A standalone paranormal romance from New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young, writing as S. Young.
Fionn Mór was once a high king of Ireland; a fierce warrior who led his tribes against the invading fae. It was a war he couldn’t win and to save his family he turned consort for the Fae Queen. Fionn escaped as the thing he once despised, and the people he loved betrayed him for it. Now, centuries later, it’s time to reopen the gates to Faerie to take his revenge against the Faerie Queen.
At sixteen Rose Kelly discovered family secrets that changed her forever. Years after, she’s still lost, traveling across Europe in search of that elusive missing ‘something’. When she’s attacked by a vampire, not only is she wrenched into a supernatural underworld she never knew existed, a knock on the head releases a spell on her mind and unlocks powers beyond her wildest imaginings. And with them more questions. Questions Fionn Mór claims to have answers to.
Following the powerful and enigmatic Fionn to Ireland, Rose quickly realizes she’s a pawn in his plan for vengeance. What begins as a passionate battle of wills leads to an inexplicable but undeniable connection. One that will force them to face an impossible choice between the deepest love… and the darkest revenge.
Love this Supernatural World!
The paranormal world that S. Young creates in her True Immorality series is one filled with complex characters - ones whose backstories explain who and what they have become and why their current lives bring these heroes and heroines together.
Book Two, Kiss of Vengeance, is aptly named because the story’s hero, Fionn Mór, is out for revenge, hellbent on doing what needs to be done to exact that vengeance, regardless of the personal sacrifices or the casualties that may occur due to his single-minded focus. It’s interesting to see just how driven he is and the fact that nothing else matters to him, not his life, not his conscience, not even a woman who makes him feel more than he’s felt in ages.
Fionn may see Rose Kelly as a means to an end…a pawn in his grand scheme, but that doesn’t mean Rose will play that role without any backlash, especially given the fact that she is an independent and self-driven woman whose life begins to make more sense than it ever has before because something is unlocked inside her and her nomadic life now seems to have a focus - one that leads her on quite the journey, but when secrets are revealed and lies exposed, it’s unclear how and perhaps even if both Fionn and Rose will survive what’s already been set in motion and if the once Warrior King can not only reclaim everything he lost, but also gain someone who is supposed to be someone important to him…someone far more necessary than his quest for vengeance.
Samantha Young is one of my absolute favorite romance authors, and while I don’t read a lot of paranormal romances anymore, there was never a doubt that I would follow Young into her supernatural world, and I’ll gladly remain for any future stories she tells.
4.5 Poison Apples
Fionn has been search for a special child that will allow him to see his revenge which is all he is loving for. Meeting Rose he finally has his chance. But fate has other ideas.
Rose has been a drifter the last few years trying to find that missing piece in her life. Finding out she is Fae and one of the 7 special children was a bit of a shock as well as finding her powers.
I love how Rose continues to show Fionn that life is with living and to let his hate goes. So loved these two. I am excited for the next book!