When a desperate and beautiful young woman makes a dangerous pact with a sly Leprechaun, she finds herself under a spell that threatens her very freedom—and her only chance of true love.Aisling Ahearn's hand in marriage had been promised away to forgive her father's debts. But Aisling had always wanted to marry for true love—and took a terrible risk, trusting a Leprechaun'When a desperate and beautiful young woman makes a dangerous pact with a sly Leprechaun, she finds herself under a spell that threatens her very freedom—and her only chance of true love.Aisling Ahearn's hand in marriage had been promised away to forgive her father's debts. But Aisling had always wanted to marry for true love—and took a terrible risk, trusting a Leprechaun's magic to save her. Now, trapped in the faery world, suspended in eternal youth, the only way Aisling can escape is to fall in love with a mortal within one hundred years. Unfortunately, mortals only see her as a white mare—except when she appears under the light of the full moon. It seems hopeless—until she meets Conlan Sloan, a bitter but passionate young man who awakens her faith in love. Their moonlight romance is fleeting—Conlan's time in Ireland is all too brief. When he finally returns to Aisling, it is 1999, with only two moons left to win Conlan's love forever....
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Lady Moonlight Reviews
I wish I could give this a higher rating as I really loved the premise and the setting... but I hated the main guy character pretty much the whole time, thought that characters constantly made poor choices just to serve the story, and found the writing so repetitive and maddening that I nearly threw the book several times. Very sad :(.
Fleeing an arranged marriage to a horrid older man on a horse she loves but her father wants to sell, the heroine knows not where she's going only that she must run away. She doesn't get far. She encounters a little man who claims to be a leprechaun. The man offers her a shield, a mask to hide her and her horse from her father and fiancé and the heroine takes it. But she is tricked. In accepting this gift she is now bound to marry the leprechaun in 100 years time. Until then, she is stuck in the world of fey only to venture into the human world in the form of a white mare or on full moon as herself. She is taken in my her aunt, a fey and the woman changes the spell to allow the heroine the chance to break the curse if she falls in love with an O'Hara ( one of the family she hates) and have him love her in return. Vowing to never marry a man of such a family, she resigns herself to the leprechaun. The hero is a very intelligent boy who excels at computers and schooling, so much so that he skips grades, but when it comes to being social he is inept. He is a geek and he has no idea how to talk to girls or get them to see him as anything but a freak. His home life is not so good as it's said his family is cursed to never know true happiness and sometimes it feels that way. His parents are divorced and so focused on the horses that they have little time for him. Most days he is alone and he can't depend on anyone but himself. Now, he finds himself in Ireland with a Grandfather who thinks he uses and stupid because the hero despises horses and the Irish girls think him just as weird as the American girls. But then he meets the heroine. Late one night while drinking his grandfathers whiskey she comes to him in the fields. She is the most beautiful creature he as ever seen and when she smiles at him, he falls in love on the spot. She laughs at his jokes and doesn't seem to think him weird at all.....Only, she's gone quicker than he would have liked and he doesn't see her again until nearly a month later. The heroine is just as ignorant of boys as the hero is of girls but she knows she's enchanted by this lonely boy who is so much more a man than a boy of 16 years. They shared brief but deep periods of time together until the heroine returns to American and the heroine returns to waiting. 2 years later the hero returns to Ireland and he's never forgotten the magical girl or the white horse. This time, he is more mature and a tad bit less inexperienced but he still shakes when she is near. It's also the time when she allows him inside her body and they make love late one night under the full moon. Never before has the hero or the heroine ever been this happy. Until he tells her his name is O'Hara. She cries foul, believing he has tricked her to fall in love with her enemy and she flees leaving him struck dumb by the pain of her rejection. Cut 10 years later and the hero is once again in Ireland. This time, he is a man and this time he has the will f his family behind him as the O'Hara clan work to put an end to this curse. The hero may be a man of science and reason but he comes to see that magic is real and his dream girl could very well be lost to him if he doesn't find a way to free her from her curse. I enjoy books that span a few decades as they show that steady progression in a characters life. None better to show this than Lady Moonlight. The hero starts off as a boy. He's 16 years old and while he is grown into his form quite well and he has the common sense of an adult and the dignity of someone wise beyond his years, he is in many way a child. He is horribly inexperienced with girls and they shy and desperate manner in which he tries to court the heroine is charming and all too accurate. He looks at the heroine as an older woman and while she is frozen in time as a 2 something year old, she too is very inexperienced and immature with a lot of things. They share very little time together as she is bound to the body of a horse for the majority of their meetings but what time they do have is beautiful with it's innocence. They start off a children, learning what it means to desire another person but having no clue how to go about expressing that desire without frightening the other party off. The hero was also extremely sweet with his desire not to scare her or hurt her in any way. It literally breaks his heart when she cries and to be the source of those tears makes him hate himself. The second part of the story is more mature with adult desires and cravings but still possessing that innocent ignorance of how to please each other. The last part is more about love and finding a way to break the curse. All parts are interesting and show character development but laced through this time span in the hero's love for a girl. It was constant and devoted and I adored him for that. It had the feel of a young adult romance more so that a paranormal romance but I found the story interesting and the character lovely.
I LOVED the fairy-tale like premise, but the romance was.... weird, to say the least. x'D I never did finish it.