Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Review: Bitter Black Kiss
Author: Michelle Clay
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Genre: Paranormal romance
Length: 300 Pages
Rating: 4 Lightning Bolts
Blurb: Former event planner Nicole Riley lost not only her job, but part of her humanity when a concert in L.A., fails catastrophically when the band attacks a rival werewolf pack. Now Nicky keeps her "inner beast" subdued by taking wolfsbane and refuses to become a monster. She's trying to rebuild her reputation and manages the Bitter Black nightclub where Brody Dunn is the dee-jay.
Brody Dunn, a former special crimes detective now private investigator, plays on Nicole's sympathy by claiming to have just suffered a wolf bite. He keeps his past, careers, agenda and just about everything else from Nicole — except for his attraction.
They have bigger problems than Brody's lies. Nicole's boss is a ruthless druglord, determined to have Nicole for himself and things turn violent in a bid for pack leader. If they survive, and she can forgive Brody's betrayal, can she accept what they've become?
Review: Suspense, action, Lycans, and a whole lot of fun. Ms. Clay's Bitter Black Kiss has a bit for everyone, as the blended genre book delivers so much in the story.
Brody and Nicole have their share of secrets, and the tension only grows from start to end. Nicole seems to find trouble where she goes, and Brody's secretive persona makes him intriguing and had me needing to know more. Ms. Clay's tight writing, well crafted plot and three dimensional characters made this a fun read, one that I enjoyed.
If you're a fan of paranormal, suspense, and all around a great story, check out Bitter Black Kiss.
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