**Please note that there may be spoilers in this review if you haven’t read the first book**
Gah, have I mentioned how much I love Sadie Moss and her books?
This book starts out shortly after the first ends and we get to learn more about where Mal came from. It’s a completely different world in King Carrick’s castle. His subjects are bloodthirsty and the king himself is eager to punish his wayward son for what he deems rebellion against the vampire race. Along with this line of thinking, he decides the only way he’s going to allow Willow to stay within the vampire community is if she competes in three challenges to prove she’s strong enough to hack it as a vampire.
This book had a lot of action and it was written so well that I felt like I was watching an action movie inside my mind. That’s probably why the second challenge was so awful for me to read. Willow ended up fighting my biggest phobia and it was written entirely. too. freaking. well. I’m impressed with the level of imagery Sadie includes, but I was also somewhat terrified while reading this scene, lol.
As tends to happen, the plans the guys and Willow had ended up going bottom up and when it’s discovered that she has fae blood, a whole new level of chaos and menacing enemies are brought to light–most within their shared living space. And to top it all off, terrifying monsters are starting a war, controlled by two enormously powerful beings Willow and the boys know very little about.
There are a few sexy times in this book that … whew … I thought my kindle would catch fire at one point. And Sol’s ability to love her so deeply in his own unique way … ugh. It’s no secret that he’s my favorite, lol, so I was swooning hard.core. during their first love scene. I mean, I’ll be honest and tell you that I’m super happy this is a #whychoose story because I love all the guys in their own way, but dang, Sol has really taken my heart. *happy sigh*
I also want to point out that I’m incredibly impressed by the fact that I can tell this was written by Sadie Moss, but it’s not a carbon copy of her previous series. She’s managed to create something completely different while still retaining her own unique “voice” and for someone who reads A L O T, this is a huge distinction of what I feel separates a decent writer from a truly gifted one.
What can I say? I’m a big Sadie Moss fan and if the first two books in this series are any indication, then that’s not going to change any time soon. 😉
I highly, highly recommend this series for anyone who enjoys paranormal romance and who doesn’t want to have to choose between each of her love interests who are each amazing in their own right. And as always, if you do read, please feel free to come back and let me know what you thought in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading, book friends!
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