(4.5 Star Top Pick Review From Night Owl reviews written by Talina Perkins) First Line: Analena Cordona shoved her hands into the pockets of her thick,(4.5 Star Top Pick Review From Night Owl reviews written by Talina Perkins) First Line: Analena Cordona shoved her hands into the pockets of her thick, quilted down jacket. Not because she was cold, but because for the second time in the past ten minutes she was questioning her decision to meet Sean Taggart without an escort.
Teaser: "Ana, I don't think you understand what I'm saying. You are mine."
Plot: Alpha Instinct is a well plotted, excellently delivered emotional and sensual ride that grabs hold and doesn't let go! Going in I knew this book would be different. The opening was fresh, giving me exactly what I like-the hero from the start. Within the first few pages I got a very good feeling for the heroine, the antagonist, and the hero, all intricately woven into the setting of the story which takes place in Fontana Mountain.
This story revolves around a pack of shifters that has recently suffered the loss of all the males and pregnant members due to poisoning with no leads as to how or why. The neighboring pack's alpha is nothing short of insane and is gunning to make the unprotected Cordona Alpha female-our heroine-his mate even if by force. All eyes are on this pack as the likely reason behind the attacks yet after some twists and turns and a few moments inside the offender’s point of view I quickly understood that there is an even deeper mystery to solve in this story. And nothing proves this point better than when yet another shifter body shows up and the poisoning starts again.
Through many twists and turns that leads us into one escalating moment after another Ms. Reus delivers mystery, suspense and a romance nothing short of heart pounding!
Writing: I believe with a little more polish Katie Reus will easily become highly sought after in the paranormal romance genre. She definitely shows great ability in wringing out every emotion available to readers and making them like it. Ms. Reus also writes with great attention to details that add depth and her characters are just as memorable as the stories behind them. The only point that slowed the pacing of the story was the authors tendency to be repetitive concerning character traits and some world building points.
Characters: Ana Cordona is a heroine was a heroine that I enjoyed spending my reading time with. Protective, caring and just head strong and determined enough to know when enough is enough. I didn't always feel that way about her though. I thought her weak and started to get really annoyed with her letting the hero muscle in and demand that he be made alpha and given the right to bond with Ana. Then I discovered the history that they shared. As I continued reading I also learned that patience is a virtue. Not only in reading and giving a story time to grow and flourish to show me all the characters flaws and characteristics but also in that the heroine was not showing weakness but patience instead. When I saw this I also understood something about myself and what I have been told about being overly patient with people. I love learning from the books I enjoy and this is one instance that taught me something indeed. The hero, Connor Armstrong, was the typical alpha male in all the sense, but he was not uncaring or ungentle with the heroine. Demanding and protective to the point of suffocating but he had his reasons and fears which were slowly unveiled as the story continued. It was worth every minute, every twist and turn to see if he and the heroine could reach a happily ever after though every obstacle possible was thrown in their way. The secondary characters were just as interesting and I hope to see more of the warrior shifters in the future installments of this series.
Last Thoughts: For paranormal romance and urban fantasy lovers Alpha Instinct will satisfy every desire a reader looks for in a book! Katie Reus has kicked started a series I will not miss and look forward to with anticipation with each new installment!...more
(4 star review from Talina Perkins for Night Owl Reviews)
First Line: Steve Chambers stared at the leaderboard. Three days ago it had been his personal(4 star review from Talina Perkins for Night Owl Reviews)
First Line: Steve Chambers stared at the leaderboard. Three days ago it had been his personal shrine of victory. He had led all the divers for recovery units and dive time for nineteen straight weeks. At position two, his surname glared at his as if to say, get your ass in gear, you slacker. Now resting in his slot was the name Rodriguez. Who the hell is Rodriguez: another rookie?
