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Friday, July 18, 2014

REVIEW: Wicked Wind by Sharon Kay

Title: Wicked Wind
Series: Solsti Prophecy #1
Author: Sharon Kay
Published Date: July 23, 2013
Format: ebook
Pages: 297
ASIN: B00E3CDUZS
Genre: paranormal romance
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon

Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis: SHE GREW UP THINKING SHE WAS HUMAN
Born with the ability to command the wind, Nicole Bonham spends her life hiding her gift. Deciding to take control of her power, she dispenses her own brand of vigilante justice in Chicago’s worst neighborhoods. Stealth and surprise are always on her side.
UNTIL A CHANCE ENCOUNTER WITH A WARRIOR DEMON
Lash demon Gunnar prowls Earth and several supernatural realms to help maintain peace among the immortal species. His chance encounter with Nicole creates a hurricane of sparks between them, and he can’t let her out of his sight until he discovers her true identity. In his two hundred years, he has never seen a creature like her.
PLUNGES THEM BOTH INTO A FIGHT FOR HER LIFE
Nicole and Gunnar race to discover who - or what - is stabbing the city's most destitute residents and stealing their blood. The fire that forged their bond explodes into white-hot passion, weaving their souls together on an unexpected level. Haunted by the past, Gunnar's fiercely protective instincts battle with her need to defeat the creatures she was born to fight. As they track the mastermind behind the attacks, will Nicole’s unique talent unwittingly send her straight into his lair?

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Wow, what an exceptional start to a new paranormal romance series.

The characters, Gunnar and Nicole were both strong, and fresh, and absolutely likeable. Gunnar is a kick butt demon whose Alpha characteristics make him butt heads with Nicole, the human with special abilities, as he tries to protect her.  Nicole is a stubborn, family-centered woman, all about protecting her family secret and her sisters, and not about to give into his macho character, until she finds out the truth about who she and her sisters really are.
I am infatuated with the new world the author introduces us to, full of different types of demons, nymphs and other supernatural creatures. It's beautiful and vicious. The way the author writes kept me on my toes the entire time I was reading this book. The action was well-paced, and kept the tension at the same level throughout.
The romance between Nicole and Gunnar is hot, magnetically attracting each other as they both try to stay individuals. The physicality of their growing relationship was completely sexy. One of those books that you really shouldn't be reading in public.

I am looking forward to reading the next in this series, Wicked Waves, as she delves into the story of Nicole's younger sister. And however will they get Gin on board?

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