Why did it take me so long to get to reading this book? That is a question I have been asking myself. I loved Pandora's Box and when I started reading Hell's Phoenix I had to go back to re-read it as I thought I was missing something. I highly recommend you read book one Pandora's Box so YOU will not be lost in book two.
You have Nix and Micah together no not like that but they are together to get revenge for Madison's death but is she really dead? Will Hell change Nix for the better or the worse?
Nix learns more about who is he is in this story and what his blood line holds. Now Madison has been working on a plan to get Nix out of hell but at what cost will it cost her?
I loved watching Madison come into her own in this one she has really grown from the first book. Heck she has even surprised Micah and we all know that is hard to do with him being a King.
We get new characters and you can't help but wonder how this will all end will Nix and Madison ever be together? Will Micah get Madison to rule Hell with him like he plans? And what is up with their son Amos exactly how powerful is that little man?
I found myself being pissed at Nix for what he had become but then found myself loving him towards the end. You can see the love he has for Madison even though she may not see it.
Micah man I don't know if I should like him or hate him. No matter what goes on with Madison he loves her which is sweet but the dude seems crazy just saying.
So in the end who do you like? Nix or Micah?
There is action, drama, love, hate, death, sex all rolled up into a nice story. One that will have you turning the pages quick just to find out what will happen next. Can't wait to read book three to find out more.
The world this author has created is amazing, the characters are so well developed and the plot is amazing. Demons, Angels, dragons, humans all come together to make one hell of a story.
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Taboo Kisses is a book about a siren Sameya that works for an Empress of Atlantis and is sent to investigate the leads on possible rebellion. She encounters a shifter in a bar where she is hunting and he stirs unusual feelings in her, feelings of lust and desire. They are unusual because sirens cannot experience pleasure or climax until they are mated so she never felt them until now. When she reveals that this shifter is already mated to a vampire and that she is drawn to both all hell breaks loose. First she is in denial than she wants to experience pleasure without mating and finally she gives in and embraces her fate.
First of all, I didn't investigate what this book was about before reading it so it left me quite surprised when I saw where it leads to. I didn't encounter many menage a trois activity in this genre so far. It was nice to see something new and different but it also felt forced a bit too much. How the mates, Gabriel and Maximilian, always think alike and take one side and how they treat her like a delicate flower while she is a reaper for she has the ability to command with her song and take life with it.
Secondly, there really wasn't that much of a story going on, I could put all that in 20 pages. All the rest was sex. And I mean, dp, anal, toys, fruit... you name it (except for bdsm and fetish perhaps). It was like reading a porn movie with a hint of a story. Not that it wasn't enticing but it lacked some deeper feelings to get more into it (I know I sound like a chic, but it's true and I am one for that matter). The book is written for women more than men so it's a bit confusing.
Thirdly, for me it lacked description. Gabriel and Maximilian are described in a few short sentences so I had to put imagination to fill in the blanks. Also, when a bad guy finally kidnapped her after more than half a book, she put him down in one paragraph. She was never overpowered and there was no tension or anticipation. It leaves you with an empty feeling.
In conclusion, I'm afraid that this book just doesn't do it for me. You don't get a personal connection with the characters, it lacks realism and description and more of a background story. What I do like is the idea and how unique the relationship is between them. All the rest needs more work.
I was given this book for an honest review.
I had actually read this book awhile back, so I had the pleasure of rereading it so I could do this review. Lord and do I ever mean PLEASURE! I am telling you this book had me saying the most random things out loud. Thank goodness I was home alone at the time. I seriously had to put he book down and walk around the house. It was just so damn hot. I mean frankenfurter, grrrrr. See what I mean, I can hardly form rational thought here and I finished the book over 10 mins ago.
We get to meet Gabriel and Maximus first. YUMMY! They are a mated shifter and vampyr and I do believe I am now relocating to that city in Alabama so I can properly stalk these two. And let me tell you, I will not hide in shame either, I am going to be all out in the open about it. Anyways, let me get my hormones in check here, So my two sin cakes were contacted about hunting another mystic down, after discussing the job with their less than truthful employer they turned it down. But that didn't stop them from wanting to find her and figure out what the big deal was and if she was truly what they said she was. And this is where we meet, Sameya. She is a very old and very sought after Siren. I found her adorable, I mean not only was she short but she has red and black hair. I think Gracen had me in mind when she created this character lol. She is out and about minding her own business and trying to find out who is plotting against her Empress. When she suddenly meets Gabriel, and she can't deny the attraction she feels towards him. She figures it's all a fluke until she sees him with Maximus and from there, try as she might she can't deny the truth. It seems that that she has found her mate, oh wait let's make that mates. Yeah, here I hit sudden jealousy lol. What happens after these two vagina whisperers have her is nothing short of mouth watering, underwear melting, chaotic excitement.
For some odd reason Gab and Max have to convince her that she is meant to be with them. I understand her reluctance, after finding out what happens to a mated siren and the fact that she has been alone for so long. But I mean, come on now. Gab has tattoos and Max is pierced! lord is he ever pierced. Why would they have to convince anyone of anything? I figured out by this point that she was nuts. They could of asked me to paint myself with latex body paint, smother myself in baby oil and slide myself across a football field in the middle of the Superbowl, no convincing needed here. But sadly after gargantuas amounts of amazing sex, some very heartfelt actions and words she realizes she can't live without the two of them. Skank! Anyways, she finally gets to figure out who was after her Empress and her world is saved.
I really liked this story. There was mystery, action, humor, love, passion, lots of passion. It was a story that seemed to have a little bit of everything. The only thing I was a little disappointed in, was how easily they defeated the bad guy. It was such a build-up, but ehhh, it just happened to easily. But that would be my only complaint. I love how Gracen writes, she doesn't seem to hold back, It seemed with this story the more exotic and erotic the better it got. So overall, I loved the characters and loved the story. And as always, I will definitely be reading more from her.
My song for this book: Glory Box by Portishead