Sunday, January 29, 2017

Vein Of Love (Blackest Gold #1) by R. Scarlett


*Warning: 18+, Cliffhanger*

"Darkness isn't all one shade, sweetheart."

Three centuries ago, Molly Darling’s ancestors signed a contract in blood—daemon blood—to protect themselves from harm. On the eve she turns nineteen, Molly leaves for her birthday party against her parent’s wishes, sick of their warnings about her “betrothal to a demon.”

Except that she’s very much betrothed, and he’s very much a demon—one who’s only agreed to the nuptials to steal Molly’s ancient daemon powers. Brash, arrogant, and built like a Greek god, Tensley Knight keeps showing up to save Molly from otherworldly attacks, only to insult her a moment later.

As Molly learns more about the demon world, she realizes two things: that her family’s safety depends on a successful marriage, while any chance of freedom she’ll ever have calls for Tensley’s demise.

Yet sometimes Molly spots a tortured soul beyond those liquid grey eyes, and there’s no denying the way her skin tingles when Tensley touches it. In Vein of Love, safety requires sacrifice, foe becomes lover, and one must decide whether to kiss...or to kill.

4 out of 5 stars

Vein of Love is a great paranormal read with lots of sexual tension. I loved the storyline and plot. And because I'm writing this review after reading book 2, let me just tell you that it keeps getting better and better!

One day Molly is a normal human girl. And then the next day she is the only known daemon. To make matters worse, Molly also finds out that she's betrothed to a heartless demon.

Tensley is one cold demon because he has to be. In his world, demons cannot show affection as it is a sign of weakness. So, he is basically a jerk throughout the entire story. This forces Molly to seek help from demon hunters.

All she wants to do is break the contract. She doesn't want anyone to die. Unfortunately, the war between demons and demon hunters have been going on for a long time, and she gets more involved than she wants to.

I loved the story, but there were some moments where I cringed because it was like waiting for a train wreck to happen. I wanted to shake Molly and force her to stop making the situation between hunters and demons worse. Argggg!

The sexual tension between Molly and Tensley also gave me tons of butterflies. But every time things got steamy, Molly and Tensley would be interrupted by something. Eventually I was yelling at them to hurry up and have sex. One female reader can only handle so much!

This got me finishing Body of the Crime in one day. And now I'm impatiently waiting for book 3.