Chailali is a spirit trapped
in this world. Her assignment is Michael Hanson but Chailali
is scared that he is beyond her help. Having been trapped in
his home for ten years, she is afraid he will never open up
his heart again for another woman. Doing what she can,
Chailali can only hope and pray that Christy will be the woman
who makes him learn to love again because until he loves
again, Chailali is unable to return home.
Michael Hanson is a writer of
suspense novels. In the ten years since the death of his
spouse, he has never written a book with a happy ending.
Scarred and almost completely blind since the accident that
took the life of his beloved wife, Michael spends his days in
silence with only his computerís playback voice as company and
he likes it that way. He doesnít need anyone in his home
messing with his stuff and trying to pry their way into his
life. His agent thinks differently.
Christy has lived with her
sister for a while. While she knows it is time for her to
leave the safety of her sisterís home, doing just that is
easier said than done. Christy has panic attacks that make it
hard for her to leave her home and venture out on her own.
When her sister decides enough is enough and that Christy
should once more join the living, she takes it upon herself to
hire Christy as the housekeeper and cook for enigmatic author,
Michael and Christy come to
the decision that while she will cook for him and clean, she
will never come close to his things nor demand anything from
him. And they like it that way. That is, until a
thunderstorm in the middle of the night brings out Michaelís
protective instincts and when those instincts flair, there is
no denying the attraction each feel for the other.
I loved this book. Absolutely
loved it. Michael was so scarred and sad, and like Chailali,
I despaired of him ever taking the chance and allowing himself
to be loved like he deserved. Christyís characterization was
so realistic I could feel the anxiety she felt at times and I
just wanted to hug her. All in all, Chailaliís Curse
was a great read with lots of emotion and chemistry. Anna
Leigh Keaton should be proud of this one!