Fantasy / Romance - Novel
TBR reviewer: Shyla
When Hayden Carlson crosses over to a world she had never dreamed existed, she
finds herself surrounded by beings she couldn't have made up had she tried.
Prophecy has it Hayden could save or destroy them all and all of it rides on
whose side she decides to fight for.
The heroine, Hayden starts off as your average woman in her early twenties. She’s
enrolled in college, working a full time job, and living at home to pay the
bills. More interested in horses than boys, Hayden seems most at home with her prized stallion Dodge in the stables where she works. The everyday setting lulled me into a false sense of security that exploded when Hayden discovered a new world, and our attractive hero Jasper. Jasper, what is there not to like about this man! Can you tell I have a bit of a fiction crush?
A Captain for the Royal guard, he’s sexy, strong, loyal, and romantic without
trying. He’s spent years seeking the woman of his dreams. But when he discovers
it's the one woman destined to do great things in his world he’s torn between honor and his heart.
The Crossover was a brilliant tale full of magic, mystery and romance! Legends,
secrets and fascinating characters abounded a plenty; which kept me turning
pages at the speed of light. Well…scrolling technically, but you catch my drift. Mireille Chester has truly created a unique setting filled with characters that you can’t help but be invested in. I have to say at times I felt there was nicety to it that rang untrue. Perhaps I’m a bit blood thirsty, but I wanted to see more of the heroine’s bad side to help balance out the benevolent goddess of forgiveness she often seemed to be.
You come after me, my family or my friends, and I’d rip your head off without a second of remorse. The sex scenes weren’t the hottest. But what they lacked in heat it made up for in intensity and sincerity. It’s always refreshing to be reminded that passion doesn’t always equate no holds bar wording. I recommend this read to anyone whose looking for a little magic in their life.
I turned so that I was facing him and kissed him deeply.
He groaned. “You know, when I used to think about our first night together again, it never involved having this many people around.”
I smiled. “Me neither. I think that’s why I can’t sleep.” I kissed him again.
“I would give anything for the feel of you taking me,” I whispered.
“Now that’s just cruel, Hayden.”
“You can’t talk like that when I can’t do anything about it!”
I chuckled. “It’s not like you’re the only one suffering, here. I feel like I’m going to burst I need you so badly.”
His lips found mine and he pulled me against him. “Well, maybe we could take
care of you, at least,”he whispered. His hand trailed down my side and over my hip.
“What are you doing?”
“Shush. Just remember to be quiet.” He started to undo the laces on my pants.
He covered my mouth with his and pushed his hand into my pants. His fingers slipped inside of me and I groaned.
“You have to be quiet, or I’ll have to stop.” He smiled at me.
He stroked inside of me knowingly and had my bones turned into melted
butter with a few flicks of his fingers. My head spun and I muffled my moan in his chest.
“Better?” he asked.
“Hmm hmm. What about you?”
He pulled his hand away and I realized I wasn’t totally better yet.
I turned so that my back was to him and scooted my pants down lower.
“What are you doing?”
I reached back, freed him of his pants, and pushed myself back invitingly.
He caught his breath as I slipped him inside of me. His arms wrapped around my
waist and pulled me closer to him. He kissed the back of my neck and shoulders.
“Oh, god, Jasper,” I breathed.
He was barely moving at all, but I could feel myself getting close to the edge again. I bit a mouthful of blankets and my whole body shook with feeling. My release set his off. Jasper groaned softly and held me tightly against him as he came in me.
We stayed that way for a few minutes, enjoying the feel of our connection.
One of the twins whined in his sleep and we pulled apart to pull our pants back up.
Jasper turned me toward him and kissed me. “Not having you here, it was worse then being over there.”
“I was miserable. I’m not going ever again. You can’t make me.”
“No. I can’t do it again either. Do you know how I managed? It was at night. I would lay by the fire and wait, and then I would feel you.”
I smiled. “I hoped it would work. I wasn’t sure you’d be able to feel me if I was over there.”
He hugged me tightly. “It worked.”
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