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Happily Evan After

Facing an unknown term of servitude to repay his debt to the world, it is his responsibility to guide couples together. Despite initial hesitancy, he has learned to handle every case with care and he now basks in the afterglow of new-found love and relishes in the energy it provides him. But his end goal is still the promise of paradise in return for his penance.

It's all going according to plan until he receives an assignment that is inconceivable to him. He has to find a
mate for Becca, within whom lives the reincarnated soul of his one true love. Bound by his duty to find her a match, he must resist her charm and suppress his own desires. It is his job and he cannot fail, even if his own paradise now seems lost.

For a cupid, falling in love is against the rules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is an easy read Rom-Com, lots of sexual tension with some raunchy action but not to much to make it erotica. 

 

What I love most is the easy to read style of writing this author employs.  Michelle Irwin manages to capture your attention and imagination and then take you on journey to the very end.

 

To those that are reading or have read her Daughter of Fire Series (Through the Fire) and her Rain of son (Besieged by Rain), this is in a very different vein.

Through the Fire (Daughter of Fire 1)

Evie Meyers’ life is one spent on the run. Every minute of every day, her life is in danger if anyone should suspect the truth about her ancestry. Her father was willing to risk everything to keep the truth hidden, even from her, but the lies he fabricated were exposed when her high school crush, Clay Jacobs, inadvertently stumbled upon her secret. His discovery puts Evie at risk from a secret organization tasked with washing the world clean of nonhumans—and Clay is one of its deadliest soldiers. Forced into a war she doesn’t understand, all because of what she is, Evie is left with no choice but to flee with her father to escape persecution.

When Clay reappears in her life, battle scarred and mysterious, Evie is unprepared and terrified as he forces his way back into her heart. When the battle catches up with her, and a tragic accident tears apart the peace she discovered, she finds herself alone and without the protection of her father, or her lover. Now, she needs to keep her secrets hidden and learn to survive on her own in a world that wants her dead, all while searching for the missing piece of her heart.

 

Michelle Irwin is a relatively new Australian author with this her debut book release last year.  I read this book as an ARC and it was outside my current reading genre however I really enjoyed this story and have recommended the book to friends who would probably not picked up a Paranormal book. There is a lot of angst, some romance and  tragedies, this is book 1 of a series and I can't wait until the book is released

Bones Never Lie

Bones Never Lie: A Novel (Temperance Brennan, #17) - Kathy Reichs

Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD’s Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she’s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who’s a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common—the killer. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue—unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath.
 
But Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another’s throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness
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Another good book by Kathy Reichs. Kathy always manages to grab you into a story and hold your interesting until the end.

 

 

“Three hand-picked magnolias"

Besieged by Rain - Michelle Irwin

“Three hand-picked magnolias rested against Evie’s front door. I’d taken time to carefully examine each flower and had selected those particular three for their perfect white petals, symmetry and scent”.

 

Another well written story by a new and exciting author Michelle Irwin, I must confess that Michelle writes in a genre that I haven’t been reading lately (for me it’s normally mystery murders and who done it’s). However when asked to read as an ARC for her books I thought why not I am open to all genres so long as they are well written and her books are.

 

Michelle takes you to a world that is not only believable, but one that captures your imagination with all things supernatural whilst remaining true to this world and our natural surroundings abet American where both her series are set. From the first page I was captivated and didn’t want to put it down until I finished.

 

These two series can be read as stand-alone i.e. Read only Daughter of Fire or read only Son of Rain; however in my opinion read both, you won’t be disappointed.

Through the Fire is written through the eyes of a young woman Evie and her love for a young man Clay whose lives unfortunately clash. If you have read the her story you will understand or when you read Clay’s book you will understand.

 

Now on to the book in hand, Besieged by Rain (Son of Rain 1) is the companion series to tell Clay’s side of the story. This is his time to explain himself and his family, it fills the “What happened to Clay when” questions if you have read Through the Fire. However if you haven’t and you are just reading Besieged by Rain then the author will take you to a world of supernatural beings and how his family view the world and their mission in life.

“Clay Jacobs is a soldier. His family—elite members of a secret organization—are tasked with washing the world clean of all supernatural threats. Each new day brings the opportunity to fight at their side for a cause that he’s never doubted is just.‏

 

But Clay harbors a dangerous secret. The object of his teenage obsession was not human, and he failed to detect the truth until it was too late to destroy her. Even after she fled, he couldn't bring himself to report her. Now, the memory of the one who got away not only haunts him, it holds him captive and assaults him nightly. Unable to escape her hold on his mind, he races across the country to locate her and restore his sanity. Only instead of the monster he expects, he finds a woman who ensnares him with her charms. In her embrace, Clay dares to imagine a different life.”