A Short read jam-packed with charm!
Is what Reviewer Barb has to say about Skhye Moncrief’s Sacrificial Hearts
Winner of Risqué Reviews Top Pick Award
Alone,Twila Deeds tries to find her lost brother and stumbles upon a cult she believes is preparing to sacrifice her in a Valentines-Day sex ritual. She learns her brother has joined the cult and claims to be saving her by bringing her into the fold. She can't trust her brat brother, a selfish teen who never did anything for anyone. He's got to be dealt with. And she intends to dole out the punishment as revenge for his latest betrayal. Nor dare she trust the cult's gorgeous member who arrives to escort her to the cult's Scottish castle on his motorcycle. She's terrified of motorcycles. And the man forces her to climb aboard at gunpoint. After the terrifying motorcycle ride, she has no intention of falling victim to the sacrificial blade before her baby brother is served his just dessert.
But Illusion manifests as free will.
Skhye Moncrief’s Sacrificial Hearts is a short read jam-packed with charm that kept this reviewer eagerly turning each page. The story begins with Twila’s world plummeting, when her brother Danny disappears. Suspense continues to build since Twila will stop at nothing to find him. Even blindly following the mysterious, tall glass of water, Gerard Abercrombie, when he tells her he knows where her brother is and that he can take her to him. The only proof she has to go on is her brother’s voice on the phone, telling her all is okay and she should go with Gerard. A gun to one’s head can make anyone say anything…But with no other leads, she goes.
I can’t tell you anymore. But I will tell you getting on that motorcycle (see blurb) with Gerard is the least of Twila’s worries, because fate has other plans for her. And fate always prevails. And who is Gerard--what role does he play in Twila’s fate? Is he an enemy or a friend or an indistinguishably other? Oh, don’t you hate reviewers that do that?
The diverse characters smoothly blend together as each venue unfurls in Sacrificial Hearts. Moncrief brings us a flight of the imagination that feeds the heart with creative writing, a unique storyline, and vivid scenes. Add in a romance that is spot on no matter the time it takes place.
Title: Sacrificial Hearts
Author: Skhye Moncrief
Release Date: December 20, 2011
Genre: Time Travel
Series: Time Guardians (Book 1)
Posted: October 18, 2012 (Originally Posted on Risqué Review Website)
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Heat Level: I