Author: Shyla Wolff
Length : 275 pages
Genres: Paranormal Romance
TBR Reviewer: Victoria
Rating: 4 Stars - Recommended Read
Heat: 3/5 - Blush Worthy
There's a lot to this book, two very separate plots and I will admit for a while I considered rating this book lower than 4 simply because I failed to see how or why we needed the alternating stories (though toward the end they sort of intersected), but in the end, I just sat back and enjoyed the ride.
Plot One - strongly a romance, it's the story of Kiera and the man she's protecting (though until the story starts, Carlin hasn't been aware of the shadows that dogged his footsteps to keep him safe). She's never been so attracted to a man before and consider she's been raised by a group of men, she really doesn't have a lot to go on on how to flirt with him. I found Kiera's waffling over what to wear and how to approach Carlin hilarious. Carlin - buff surfer computer geek = awesome in my book.
Plot Two - This ties into the Kiera/Carlin story because their abilities overlap and the organization they're involved with is the same. However, there is almost no overlap in the story itself aside from a couple of interactions. This is Kyley's story, who's been abused horribly by the monster who calls himself Roth (human looking, nice to look at but truly sick inside). She manages to escape from Roth who's taken her to dinner (she's so abused he can do that without worrying too much about her attempting to escape), thanks to a group at the restaurant with psychic abilities. Her own abilities have been stifled for so long, she has no clue what she's capable of. She ends up slowly falling for one of her rescuers, Taylor, though because of the abuse, that relationship will take ages to develop in future books.
It's hard to summarize this book without giving too much away, so suffice to say the characters are wonderful together, fully developed and the villains worth booing and hoping they die. The women have backbones (even Kyley, given she has the guts to break away from Roth, knowing what will happen if she tries and fails) and the men are more than capable of being their equals.
Completely enjoyable and I look forward to reading more.