Tactical, lethal, resolute.
Haunted by a centuries-old tragedy, there’s no room in Arawn’s life for softness. Every action he takes is for the betterment of his race and the good of the realm. He leads his elite band of warriors the same way he lives his life: full on, without compromise, determined. Except for one sexy female who happens to be his subordinate.
Tenacious, passionate, tough-as-steel.
Ria relishes the duties Arawn assigns her as much as she respects the deadly combatants on her team. And she has a secret: her formidable boss is also her deepest fantasy. Years of working under his authority haven’t dulled the spark she feels, yet her passion is tempered by the hints of loss she gathers about him. His dark and sexy moodiness draws her, but he’s a hard man to approach as he keeps the world at emotional arm’s length.
Secrets laced in blood burn his battle-hardened soul.
When Ria is gravely injured in the line of duty, Arawn can no longer fight his own long-simmering feelings. But a secret, more heinous and ugly than anyone could imagine, prevents him from surrendering his heart. Despite his intentions, he and Ria forge a connection both fiery and unexpectedly tender. Yet every day brings them closer to shocking facts. Evil stirs in his blood, and hiding the truth from her will be the ultimate betrayal.
I'm ashamed to admit that this is the first book by Sharon Kay that I've ever read. Where the hell have I been?
The beginning was a little muddled for me, I kept thinking I was missing something, although I don't know what that was. Once I got past that, the rest of it just flew by. I was IN this story. The more I read, the more pulled in I got. There was plenty of action, suspense and super steamy lovin'.
I loved Ria and Arawn, and how he let his walls down over the course of the story. He was still holding back towards the end but when he finally let it all go, it was glorious. Ria is the quintessential strong heroine. None other would've done for Arawn.
The side characters in this story are captivating and intriguing, and I'm looking forward to their stories.
I was really impressed with this and I can't wait for the next one. This series has the potential to be a favorite of mine. I think I may have found myself another go to author.
*Copy received from author for review purposes.