Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
My new job landed me in another country, but it might as well have been an entirely different world.
An underground world of magic and secrets ruthlessly guarded by an elite group of Fae warriors.
This place has brought out a power buried deep within me.
A dark and monstrous power.
I have no choice but to turn to the Fae for help.
Lochlan is the leader of those warriors meant to guard the border between realms.
He’s secretive and arrogant yet undeniably alluring.
I have no reason to trust him, but he’s the only person who can teach me to protect myself.
He pushes me to my limits and threatens to unravel me with every husky command.
More than anyone, he has the power to undo me.
Because with every lesson, I lose more of myself to him and this new world I never asked to be a part of.
I could not seem to put this book down, even when I wanted to. I kept telling myself, one more chapter and then I'll go to bed, or one more chapter and then I will do whatever it was I needed to do. The way that Jill Ramsower built this world, the storyline, the characters - it enraptured me. I even found myself getting irritated every time the dogs wanted in and out of the house because I had to stop reading for a minute. In my defense, they are a lot needier when dad is gone.
It is a really long book, but with the amount of building she did - it was really worth it. I actually prefer longer novels, even if it is included in a series. Although, after speaking with the Author - it seems these books can be read as a standalone, but because of the world being built so well in this book - it is suggested to read this and then in order anyways.
In Curse & Cravings, we meet Becca who has learned that she was somehow becoming a Fae. Not just a Fae, but a special kind of Fae. She in turn asks Fae for help. But did she know there were such things as Fae before they just started showing up around her out of thin air? Mmmm, probably not. It sure is a great book to read and "watch" the story unfold. Becca was a meek personality at first and turned into a very strong woman. And I love watching or reading about weak women becoming strong, or strong women staying strong despite what they are going through.
There is also a very slow-burn romance here and when it does get to the sexy time scenes they aren't descriptive. Which didn't bother me in the least. While some prefer all of the details on what they are doing in the bedroom, kitchen counter, or whatever fun place these lovely Authors creatively have their characters doing the deed - I rather like the intense chemistry between the characters. The getting to the coitus (as Sheldon Cooper likes to say) is more fun for me than reading the coitus itself.
Do I suggest this book? I HIGHLY suggest it! Make sure you have time on your hands though, and really want to get lost in a book - because that is exactly what will happen when you read this one.
I am off to read the next one. I was lucky enough to snag an ARC copy!
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