Of Blood and Bone (The Minaldi Legacy 1) by Courtney Cole-Adult Contemporary Romance/Suspense
Kindle format given by author for review
He lives in Malta, a fairytale-like place filled with sunshine and sea, beauty and secrets. And Luca’s darkest of secrets is the best kept of them all.
Eva Talbot arrives in Malta for the summer to finish up her doctoral dissertation. When she meets Luca, a mysterious and handsome shipping tycoon, there is an instant attraction, a disturbing and beautiful energy that she has never felt before. But she senses the darkness that lives within him.
Eva is hired to care for his mother, who suffers from dementia, but it is Luca who Eva will eventually risk everything to save. Her life becomes a swirling chaos of darkness and romance, of secrets and mystery. And the question that emerges will become the most important answer of all.
Can she save Luca from the darkness that plagues him without losing herself?
The answer is a matter of life or death.
First of all, what do you think of the revised cover? Gorgeous right?!?! Ok, so if you've ever read anything by Courtney Cole, be prepared, this is different than her other books. In my opinion, I think she has created a brilliant book. It's dark, gritty, sexy, and suspenseful. You'll be hot one minute and curious the next.
Eva was a likable character to me right away. There isn't anything that particular drew her to me per say, but I liked her none the less. I think because I really liked Luca, the dynamic of their relationship appealed to me. She's smart, sensitive, and determined to help Luca find some answers.
Luca is a complex man. He's well known, but aloof. He's sexy and seems a bit dangerous. The thing is, he's one big puzzle. Truth be told, it took me a bit to really understand him. He intrigued me. Luca feels like he's been doomed since he was a child. No one can help with the answers he seeks. Once Eva enters his life, he feels that maybe there is some hope.
The chemistry and attraction that Luca and Eva share is amazing. There are some incredibly steamy moments between them. My heart was racing and ice packs were needed.
This story is complex and mysterious. It's difficult to write a review, because I don't want to reveal even one iota of information. Let me just say that nothing is as it seems.
Of Blood and Bone took my by surprise. I knew it would be well written, but it's also become a top adult read for me this year. I can't wait to see how the series develops.
She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. Every Last Kiss is her debut novel and she followed it with the rest of The Bloodstone Saga (Every Last Kiss, Fated, With My Last Breath and My Tattered Bonds).Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.
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