Friday, May 28, 2010

Romance Book Review: This Side of Heaven

Author: Fallon Blake
ISBN: 978-1-60737-521-0
Genre: Fantasy Paranormal
Length: Novella
Publisher: Loose-id

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Samara has just lost her beloved uncle when Nathaniel walks into the door and shatters her world. Everything she believed about herself is now changed. Rather than just being cursed with being able to read people's emotions she finds out that there is much more to her "gift" than she ever knew. Now she is running from demons and falling in love with a stranger.

Nathaniel has been Samara's guardian forever and has fallen in love with her, something that should never happen between a guardian and his charge. Nathaniel realizes Samara knows nothing about her destiny and has little time to teach her what she needs to know to survive. There isn't any time for love making, but he can't seem to keep his hands off of her. And if archangel Uriel finds out he might just lose any chance he has at redemption.

This is a fast moving novella that accomplishes a lot. Despite it being a short erotic novel the author was able to pack a lot into the story, which I appreciated. Kudos to the author. Nicely done.

Samara Hale has learned to keep everyone at arm’s length, with good reason. Abandoned by a father she’s never known, she’ll do anything to not become her mother and waste her love on a man who will only end up leaving. A powerful empath, she’s grown comfortable hiding behind her self-imposed walls. On the heels of her uncle’s death, a stranger shows up claiming to be a Telal, a half-demon, half-angel. She’s sure he’s out of his mind—unbelievably hot, but still, out of his mind. When she’s attacked by demons, he’s the only one who can save her. Samara will have to trust him with her life. She’s just not sure she can trust him with her heart.

With a forbidden love, an ancient prophecy, and demons on the hunt, Nathaniel knows this would be the worst time to act on his feelings for his mortal charge. But with Samara’s life in danger, he must not only come face-to-face with temptation, but with an old rival whose ambitions include claiming Samara for Lucifer himself. Nathaniel will risk it all to save the woman he loves and he can only hope Samara will take a risk of her own.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content and graphic language.

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