Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fatal Desire by Valerie Twombly

Fatal Desire (Guardians #2)Book Description:
Caleb is dark, hot, and commanding in human form. As a dragon, he’s a force to be reckoned with. When he witnesses the slave Lileta being beaten by his Overlord Odage, he nearly comes unglued. Without understanding why, he asks to take the slave as his own, but soon realizes his longing is more than an attraction to a beautiful woman. In a sick twist of fate, the gods have given him a demon as his mate—one he can never touch unless he wishes his own death. His only choice is to grant her freedom.
Lileta wanted to kill Caleb, but when she is freed by this tempting male, her anger turns to a desire that can only prove fatal. Even if she could claim him as her own, her dark past makes her unworthy of his love.
When their paths continue to intertwine, spiraling them to the brink of passion, can they resist the yearnings burning within them, or will they submit to their fatal desire?

My Thoughts:
This was a hot romance.  Caleb is a dragon shifter who is suddenly mated to a demon, the slave Lileta.  He witnesses her beating and has to save her and have her for his own.  The two of them may be mates but they can't do anything about it without it killing him.  Lileta is a strong demon whose life was stripped from her along with her power and now she is mated against what she wants, to a man she can't have.  I love the twisted mating of the two who can never be....or can they?  The question hanging there, knowing they can't be together but the desire obviously there, it was so great.  The big surprise with Lileta's family wasn't what I was expecting at all.  I love the banter between characters and how Caleb wanted to protect her and Lileta was rebelling against it.  The story line was good, the characters were spectacular and I hope the next book is about who I'm thinking it will be!
This is a 4/5.  Can't wait to see what happens next to these characters. Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book (via RABT).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.