The first novel in the Forbidden Side of Nightshade is an intriguing and steamy tale of magic and an unlikely romance between two sworn enemies in the centuries old witches’ war.
Sarah accepts an assignment to investigate a remote castle on a small island to see what the Keepers are hiding there. Tristan is a powerful Keeper that has been protected because of his bloodline on the island for most of his life. When Sarah is captured, the two find themselves drawn to each other and embark on a romance that invites their doom.
The author has created a very hot and steamy world with dark witches and shapeshifting guardians. The romance builds at a slow and even pace throughout the story that creates lots of tension and suspense between Sarah and Tristan. The sex scenes are well written and hot enough to set the pages on fire and with the added tension of them being enemies, the romance alone is enough to keep the reader engaged.
The author uses vivid details and lots of intensity to draw the reader into the story and keeps them entertained from beginning to end. All the characters are compelling with strong personalities and the plot flows smoothly with lots of intrigue.
I love the youth adult Nightshade series and I was a little worried about how good this book would be, but I was very impressed with the way the author brought this version together while staying true to the original story. I also liked that the author gives us more insight into the beginnings of the Nightshade world and brings new characters to life. I can’t wait to read the next two books in this trilogy.