Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Review: Tamera Hogan – Taste Me

Underbelly Chronicles Series:
Book 1:
Taste Me: Lukas Sebastiani and Scarlett Fontaine

He Wants Her So Badly He Can Taste It...
Ever since their tempestuous fling years ago, incubus Lukas Sebastiani has known that siren Scarlett Fontaine was meant to be his. But when you’re a sex demon with an insatiable desire, relationships are way more than complicated…
Her Siren Songs Bring Men to Their Knees...
Rock star Scarlett Fontaine desperately needs a break after a grueling tour. But with murder and mayhem surrounding her band, and the one man she never thought to see again put to the task of protecting her, life is going to be anything but peaceful...
Every encounter between them creates more turmoil—and heat—until Scarlett pushes Lukas to the boiling point, and unleashes forces that go way beyond anything she can hope to control.
This is a first in a new series that features all sorts of underworld creatures: Valkrie, Siren, Incubus, Were’s, vampires, etc… This book centers around Scarlett a siren and the lead singer in Scarlett’s Web’s a chart topping band and Lukas a incubus who is her exact opposite a security expert who specializes in controlling every situation. Years ago these two came together in one night of passion which was Scarlett’s, first time, but Lukas’s need for control tore them apart before they could ever really start. Now years later Scarlett is back from tour, exhausted and tired of fighting her feelings for Lukas. She is ready to confront him head on when several attacks take place and it appears she may be an intended target. Fearing for Scarlett’s life Lukas takes on her security and becomes her body guard 24/7, which puts him in contact with her body 24/7.
Lukas and Scarlett are in turns amusing and frustrating, as soon as you want to smack them for being so stupid and want to yell come on just get on with it already they take a step forward in the right direction and your cheering them on, then something happens and there is a step back and you want to smack Lukas for being so bull headed, it would be annoying but it’s too damn entertaining instead. I quite enjoyed the back and forth, it was a good amount of sexual tension without drawing it out too long. I’ve always been a fan of the rekindling of a flame, I think it’s always fun when two people come back to each other after years, the tension is always so much more intense and this one is no exception. With Lukas being an incubus, you know the sexual chemistry is going to be off the chain, but what you don’t expect is that his gift has a bit of a twist which can have a bit of a darker side…
It’s this darker side that leads to his involvement in the attacks, someone is attacking family members of high ranking members of the council. Lukas and literally taste the attacker, it leaves an residue on his tongue. This aspect of the book leaves a bit of intrigue to the plot line, it’s not a “who done it” because you know the entire time, but more of a what’s he going to do next? And damn that dude is cray cray, I found it an interesting addition to the plot and quite enjoyed the intrigue. Overall, I really enjoyed this strange quirky new world and all the new characters in it. I am excited to see what happens next with the Underbelly Chronicles. It was a fun new refreshing read and I rarely turn down a rock star book especially if it has some paranormal in it, best of both worlds!
Amanda P ratings 4 moons

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