Saturday, September 3, 2011

ARC Review Stone Cold Seduction by Jess Macallan

Title: Stone Cold Seduction (Set in Stone #1)
Author: Jess Macallan
Source: Publisher Request and NetGalley
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Format: Paperback, 245 pgs
Release Date: September 5, 2011
Stone Cold Seduction Book Cover
When a regular night of Robin Hood-ery results in the manifestation of some, um, unusual paranormal abilities, perfume-maker Elleodora Fredricks realizes the normal world she lives in isn't quite... normal. And neither is she, thanks to her father, king of the shadow elves. Not only is he evil incarnate and the reason Elle moonlights as a burglar-someone has to take care of all his victims-he's stolen her memories.

And only reading her fate can fix that.

Good thing she's got a trio of hotties willing to help her find said fate, but only if she gives them something in return. Saving her oracle BFF's fiance, falling in love with the gargoyle, and making up for breaking the phoenix's heart ought to be a piece of cake for the princess of the shadow elves.

If only the king didn't want his daughter dead...
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Rating -
An Alpha Howl

Sexual -

My Review:

A Shadow Elf King, gargoyles, oracles, phoenix, light elves, fae, demigods, halflings, an evil father and not one but two romances are featured in this paranormal fantasy romance that grabs you from the first page.

It is a very humorous yet intense story told first person from Elle's point of view. One day she's just an ordinary 27 yr old woman trying to get back at her father for all the years of abuse and his murdering of innocents. The next day her life is turned upside down when she learns her world is not what is seems, nor are the people in her life.

Not Teryl, her best friend since she was ten. Not her gorgeous new employee Jax, who she thinks is "hot, sweaty, bring-the-roof-down sex poured into jeans" with a voice which reminds her of "her favorite chocolate. Dark, smooth, and so delicious, you can only eat one small bite at a time". Not even her father nor Mac, who she doesn't remember but tells her they were engaged.

Both Jax and Mac claim Elle is their mate. What? She doesn't even know what that is supposed to mean, let alone know why she has two.

Has very funny lines such as "No more manversations. Use your words, please. I’m not up for interpreting meaningful stares and growling."

The chemistry between Jax and Elle is steamy and the sex out of this world good. When she gets a few of her memories of Mac back, he is like a comfortable old sweater to her.

I read this is one sitting as I got so caught up in the story I was surprised when I reached the end so quickly. I cannot wait for the sequel.

Warning Spoiler Alert!!!
The story ends with a cliffhanger which leaves you wanting to run right out and get the sequel.


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