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Callum by Melissa Schroeder
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Feb 23, 12

Read from February 14 to 21, 2012

Fans of sexy Scotsmen rejoice! Melissa Schroeder has created a brand new paranormal series where a clan cursed with immortality desperately tries to find an end to their curse and must rely on outsiders to find the answers. With this first book in the series we get not only a slew of drool-worthy heroes but a nice bit of high action and a ton of sexual tension with a few steamy sexual interludes.

Callum has been the head of the clan since he was a boy and felt a great weight on him to protect his family, never doing anything to jeopardize their safety. It's led him to be overly cautious, never letting anyone fully into his life. Of all of them, he's the most serious and obsessed with business. At least until Dr. Phoebe Chilton enters his life.

Phoebe was a child prodigy with an off the charts IQ who attended college as a teenager. She always did as her parents wanted, even when it came to who she married. After being made to feel like a failure in the marriage bed by her dying husband she decides she's had enough and takes on a project that will forever change her life. Upon meeting the rather obnoxious Callum, the sparks soon start flying. There's a silent war going on between the two of them while the attraction between them gets harder to fight. Once they finally give in their sexual encounters are extremely satisfying and well worth the wait. Seeing Callum relaxed was also well worth the wait and he just oozed charm. I definitely started falling in love with him at that point.

Phoebe and Callum were a great match. They both had hard childhoods with the weight of the world on their shoulders. Only by finding each other could they find their happy ending even with the small bumps along the way.

This was a story that started slowly, almost too slowly. Once it hit the mid-point though things really picked up to a fast-paced and exciting conclusion. The villain in this story was very stereotypical and didn't really have much of an impact until the latter half of the story. But once he made his presence known he added a good dose of excitement. What really made this story for me were the other members of the clan with their distinct looks and personalities. Among them was the studious Angus, the flirty Fletcher, and the poetic Logan. I loved each and every one of them and can't wait until they get their own stories and have to sacrifice for love.

This was an entertaining story that started slow but gained momentum to a rip-roaring conclusion. There's a bit of intrigue to keep you waiting with bated breath for the next release and if the idea of a super sexy Scotsman with his sensual brogue doesn't tantalize you, I don't know what will. So all you lords and lassies should definitely put this on your reading list.
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