AUTHOR: Christine Amsden
INFO: Paperback, Fiction, 275 pages
PUBLISHED: Twilight Times Books, 2015
SOURCE: Received from Author
FROM GOODREADS: Her voice is enchanting; his soul is black....
Madison Carter has been terrified of Scott Lee since the night he saved her from an evil sorcerer - then melted into a man-eating monster before her eyes. The werewolf is a slave to the moon, but Madison's nightmares are not.
Despite her fears, when Madison's brother, Clinton, is bitten by a werewolf, she knows there is only one man who can help. A man who frightens her all the more because even in her nightmares, he also thrills her.
Together for the first time since that terrible night, Scott and Madison drive to Clinton's home only to discover that he's vanished. Frantic now, Madison must overcome her fears and uncover hidden strengths if she hopes to save him. And she's not the only one fighting inner demons. Scott's are literal, and they have him convinced that he will never deserve the woman he loves.
MY TAKE: When I received this book for review from the author as part of this blog tour I was not (yet) familiar with Christine Amsden's Cassie Scot detective stories. While the main character Madison was introduced in the series, Madison's Song is a stand-alone story. I think it will be great to read the previous books though as I'm hooked on Ms. Amsden's characters and want to meet
Character development is one of my must-haves for me to really like a story. I'm happy to say that it is definitely a strong suit for this author. I immediately liked Madison and felt for her and her tumultuous history. Scott is definitely another person that draws you into his turmoil and feelings right from the start. I enjoyed seeing the two of them progress both individually and ultimately towards each other. It was especially gripping with Madison's shyness, lack of confidence and her perceived need to keep her gift under wraps. Her understandable fear of Scott and the devastating attraction she feels at the same time make for some very emotional situations.
The fast-paced rhythm of the story creates an energy that keeps the reader involved and engrossed. I pretty much read the book in one sitting,with only a short break or two. The world that the author has created along with the inhabitants make for a lovely break from our own reality. When I can become completely lost in a book and not want it to end, it is a winner.
I highly recommend this story and author to anyone who enjoys YA, paranormal and romance books. It has a skillful blend that will suit most readers.
I am officially hooked and now looking forward to reading the entire Cassie Scot series:
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