Thursday, May 31, 2012

Review: Stormy Seduction by Vivian Arend

Stormy Seduction (Pacific Passion #2) by Vivian Arend
Synopsis (Goodreads):
As morning-afters go, this one is looking pretty bright. Both air shifter Laurin Marshal and water shifter/shaman Matthew Jentry are aware, though, that trouble won't be long in coming. And they're right-before they've barely begun to work out the details of their mystical bond, the People of the Air find them to challenge Laurin's right to choose Matt as her mate.

Fending off Laurin's would-be suitors is easier than Matt anticipated, but there's another dilemma still to face. His own people. Laurin is just beginning to trust that his heart and body are completely hers, a radical change after she's spent the past two years alone and on the run. What will happen when his skittish, innocent partner encounters the playful, sensual-even lusty-ways of the Otter Clan?

Especially since they are arriving at the peak of the traditional summer solstice fertility rituals. And tradition demands they be the main attraction...

Warning: Incoming extreme passion yielding one otherworldly adventure. Don't let the book length fool you-there's enough heat in this story to challenge global warming. Four plus two equals one ceremony so explosive it may throw the earth off its axis.
My Thoughts: Stormy Seduction picks up right after the events in book 1. Like, morning after after. Heck, Laurin and Matt barely have time to get in some hot morning nooky before the air shifters show up to challenge Matt. Let's face it, having your morning sexy time nearly interrupted by a group of guys who want to use your lady friend for their own nefarious purposes is enough to take the sting out of any man's stinger. Good thing Matt has a little more oomph than your normal guy, right?

I mentioned in my review for book 1 that I loved the idea of Matt and Laurin traveling to the different clans and getting a taste of their traditions. I actually don't think I said that in so many words, but that's what I was going for. Anyway. Here we get the Otter Clan and they're a little on the touchy-feely side. They like their sex play and they aren't afraid to let Laurin and Matt know it. The solstice celebration is incredibly hot and celebrates everything lush and sensual about their people. Laurin might have some reservations about the very public aspects of this rite but she can't help but be captivated by the way these people embrace this side of themselves.

Very sexy (rawr!), this is a nice look at how two people who are dealing with a sudden mystical bond (insta-attraction, ftw!) begin to work together in a relationship. Did I mention the very sexy part? *smiles dreamily*

Books in this series
1. Stormchild
2. Stormy Seduction - Kindle
3. Silent Storm
4. Storm Swept

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