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.
What I first must say is the Solsti Series introduced us to a lot of characters and although you don't have to read the series to understand Tainted Kiss, you should definitely pick them up!!
Arawn is the leader of the Lash demons. He is strong, smart and everyone in the realm looks up to him. He never thinks of himself and always of those who need protected. At the end of the Solsti series, he was able to win the war they were facing and begin a battle within himself...Ria!!
Ria is a talented watcher and the sister of Mathias. She's strong and very independent. During the battle in the last book of the Solsti series she was hurt really bad. No one know what the outcome was going to be but the only person that she could remember at her side the whole time was Arawn.
These two never had any type of history and of course there was stories why no one acted on the feelings for each other. Ria never of his life and things that happened and Arawn had a code of not mixing it up in the workplace. When the new threat arose there was something that no one knew that could change Arawn and Ria. Would this secret create tension and people are lost? Will Ria and Arawn survive the could bes?
I'm glad Arawn got a book!! I still want to know more about him and hopefully he will be in all of the other books! Ria and Arawn's story was how I wanted it to be with twist. i enjoyed having at least one of the Solsi sisters in the book and hope to see more of them!!
About the Author:
Sharon Kay writes award-winning fiction and can never get enough reading time. She loves paranormal romance, with romantic suspense following close on its heels. 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 didn't expect to write again. But Wicked Wind and the Solsti series formed in her head one weekend and refused 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. She loves to hear from readers!