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Tactical, lethal, resolute.

Haunted by a centuries-old tragedy, there’s no room in Arawn’s life for softness. Every action he takes is for the betterment of his race and the good of the realm. He leads his elite band of warriors the same way he lives his life: full on, without compromise, determined. Except for one sexy female who happens to be his subordinate.

Tenacious, passionate, tough-as-steel.

Ria relishes the duties Arawn assigns her as much as she respects the deadly combatants on her team. And she has a secret: her formidable boss is also her deepest fantasy. Years of working under his authority haven’t dulled the spark she feels, yet her passion is tempered by the hints of loss she gathers about him. His dark and sexy moodiness draws her, but he’s a hard man to approach as he keeps the world at emotional arm’s length.

Secrets laced in blood burn his battle-hardened soul.

When Ria is gravely injured in the line of duty, Arawn can no longer fight his own long-simmering feelings. But a secret, more heinous and ugly than anyone could imagine, prevents him from surrendering his heart. Despite his intentions, he and Ria forge a connection both fiery and unexpectedly tender. Yet every day brings them closer to shocking facts. Evil stirs in his blood, and hiding the truth from her will be the ultimate betrayal.

 

 

  Now I personally have underestimated Ms. Kay and I will also freely admit when I have made an error of judgement. The same applies here.
You don’t have to read the Solsti Prophecy series but it does help as I was a bit lost to begin with and their characters included here that are in the previous series as this is a spin off so I will go back and read them. I wasn’t actually fair when I read the first book Wicked Wind.
The Watchers are the Lash Demons that are also protectors of the realm. They win the fight and are in the aftermath of clearing everything up. Ria is in a coma and has been for a month and since that day Arawn has been visiting her. When he is with her he feels content and peace. He is old and doesn’t want to get to close as he already lost a mate around seven hundred years ago because of his duties as a watcher. He now leads the watchers and has a secret that he finds hard to deal with.
Here is also a prophecy involved with the descendant of Verdak being able to wield his sword that secretes a poison thanks to his blood and a thorn of a specific flower.
There was action, steamy scenes, beautiful moments between Ria and Arawn were beautiful. I loved every single moment of this book.