Leo is used to having power. After all, he carries the title Lord of the Light for a reason--he's a supernatural powerhouse and his job is protect all of the "light" paranormals in the world. He's used to snapping his fingers and getting anything--or anyone--he wants. But when he fell for Fate, Leo learned that power didn't get a man everything. In fact, it didn't even get him the one woman he wanted most...
Fate...AKA Mora (that's the name she prefers to use--a lot less weighty on her shoulders) has spent centuries hiding from her supernatural ex-lover, Leo. Most people fear Leo and rightly so. He's got immense power and a definite date with an unfortunate end-of-the-world calamity. When Leo seduced Mora and promised to put the world at her feet, she actually thought the guy had fallen for her. Too late, she discovered he was just using her in an attempt to change his destiny.
And Leo's destiny? It's not pretty. Some very, very bad things are coming for him. Mora shouldn't care about the danger he faces. She should turn her back on her ex. His heart is ice cold, she knows that, but her own heart...it's still a little weak where Leo is concerned.
Leo has tried to walk on the side of good for a long time...but his sins are coming back to haunt him. A darkness is trying to consume him, and if Mora can't help him...then it's not just Leo who will pay the price for his past. The whole world will change.
You think you know the Lord of the Light? Think again.
Finally, we get Leo's book and well, Ms Eden really outdid herself with this story. I mean, come on, who amongst my fellow readers has ever really warmed to Leo? Yes, he's Lord of the Light so technically on the side of the Angels (sorry I couldn't resist the pun), but he has never shown any endearing qualities during this series and frankly has been a major pain in the posterior! Yet it looks like the author and of course Luke (my favourite conniving bad guy) were perhaps not as oblivious to what the possible outcome could be!
Oo, I've no wish to spoil the story, so will simply say it's not quite as straightforward as I had imagined. There is something I'd guessed at as the delicious Luke has been pretty much happily meddling in people's lives, but here we learn that perhaps he's not the only one. I'm not completely sure just why Leo has done the things he has done but cannot pretend the outcomes haven't brought him to a place where everything is on the line.
Mora loves Leo and probably always has and there's no doubt that together they set the pages on fire, yet she's a wily one, putting the pieces in place and prepared to sacrifice for the greater good. Honestly my lips are sealed but I can joyfully confirm that at the end of Tempted by Fate, Ms Eden suggests revisiting this series and catching up with perhaps one or two characters that whilst remaining on the fringes have actually been pretty instrumental in giving us fabulous paranormal romance. I, for one, can't wait as I can truthfully say I've loved the Bad Things series.
This voluntary review is I believe a fair expression of my honest opinion.