Author: Jessica Lauryn
Series: The Pinnacles of Power
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance
Source: Author in exchange for a honest review.
Published: June 5, 2012 by Siren BookStrand
Author's Website: http://www.jessicalauryn.com
Buy Links: Amazon
For ten agonizing years, Alec Westwood has been keeping a secret from the world. At nineteen, he nearly committed the most horrific of crimes—murder in cold blood—and narrowly escaped the assigned task with his life. When a stunning young woman crosses his path wearing the insignia for the underground organization that recruited him, he vows not to let fate get a second chance. But when the enchantress gives him a kiss that leaves him spellbound, Alec realizes the power she holds is greater than all his strength and fortitude combined…
On the run from her psychotic fiancé, Lena Benson vows to forge a new life, even if that means befriending a witch, and practicing the craft of the devil. But when her new friend Jack tells her to stay away from Alec Westwood, the man she believes her fiancé hired to track her down, and the handsome stranger she kissed in a tavern, Lena vows to take matters into her own hands. Alec may have the charm, but she’s calling the shots this time, even if that means resisting the man responsible for giving her the most intimate kiss of her life, a man who’s eyes and touch rob her, literally, of sense…
Packed full of betrayal, secrets, deceit, ups, downs and turmoil that makes the reader keep going to see what will happen next. A bit of a slow start to it all and a touch confusing until all is revealed, really a 3.5 rating for me, but once it got going, it went full blast and non-stop revealing much more than one would think possible!
Lena was running away from a situation she did not ask for or deserve. Ending up in a town because of a small fender bender, she has to stay for a bit while her car gets repaired. Thankfully a woman named Julie helps her out with a place to stay, finding a job, etc. Not wanting to stay long, but not having a choice and finding herself unable to leave. She ends up makes friends, learning about witchcraft and meeting a super sexy, irresistible guy named Alec.
Alec has a past he is not proud of. Living inside his very own bubble of protection and being a cold, cruel and distant individual are the defenses he has up to keep any from getting too close to him. He has avoided getting close to another soul in order to avoid having to reveal the truth about himself. But soon finds from the first day of meeting Lena he’s compelled to her, like a moth to a flame. But how can he be with her without her finding out his truth, then running away from him?
Any romance reader will enjoy the surprises revealed, shocks to be had and finally the happily ever after we all crave :)