Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Review - Unleash the Curse
Neither actress Sarah Hayes nor London’s most eligible bachelor Sebastian Commin, Earl of Deane, has ever forgotten their one and only scandalous night of white hot passion or the differences in their social positions that make a future together impossible. So when they discover that they’ll be fellow guests at a house party, they vow to keep each other at arm’s length. A vow broken when they find themselves caught up in a mystery involving a brutal attack on an Imnada shape-shifter and an unexplained entity known as the Naxos.
Each clue they uncover reveals more about the ancient Imnada enemy—monstrous soul-feeders with the power to devour worlds. Each fiery encounter between the aristocrat and the entertainer underscores the raw desire that crackles the very air between them until Sebastian is convinced to make Sarah his wife, no matter the cost to his reputation. He just needs to convince Sarah, who cares for him too much to allow his future to be ruined by marrying a low-born actress. It’s only when the sinister Naxos strike again and Sebastian’s life is threatened that Sarah realizes she’s willing to risk a little scandal in order to save the world…and the man she loves.
This was a great story to bridge the time between books 1 and 2 in this series. The world created in these stories is well envisioned and with each story we learn a little more about not only the characters but the races that are present.
Sebastian knows about the others in the world around them. But Sarah is only aware of the Fey-bloods. She still thinks the Imnada shape-shifters are just a story. When one night at a house party she accidentally discovers different, she becomes drawn into the mystery of what is going on and the cause Sebastian and his friends are working towards. Sebastian and Sarah though have a history, it was a one night affair that neither can forget.
Even though this is a novella we do get a lot of information about the things that are going on and the Naxos which is an entity that is neither Fey nor shifter but poses a threat to all. While at the same time watching Sebastian and Sarah fight their attraction and love for each other to protect the reputations and respect in their social circles.
I am looking forward to reading book 2 soon to see where this story is going to lead and how the author works towards resolving this age old conflicts between the others.