Kidnapped as a teen and forced into a life of sexual slavery, Garnet vowed long ago to do whatever she could to spare others her fate. When karma comes full circle with an offer of freedom for her and her young son, she jumps at the chance.
Masquerading as a village innkeeper, Aden keeps his espionage work secret from the gentle pixies he lives among. Using his skills to prevent a group of vicious demons from attacking the innocent, his world is draped in mist, shadow, and danger.
Steeped in shame, Garnet is loath to share her past with Aden. But Aden senses a sweet, loyal strength in her that no amount of horror can erase. His dangerous work is the opposite of the stability Garnet craves. Yet Aden’s patience and strength make him the hero she never had. When the enemy targets them, Garnet and Aden realize that honesty is the truest form of courage.
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Kissed By A Demon Spy by Sharon Kay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Another awesome addition to the Solsti Prophecy Series!
I love when a novella packs just as much of a punch as a full size novel. Becoming so completely engrossed in a short story, which is a fraction of the number of pages, is always an amazing thing for me. From the very beginning we’re thrown right into the story and land beside Garnet as she tries to keep herself and her son, Dash, hidden from rioters. Stroehm, the compound where she’s been held as a slave for the past 170 years, is experiencing a bit of chaos as their leader, Draven, has been killed. It’s now basically a free for all and it’s every man (or woman) for themselves. Thanks to Brooke and Kai sending help (and repaying their debt) she was able to escape and return to her home village to start her life over again, or actually start living it.
The budding romance between Garnet and Aden is so sweet and perfect. I absolutely love them together. The fact that he’s so accepting of Dash and of Garnet’s past makes him that much more endearing. Sure he’s got secrets of his own, but who doesn’t?! After all, what is a Desarati Demon doing in a village full of pixies? But anyway, I for one won’t be holding that against him. Their chemistry is undeniable and at times super intense, which makes for some very steamy moments. Despite this being a short story we get plenty of background information on our main characters and the same amount of suspense, drama and romance you would expect from Ms. Kay’s other (full length) novels.
I’m a super huge fan of this series and Ms. Kay in general. She always creates such elaborate, well written stories that instantly grip you and take you along for a wild ride. I would definitely recommend this one as well as the other books in the Solsti Prophecy Series.