Touch of Smoke
An intelligent romance with a paranormal twist and wonderful well developed characters. A romance, with characters that I couldn't help but love. Owen, he's ex military, looking to settle down in a small town after a long tour. He meets a local girl Rikki, a hard working goal orientated woman, with dreams beyond the town. They click, a romance begins but that is only a small part of the story. Nothing was predictable, the plot, the characters, the outcome.
What a ride ! The story was a slow buil ...more
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This book from start to finish was absolutely brilliant, I loved every minute of it.
I loved everything about this book, the story, the characters, the writing.
The book had everything I personally like in a book, action, lots of humor and snark, the right amount of romance, great supporting characters and plot twists.
About half or more of the book we get dual timelines. Present time and three...more
Karissa Laurel’s TOUCH OF SMOKE is spellbinding, intriguing and cl ...more
I loved his character! In fact, I loved everything about this book! I liked that while it is considered an urban fantasy, it is more urban than fantasy. But let me tell you, when the magic kicks in, it's a doozy!
Another thing I loved about this book was that it was steeped in Islamic mythology. If you are a fan of Karissa's books, then ...more
Well I'm officially a goner, Karissa Laurel has done it again. I'm over the moon for Owen and Rikki. TEAM OWKI 4 LIFE.
Owen definitely brought the heat, but he was actually very sweet too. I appreciated how endlessly patient he was with Rikki. He was a take charge kinda guy but he always let Rikki set the pace and call the shots. It was refreshing. I feel like so often you see that Alpha male type be overbearing and consta ...more
You know when you’re wholly engrossed in a ...more
Owen is a solder that once had Rikki’s heart. Rikki is torn when she thinks about him but knows that she is go ...more
Rikki, the heroine of the story, is a young woman with intimacy problems after the death of her father and dreams of becoming a nurse, she works every hour possible to make this dream come true and not to let her past get in the way of her future. She’s very easy to sympathise with, trying to keep people at arm’s length and focusing on the things that she can control rather than the things she can’t.
Her master plan is messed up when Ow ...more
Touch of Smoke introduces the reader to a nursing student (Rikki) and a former soldier (Owen) in a story with a little bit of magic and a lot of “will they, won’t they?” That is so bare-bones, but I don’t want to give any of the plot away! So many things happened during the story that I wasn’t expecting, or that happened in a way I wasn’t expecting, and that also made it a fun r ...more
Owen and Rikki have tangible chemistry that leaves you wanting more. The book alternates between the present and the past as you piece together the mystery o ...more
This book has everything. Layers of twists throughout the entire book. The mystery was so well crafted that I had no idea what was going on until it was finally revealed.