Teaser: Christ, what a nag. A sexy nag. He laughed at his thoughts, losing his bite on the mouthpiece, and received a blast of bubbles up his nose. He shook his head and realized he wasn't thinking clearly. In fact, he was giddy with stupidity. Delirium had snuck up on him. She was right. He replaced his breathing apparatus. "Yeah." "Yeah? You're coming back?" "Yeah." He squinted into the darkness of the sea. Was that Maria? Her beautiful face was moving toward him through the murky green-black waters of the North Sea. Oh yeah, he was delusional. "Hurry, Steve." "No can do." "I mean it-" "We have another problem." "What now?" The face swimming through the darkness slowly focused for him. It was anything but Maria's gorgeous, tan face. It was a verifiable nightmare. "Shark."
Plot: Depth Charge: Maria, Maria started off with an intriguing opening on a treasure hunting vessel in the middle of the cold North Sea and dove right into a sizzling erotic story between the two main characters, Maria Rodriguez and Steve Chambers. The author brought together two worlds and created a wonderful story that worked. Deep sea treasure hunting has always fascinated me and now that I've read this novella, I'll never think of it in the same way...which is a good thing! For such a short read, this book is filled with explosive passion one hundred fifty feet under the freezing water, a dangerous environment where sharks are known to hunt and there is no denying this book has some of the hottest sex scenes I've read in erotic romance.
Yet, there is more to the story. The author has taken two strong independent characters, thrown them together and taught them just how nice it is to have someone on your team. Someone to depend on and love though neither wanted to believe it could happen so quickly.
Maria's Latina blood adds a lot of spice to the heated moments between Steve and herself. Never one to back down to a man's will, she stands up and fights for what she wants and believes in. And true to their stubborn nature both almost allow the instant connection they feel for one another to be tainted by a misunderstanding all for lack of communication. By the end though the author explores the reason behind Maria's tough exterior which shows Steve it's not always about beating the other person, about winning alone or showing off. That there is a story and a reason behind the person if you take a minute to look closer. And I must say it was a close call for the water works by the time I finished.
Writing: I've read multiple books by Brindle chase and I find his writing to be highly entertaining. He has great taste in settings and knows how to deliver the romance in the erotic genre. All of his books, both traditionally and independently published, show good attention to editing, providing smooth and pleasurable reads.
Last Thoughts: Mr. Chase has a way with words and the romance genre that always leaves my heart melting and my blood pressure high! Depth Charge: Maria, Maria is an thrilling, erotic read that I recommend to anyone that loves this exciting mixture! ...more
(4.5 star Top Pick from Talina Perkins for Night Owl Reviews)
First Line: THERE WAS NOTHING like a short, glittery skirt, long legs encased in smoky sto(4.5 star Top Pick from Talina Perkins for Night Owl Reviews)
First Line: THERE WAS NOTHING like a short, glittery skirt, long legs encased in smoky stockings and spiked dome heels to make a man sit up and take notice.
This was Simon's shot. If he could bust Tobias Black, his career would skip the fast track and hit rocket speed. All he had to do was make a solid contact with the old guy's daughter. She was his entrée. A couple more conversations with her and he'd be able to claim her a friend when he visited Black Oak.
As if proving she was ready to be his new best friend, Maya chose that moment to stroll in, her arm tucked into the elbow of her guy friend. Despite the party in progress, Simon could clearly see the tension in the set of her shoulders, and the way she kept her body from curving into pretty boy's.
Plot: Sex, Lies, and Midnight is the second installment to Tawny Weber's Undercover Operatives series. Though this book can be read out of order, for full enjoyment, I would recommend reading the first of the series, Sex, Lies and Mistletoe.
