In Dublin, Ireland, 1746, Maddie falls in love with a shapeshifer named Conor. Before they can carry out their plan to run away and marry, fate intervenes, leaving Conor murdered and Maddie dead by her own hand. Their souls are cursed for eternity - with a twist. Conor will have three chances to undo the damage that was done and save them both.
At the turn of each century, on the anniversary of their deaths, Conor will take on his wolf form with one quest in mind - find Maddie and convince her to believe in once again, wherever she is and whoever she has become.
Ireland - 1746
Maddie has fallen in love with Conor, but knows her father will never approve the match. For one, Conor is below her station. Plus, he's a werewolf. She tries convicing Conor to run away with her, but he's determined to do the right thing and ask for her hand in marriage. Fate, it seems, has other plans, leaving Conor dead by Maddie's father and Maddie dead by her own hand.
America - Present Day
Conor has been given three chances to find Maddie's reincarnation and convince her they belong together. The catch? He has only three days from the anniversary of their death to do so, and he can only appear to her in his wolf form. This is his last chance. Will he be able to prove to her his love, or will they both fade away to nothing?
This was a short but sweet story of two lovers cursed by fate, their souls separated but crying out for one another. Conor has an almost impossible task trying to woo Maddie's reincarnations as a wolf. I would have liked to see this story a bit longer, because the end felt too short to me. Otherwise, it was an enjoyable read.
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Maddie and Conor were sweethearts back in a past life in Dublin. Returning home to ask for her hand in marriage, they're both terrified when Conor's shapeshifting secret was discovered and a mob greeted them at her doorstep. Star-crossed, unknowing fear and an accident cuts short their potential life together. In the present day, Trinity lives out in her grandparent's old cabin in the woods. One afternoon when she's attacked by a bear, a silver wolf rescues her. Conor only has this one last shot to right the wrongs done to them, and he hopes to show Trinity/Maddie just how much he loves her.
A really interesting story, this is quite a different take on your average werewolf/shape changer kind of story. With a dash of angst and plenty of twists the author takes you on a wild ride full of adventure and passionate romance. The is plenty of unresolved sexual tension, but not a lot of explicit romance in this book - so those wanting to only dabble on the spicier side may find this a wonderful place to start. There were a few sub-plots that, while they felt a little tacked on, definitely added a depth and more dimension to Conor and Trinity's reuniting. This short story was definitely a unique look on not just a tale of lovers finding their right time and place, but also the mythology of werewolves.
A fun and different read, this short story is definitely worth reading. -LAS Review