Monday, July 20, 2015

Review: Tainted Kiss by Sharon Kay

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.

My oh my....where can I get a an Arawn?  Fans of this Solsti series will jump up and down knowing we are still staying in this author's world!!  I know I was ecstatic to see so many familiar characters in this book.  I would have missed this world tremendously because I absolutely loved loved loved this author's earlier work.  You don't have to read the series in order to understand what is going on...but you kind of miss the build up.....and what an explosive build up it was!!

Sexy as sin leader of the Lash race is looked up to by everyone and is the star player in all of Ria's naughty fantasies.  She loves her job, loves working for him, but can't help wishing there was more.  But Arawn has lost a mate already and doesnt have serious relationships.  Can she settle for coming second?  No way!!

It took almost losing her for him to finally admit to himself that he had feelings for her.  He also knew well enough this was more than an itch to be scratched.  But could she deal with what he really wanted from her...and better yet could he?

This was a very well-written and enjoyable book with some smoking hot sex scenes in it!!  I love the characters and the world-building was phenomenal!  It was a great addition to this author's already wonderful series!!  I can't wait for more!!

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