Jakuta Dagbo knows bad weather’s approaching, even though the sky above the faie world is clear. And when Gràinne Bairdie walks into The Midnight Café wanting an arcane tattoo, he realizes the tempest raging into his life has nothing to do with wind and rain. Just one look at her brings his storm god libido, and the protective instincts he no longer trusts, to thundering life.
Gràinne’s a banshee on the run, desperate to claim the emotions she’s sure are rightfully hers and has no time to explore the sparks of need flying between herself and Jakuta. What she’s trying to do will bring the wrath of the Banshee Council down on her head, and she knows they’ll do anything to stop her.
Yet, as Gràinne and Jakuta peel back the layers of their lives, searching for the answers she needs, they can’t ignore the lightning-hot passion searing their blood. And when emotion reaches its apex, demanding complete surrender to the cyclone of desire, neither can resist. Even if it means Gràinne’s banshee wail of release will be her last.
What would you do if your world was a blank slate and then suddenly you could feel? Wouldn't you do anything to keep it?
When Gràinne, a banshee that has discovered the ability to feel, arrives at the tattoo parlor and meets Jakuta, a god from days gone by, passions flair and hidden depths and motivations are brought to light. This supernatural scorcher of a book was a wild ride that I could not put down. It was a short read, but I loved every second of it. Feeling like I was entering a series midway, I was able to sink into the story line without issue. I will be looking into Stone Hard Passion, the first book. The idea of a tattoo parlor that gives tattoos to different paranormal races, imbuing them with magical properties or powers is very original and was very well done.
The paranormal mythology in addition to the tattoos was anther thing that really sucked me into this story. I want to know more. The sex scenes were white hot and the emotions invoked were intense. Jakuta and Gràinne are characters that are not run of the mill and really grabbed my attention. I have always enjoyed stories by this author and now that I have visited her website, will be looking into more! You don't read much about banshees and former gods as characters and I really enjoyed the plot and characters.
You can find out more about the amazing Anya Richards on her website.