands off each other. With every touch and late-night liaison, they're heading for big trouble…and this time, Nell won't be able to write her way out of it!


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