What the book has to say:
Love takes wing faster than a Raven in flight.
Amanda Pierson’s long-overdue holiday at the Dunne farm unexpectedly turns into a working vacation when she’s roped into throwing together a last-minute dream wedding for Michaela Exton and Robin Goodfellow. No biggie for one of the best party planners at Fantasy Events, Inc., right?
A monkey wrench lands with a thud when the groom’s son—who’s been watching her every move—declares they were meant to be together. Raven Goodfellow is everything she doesn’t want in a lover. Brash, bold and goth. Yet there’s something almost . . . magical about their attraction.
The moment Raven saw Amanda’s picture, he had suspicions. Now that he’s seen her in person, he’s certain. She is his truebond, though it will take a delicate, feather-light touch to bring her into his world.
Love takes wing faster than a bird in flight. But when the Dark Queen sends agents to destroy him, Raven finds himself in a desperate fight to protect all he holds dear . . . or the Dark Queen may succeed where so many others have failed.
Warning: This title contains explicit sex, graphic language, a bachelorette party that ends in jail time, double-dog dares, feathered flirting and wicked intentions.
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What I have to say:
As soon as Raven Goodfellow sees Amanda in person, he knows that she is his truebond, but the Dark Queen has sent agents out to destroy him and he finds himself in a desperate fight to protect everyone he holds dear in this exciting paranormal romance.
Strong compelling characters with kick ass charismatic personalities demand the reader’s attention while the fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on the edge of their seat with lots of suspense, excitement and romance. Amanda and Raven’s attraction to one another burns up the pages and the sex scenes are scorching hot with their relationship progresses at a fast clip during quite a bit of chaos which adds lots of spice to the story while Raven’s past with the Dark Queen causes some turmoil and Amanda having to learn all the secrets that her friends and Raven are keeping adds depth.
Tension and excitement builds throughout the story as the danger escalates from not only obvious attacks but some devious ones as well which makes keeping everyone alive that much harder and anticipation builds as Amanda tries to please the bride and groom and put a kick ass wedding together which adds its own brand of excitement. The well written scenes and details capture the imagination and bring the story to life while the well-orchestrated events ensure that there is never a dull moment.
Dana Marie Bell has created a fascinating world of Fae, one full of interesting and different elements, intriguing characters, some fun humorous dialogue and some really cool magic. I was quite caught up in Raven and Amanda’s story from the very beginning despite the fact that I haven’t read the previous books and while there was obviously past events that were referenced, I was able to get the gist of it and continue with my enjoyment of this one, so while I waiting to reading the next one, I will be catching up.
Samhain Publishing, May 26 2015, 240 pages, ebook & print
For The Gray Court Glossary:
Dana Marie Bell wrote her first short story when she was thirteen years old. She attended the High School for Creative and Performing Arts for creative writing, where freedom of expression was the order of the day. When her parents moved out of the city and placed her in a Catholic high school for her senior year she tried desperately to get away, but the nuns held fast, and she graduated with honors despite herself. She's now a USA Today best-selling author with Samhain Publishing and Carina Press.
Dana has lived primarily in the Northeast with a brief stint on the US Virgin Island of St. Croix. She lives with her soul-mate and husband Dusty, their two maniacal children, an evil ice-cream stealing cat and a bull terrier that thinks it’s a Pekinese. She's been heard to describe herself as "vertically challenged" and "a lapsed brunette." Dana also suffers from ankylosing spondylitis (a progressive inflammatory arthritis of the spine), and can be seen walking with a cane or tooling around in her mobility scooter. Her condition was the inspiration for Belle's hip injury in Steel Beauty.
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