Author : Natalie J. Damschroder
Source: Netgalley ( In exchange for an honest review)
Length : paperback 400 pages
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Reviewed by: Cerridwen
The world is not what Riley Kordek imagined. On the run from those who’ve targeted her, all Riley wants is a chance to figure out her new ability to bend metal's energy. When a hot guy who knows more than he should helps her escape her attackers, she thinks she might’ve found someone who can lead her to the answers she needs.
Three years ago, Sam Remington walked away from his employer and the woman he loved, and now, all he’s looking to do is fill the gaping hole left behind. Except, when Sam takes Riley to the Society for Goddess Education and Defense, the stakes rise beyond what either of them could have imagined.
After being alone for so long, falling for Sam would be far too easy—and far too painful, once his old flame calls needing his help. Worse, Riley uncovers a plot with disastrous ramifications not only for herself, but for Sam and the people he loves—and potentially every goddess in the country.
I seem to have a bad habit of choosing books for their covers, hee hee.
This book didn't leave me disappointed either so I must be having good luck with my strategy. Being the second in a series, I have NOT ready the first in this either, the storyline could be a stand alone. It had a back story of the previous book but also followed up with enough that it didn't leave the reader hanging going : what the F just happened?!"
It took me a bit to warm up tot he Riley character. At first she seemed strong willed and the you learn she is really just winging it. Not knowing much at all about her powers except by trail and error, she is smart enough to track down Sam.
Together they create a wonderful power couple in every sense of the word.
This book held me from the first chapter. The action was well placed and romantic tension well drawn out enough to clench your first.
I have a feeling Damschroder is going to be an author to keep an eye out for.