Series: Dark Magic bk 3
Author: Anya Bast
A sultry dream can become a real-life nightmare…
Tax consultant Charlotte Bennett isn’t the type to lose control. Until she’s seduced in a dream by a handsome, rugged man named Kieran. In her dream state, she decides to let loose, letting pleasure and desire lead the way. But she quickly discovers her “safe” night of passion has dangerous repercussions.
The lust-driven dream was in fact a magick illusion that’s left Charlotte indefinitely bound to a controlling fae named Kieran. Under his order, she must find the last piece of a powerful relic. Only Charlotte knows the location of the bosca fadbh, but the knowledge is hidden deep within her bloodline—and only wicked magick can draw it out.
Forced to work with the enticing Kieran, she finds it hard to escape their seductive chemistry. Even though he’s harboring a deadly curse, one that puts Charlotte in danger—and could make this attraction fatal…
I’ve had this book on my nightstand for months now and for some reason or another never picked it up. Then I cleaned off my nightstand and decided what the heck nothing else sounded good at the moment so I picked it up. I read this book in 2 days. Ever spare moment I had went to reading it, I read it in the car at stop lights, when ever I had a spare minute or two I was reading it. It is that good.
Anya isn’t a new to me author as I loved her Witch’s series. For some reason however I never read this series until now. I have this theory about series, if you haven’t read any of the books in the series and there is at least three books out read the third book, if it is good then the first couple of books will be as well. In the case of this series I will be getting the first two books as soon as I can because this series is flat out amazing. It is a different take on the Fae and I really like that.
Charlotte likes her life, in fact she is very content with her life. She has a job that she is really good at, even if she doesn’t necessarily love it. As far as she is concerned the only thing missing is her own family. She would love to have a husband and children. When she wakes up from the most erotic dream she has ever had she doesn’t know what to think. That is until the voice of the man in her dreams starts to control her and forces her to his side. By the time she gets to him she hates him with everything in her being and wants nothing to do with him.
Kieran wants nothing to do with Charlotte and bitterly hates that he had to do what he did to get her to his side. If there had been any other option he would have, but there wasn’t and so they all will have to deal. Even if it means he has to deal with a Fae bigot.
What neither of expected was that they wouldn’t be able to forget the amazing dream that they had together or that by working together and getting past their mutual distrust and hatred of each other something amazing would happen.
As I said earlier I flat out loved this book Kieran and Charlotte are amazing characters that despite their feelings about each other are willing to work together in the beginning because by doing so will send Charlotte back to her life and leave Kieran in peace and in the end because they no longer hate each other, but have come to like each other.
One of the things that I liked about it was that as Charlotte worked through why she hated the Fae so much she discovered who she really was in the process.
I do have to say that one thing did bug me quiet a bit, in fact I was really looking forward to it, was Charlotte’s confrontation with the person that had taught her to hate all things Fae. This never happens, and I think that it took a little away from the closure that Charlotte needed to have as far as I’m concerned. The person and the reason why it never happens are an important part of the story that I’m not going to share I want you to discover on your own.
If you like your paranormals with a different take on all things Fae then you will definitely want to check out this series.
Other books in the series are…
Midnight Enchantment (coming Jan 2012)