Review: Strategic Surrender (Urban Seductions #8) by Elizabeth Lapthorne

July 21, 2014 Review 0

Review: Strategic Surrender (Urban Seductions #8) by Elizabeth Lapthorne

Kiera Patrick has one rule and one rule only—she keeps work and play separate. She doesn’t intend to follow her playboy wizard partner’s example and let her love life make a mess of her magical work life.

But when her mentor teams them with Hayden Foxworth, a wizard who is rumored to be involved with the darker side of magic, and tasks them with deciding the fate of an evil grimoire, her heart hurts for the damaged Mage.

When Hayden persuades the others that the only way forward it to destroy the tainted thing, they bring down the wrath of the Tribunal, the council of elders who lead wizardkind. Kiera must deal with the magical fallout of their decision while battling a burning attraction to Hayden that has them scorching the sheets even as they fight for their lives.

Title: Strategic Surrender
Author: Elizabeth Lapthorne
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Tracking Desire, Retrieving Desire, Retrieving Love, Enforcer Ensnared
Source: Publisher
Published: April 29, 2014
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Pages: 155
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-half-flames

Be careful what you wish for.  Kiera Patrick learns just how fast wishes can turn deadly in this thrilling romance.  Kiera’s boss tasks her, her partner Josh and Special Operative Hayden Foxworth to decide the fate of an evil grimoire. Now Kiera has to deal with the magical fallout of their decision and her attraction to Hayden.

This fast paced plot smooth flowing plot keeps readers on their toes with lots of action and passion.  The strong compelling characters draw the reader along on their race to avoid all the contract killers after them and the author brings that race to vivid life with well orchestrated scenes and details that capture the imagination.

The attraction between Kiera and Hayden is instantly hot enough to scorch the pages and the frequent sex scenes are draw the reader into a fiery inferno of passion.  The relationship builds rather quickly despite all the danger the couple are in, but they seem to be just what the other needs in their life.

The reader can’t help but get caught up in all the drama and excitement of being on the run and trying to determine just who is really after them and the introduction to new magical characters adds lots of intriguing spice to the story.  This short novella is enjoyable and entertaining but the since main conflict of the story continues in Josh’s story, and Hayden’s story began in Edge of Ecstasy, I must recommend that they be read in order and close together to get the full impact. And with that being said, I am off to read the next one.


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