was raised as an indentured servant, unaware of her
heritage. She has gifts inherited from her mother that
she’s been taught to fear by the ignorant villagers. When
a stranger buys her contract, she expects the worse. The
future is in shadow. Rhiannon is destined to avenge her
murdered parents, while fighting her love and passion for
two different men.
suffers from past tragedy, resulting in the loss of his
honor. He feels unworthy of Rhiannon. Duty and revenge
conflict with his obsession for her, and the impulse to let
her go to Gareth, a man of integrity that wants to protect
Rhiannon from Tristan’s darkness.
“Compelling” best describes Strands of Sunlight,
from the characters to the plot. So much happens in this
story, and it’s all brought together perfectly. On a
visual note, the artistic cover design is quite creative.
magnetic, a tortured hero with strong, lustful urges. From
the author’s description, I pictured Tristan as Lord of
The Ring’s Viggo Mortensen minus the facial hair.
Rhiannon matches him every step of the way without overdoing
the “I’m a strong woman” bit. For her, think of an early
Kim Bassinger. Gareth—a la young Brad Pitt—provides
contrast, acting as a catalyst. They all battle a sinister
villain and overcome each obstacle with insight, loyalty,
and fortitude. It made them quite likeable. What struck
home the most was the positive manner in which sexuality and
love was portrayed. And finally, the premise of how
relationships can change our fate - nothing is ever written
Plot intrigue, action, and scorching sex are ingredients
that simmer together to make a whimsical literary meal.
Once you start, you won’t be able to stop reading, and the
best part is there are no extra calories, just loads of good