Awakening Kiss (Watcher's Kiss) (Volume 4) Paperback – September 11, 2016
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Sharon Kay writes award-winning fiction and can never get enough reading time. She loves winter and black coffee, and is endlessly inspired to write kick-ass heroines and the men strong enough to capture their hearts. Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and one weekend the idea for her Lash Watchers and tough leading ladies formed in her head, refusing to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters tend to keep her up at night, as they banter, fall in love, and slay endless varieties of power-hungry demons.
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 11, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 358 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1536964107
- ISBN-13 : 978-1536964103
- Item Weight : 12.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.81 x 8 inches
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#14,341,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #128,425 in Paranormal Romance (Books)
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This time around we're introduced to Rhys, a Watcher skilled not just in combat but in computer hacking and information recon as well, and Enza, a mild mannered pastry chef and co-owner of Java Genie. I love that the story takes off within the first couple of pages, and we're thrust right into the craziness as Enza, in an attempt to outrun some shady characters, runs right into a pair of Watchers (Rhys and Brenin) battling it out with some dark elves. While running for her life she inadvertently runs right into a portal, and Rhys thinking she must be connected to the bad guys is right on her heels... literally. When they land in The Arboretum she's got a lot of explaining to do, and Rhys doesn't plan on going easy on her. From that point on you just know it's going to be good!
And it certainly is! The more he questions her the more Rhys starts to think that maybe she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, and not one of the bad guys as he had previously suspected. So naturally, he now wants to know more about her and keep her safe in the process, in case the bad guys reappear of course. The story is just so multifaceted! There's so much to learn, and so many secrets to uncover, it'll keep you on your toes the entire time. I loved the big plot twist even though I kind of speculated as to what I thought might happen about halfway through. I wasn't entirely wrong, but it was still so interesting and exciting to see how it all played out.
As always, the writing was flawless, the story was captivating, and the pacing was totally on point. I can't wait for the next installment, and I'm crossing my fingers that Ms. Kay will expand a little more on those oh-so-interesting werewolves… *hint hint*
What I Loved: Romance and Sci-fi/paranormal stories are a weakness of mine and no one blends the two together like Sharon Kay. With alpha male heroes who are super strong but have a soft spot for spunky heroines who can fight for themselves, the Watcher's Kiss books hit solid notes for me. Good stories with a quick moving pace and memorable leads, these books make me happy. Awakening Kiss is a wonderful addition to the series and leads Rhys and Enza have a quiet energy that sparks early and builds to a fulfilling HEA.
What I Didn't Love: Not much to dislike on this one. Awakening Kiss has a lot of second and third tier characters and it can get hard to keep track. Even though some may appear in only a hand full of brief scenes, I'm sure they'll have larger roles to play in future Watcher stories.
"Her tummy flipped. No, wait - it did a cartwheel - roundoff combo. He was in her space, he had sought her out, and he was flirting. Oh my god."
"For tonight she was his. Maybe they were just playing roles, but damn if it was the most natural thing he'd ever had to play at."
"You can't go through life beating yourself up about the same thing. If everyone else has moved on and sees it as a thing in the past, then maybe you can too. Because otherwise, you're only holding yourself back."
Awakening Kiss is another solid standalone entry in the world of Solsti and Watcher's. Newbies can jump in to the series with ease and author Kay includes a glossary at the end of the story as a handy reference. Full of action and romance, this is a read paranormal romance fans won't want to miss.
This review is for The Reading Room Blog