Publisher: Amazon Digital
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Heat Rating: 1
Waitress Azaleigh Carlton’s life was simple. That is, until she meets Kale and Gage – two very different and charming men. One she loves and the other she can’t live without. She soon finds out that the people closest to her are hiding a secret, one that will change her life forever. And now, someone or something is trying to kill her. As chaos unfolds, she learns of a world where good and evil are in constant battle – with both sides winning and losing equally. What does one do when hell won’t let you win and evil just won’t die?
I came upon this book after a friend recommended it to me and I just had to review it here today. I loved it.
At first, I wasn’t sure how I was going to like this book. It starts out seeming like a third person narrative with two characters interacting and talking about things we, as the readers, don’t really understand. Abruptly, it changes into a first person urban fantasy. I’ll admit it that I found that to be a little jarring. It is my hope that when the authors write the next book in the series that they don’t do that shift from 3rd to 1st that they did in this one.
But, then I was hooked because the main character—Azaleigh—is so incredibly likable and interesting that I really wanted to keep reading about the whirlwind that was her life. Not to mention, Kale was an incredibly hot character. He was so clearly hiding his feelings and—sigh—who doesn’t love a good hero like that? But then, just as I thought I understood where the story was going—it changed again. Now, Kale was out—maybe—and Gage (equally romantic) burst into the scene. I wasn’t sure who I rooted for. So I kept reading. The end of the book had me gasping for air and groaning at the same time.
This book is the first in a new series. Not all the questions are answered and I loved that. Now, I just have to find out when the next one is coming. But, do be aware—while there is plenty of tension between Kale, Gage, and Az, there is no actual consummation of any of it. As I think this is supposed to be a developing story for Az, I don’t mind waiting a bit to see an actual love scene although I did find that there were none to be slightly disappointing.
In any case, I can’t say enough good things about this. When is the next one coming??
5 Tea Cups and a Recommended Read!