It's always such a pleasure to discover a new author. Yes, yes, I know Janet Chapman isn't a new author; but she's new to me --and I really like what I see. Kenzie Gregor is a Highlander from centuries past. He has spent years in the form of animals, most recently a panther, but he's now a man with a mission. He is a soul warrior: destined to help other souls find their true path. He has recently moved to Midnight Bay with an old Druid priest and a dragon named William (one of the aforementioned lost souls.) He quickly crosses paths with Eve, a divorce' who is down on her luck and living with her mother Mabel. Kenzie has unwittingly bought their home out from under them. But he feels a connection to the women and allows them to stay in the house.
He fights his attraction to Eve, fearing his fight against dark magics could put her in danger. But he's fighting a losing battle. Meantime, William develops an unlikely friendship that might help him find the man buried within him.
I really liked this book, which I've learned is a spinoff of Chapman's Highlander series. But speaking from experience, I can tell you that it stands strong on its own, even if you've never read them. The sex scenes are steamy without being raunchy. And I most certainly enjoyed seeing a heroine in her early 30s instead of her early 20s. I'd definitely recommend this one. 4 1/2 stars.