Title: Mask of Ice
Author: Elaine Lowe
Rating: Five Siren Stones
Genre: Historical Romance
Keywords: Paranormal Elements
ISBN E-Book: 978-1419933363
Publisher: Ellora’s CaveReviewer: Cia
Professor Sheila Connelly remembers Professor Sam Sumners. His dark eyes, his talented tongue, the way he always makes it clear he wants her. She should remember him—he’s still her husband, after all. When she “liberates” a powerful Inuit artifact from a ruthless dealer and needs help to find it a home, there’s no one else she trusts more than Sam. During the resulting adventures through the perilous arctic, she can’t remember how she managed without him.
It’s 1955, and it’s a man’s world. Through the magic of the artifact, Sam finds out just how hard it is to be a woman. And Sheila discovers that no matter what happens, she needs Sam with a passion hot enough to melt all the ice around her heart, and his.
All they have to do now is survive.
Mask of Ice by Elaine Lowe is a great read. Both educationally and for unadulterated enjoyment. Sheila and Sam have a great history together and one that never had closure. I’d never been so glad for non-closure as I was when reading their action filled, molten hot passion, not just in the sheets but elsewhere. The history put in this story and the “do the right thing by returning the artefact” made me clap.
I loved the flashbacks of the couple unable to have their gentle love together due to rival tribes. The evil was so strong in certain areas it was palpable. Sam is the perfect hero, stopping his personal obligations to protect his one and only love made me grin stupidly. Even through assassination attempts he kept his cool and gave her the shouldering strength she needed. I loved the ending of their story and will read it again.