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by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Released: April 26, 2011
Series: The League #3
Published by Grand Central Publishing
This is the fourth book in the League series and it follows Caillen Dagan, the brother of Shahara the heroine of [book:Born of Fire|3246224]. Caillen is a third generation smuggler who would do anything for his sisters, no matter how crazy they drive him, including die for them which is what he almost does until he is saved in the nick of time by an unlikely source and is thrown in to a brand new world; the world of the aristocrats. Soon he is on the run with the beautiful and vivacious Desideria when they are framed for an assassination they didn’t commit, as part of a plot that has been brewing for a lifetime.
I really wanted to like this book a lot more then I actually did, I think the main problem I had with this book was that for some reason Caillen really annoyed me. I don’t know why but his constant “witty” comments really bugged me. I know he was supposed to be charming but slightly egotistical but I just found him irritating and yearned for him to be the strong silent type like my beloved Nykyrian (from [book:Born of Night|476692])! Desideria; however, I quite liked and I liked seeing her character develop and grow in confidence as she escaped from beneath her mother’s tyrannical thumb.
Well so far I sound quite negative about this book, which isn’t the case! What I really liked was the amount of action and adventure in it, I have found that normally SK is inside her characters heads a lot which is good, but can get repetitive. With this book there was a lot going on around them so it focused on the plot as well as the romance making it fast paced and exciting. I also liked that it showed you more of the other characters that although are mentioned in the books you don’t really get to see them, like Darling Cruel and Dancer Hauk.
Now for the <b>BEST</b> this about the book…Fain Haunk, Dancer’s big brother, now I know he was only a secondary character in this book but I instantly loved him! I have a thing for massive guys with long black hair and fangs (Wrath anyone?!) and he fits that image PERFECTLY! Along with a dry and sarcastic sense of humour, I am his for the taking and I really hope he gets a book (and his heroine is named Suzanne LOL!)
So although this wasn’t my favourite in the series, I did enjoy this book and am definitely going to pick up the next one.
Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?