A priestess of The Morrigan, Xxieda Rolla is a woman who has known success in her business, fulfillment in her family life and is only missing one thing: the love of the man that would have her for always. Sent to Shadow Heights New York by her goddess to find him, she meets the ever tasty, ever surly Dante Barratt. Sparks fly, and so does Amaretto Latte.
Dante, a dealer of rare and illegal commodities, and a very tempestuous fire demon might want the woman who's brown eyes haunt him, but knows better then to get involved with someone who just screams purity. Shes hot, and successful in ways he never could be, and knows a man that just gave away his soul like he did didn't deserve a woman like that.
After a chance encounter on a dark street corner, and an earth shattering kiss, Both are powerless to deny the chemistry between them... until Xxieda tells him her secret: shes a virgin.
Caught between his head and his heart, can Dante accept the fact that Fate sometimes gives us exactly what we really need, not what we think we want?
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Something different from the sisters Price, not different in the sense it completely deviates from their style or their character arcs but in the sense this book was completely romantic, and I enjoyed it.
It had a leisurely pace which suited the story arc and the subtly of the characters, although subtle is perhaps not the right work for Dante, on first impression he has the subtlety of a sledge hammer. However much like his demon fire the heat and harshness is on the outside, as Xxieda (Zi-ee-dah) says he is a nice guy, and sorry Dante, once someone gets into your heart, you are! Live with it!
Apologies... I seem to have got into ramble mode. The characters of X and Dante are engaging as are the side characters, we meet Feyd again (raawr) and Ash who helps X underwear shop, and we are introduced to a group of new characters, Peyton X's sister and seemingly her man guru when needed, even though they only talk on the phone they seem to have a real sisterly relationship, Rhys (rawwr) X's alocholic best friend and rock singer, he is forever in trouble and getting over the death of is fiance, I hear he has his own book coming up, (he is a powerful medium) we also briefly meet Winter and Lysandra, Winter a member of the band and twin of Rhys's dead fiance, Lysandra Rhys's body guard who hints at being some kind of were- I could be wrong.
For those who might be concerned with the the fact that she is a virgin who suddenly turns into a harlot and seduces her man, don't the whole thing is handled sensibly and sensitively. Xxieda's attempts at flirtation is fun, and usually ends in violence, she is no wilting violet. Dante insults her the first time he sees her, so she pours coffee in his crotch. Sounds good to me!
An interesting and romantic novella, I give it 3.5 pink knickers out of 5. A frilly panty read.