Starting out in San Francisco, we meet the heroine, Maya DeLongue (aka Maya Black). She's is the exciting woman all other women fantasize about being while folding the laundry. She's smart, sassy and sexy with a dash of bad girl vibe that gives her an edge. Then there is the little thing about her being a computer hacker and the daughter of the con artist, Tobias Black. Then we meet the hero, Simon Barton, the undercover operative that only wants to move his career up the ladder by busting Maya's father for the illegal activity he's using his bike shop to cover. There's one problem though, Simon can't keep his mind off - or hands for the matter- of the suspect's daughter. With a little manipulation and the taking advantage of a situation, Simon maneuvers himself into Maya's life and into Black Oak for a little family reunion. And that is when the story takes off in a dip and soaring ride of emotions, sizzling sexy scenes and betrayal...and eventually a life changing moment for both characters. Ms. Weber has created a story that takes a daddy's girl away from the family she loves, given her talents most would find straddling the grey area of life, and has now given her a need to return to the home she's intentionally stayed away from for close to a decade. With a mystery to solve and her heart to protect, Maya is determined to find out who is behind the drug and gun running in order to clear her father's name in the process. That is until she discovers that Simon isn't who he says he is.
Under all the betrayal, hurt and underhandedness that surrounds the Black family, there is one thing that stood out to me and that is the strength of a father's love for his children. And more than that, it's the strength of the family bond. While each may take separate ways and have their own views, when one is in trouble everyone swoops in to protect. Well, a little manipulation and convincing from Tobias Black is needed but that just makes it more interesting!
I loved how the author brought the story to a close and though I knew a happily-ever-after was a given, I still enjoyed the ride along the way. Ms. Weber has written a fabulous second installment into her undercover Operatives and has left the door wide open for the next book and the continuing mystery of who's framing Tobias Black! And in closing, Ms. Weber has created an intricate connection between the characters that will leave you in awe of her creativity!
Writing: Tawny Weber continues to captivate my attention with her rich stories and intriguing characters. She adds wit and charm to each page making my reading experience unforgettable every time I pick up one of her books. With her tight prose and dedication to detail, Ms. Weber has made my must-read list!
Summary: Sexy and witty! Sex, Lies and Midnight made me laugh, cringe and sigh with satisfaction This series is delightfully addictive and I am ready for the next installment already!...more
(4.5 star Top Pick review from Talina Perkins for Night Owl Reviews)
First Line: “I’VE MADE THE ARRANGEMENTS. Everything is in place.” As the assurance e(4.5 star Top Pick review from Talina Perkins for Night Owl Reviews)
First Line: “I’VE MADE THE ARRANGEMENTS. Everything is in place.” As the assurance echoed through his speakerphone, Tobias Black leaned back in his Barcalounger, shifted an unlit cigar between his teeth and grinned. “That was fast. I didn’t think you’d pull it off.” A lie, of course.
Teaser: “I like how you follow directions,” she said against his lips, her laugh only a little bit nervous. “Let’s see how you do,” he returned, leaning back so he could see the bounty he’d released. “Take it off.” “I beg your—” “Off,” he demanded. To emphasize his command, he took those amazing hands off her and stepped backward. Pandora wanted to whimper. She wasn’t sure if it was over the loss of his magic fingers, the denial of his body. Or if it was pure embarrassment of having him this focused on her body. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t centerfold quality, either.
Plot: A perfect holiday story to enjoy by the fire or poolside, it's that versatile. Sex, Lies and Mistletoe delivered a sensually romantic story that warmed my heart with just the right amount of suspense to keep me guessing along the way. I love that the backbone of this book is based on the strength of family and I must add I love a story that has a message! Problems or not, misunderstandings or buried shame--it's of no consequence. In the end, blood is blood and when Caleb's father needs help proving he is innocent of running drugs con-man dad works his connections to make sure it's his DEA agent son that rides into town to help. Mixed emotions tango with self doubt painting Pandora and Caleb's story which brings to light a truth so many experience in their own lives in one form or other. The truth of validation and acceptance plays a huge part in Sex, Lies and Mistletoe that added even more spice and intrigue that effectively captured my attention until the very satisfying ending. Ms. Weber knows how to heighten the senses and build the passion with her characters and Pandora and Caleb suffered through many a moments where nothing more than a heated gaze could be had. Their banter was often lighthearted and humorous and had me laughing out loud on many occasion! The author balanced this out with a good portion of tense moments when the heroine struggled to understand her lack of self confidence and her attraction to Caleb when all she wanted to do was run and hide. The author smoothly intertwined the lives of Pandora and Caleb with the past of both their families, giving it a richer story that allowed me to get a strong feeling for what to expect in the coming two installments of Ms. Weber's Undercover Operatives. The ending was just as good as the opening and left me ready for the next book in the series!
