When the Summer Queen of the fae orders Aislinn Finvarra to act as a guide for a half-incubus who is known to possess dark magick and sexual power, she must protect not only her heart, but her very life. [Summary from B&N]
This book, the first in Bast’s new Dark Magick series, sat on my desk for weeks. On the verge of checking it in unread, I picked it up, flipped to a page and read a few lines, and thought “eh, maybe I’ll read it after all.”
My main quibble is that the story was told, not shown . As a result, the characters fell flat. Oh, they were nice enough, but I didn’t come to care for them. I was told that Aislinn was compassionate, intelligent, had a backbone, etc., instead of seeing this for myself as she was put through her paces. The same went for Gabriel. Along with that, the dialogue seemed a bit…simple.
A couple of things the book does have going for it is that it is 1.) a quick read and 2.) the world-building is interesting. Overall, a plesant enough escape if you have a few hours to spare and no other book pressing you to pick it up.