Frostbitten Hearts by Arial Burnz
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Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Her ability to wield fire didn’t give Aideen the power to make Jack stay… Jack was Aideen’s very breath. As a cusper Elemental, he was the air that fed her fire and the waters that cooled her soul. Born and bred in captivity by vampires for their magic, they sought shelter and love in each other’s arms. But when Jack’s family escapes the “nursery”, Aideen is ripped from her young lover’s arms. Her family refuses to risk the wrath of their captors, and she is forced to stay behind. Though Jack vows to return and free her, his promise is not easily kept. He and his grove liberate several nurseries in retaliation and, still, she cannot be found. Ten years later, Aideen unexpectedly stumbles into the grove’s compound and back into Jack’s arms with news they have a child…and she is the bait for a trap. Time is of the essence. If they don’t return by sunset, their son will fall victim to the vampires. Jack must return to the prison he risked his life to escape, but he will do anything to save his son and he is not about to lose the only woman who has possessed his soul and can melt his frozen heart. Reader Advisory: This HOT novella has deeply sensual and steamy love scenes described in graphic detail, and is recommended for readers aged 18 or older.
4 out of 5 (very good)
Frostbitten Hearts is a short, intense, and action-packed novella, set in the same world as the Bonded by Blood Vampire Chronicles but following a set of Elemental characters, rather than Broderick and Davina.
Jack and Aideen are both captives in a 'nursery'. When an opportunity to escape comes, Jack takes it, and wants Aideen to go with him. Although she doesn't want to be parted from Jack, her father forcibly restrains her, whilst knocking Jack unconscious. For the next ten years, they are apart - Aideen keeping hope that Jack will find her, and Jack constantly looking.
Well written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow, this novella is an exciting addition to the series and definitely gives more insight to the world of the Elementals. Definitely recommended.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
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