After widowhood and centuries of celibacy, Lily is eager to explore the wild side of life, except now she's vulnerable to another forced relationship, with an enemy. But this time she's determined to choose her own path. And if hot, furious Caleb comes charging to the rescue, it might just change both their destinies. . .
Love is about to start conquering. . .
Lily has been widowed for more than three hundred years but has always put her duty before personal happiness. She's one of three prophets who try to steer the Realm in the direction of peace and an end to the war they are fighting against the Kurjan. She's always felt a connection to Caleb but has fought against it. Things are about to come to a head and maybe this time Lily will reach out and grab at happiness. Plagued by nightmares, Lily sees a time coming when she will have to choose to make the ultimate sacrifice. Peace talks have been set up and every possible precaution has been taken, but what if the enemy is already within? Not everyone truly desires peace and if Lily can find a moment of happiness with Caleb then maybe it's time to take it.
Caleb's not waited this long to lose the only woman he would give his soul for though, and if anyone can save her it's definitely Caleb. Finally we get to see the demure ladylike Lily give in to her passion and Caleb helps her set the pages on fire! He's such a hot sexy guy but oh so dangerous and everything you want in a romantic hero. It's always been presumed Lily is gentle and yes, she does have a gentle nature, but she doesn't lack backbone and has inner strength that makes her an appealing heroine.
It's not always essential to have a kick ass heroine and quiet strength and a belief in self worth works very well here. This story is too short! I love the chemistry between the hero and heroine but it was fantastic to catch up with other characters and see how their lives were progressing. I felt in someways, as a reader, I had come full circle. Right back to the beginning as Janie who was a child in the first book is all grown up in this novella and it feels fitting the storyline continues.
This has been an amazing series with wonderful characters. Lots of snappy dialogue and such interesting world building. I do think these are best read in order as it would be a crying shame to miss out on any of the story telling. A huge recommendation for lovers of paranormal romance.
Tamed is an e-book. It's $2.51 at Amazon and $2.99 at Barnes & Noble.