Sportochick's Musings: This is one of the few enemies-to-lovers romances that I have enjoyed.


Scorched by Darkness

(Eternal Mates #18)

by Felicity Heaton


Even for one of the top assassins in Hell like him, Hartt’s latest contract would have been difficult enough, but there’s a complication—a beautiful, flame-haired, and dangerously tempting complication. Not only is the bewitching female a distraction he doesn’t need—she’s the competition.


Mackenzie’s life hasn’t been easy. Held captive by blood mages who murdered her family, forced to spend every day guarding her secret, and now she lands the biggest contract ever—one that would set her assassin’s guild up as one of the best in Hell—and it turns out her client hasn’t only hired her. He’s hired the top guild in Hell too. Worse, the male she’s up against is wickedly alluring, a dark elf warrior who sets her blood on fire, and the heat that sparks between them is in danger of burning her resolve to take him down to ashes.


It’s a race against time and each other to fulfil the contract by taking out one of the most dangerous men in Hell, a vampire with a name befitting of his bloody history, but who will be the one to claim victory—one of them or the King of Death?


Find out in Scorched by Darkness, an enemies-to-lovers fated mates paranormal romance that will set your heart on fire!


REVIEW


This is one of the few enemies-to-lovers romances that I have enjoyed. Author Felicity Heaton did a superb job of creating tension between Hartt and Mackenzie while weaving in mutual respect and desire. I also liked the fact that this story wasn't all sugary sweet. With both having such strong personalities it was interesting to see how they worked to gain control over each other and be the one in charge.


Hartt and Mackenzie understand the word fight till death and each fighting scene between them was intense and felt real. This added tension, at first made me a little crazy because I wanted them both to say, "I give". But eventually the shared attraction made me wonder how they could possibly kill each other to win the assassination contract. Honestly you need to read the book!


An added aspect to this book was Hartt's lack of control with his dark side it really ramped up the plot making Mackenzie and all around him leery and question his sanity. This creates uncertainty and flavor to the plot so there was a point that the reader doubts what they think will be the ending.


Towards the end of the book two characters stand out and caused me to believe they would be getting their own book. I can't wait to see if I am right because they would make this book look like child's play.


Are going to read the book to see which two characters I am talking about?


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Title: Interview with a Seducer

Author: Maggie Tideswell

Genre: Paranormal Ghost Romance

Editor: Toni Cox from Dragan Proofing

Publication Date: April 13th, 2021

Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR


Blurb:

Trip Murgatroyd is a hotter than hot escort. He is happy with his life, with what he does for a living - he is comfortable in his own skin.


Then he receives an unusual request – to be Rachel’s 30th birthday gift. Given the minimum of information about her, but booked for a full night with her, he immediately knows she is different to his clients.


She comes with baggage - her late husband. That she only wants to ‘talk’ about his profession, he doesn’t believe for a moment. It all adds to the initial allure.


Until he realizes what danger she is in, posed by the ghost of her dead husband…


How is she to escape from a jealous ghost?


REVIEW

Wow just wow! I don't even know how to begin this review.... let's just say I was enthralled with this plot. Author Maggie Tideswell did a phenomenal job of creating a ghostly romance mystery that feels real. I am still thinking of it days after reading it. For me that is the sign of a great book. One that sticks with you long after you read it.


Rachel's character did not jump out at me in the beginning of the book. I was not positive that she could be a strong female character which is my favorite type of primary female character. As the books progresses the reader will feel her shift as she comes out of her grief and into life.


Trip Murgatroyd is just hot from the beginning but there is a point in the story where the reader will get to see what he hides from the public. This self discovery brings his status from sex icon down to just a man. I will admit two things did bother me about Trip. His last name is hard to pronounce so it distracted me. I know a small thing, but I kept stumbling over it as I read wondering if I was saying it right. And the second thing was that his total sexual confidence at times rubbed me the wrong way.


This book is by far a mind blowing read with Rachel's ghostly husband not letting go of her and all the havoc he creates with all the mysteries surrounding his death and his secret life.


I recommend this for people who want to read something memorable and different. Curious...will you read it?


Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.



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Title: Interview with a Seducer

Author: Maggie Tideswell

Genre: Paranormal Ghost Romance

Editor: Toni Cox from Dragan Proofing

Publication Date: April 13th, 2021

Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR


Blurb:

Trip Murgatroyd is a hotter than hot escort. He is happy with his life, with what he does for a living - he is comfortable in his own skin.


Then he receives an unusual request – to be Rachel’s 30th birthday gift. Given the minimum of information about her, but booked for a full night with her, he immediately knows she is different to his clients.


She comes with baggage - her late husband. That she only wants to ‘talk’ about his profession, he doesn’t believe for a moment. It all adds to the initial allure.


Until he realizes what danger she is in, posed by the ghost of her dead husband…


How is she to escape from a jealous ghost?


Book Links:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3dcEogJ

Universal: https://books2read.com/u/31lDXW

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57660241-interview-with-a-seducer

Author Bio:

International bestselling author of spooky paranormal romance, Maggie Tideswell never planned to write ghost stories. She actually wanted to write romance, hot, steamy, full of emotion. You know the kind – boy meets girl, they fall in love, then boy loses girl and wants her back...


But, before she knew it, there was a persistent ghost on the page who wouldn’t get out of the way of real storytelling. The only thing to do was to give him a job. If he wanted to be part of the story, he had to work for it.


Maggie soon found that the trick was to combine things that couldn’t be rationally explained, with sweaty bodies and rumpled sheets in such a way that toes curl and hair stand on end. Married to a chef, Maggie is nearly as passionate about creating new dishes as she is about creating alpha heroes every woman could fall in love with, just as she does, every time.


Author Links:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3a748ZT

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5187717.Maggie_Tideswell

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LunaMags

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MustLoveParanormalRomance

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maggie-tideswell

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mtideswell/





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