Author: Eden Winters
Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
Story Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 11/09/2015
Length: 07 hours 13 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Historical, M/M Romance, Romance
A conqueror’s decree can’t separate Aillil Callaghan from his Scottish heritage. He wears his clan’s forbidden plaid with pride, awaiting the day he becomes Laird, restores his family’s name, and fights to free Scotland from English tyranny. An Englishman in his home? Abomination! Yet the tutor his father engaged for Aillil’s younger brothers may have something to teach the Callaghan heir as well.
Violinist and scholar Malcolm Byerly fled Kent in fear, seeking nothing more than a quiet post, eager minds to teach, and for no one to learn his secrets. He didn’t count on his charges’ English-hating barbarian of an older brother, or on red-and-green tartan concealing a kindred soul. A shared love of music breaks down the barriers between two worlds.
Aillil’s father threatens their love, but a far more dangerous enemy tears them apart. They vanish into legend.
Two centuries later, concert violinist Billy Byerly arrives at Castle Callaghan—and feels strangely at home. Legends speak of a Lost Laird who haunts the fortress in wait of his lover’s return. Billy doesn’t believe in legends, ghosts, or love that outlasts life.
But the Lost Laird knows his own.
First edition published by Torquere Press (2010).
I had to prepare myself to listen to this audiobook. I was so moved by this story when I read it originally that I was so afraid the audio would destroy my memories of these men. I should not have worried. I loved this story just as much in audio format as I did in ebook format. The love between Aillil and Malcolm was everything I remembered and impacted me just as greatly as it did the first time. Please read my original review here because I am just as emotional now as I was then and my feelings have not changed.
Michael Ferraiuolo did this story justice with his narration. He was Aillil. He was Malcolm. He was Billy. He was the emotion. He was the story and this narration moved me to tears just as I hoped it would. However, my copy of the audiobook was missing the epilogue so I had to take off a quarter star. I am hopeful this is just an audible mix up and can be fixed because that epilogue helped make this story everything that it was.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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