Rating: 3 out of 5.

I was lucky enough to read this book after the author reached out to me. I hope the prospective reader will read this review fully before making any prejudgments on the book. I will give the book my thoughts, good and bad. Also, this review contains opinions that are my own and not the author’s. My thoughts will be different from your thoughts and just know that before reading the book.

DISCLAIMER: There are graphic scenes that may be triggering to some people. There is violence, some domestic, that can be hard to read. There are some sexual themes as well that are not blissful, but can be violent. This novel is for readers over the age of 18, in my opinion. While these scenes are graphic, they will not take you out of the story in a negative way. You can skip them if they are uncomfortable and the story will go on without any missing plot holes.

Cassidy loses everything that she loves in one night. That is all it takes. There was a massacre that took her entire family. That left her orphaned and at the mercy of her uncle. He has harsh rules and demands. Then we meet Lord Ian Hawkins. He has been cursed to walk the earth as half-man half-demon. The demon side of him comes to life. No female would want to live the way he does, yet he feels as if he has to save her. Dark secrets and a little magic take over Cassidy and Hawk’s bond. She knows she has to trust him to, but his curse could potentially condemn them both without love forever.

I enjoyed reading about these characters. I feel as if some parts were amazing while others were a little lackluster. Hawk was such an interesting character. I feel as if he is dark, but entertaining. I found myself wanting to dig into his brain to see what he has hiding. I always believe that is a great character. Cassidy was interesting in the beginning, but as time went on, I found her a little boring. I think it was because the start of her story was slower and more detailed. There was less of a secret mystery with her and it was all laid out right from the start. That being the case, I did turn my focus more to Hawk. Out of the two, I feel as if Cassidy was not as interesting and there were moments where I felt disappointed to stop talking about Hawk.

My Rating: This book did have positive notes to it, but also some parts were not as great. I was excited to read this book because I know that medieval romance is interesting. I found that I was not automatically placed in the story and connected to it. I wanted to read more to give the book a chance, but it did take a little bit for it to get started. I feel that the book is slightly slow in the beginning. Since that is the case, I have to give the book 3 stars. I didn’t, by any means, hate the book. In fact, I enjoyed it. I do think that it is fine and enjoyable. I found that I am waiting for another book by McKayla Jade. I want to see what more this author has for this story or another.

I hope this review helps you in making your next book choice. Happy reading!

SECONDARY DISCLAIMER: I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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