Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Natalie Gibson's Satin Sheets Romance Review of Untameable Heat: Kaden's Reprieve by Dariel Raye

Title: Untameable Heat: Kaden's Reprieve

Author: Dariel Raye
Genre: Paranormal Romance (demon/halfblood)
Length: 42 pages
Buy Link: Amazon

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She needs a safe haven, he wants his freedom. Add a supernatural matchmaker and an unexpected mentor, and their lives will never be the same.

Tanya has been running for her life for two years, but when Ms. Lillian, owner of the exclusive “Heaven’s Touch” match making service, graciously gives her a week’s stay at her private bed and breakfast in St. Augustine, FL, she seizes the opportunity to escape to a possible hideaway.

Kaden is of a rare and precious race prized for extraordinary abilities. He is also half-demon, remanded to Kushiel’s custody centuries ago. Allowed to leave Hell twice a year, three days each time – Beltane, and Samhain, his life thus far has been filled with slavery, torture, and despair, and he is nearly convinced that his soul is beyond redemption. Still, he longs for freedom. Can Tanya redeem him? Can Kaden dare hope for a reprieve? 

Natalie Gibson's review:
Tanya's been on the run since her family was murdered by the mobster her father testified against.  That same man has sworn to kill her too and she lives in fear.  She is hunted, never getting too comfortable in any place, never allowed to put her guard down. This story is about her reprieve just as much as it is about Kaden's.  He is an uber-powerful half-blood imprisoned for destroying his demon father.  They are on the receiving end of an angelic matchmaker's good will and get to enjoy a wonderful night together where they are only for each other.  There is no outside world for those few hours.  In abandoning his own worries and tending only to hers, he earns her love and, through that feat, may just earn a more lengthy, possibly permanent reprieve from his hell pit prison sentence.  Loving one woman condemned him but loving another pardoned him.

This short story starts with a bang and packs quite a punch for its size.  Kaden's Reprieve is just the kind of story I look for when I want paranormal romance but can't devote a ton of time to getting into a full length book.  It is short, romantic, erotic, and has supernatural elements and a happily ever after ending.  There is enough back story properly sprinkled throughout that it had depth without being bogged down.

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