There may be some minor spoilers....! This is the first ever Mills & Boon book I have read that has the heroine being older than the hero!!!! AmaziThere may be some minor spoilers....! This is the first ever Mills & Boon book I have read that has the heroine being older than the hero!!!! Amazing to think this book, Snowfire" by one of my fav authors, Anne Mather, was first published in 1993 before the “Cougar Age” but before you think it’s about a older woman in love with a much younger man…stop…it’s not!!! Though Olivia had been friends with Conor’s mother and had known him since he has a baby, there is only a 9 year age difference. After the tragic death of Conor’s parents when he was fifteen and Olivia in her early twenties, he had left Paget and gone to live with his uncle and aunt in Florida. Ten years later, Olivia is now a lawyer and is going through a sad divorce and trying to get over a car accident that has left her scarred and with a limp.
She decides to go back to Paget trying to remain anonymous and one day decides to walk to the house she used to live with grandmother who has died and was next door to Conor’s house. The last time she had seen Conor was when he was 17 and had visited her and had behaved rather badly. She had always wondered if he had sold the house and if he was still in Florida.
They meet again when Conor helps her after she had slipped on the road across from his house. He’s no longer the teenager she remembered discovers that he has moved back to Paget and his a psychologist working with disturbed drug addicts at a local hospital. Olivia tries hard to fight the attraction she feels for Connor as she feels that nothing could come out of a relationship with him due to her being so old and boring and crippled!!!! But Conor only sees a woman he has always loved since he had grown up. He did not see her as his aunt but as a woman who he loves and wants to be with forever. But somehow the age gap really worries Olivia even though he tries to tell her that it does not matter to him.
After many obstacles – Olivia’s horrible horrible soon to be ex-husband making an appearance at her hotel, Conor believing she is still married, Olivia deciding to end their relationship….Olivia discovers she is pregnant with Conor’s child. Why she took so long to tell him about it really angered me!!!!! Only after getting a phone call from the nosy hotel owner in Paget that there was something wrong with Conor, did she get into a car and drive non-stop to his house, breaking in through the cellar and having thought he had done something to himself when she found him in his bed. Really Olivia….what kind of woman are you?????? Anyway, love wins in the end and they find their HEA.
I was going to give this book a 5 star review but I was really freaked out by the scene where Olivia mistakenly believes Conor does not want the baby and she tells him that she will have an abortion if that’s what it takes to get him back!!!!! I hated that!!!! It spoilt it all for me…..but I still think it’s a great book and it will definitely be added to my favorites shelf in my library.
Lastly, Mills & Boon and Silhouette….please can’t we have more stories about the older woman in love with a younger man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...more
I love Christine Skye’s Draycott Abbey Series and have read all the books. There is something so magical about Draycott Abbey, so unforgettable. HomeI love Christine Skye’s Draycott Abbey Series and have read all the books. There is something so magical about Draycott Abbey, so unforgettable. Home to the Draycott family for hundreds of years, it has been watched over by the ghost of Adrian, one of the Draycott ancestors and Gideon, his companion who just happens to be a fabulous, clever ghostly cat. They will do anything to protect the abbey and the people they love and have loved – I love the interaction between the two….it’s really amazing.
This is the first book in this series (although there are 2 novellas written previously about Draycott Abbey…more about those later). Michael Burke, a dark, handsome and passionate ex-Royal Marine has come to Draycott Abbey to expose a conspiracy and there he meets Kelly Hamilton, a beautiful archeologist, who has been gifted with second sight and who is searching for an urn of historical and priceless value. Both feel an incredible attraction, which they try to deny at first but soon they begin to realize that they cannot stop the strong and deep feelings they have. It’s as if they both knew each other before. From the moment she arrives at Draycott Abbey, Kelly is consumed by flashes of a past she feels she is part of and begins thinking that she may be losing her sanity. Danger, deceit and betrayal, evil men who will do anything to destroy Kelly and Michael as they did centuries ago with Aslin and Lyon – there are two stories which tie in with each other. Two soul mates who had lost each other centuries ago finally being together again.
Such powerful writing…..immerses you totally in the story that one is unable to stop reading.
I have read the entire series dozens of times and each time I take a trip to Draycott Abbey and let the magic take over. Christina Skye – you rock!!!!!! ...more
I just could not get into this book....I gave up halfway through the first time and after reading all the reviews, decided to give it another go!!! II just could not get into this book....I gave up halfway through the first time and after reading all the reviews, decided to give it another go!!! I couldn't connect with the characters. I skimmed over the pages and own up that I read the last chapter hoping that it would make me go back and read the entire book...but it did not make me want to start again.
I have put this book back on my To Be Read Later Bookcase.