Date read: July 3, 2014
1. Assassin's Touch
2. Rogue's Passion - Paperback | Kindle
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Hidden within the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, Iron Portals separate the modern and ancient worlds. Only a chosen few, Warriors of the Iron Guild, know their locations.Thoughts on Rogue's Passion: I like the idea behind this series a lot. I wasn't in love with this book itself, but the factions pushing against one another (the army vs the Cascadians) intrigued me.
For years, Olivia Crawford has kept a low profile in order to keep her para-ability secret. If the army finds out she’s a Healer-Talent, they’ll force her to work for them—just like her brother who was taken as a boy and never seen again.
But when a terrible explosion rocks New Seattle, she risks everything to save the injured, including a handsome stranger with secrets of his own.
Blaming himself for the death of a friend, Iron Guild warrior Asher Kane vows to bring those responsible to justice. After he’s hurt on a mission and nursed back to health by a beautiful yet mysterious woman, this dangerously sexy bad-boy finds himself falling for her…even as he struggles to stay away.
But stalking them on the streets of New Seattle is a cruel and vengeful evil—one that threatens to destroy them both…
Olivia's talent worked for me overall. I don't think she was particularly smart about staying hidden, but I can understand why she'd be driven to help in situations like the one she was in. I have to say, I'm kind of a sucker for the army being the bad guys and the so-called enemies only trying to do their best to keep their people safe. Especially as the story reveals some of what had happened in Cascadia in the past.
Not having read book one, I was a little iffy on the dynamics of the Iron Guild warriors. Asher goes off on an unsanctioned mission of revenge and nobody really bats an eye about it. I guess that's cool. Any chance to stick it to the army and all that, right?
Meanwhile, I do wish the D/s leanings had been explored a little more. What we got here was more of a tease than anything. Enjoyable enough, but only touched on despite how adamant Asher was that he'd be in charge.
Overall, this might be one book where I'd have been better off reading book 1. The characters didn't do all that much for me, but the world kinda rocked. So. You know. Yeah.