Setting: Pandora and Caleb's story takes place in Black Oak, a small town in the foothills of Santa Cruz Mountains where gossip and delicious aphrodisiac treats are the favorite pastime.
Writing: Sex, Lies and Mistletoe is my first book from Tawny Weber but is far from the last. I was immediately drawn into her book by her ability to write in a man's perspective. When I can hear the character actually speaking in a roughened voice or smell the cigarette smoke as it taints the pages I read, I know I will love the author. Ms. Weber did just that! Her imagination and ability to create unique characters also intrigued me, making me want to pick up the next book to find out what she has awaiting her readers.
Characters: The heroine, Pandora Easton, was so easy to like, but don't let her kind heart and gentle smile fool you. When riled, she can dish out just as good as any hardened DEA agent that has stared death in the face a time or two in the past. After returning to her home town to heal from a relationship gone terribly wrong, Pandora takes over the family business, Moonspun Dreams. I enjoyed reading and following along as Pandora slowly and surely regained her self-confidence, as she re-discovered her inner strength and to learn how not to rely on her mother's psychic abilities when it came to decision making. Though nervous around Caleb, I really enjoyed how she saw her flaws in herself and was determined to over come them by never letting her fear control her. Now, she might have seen her flaws, but understanding them and why she has them is another story and one that gets unwrapped as her journey continues. The hero, DEA agent Caleb Black, was a complete tough as nails bad boy gone good without losing the bad boy quality. Just what I like in a hero! His sexual prowess never faltered but when it came to Pandora he turned into a man willing to do anything to protect the first and only woman to hold his heart in her hands. And odd pair with a combustible attraction!
Last Thoughts: Tawny Weber's Undercover Operatives is on my MUST-READ list for 2012! With the heart melting attraction Pandora and Caleb shared, I am betting the second book will knock my socks off!...more
(4.25 stars from Talina Perkins and Night Owl Reviews)
First Line: He‘d imagined this walk a thousand times over the last fifteen years. Always at the e(4.25 stars from Talina Perkins and Night Owl Reviews)
First Line: He‘d imagined this walk a thousand times over the last fifteen years. Always at the end of the journey was the house on the corner, his grandmother in the kitchen, and a plate of warm chocolate chip cookies on the table for him.
Teaser: “Tell me what you learned yesterday.” This is what he‘d feared, that she would get back on the confessions kick, but he had to admit, he felt better for telling someone about how he‘d gotten his name. He still didn‘t like that Mary Beth insisted on calling him by it, but exposing the secret to the light seemed to have made it less important.
Plot: I do not read many BDSM or Fem-Dom books, but I always make an exception for Roz Lee’s stories. Still Taking Chances, while highly erotic and graphic, Ms. Lee layered in high emotions giving this story a whole other level that made me care deeply for the characters. The story starts out with two people, Elgin and Mary Beth, oppressing their true sexual nature for different reasons and quickly rolls into Mary Beth not being able to resist stepping back into her role as Dominatrix to help Elgin unearth buried issues that are causing him deep grief. Her demands, he must tell her everything, something he is unwilling to do. There is much resistance by Elgin, however Mary Beth is a skilled and talented Mistress that knows how to work Elgin into confronting his fears and his past. Through his stages of healing we get to see this lifestyle at its glory and learn a bit about humans inner workings. Along the road we also get to see Mary Beth’s side of the story and learn just how hard it is to detach oneself when walking alongside one’s sub on the path to an unburdened soul. There is no shortage of heartache and tears before you reach the ending but when you do you can’t help but smile at how things turn out.
Writing: True to her writing style author Roz Lee continues to grace this genre with great skill. She writes about wounded characters that need a helping hand in finding their happily-ever-after and always delivers a sensually erotic story to carry readers away.
