Title: Twisted Roses
Author: Skye Dragen
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages/Word Count: 144 Pages
At a Glance: A fun, sexy paranormal read
Blurb: Payne has always had trouble fitting in, and being abandoned by his parents has left him reluctant to trust anyone. He knows he’s different, but he has no idea how different until his grandfather invites him to Blackwater Falls—a beautiful estate he’s offered as his inheritance. Payne thinks it’s too good to be true, and it turns out he’s right.
Walking the wooded trails of the estate begins to awaken something in Payne. As he discovers his Fae nature, he learns his family’s legacy: to serve as caretakers to a preserve for Sidhe, Fae, and other magical creatures. Word of the return of the long-lost Fae prince reaches the preserve’s inhabitants, and Payne must navigate a world of political intrigue he can’t begin to understand as various factions seek to entice him to their Courts.
Dragon Aden Canicus offers to tutor Payne, and the tension between them is instant and growing. But prickly and aloof Aden keeps Payne at arm’s length. Unable to trust their connection when his family is threatened, Payne seeks other allies. Their direction leads him down a dangerous path where a dragon’s affection is the least of his concerns and may even end his life.
Review: ::sighs dreamily:: I might have let out a little squee with this one. Who doesn’t like a good sidhe/fae, all things magical romance every now and then?
In Skye Dragens’ Twisted Roses, we meet eighteen-year-old Payne, who is in for the shock of his life when his absentee father shows up out of the blue to bring Payne back to the family estate. What’s waiting for him is a nothing short of amazing.
Like I said, we meet all sorts of magical creatures, some drool worthy, some so nasty you might want to vomit a little bit. I liked Payne as a character and thought he made a believable weary, horny slightly out of control teenager. I like that he has a little freak out after learning that magic is real, and it suddenly plays a huge part in his life. Then we meet Aden, one of the drool worthy creatures, who is not only Payne’s tutor but also someone Payne has a bit of a hidden past with. It was so fun watching Payne try to seduce the grumpy Aden. You almost feel like fist pumping whenever Aden gives in.
So if you’re in the mood for a fun, sexy paranormal read, this book is probably for you!
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