Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Review: Hard As Stone
Hard As Stone by Rory Ni Coileain
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Tiernan Guaire is a Fae in exile. Forced from the Realm into the human world for the unimaginable crime of a brother’s murder, he lives by a century-old vow, to trust no one, and never to allow himself to love or be loved.
Kevin Almstead has just lost his future, to a vote of the partners at his law firm. Trying to escape for an evening, he ventures into Purgatory, the hottest all-male nightclub in Washington, D.C., where he allows himself to be seduced by a stranger with long blond hair and ice-blue eyes.
Drawn into a Soulshare bond with his intended one-night stand, Tiernan soon learns that the most ancient and evil enemy of the Fae still walks the human world, and it will stop at nothing – certainly not Kevin Almstead – to possess the magick of a Noble Fae.
I could not put this book down. I started it last night prepared to read enough to get a feel for the story and then planned to put it down and go to bed. I ended up staying up until 2am. Curse you Rory Coileain, for my lack of sleep. This book was raw and gritty. The intense attraction between Kevin and Tiernan leapt off the pages. There were bad guys of the human and paranormal variety. The book was just intense.
I like how the story started out telling us what happened to get Tiernan exiled. I prefer that method to flashbacks that enlighten the reader. I seriously wanted to take the knife and stab Tiernan’s sister myself. That bitch! I fell in love with both of the guys. They are each vulnerable in their own way and that made me love them even more. It was interesting how Kevin starts to come into his own after he meets Tiernan.
This book is a book that will take you on an emotional ride with a satisfying end. So go read this tale of destined lovers who fight enormous odds to be together. I hope you love it as much as I did.
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