curseTitle: Shadow’s Curse

Series: Imnada Brotherhood Book # 2

Author: Alexa Egan

Website: http://www.alexaegan.com/books.html

Publisher: Pocket Books

Publication Date: September 24, 2013

ISBN-10: 1451672926

ISBN-13: 978-1451672923

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Suspense

 Book Description Courtesy of Amazon:

Forced by her half brother to use her dark gift of necromancy for profit, lovely Callista Hawthorne is determined to flee to her one chance for safety, her aunt in Scotland. With no hope of success unless she finds help on the long road north, she offers cursed shapechanger David St. Leger an irresistible bargain.

David—one of the mysterious Imnada—stalks the night streets of Regency London as a large black wolf. Renounced by his own kind, he spends his desperate rage on thieves and murderers. While Callista’s proposal will allow him to escape the terrible enchantment binding him, agreeing to her terms will force him into the treacherous world of the half-Fey Other, his clan’s ancient foes.

Drawn together by danger, David and Callista find passion in each other’s arms. But can they forswear the centuries of enmity separating their two races, and find a love they dare not even imagine?

My Thoughts:

This is a story of love that transcends centuries of mistrust and feuding between the Imnada and the Fey. Full of intrigue, mystery, romantic tension, and the like, this book will not disappoint. The world building in this novel is exceptional, and you can’t help but feel yourself walking through the streets of England in the 1800s. I absolutely love being able to fall head first into the worlds of my characters so easily; imagining the sights they see, the smells they smell, and most importantly, the feelings they feel.

I immediately felt sympathy for Callista, with her history of being controlled and manipulated by her brother, and the devastation of losing her mother so early. Your empathy for her only grows as she meets and bargains with David, and then it spreads to him as well. His story is no less tragic and leaves you waiting breathlessly for their HEA. As they journey to Scotland, you briefly meet the characters from the other books, but it will be just enough to get you hooked on their stories as well. I will definitely be searching out Book #1 and patiently waiting for Book #3.

 Rating: 4

HEAT Rating: Hot

Reviewed By: Daysie W.

 Review Courtesy of: My Book Addiction and More

Source: Received for an honest review.

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