Book Review – The Craving

Posted January 27, 2015 by Kathy in 3 Stars, Book Review / 0 Comments

Book Review – The CravingThe Craving Series: Rogues of Scotland #1
by Donna Grant
Published by Self Published on March 6, 2014
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 120
Format: Ebook
Source: Purchased
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Resigned to a lonely life after a fierce betrayal of the man who broke her spirit, Meg Alpin retreats to her family’s castle. In her pursuit to move on with her life, she uncovers long buried secrets and discovers something magical amidst the furniture in the tower. In one instant, her dull world is given bright new meaning in the form of a Highlander too magnificent, too handsome to be real.


Cursed and caged in a mirror by a gypsy, Ronan Galt’s existence is complete darkness and unquenchable need. When he’s brought back into the light, his distrust of women is at odds with his instant attraction to the beautiful and strong Meg. In his quest to be free of his prison, he will learn the true meaning of love – but will it be too late to claim the woman that was destined to be his?

My Review 4

The Craving is a steamy and quick romance story with magic, love and adventure. This is a nice start to a new series.


The Craving is the first book of the Rogues of Scotland series, a story of 4 best friends that are cursed.  The curse is their punishment for a causing harm to a Gypsy.  The Craving is the story of Ronan, who is the main cause of the curse. After 200 years of being trapped in darkness he is released by Meg Alpin.  Meg has been living a lonely life after a betrayal.  The loneliness and lack of trust are what Ronan and Meg have in common.  But the curse brought them together and they both must accept the past and have courage to move forward.


I am a huge fan of author Donna Grant and The Craving has the romance and excitement that I expect from her books.  But because it is a novella I did feel there was some passion in the story missing. Perhaps if it was a little bit longer there would have been the sizzling chemistry of the characters that I loved from her Druid’s Glen series.


Overall I did like the story.  This is perfect for romance fans that want a quick read to add some excitement for their day.

Overall 3



Rating Report
Overall: three-stars

About Donna Grant

Donna is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over forty-five novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

In addition to her novels, Donna has written over forty short stories, novellas, and novelettes for digital-first and print release. She has been dubbed as giving the “paranormal genre a burst of fresh air” by the San Francisco Book Review. Her work has been hailed as having “deft plotting and expert characterization” by Publisher’s Weekly and “sizzling” by RT Book Reviews.

She has been recognized with awards from both bookseller and reader contests including the National Reader’s Choice Award, Booksellers Best Award, as well as the coveted K.I.S.S. Award from RT Book Reviews.

Donna travels often for various speaking engagements, conferences, and book signings. She is also a frequent workshop presenter at national conferences such as RT Book Lovers Convention and Thrillerfest, as well as local chapters.

Born and raised in Texas, she also has ties across the border in Louisiana. Growing up with two such vibrant cultures, her Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. She is never far from her faithful 80 pound dog, Sisko, or her three cats. She can often be found at the movies or bookstore with her children. Or buying makeup. And shoes.

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