Grant’s Dark Warrior’s series just keeps getting better. Her plot twists and turns will keep readers absorbed, as she deftly complicates her series with a new and increasingly nefarious villain and intriguing alliances for her cast of heroes. Best of all, the romance between her protagonists is as sweet and emotional as it is steamy; Grant has crafted a chemistry between her wounded alpha and surprisingly capable heroine that will, no doubt, enthrall series fans and newcomers alike.
From the moment Laura Black walked into his pub, Charon Bruce has harbored a relentless desire for her. He hires her as his assistant in order to keep her near, but he knows that his past and his part in a growing, deadly war will never allow him to tell her how he feels. Laura knows that her boss is wrapped up in some of the inexplicable events that have shaken their small town, but there is nothing that would make her leave the man she has come to love. When a ruthless enemy captures Laura in order to lure Charon into a fight, there is nothing that Charon will not do to rescue his beloved, even if it means putting his own life on the line. (ST. MARTIN’S, Jul., 352 pp., $7.99)