Characters: Mary Beth Winters, an artist by profession lives the life of a Dominatrix. Or she use to anyway. Hiding out for the past five years in Prairieview, Texas, Mary Beth Winters is hiding just as much as Elgin and does not want people to know about her sexual preferences. Elgin, a DEA agent that doesn’t blink an eye at the high risks of his job doesn’t have the guts to face his inner demons. These two characters were fascinating to read about. Mary Beth sets aside her reservations of not touching her bag of tricks and Elgin Huddleston refuses to acknowledge he needs help. Both strong but Mary Beth knows how to make Elgin kneel before her so she can work her magic on his soul. I loved both Elgin and Mary Beth for their courage to look for the needed strength and take hold of the other and find the peace they both deserve.
Last Thoughts: Still Taking Chances is as much a healing story as it is a love story. For a short read of seventy-four pages the author worked in multiple layers of eroticism and love that delivered a highly entertaining read. Fabulous Job Ms. Lee!...more
(4.5 Star Top Pick for Night Owl Reviews ~ reviewed by Talina Perkins)
The beat of the music slammed into his body like crushing blows from(4.5 Star Top Pick for Night Owl Reviews ~ reviewed by Talina Perkins)
The beat of the music slammed into his body like crushing blows from an angry attacker, each note reverberating in his bones. He sat perfectly still and let the beat thrum through him as he picked up the seductive scent wafting across the crowded room, carried by a thick cloud of cigarette smoke. Undetected by all but him, its subtle sweetness teased his nose with a promise of what was to come.
Vasilije answered and the voice on the other end of the phone spoke one word and then there was silence. Turning to Sasa, a knot formed in his stomach as he repeated what his spy had reported. They’d chosen the next one of them to die.
Plot: A very unexpected book in every sense of the word! Given how many vampire romances I have read I'll say it takes a lot to get me absorbed in a book that I forget all others until I reach the end. Blood Avenged is one such book and was impossible to put down. Not because of it's high octane action or thrilling suspense, but because of the gut wrenching moments of passion and fear. Both elements were tastefully woven throughout the entire novel between Sasa, an empath human and Vasilije, a six hundred year old vampire. Page after page I was drowned by wanting Sasa to do anything to save her mother from death by sickness, but at the same token wanting her to grow a stronger backbone and fight for what she actually thought to be right. This point was a tug of war through two-thirds of the books all the while I completely understood her actions.
From the start Sasa is forced into one decision after another that takes her into a dark world that she knows very little about. From working with a voodoo queen to help her ailing mother to accepting the help of the treacherous vampire, Tatiana, Sasa is sucked into a whirlwind of deceit, lust and power.
Bad blood never dies and when Vasileje accidentally sires one of Tatiana's human 'pets' Tatiana finally acts on a six hundred year old grudge that propels the story forward by taking them from London to New Orleans and into a cat and mouse game of murder and justice with Sasa thrown in the middle. Playing as spy for Tatiana at first, Sasa uncontrollably falls for the one vampire that could kill her if he finds out who she is working for. Danger set aside, the thrilling lust and passion shared between the two dripped off the pages and seeped into my every pore, becoming my very own brand of heroine! You've been warned! And when you too become addicted to Ms. Bisset's vampires you'll understand.
When the ending approached and I found the satisfaction all romance readers love to read, the fun and excitement didn't stop there. No, more deceit and a deeper mystery is partially unveiled giving me a taste of who Vasilije really is and who the Sons of Navarus are. And beyond that, an exciting glimpse into the next installment of this new series!
Writing: I really enjoy reading indie published books, but I am very strict in needing them properly edited. Ms. Bisset is obviously like minded in this regard and holds her readers in high respect, because each of her books provide readers with clean and well written stories. She also writes with great attention to the emotions of her characters which always pulls at mine own, making me want to scream one minute with frustration and cheer the next as her characters grow into the 'people' I know they can be. Couple that with smooth flowing prose and you have Ms. Bisset's writing style.
