Pursued By The Rogue is the first of a four book multi-author series, based around four women who went to boarding school together, and an old Irish pub in Brooklyn called Sully's. Each story riffs loosely off a fairy tale. The stories are tightly connected and it's best to read the series consecutively.
A no-strings affair between two dedicated professionals? It should have been the perfect solution.
Ugly duckling Dawn Turner doesn’t do relationships. She has her reasons and they’re good ones. But she can’t resist the magic in Finbar Sullivan’s touch, so she negotiates the next best thing with him. Scorchingly perfect, utterly casual sex.
World class musician Finnbar Sullivan always pushes the limits to get what he wants, and he wants Dawn. All of her. Love, commitment and a future together. So he reneges on the deal and composes a new one.
So what’s stopping her? And will Finn’s latest offer be enough to change Dawn’s mind?
There's so much story and emotion in this novella, that is heartfelt, and beautiful.
Dawn has felt rejected and an outsider most of her life. She felt she was abandoned by her parents when they send her to the States to go to school. She had a moment in her teenage years, that she felt beautiful, adored, and wanted, with a dreadful consequences, that broke her heart.
Now, with a second change to feel cherished, she started a hot fling with Finn, no strings, no future, just here and now, for a moment.
But there's so much sorrow, pain, and fear Dawn carries in her. The solid, caring, good man that Finn is, will pull the strings of her heart and soul, and make her open up for the first time with her loved ones. And makes Dawn to understand that she does not need to go through life alone anymore.
There are many beautiful, captivating scenes in the story, that goes deep into the soul, sorrow and depth of the Irish mindset. Its allure and charm in the endless love, commitment, and support of the inner circle of friends and family, the delicate way Finn processes his feelings through exquisite music, and the growth and healing Dawn has to deal with.
The new series, fairy tales from New York, sets off in a noteworthy way in this emotional, poignant, and engaging story.
~ Five Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me