“You are only a prisoner in the sense that if you run, I will follow. I’ll be right behind you, doing everything in my power to earn your forgiveness. I love you too much to let you go.” – Phobos
Don’t you just love when, between books that really make you want to bang your head on the wall, you get stories that feel like a breath of fresh air? Stories like this one, for example…
Lachesis – who lately answers to the name Lacey – had to betray the one man she ever loved in the past. Add to her regrets the fact that said man has been hunting her around ever since, and you get why she’s not so eager to meet up with him again. Phobos, on the other hand, is out for blood – particularly that of a certain Fate’s. Problem is, when he finally finds her, he’s not so sure he wants her really dead after all. And Lacey is getting tired of running away already…
Seeing as this was a short story, there is not much to say. Other than compliments, that is! Because – God bless you, Mrs. Rae – I really needed this kind of story lately, especially after all these books focusing on a collection of the most annoying heroines ever!
Lacey was a sassy, funny heroine, sarcastic and witty despite the danger she was in. She was feminine in her affections towards Phobos, but she also had strong survival insticts. So her heart and mind were always at war – though they didn’t make her act like a bipolar teenager like the women I’ve been reading about lately…
Then there was Phobos, one of the most delicious fictional hunks I’ve ever had the pleasure of “meeting”. Yeah, OK, one does not have the right to be called a hot-blooded woman if a hot, tall, muscular male dressed in tight leather and covered with tattoos doesn’t make her panties evaporate on the spot, but this is not all that this war god had to offer. The guy was not only oozing manliness – hell, I think even his sweat screams “sex” – but also emotions, raw and oh-so-powerful, I thought at times I would drown in them. He had his issues, which were understandable, but he also had his feelings towards the woman who had betrayed him, and it was borderline adorable to see him try to deal with all this (well, adorable, that is, when it was not being sexy as heck).
All in all, this was a hot little read that was a true gem. Its story may have been short, and left some things to be answered, but I think the fact the characters were so well-developed, with witty dialogues, and a pace that matched the intensity of their situation, covered up for it just fine. If Mrs. Rae can do so much in just a few pages, I’m dying to see what she can do with a full-length novel!
“I loved you first so you’ll just have to deal with that.” – Lacey
***I was given a review copy from a LibraryThing Member Giveaway in exchange for an honest review. The opinion stated in this review is solely mine, and no compensation was given or taken to alter it.***