Sunshine and Shadows!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍
Character development: 😳😬🤩🤓🥺
The heroine: Sorsha – she lives on her own and is sort of a thief. She pays her bills by breaking in to the homes of wealthy “collectors” and free’s any shadow creatures in their collections, while doing that, she picks up a few things from the collection that she can easily pawn and then sets the collection room ablaze as she is leaving.
The Hero: Ruse, Snap and Thorn – The guys are all higher shadowkind. Ruse is an incubus who feeds off of sexual energy, he is very weak after Sorsha frees them from not feeding in a while. Snap has a forked tongue and can taste things and sense impressions of the history of that object and emotions attached to them, he can see the people in his mind that held those objects. Thorn is a warrior and is like a man from a past age, very formal and protective.
The Story: Sorsha is involved in “The Fund” which advocates for shadow kind. Though even The Fund is secret to most of humankind. When Sorsha was three her parents were killed, they were working for The Fund. She thinks that the group of hunters who killed her parents for interfering with their plans might be the same people who captured Ruse, Snap and Thorn’s boss, Omen whom they are trying to find. So the four of them work together to find him.
The book was narrated by Aiden Snow and Vanessa Moyen. Many of the chapters were told from Sorsha’s POV and I liked Vanessa Moyen’s voice but she doesn’t do a very good job at doing male voices, she basically just whispers deeply. I found myself wishing that this was done more like a play with both male and female narrators within each chapter. I love Aiden Snow as a narrator, he has a nice deep voice for the Heroes.
The book was an interesting take on the paranormal. I always like paranormal books that take place in the normal world where regular mortals are in the dark, so to speak about the supernatural. There were definitely some steamy scenes, especial with an incubus in the mix. All the characters were likable and each of the guys had their own quirky ways that made it easy to see why Sorsha was enamored with them.
The story was intriguing and I liked the fact that the characters were working like paranormal private investigators while looking for Omen, using the different powers each of the guys had in different ways to find more clues to bring them further in their investigation. All the while, the group they were chasing after, were trying to find and capture them as well.
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