Well played twists and turns in one hot beginning of a series!
Say's Barb after reviewing RECLAIMED....
Author: Kim Faulks
Release Date: 08/24/11
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Self- Published
Series: Fire and Ice
Posted: June 8th 2012
Heat Level: II
Blurb/Summary: (From Book)
Reclaimed is the first in a five part erotic paranormal series titled: Fire and Ice.
Natalie Sommers is an armed bodyguard. She has completed two tours in Afghanistan with the Australian Army and carries five different weapon licenses. To say she is a tough, no-nonsense woman, is an understatement. But underneath the tough exterior that she shows, lies the truth that even she won’t admit, that she is lonely.
So when she is hired to escort the rich and gorgeous Alexander Ash around the dazzling backdrop of Sydney she can’t help but become seduced by his fixation of her.
But it is no accident that Alexander has walked into her life, as he has met her, loved her and fought for her before.
Alexander Ash has sworn he would love her forever, even if it means searching for all eternity…and eternity is a long time for a vampire.
The Fire and Ice Series is a tale of undying passion and love as Natalie is torn between two immortals that hold a secret so deadly that it will tear her world apart.
Well played, Kim Faulks…Hired by Alexander Ash as a body guard, Natalie Sommers is immediately suspicious about his intentions behind why he needs a "personal bodyguard". Alexander Ash is, without doubt, wealthy, handsome, and arrogant--a man who always "gets" what he wants. Natalie knows the type who seeks out "a personal body guard" is looking for one like her. But he's far too insistent that for this situation he must have her for his bodyguard. If he is expecting more from her than just guarding his body, he’ll find out the hard way no extras are included in the price. But there was that shudder when she first laid on him. Was it desire? Or just her body telling her it’s been to long since she’d been laid?
Here is where an author could have lost me.
Even though Natalie soon realizes that she is indeed attracted to Alex, Faulks didn’t rush them into bed. She understands her characters and knows there is still too much mystery surrounding Alex. And that Natalie is too much of a professional to let that happen. When the moment comes and her guard falls, Faulks makes it seem as if Natalie is in a dream-like state of awareness--not truly having a totally conscious understanding what is happening to her.
At the most crucial moment at what is happening to her is where Marik enters, bringing her back to awareness and her surroundings before things go too far. Now the story really begins to heat up. Not that they weren’t already on fire…Both men swear they love her. Both warn her to be wary of the other. Who is telling the truth? Or are both lying? Both are holding back details. But for what means?
And without further ado Kim Faulks' Reclaimed captured me. And just as fast I felt ‘you know what killed the cat’, was heading in Natalie's direction. Because there is more to Alex then meets the eye. He is also a vampire. And if that isn’t enough Marik is a Djinn. And both seem to already know her. And this is when Natalie’s world turns into a rock-and-roll kaleidoscope of twists and turns that lead her straight out of the reality she knew and into what can only be described as being swept into a LSD trip, without actually being on LSD.
Reclaimed’s ending is only the beginning. There are many voids that need filling in. No, Natalie’s has many roads to travel before everyone’s true nature is exposed, including hers. No matter what that entails, I will be right there with her. So be on the lookout for my reviews for Book 2 Seductive Sands and Book 3 Enslaved in Kim Faulks' Fire and Ice series.
Here’s hoping the journey unfolds as well as it began!!