The Druid Stone
3 out of 5 STARS
Sean never asked to be an O'Hara, and he didn't ask to be cursed by one either.
After inheriting a hexed druid stone from his great-grandfather, Sean starts reliving another man's torture and death...every single night. And only one person can help.
Cormac Kelly runs a paranormal investigation business and doesn't have time to deal with misinformed tourists like Sean. But Sean has real magic in his pocket, and even though Cormac is a descendant of legendary druids, he soon finds himself out of his depth...and not because Sean's the first man he's felt anything for in a long time.
The pair develop an unexpected and intensely sexual bond, but are threatened at every turn when Sean's case attracts the unwelcome attention of the mad sidhe lords of ancient Ireland. When Sean and Cormac are thrust backward in time to Ireland's violent history—and their own dark pasts—they must work together to escape the curse and save their fragile relationship.
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This was a hot M/M story that includes Celtic Mythology. Sean is of mixed heritage. Cuban and Irish. But he doesn't really interact with the Irish side of the family except for a cousin. He's been plagued by a reoccurring nightmare. Trying to get help, he has emailed and written to a Druid in Ireland by the name of Cormac Kelly. Cormac thinking Sean is just another American trying to get in touch with his Irish roots, throws the letters away and deletes the emails without ever reading them.
Sean is desperate. He ends up using up most of his savings in order to travel to Ireland to get answers. Once at Cormac's place, he gets an idea of what Cormac is about, sexually. Doesn't bother Sean. He doesn't seem to swing that way but has no problems with it being thrust in his face.
Well Cormac can be an ass. Without truly believing Sean, he says good riddance and sends him on his way. Sean starts wondering the village and surrounding area and gets into trouble.
This start the journey of a now helpful Cormac and Sean as they try to get answers and see the best way to fix this problem.
The attraction between the two is slow at first. But HOT! I thoroughly enjoyed the first part of this book. It was fast paced, great character growth, interesting plot. I totally got lost the last half. So much happens that I could not really keep up. It was one thing after another and left me confused. At one point, I had to skim. I hate doing that. But, with all that said, I did still enjoy it. It just dropped from 4 stars to 3 though due to the confusion.
This book was hot though. I like a good M/M thrown into the mix and this fit the bill nicely. Hot guys, hot sex, a satisfying ending... The only thing I didn't care for was that all the action at the end confused the bejeesus out of me. But other readers may not have that problem. I haven't read many books that deal with Celtic mythology so that may have stumped me. But I would definitely recommend it!
Want a hot quote?
"Tell me to stop," he growled into the hollow of Sean's throat, tasting the smoke, and he didn't know whether he was daring Sean or begging him. One of his hands twisted rough fingers into the fabric of Sean's shirt, the other skimming down the flat planes of his chest ad stomach to cover the shape of his cock trapped under his fly, and -fuck- yes, he was hard too.