I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Maya Banks
Released: July 3, 2012
Series: KGI #5
Published by Penguin Group
Rio is the perfect romantic suspense alpha hero. At least that’s what I thought every time he showed up in this series before. Then he made it his mission to go after Grace Peterson and rescue her. Well somehow between that decision and what went down in this book he lost some of that alpha appeal.This book started out strong for me and slowly fizzled out some of the charm. At times it felt we weren’t getting much progression in the overall story although there was a lot of action.
Grace seemed a lot stronger and ended up being a more delicate type of heroine, even though still stronger than her sister Shea in my opinion. Grace and Rio still worked well as a couple though, him being the strong protector and relying on her powers at times and there was still some spark. As a couple I have to say I liked them a lot better than the previous book. Although the romance might’ve felt a bit rushed, and I would’ve liked their connection to develop through a longer period of time. Rio was still a pretty strong hero even though he was toned down from what I expected.
And then there’s the Kelly’s…this is not a Kelly family book. They were mostly absent in this story and I expect the same from the next book as well. I do expect the next book to be a little more to my liking, being that it’s PJ and Cole. Playful but hard.
*ARC provided by publisher
I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!
I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.