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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Review: Heir of Danger by Alix Rickloff

Heir of Danger Heir of Danger
(Heirs of Kilronan Trilogy #3)
by Alix Rickloff
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Pocket
ISBN ISBN13: 9781439170380

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"A man too dangerous to live . . ."
After seven years outrunning enemies, friends, and his own soul crushing memories, Brendan Douglas is risking everything on a desperate mission. He has vowed to thwart the evil mage Maelodor's plans to unlock the past and reshape the future; unfortunately, the precious treasure that is his key to success lies with a woman Brendan jilted seven years before.
"A woman determined to find a life of her own . . ."
When her golden-eyed childhood hero abandoned her at the altar--disappearing in a storm of magic and mayhem, destruction, betrayal, and disaster--Elisabeth Fitzgerald struggled to put away her humiliation and loss. Finally, she has found a new fiancé and a comfortable future. Then, the one man she thought she would never see again appears--among her wedding guests. Brendan Douglas has returned.
"An inescapable destiny . . ."
It's not just that Elisabeth is promised to another; Brendan knows he is drawing her into terrible danger. But he cannot resist the bewitching, brave, wholly unexpected woman his youthful nemesis has become. He promised to sacrifice everything, but is he willing to sacrifice Elisabeth?
 
Lexi’s Thoughts

Think back to your growing up years, was there a special boy you had a crush on? One who always seemed to be getting into trouble yet could turn around and give you a smile to make you melt? Elisabeth knew one such young man, and she should have ended up getting married to him except he disappeared. Which would you rather do, take him back with kisses or slug him?

Elisabeth chose to use her fists, a true sense of her character peeking out in that moment. She is feisty and stubborn even though she may not have any hidden magic or secret talents. Seems she is just perfect for a certain bad boy named Brendan.

Brendan has really dug himself a hole and inadvertently taken Elisabeth down with him. Even though he has made some poor choices he is still fighting to repair the damage and is willing to put himself on the line for Elisabeth. Now that screams deep feelings, even if he can’t bring himself to say the words. It is his feelings for her that make all the difference, even when you have given up hope.

Heir of Danger brings the fey to England, both the light and dark courts. Rickloff has given the legends a nice spin with beings that seem to be descendants of the fey and other mythical type beings, Killer being one bright star in the story. Killer is a fur ball of a dog who takes it upon himself to shadow Elisabeth and make faces at her, just enough to make you wonder if there is more to this four legged friend. It is fun to see Elisabeth, who is almost a regular human, handle being thrown into situations that have the potential to end in war. Lucky for Brendan she doesn’t always hold her tongue!
A fresh take on Regency England and a great paranormal novel. Not only that but there is also a great romance involved, a jilted bride abducted by her ex-fiancé. Both fighting their attraction and unsure if they are falling in love or just want to take out some aggression on each other. If you enjoy anything fey you do not want to miss this series!


 
Rating: 3.5 Wines

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1 comment:

_yay_ said...

I'm not much of a fey fan, but this one sounds awesome. Especially that first line / quote "A man too dangerous to live..." Hello! *innerbookjunkyjumpsupanddown*
Throw a feisty & stubborn heroine into the mix and I'm on board :-)
Great review!
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