Iolanthe deals in finding artefacts for discerning clients, but this time her client is one of the deadliest men in Hell and her mission has the highest stakes imaginable. Failure is not an option when your life is on the line, but things take a dangerous turn when she crosses paths with a handsome and mysterious male on the hunt for the same artefact—a male who declares she is his eternal mate.
Can Iolanthe resist Kyter’s wicked allure and find the artefact before he does? Can Kyter face his demons and win the heart of his fated female? Or will this deadly game of cat and mouse claim both of their lives?
Iolanthe has been finding artifacts for discerning clients for a very long time indeed but it looks as if this time she has bitten off more than even she can chew! Pressed into service by a Demon with a fearful reputation, her search leads her to Italy but what she finds there is most definitely not her prize because at every turn there's a most annoying male who seems determined to get in her way! If Iolanthe doesn't retrieve her missing prize there will be dire consequences but it looks as if both Kyter and Iolanthe seek the same object. Can they reach an understanding and work together or is this one treasure hunt that's bound to end in disaster?
Kyter’s back-story is truly heartbreaking and even as this story begins the reader is immediately pulled into what is such a sad state of affairs. Ignorance and prejudice have coloured much of Kyter’s earlier years with truly despicable acts being rained down upon him but it's his sorrow for his mother that captured my sympathy. Indeed, I think it would be a very hard hearted reader who did not empathise with Kyter. Do not misunderstand, he is not a character to pity as he has achieved much in his life and has grown up to be a strong and somewhat cheeky individual; but his true grit is about to be tested with a surprising outcome and wow a battle royal is most definitely on the cards!
Iolanthe is a complete revelation and far more wily than Kyter first gives her credit for. Possessing certain skills, she has always managed to capture her prize but this time she is way out of her depth. She is prepared to face any consequences though and bravely tries to shield the charming Kyter but she underestimates him and just how determined he really is. I loved that Iolanthe gave Kyter a run for his money and her attitude to the difference in their ages was hilarious but my favourite thing? Discovering just who her brother is! Oh my, what a surprise and trust me, it's a character that readers are clamouring for!
This book was fast moving with a strong storyline that just pulled me in and I adore the bright cover! Action, adventure, romance and of course enough snark and humour to raise a smile. I'm loving this series and can't wait to discover what the author has in store for her characters (and readers!) next.