Adult Paranormal/RomanceAuthor: Laurell K Hamilton
Title: A Kiss of Shadows
Series: Meredith Gentry #1
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Published: April 13, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
A Kiss of Shadows was quite a compelling read that I found hard to put down. I love this world of Fey that Laurell K Hamilton has created. It had a fantastic storyline and Laurell has a great writing style. She is very detailed when describing people and places, so I was able to imagine what the characters looked like very easily.
Meridith Gentry is a confident and mentally powerful person. Merry is half fey and she has had to deal with more than her share of unpleasant issues in the past and deal with them without emotion so other fey don’t exploit her for it. Her Father was a Prince and second in line to the throne of the Unseelie court, so he taught Merry everything in regards to court politics so she would survive on her own. She is a witty character who uses humour to lighten the mood when things are tense. But there is no way I would like to cross her because she will do anything in her power to take you down!
There is a lot of sexual activity in this novel, as it is the way of the Fey, and it’s during one of these encounters that Merry comes into her powers. She enjoys having sex, and now that things have changed she will not be limited to one partner. Merry has had her heart broken once before and is not willing to do that again. She lets the men in her life close, but not all the way into her heart.
And the men in this book....yum!! Mind you I would have to give them all haircuts because hair to the ground is just too much for me. They are all shapes, sizes and colours, but all HOT!! Ab’s of steel everywhere! And they all seem intelligent, Yay!
The last chapter in the book is summarised, once the action was over it runs through events that happen after Merry returns home. It is like a bit of a fast-forward in Merry’s life so it can lead into the next book.
I am looking forward to reading the next book, but I don’t think I will jump into it right away. But I’m not going to wait too long; I will need to have another Ab fix!
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