Series: Seduced #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance
Published by Daring Books on January 27, 2013
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Liquid fire poured into me, filling me with the intimate sense of him as he leaned in to claim my lips with his own. I reached for him, needing him closer, but my arms couldn't close the distance between us, which grew wider with each hitched breath. So close to finally feeling something real, something carnal and deep, I cried out in frustration, dropping my hands as he disappeared. My cries deepened into a frenzy of panic and my eyes flew open. I clutched my blanket and stilled myself to calm my racing heart.
Just a dream. Always just a dream."
Rose Wintersong didn't have an ordinary upbringing. Raised in what most would call a hippy commune, but what is actually a powerful coven of witches, she never questions the life fate chose for her.
Until she meets Derek O'Conner.
Derek challenges everything Rose believes and forces her to see the secrets hidden beneath the whitewashed walls of her idyllic country life.
Rose knows she should walk away, that the sexy martial arts instructor is bad news bred to create discord in her tight community… but the animal magnetism between them is impossible to fight.
Caught between the passion of first love, and the steady beat of the life she's always known, Rose must choose between the innocence of her youth or the pleasures of womanhood—but lost innocence comes at a price, and Rose harbors a dark secret that could destroy everyone she loves—including Derek.
This story is told in the first person.
Rose Wintersong is part of a coven that’s having trouble from outsiders. One of those outsiders is from a clan of druids. What makes them different is that they can shape shift. We also get to see what Rose’s special gift is.
Derek O’Conner appears to be a hustler who travels around on his motorcycle. He’s come back to town and then he meets Rose. This story appears to be about how opposites attract. But this is so much more – especially when the male character is a sexy bad boy who can also respect a woman’s feelings.
Kimberly lets the reader know who each chapter is about. It might be Rose, Derek, or Blake (you’ll have to read the book to find out who he is). Each chapter also has a title that relates to the quote that she starts each chapter with. It must have taken a lot of time to research the play to get just the right quotes.
There’s a “war” of some sort that seems to be brewing. But then I see the two dreaded words – “THE END”. All I could say was “No, No, No, don’t do this to me”. I wasn’t ready for it to end but the good news is that the story continues in book two titled Seduced By Pain. I look forward to seeing what happens next. Please make sure that you read the series. Just like the Lay’s potato chips – you can’t read just one book. (Reviewed by Lynn from Romance Reader Enthusiast).