Summary: A very well written and emotionally exhaustive paranormal romance book! I loved it! I love finishing a book and thinking, "Wow, I've got no more left"! Bisset is rapidly climbing up in the world of PNR and is a definite must-watch-for writer! I can't wait for the next book in her new Sons of Navarus series! ...more
(4.5 star Top Pick ~ Reviewed by Talina Perkins for Night Owl Reviews)
First Line: There was one rule his kind honoured above all others: an owned human(4.5 star Top Pick ~ Reviewed by Talina Perkins for Night Owl Reviews)
First Line: There was one rule his kind honoured above all others: an owned human must never be touched by a vampire other than their master.
Teaser: “Where is your master?” he whispered and turned towards her, his gaze on his hand where it held her wrist. The sight of his fingers locked around her, touching her at last, fascinated him. He had wanted this for so long that he couldn’t deny his desire for her. Even this simple touch was too much for him, filled him with hunger and flooded his veins with the heat of passion.
Plot: Covet is the absolute hottest sexiest book Felicity Heaton has written yet! Normally known for her passionate and fast paced action, Covet is Ms. Heaton's first full throttle erotic romance and she has hit a home run! The first in her Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance series, Covet starts off with a smooth intro to the world of Lilah and Javier. Their attraction and desires for one another are forbidden in their world and have gone repressed for over two years. The fire pushing them closer to one another builds into a raging out of control burn that ends in them feeding their lusts in a highly erotic scene that left me wanting to read it more than once! And I did! This is where the story picks up pace and we are led into the whirlwind affair of forbidden love. I am a complete sucker for this theme and given the vampire hero's chivalry there was no stopping me falling for him as hard as the heroine did. Their desires know no bounds, leading us into an escalation of passion and fear. Fear of what Lilah's master will do once he realizes what they have done. Death is the punishment and Lilah's master is no kind-hearted man. When her master does show up, I could feel the pain and panic right along side Lilah. He belts out his anger on her human body before Javier could reach her. The author weaved in so much emotion that there was no way I could put down the book until I found out if Javier and Lilah would be killed for their transgressions in the eyes of his kind. Right when I thought I knew what was going to happen, I knew what turns and twists the author would take, I was left surprised with each turn of the page and the further I got into the story. I also feel the need to mention how the author expertly used the setting to give me another insight into the world of her vampires and to crank up the sensuality of the story. Different to most, Felicity Heaton has written back in the blood lust and dark desires of these night creatures, giving the story an added layers of grit that I love in my paranormal romance books. She also gives readers a great sneak peak as to the next book's hero, Snow. A tortured soul that I can't wait to see how he gets his happily ever after. He showed to be a strong man with a heart, yet with an inner demon begging for finality. I get very excited just thinking about his story! By the end of this longer-than-normal novella (a little 100 pages), Javier and Lilah's story is nicely pulled together while leaving a good mystery open for the next books to come!
Setting: Covet takes place in Vampireotique's, a theater in London. Sinful and erotic plays are performed by vampires and enthralled humans that will rock your imagination and tempt you to want more of the darker side of paranormal romance!
Writing: This is Felicity Heaton's first erotic romance and I found it sizzling hot! She captured the two main character's lust and desires perfectly with her attention to details that all erotic romance readers look for. As I've said in past reviews for Ms. Heaton's books, her work has climbed to the top of my must-read list! Her writing style focuses on the character's journey while giving her stories meat that a reader can bite into.
Last Thoughts: I loved this novella and was able to finish it over the course of two nights. Believe me when I say it was hard to put down that first night! Felicity Heaton's first erotic story is one that shouldn't be missed and I am already counting the days until Crave, the second book in her Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance series hits digital shelves in March!...more
The usually quiet Main Street of Cochecton, New York hummed with the excited squeals of
min(4.75 Star Top Pick review for Night Owl Reviews)
The usually quiet Main Street of Cochecton, New York hummed with the excited squeals of
miniature devils, witches, and ghosts along with a variety of cartoon and movie characters.
