Series: Bad Things #1
Published by Hocus Pocus Publishing on June 28, 2016
Source: Advance Reader Copy
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Don’t make the devil angry…
Luke Thorne loves having one hell of a good time. As the ruler of every dark creature to walk the earth, he certainly has more than a bit of a bad side. He lives for danger and isn’t the type to lose his heart—mostly because he doesn’t have one. Then she walks into his life.
Mina James is seduction in the flesh, a perfect temptation that the devil himself couldn’t pass up. Too late, Luke realizes he’s let a real siren into his life, a woman who is bent on using his dark powers to free herself from hidden enemies. Since Luke isn’t the type of man to be used, he should walk away from her, but…something about Mina draws him close.
Soon he’s realizing that she isn’t who she appears to be. Not dark and cold, but burning red hot. Mina is a woman fighting for her life—and the Lord of the Dark suddenly finds himself in an unlikely role…hero. Luke isn’t going to let her enemies destroy Mina. He will fight heaven and hell to keep her. But in the end, the secrets they both carry may just rip apart a love that should never have been…
This is the latest from Cynthia Eden, and it introduces a new series with a new cast of characters. I love her Paranormal Romances. I just love them. This is no exception. I haven’t loved her latest series, oh don’t get me wrong, I’ve definitely liked them. But this is what I’ve been craving. Not a dark and gritty UF, or her dark and obsessive men in
This is paranormal romance at its finest. I mean that with everything in me. I have so missed good PNR. This book was able to keep the same feelings from when PNR was in its heyday, and yet still give it a fresh spin.
I won’t spoil it, but I will give you a quick rundown. So Luke is the ruler of all things dark, and he has a twin brother, Leo, who is the ruler of all things light.
Luke is sitting in a dive bar off the Florida Keys debating whether he wants to step in and regulate the vampires and werewolves who are starting to fight constantly nowadays, or not, when a woman catches his attention. Her voice slips inside him and touches places that haven’t been touched in a long time. If ever!
Mina is trying her hardest to seduce Luke and have him take her back to his private island. He has something she needs. And she needs it desperately.
Mina is afraid of her powers. Luke is a myth. He is the bogeyman for all paranormals. Most don’t even believe he exists. But Mina found him. And she needs a jewel he possesses. Her life depends on it. Or so she thinks…
The twists in this book are so well-done, and so perfect. I mean, just seriously. The thing I won’t spoil not only caught me off guard, but made the happily ever after that much sweeter.
If you like good PNR, if you like a good love story, if you like good plots, if you like reading, get this book. There is no one I would not suggest this book to, except maybe my sister because she’s boring and doesn’t read romance. And honestly, I still made her buy it.
So long story short, Cynthia Eden shines when she writes Paranormal Romance. You want this book.
***ARC courtesy of the publisher