Friday, March 9, 2012

Sins Of The Heart

Sins of the Heart (Hqn) By Eve Silver

Back Cover Synopsis:

Half human, half god, Dagan Krayl is the Underworlds's most powerful soul reaper.  When one of his brothers is murdered, Dagan must use every ounce of his power to hunt down those responsible for his brutal death.  But he must move swiftly--and carefully--if he's to have any chance of resurrecting his brother.

Yet that resurrection could wreak havoc on the mortal world.  As an Otherkin, Roxy Tam has sworn to protect the human race, and it's her mission to stop Dagan.  But when she sees him face-to-face, she realizes that she has seen him before--a meeting that changed her life forever.

Neither Dagan nor Roxy expect to join forces for the sake of mankind.  Or to have their  loyalties tested as they struggle against the potent desire that threatens to consume them both.

Ok, so I know that I have been trying to finish this book and this review for a really long time.  So here is the log awaited review of this book.

Roxy Tams life has never been the same since the night she met Dagan and he saved her life, but not before he traumatized her by killing her two kidnappers and taking their souls or turning her into a parasite that craved blood.

Dagan is a soul reaper and not just any soul reaper; he is the son of Sutekh, a lord of the Underworld.  Dagan did his fathers bidding because he had to and because he was good at it and no other reason.  But the night that he met Roxy, something had changed and he didn’t know why he wanted to save the girl, let alone, have her safe and living a normal life.

A normal life was not in the cards for Roxy.  She had joined the secret society of the Daughter of Aset.  A group of women who hunted the things that bump in the night.  When Roxy was sent after a kidnapped little girl she knew that something was off but could not figure out what it was.  She was also having more of those disturbing dreams about her dark savior than normal and they were starting to feel damn real. 

In all the time that he was apart from Roxy, he never stopped thinking about her.  Was she safe?  Married?  Have a whole bunch of kids???   He didn’t know the answers to any of this because he would not allow himself to search for her.  He wanted her to be normal.  But when his brother is killed, which is a feat if its own because you can not kill a soul reaper with any kind of ease.  The most common way that a soul reaper died was because he took his own life by walking into the fires of the underworld.  His brother did not take his own life, he was murder and he was no where to be found, above or below ground.

When his investigation leads him right to Roxy’s door, he can’t believe it.  It was too much of a coincidence that she was involved. 

Roxy was weary about Dagans return into her life because he was the reason that she was alive, yes, but also the reason that she needed blood to survive.  Although she loathed him, she can not deny the feeling that this man invokes in her body.

Dagan knows that he should not feel the way he does about Roxy.  The years away from her did nothing but make him want her more.  When Roxy is attacked and brought close to death he realizes that she is more than a fascination to him and so does she. 

Roxy sat facing Dagan on the bed.  She’d bared her heart, her soul.  Let him dig out truths she kept hidden even from herself.

She had no idea why she trusted him with her secrets.

Or perhaps she did.

A shudder chased up his spine.  Fear.  She didn’t want to understand her actions, didn’t want to acknowledge any underlying emotions.

But apparently, he had no such qualms.

“Your mine, Roxy Tam.  Mine to hold.  Mine to keep.  Mine to protect.”  His grey eyes glittered with a feral light, wild, untamed.  A little frightening.  “You are mine.”

What will Roxy do?  Her society hates and hunts the soul reapers but she can not deny what she is starting to feel for Dagan.  Dagan is intent on finding his brothers killer but how will he accomplish that when he need to protect Roxy from enemies that seem to be coming from everywhere?

I did like this book but I will admit, it was a little hard for me to get through.  I’m a hopeless romantic and I like a good balance between story and romance.  This book focused more on the story then developing the romance that was growing between Roxy and Dagan.  The story was a great story to read and being big into mythology, I loved the different myths that the author weaved into the story, but it still felt like I was reading a fantasy/fiction book more than a paranormal romance.  However that being said, when I near the end of the book, I could not put it down and had to see how it ended.  I will say that it threw me through a loop and actually made me want to read the next in the series.  Overall a good book. 

Sins of the Heart (Hqn)

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