Lifting her head, she wiped her tears from her face. “Why don’t you want me as your destined
A lump formed in his throat at the sound of the sadness in her voice. There was nothing he’d
like more in this world than to have Thea for his. But that couldn’t be.
“It’s not a choice, Thea. It’s just not possible.”
He looked into the beautiful eyes of the one who’d already given him so much kindness and
hated what he had to say.
“Thea, I already have a destined one.”
Amon saw the shock register on her face. She had been so kind to him, and he hated having to
say those words, more than she could ever know. Obviously embarrassed, she dropped her eyes and
climbed off him, saying nothing.
Sometimes there are stories that whisk you away to far off places. The characters demanding your attention, their lives flawed yet compelling enough to make you care whether or not they will get a second chance at happiness. Destiny Redeemed was the epitome of second chances as the title hints at. Forgiveness, making amends and healing the underlying emotions that layered the story with grit, making the book irresistible to me. The moment I began reading, I stepped into another world where time travel was possible by only a few select Aeveren, where healers are reverend and an unforgiving Council enforces Aeveren law.
Given that I read the first book in the Destined Ones series, I had no problem returning to to Ms. Bisset's world of sci-fi meets paranormal.
In this series we meet a people known as the Aeveren. A species that are reborn into this world to live a cycle of fifty lifetimes. They have different levels of powers and abilities that allow everything from mind reading to time travel and teleportation to healing with a simple touch. I must say that I find the Aeveren a unique approach to the paranormal genre. Their immortality is not as infinite, but more an extension on life for hundreds of years. Very intriguing. I do have to wonder though how it is that the destined Aeveren mates find one another once they have reincarnated into another lifetime.
The story begins a year after the first book's ending where Amon, a very powerful Aeveren, is sent to NIL, a prison for his kind. Within that year Amon suffers brutal attacks and left to fend for himself; no contact with people or a kind touch to be had. His past is grim and has lead him to this ending, where he believes-and prays- it will end in his death sooner rather than later. When he is unexpectedly saved by his Sidhe servant and friend, Gethen, Amon sees this chance as a new beginning for him, that is if he can outrun the Council's bounty hunter gunning for his head. The story picks up pace soon after as we meet the Aeveren healer, Althea. As she makes her entrance into the story I was quickly swept away in a whirlwind of passion, love and healing on multiple levels for both Amon and Althea as their connection grew into something more than just patient and healer. I'll also add that I don't think a hotter scene could have been shared by two people that weren't even in the say room! Scorcher is my word of choice on that! But I'll leave a little for you to discover on your own. Destiny Redeemed is just as exciting or even more so than the first book in this series. I loved how the mystery behind the sullied council member was unraveled along with how Amon handled the Soren- another colorful group for you to discover. Although the story was wrapped up beautifully I was sad to read the ending. I wanted more of this powerful and unique world and hope Ms. Bisset has future plans for this series!
I've had the opportunity to see Ms. Bisset's writing abilities flourish and grow over the course of the past three releases she has had. She can weave a tale of passion and adventure while giving it the right touch of detail to bring her stories to life. The exact ingredients for a must -read author in my opinion!
Althea is an Aeveren healer that has lived over forty of her fifty lifetimes alone and with no hopes of ever having her own Destined One. While her pain of being alone runs deep she doesn't allow it to rule her life. She is a strong willed and determined woman that is passionate about what and whom she cares about. Amon, once a manipulator of people and time for his own advantage no matter who he hurt, reached out to me from the very first book as a soul worth saving. He just needed the right incentive to want to make himself better. And that shove came in the form of one Aeveren healer. Together Amon and Althea work through their past issues to build a better future there is a cost. It was interesting to see if that cost would be to high for one or the other to pay. The ending will be a surprise and endeared me to both characters. I know I will carry their story with me for some time and when I am feeling ungrateful at any moment all I'll need to do is look back at this book and remember to cherish all that is given to me in this lifetime.
This was one book next to impossible to put down! I love Ms. Bisset's twist on the paranormal genre and to anyone looking for that 'something special' ingredient in their next book, this has it! I want more Aeveren!...more