Tristan Thomas is lost.
After leaving the Army, the young former soldier is in limbo. Until, that is, he’s hired by Mark Trevena, the owner of Lyonesse—DC’s ultra-secret club—to be Mark’s new bodyguard. He’s drawn into Mark’s dark, seductive world of power and desire, and slowly drawn to Mark himself, even though Mark is everything Tristan knows he shouldn’t want: cruel and wicked and shamelessly amoral.
But protecting Mark isn’t Tristan’s only duty: soon, Mark asks him to guard his soon-to-be bride as she travels home from Ireland on Mark’s yacht. Tristan is jealous—and hurt to learn that the object of his obsession is engaged—but the soldier in him is made to obey orders, and he goes to fetch Mark’s bride for him.
Isolde Laurence is nothing like Tristan expected, however. Young, quiet, and sharp, she’s being pushed into this marriage by her family, and as the two travel back to America, Tristan finds himself fascinated with Isolde and the glimpses he gets of the lonely but determined woman behind her reserve. And the fascination is mutual: one night, while sailing under the cold stars, they share a searing kiss.
From there, it’s a fast fall into the forbidden.
But in Mark Trevena’s world, the fall is only the beginning…
The Lyonesse trilogy is a queer, kinky contemporary retelling of the legend of Tristan and Isolde, set in the same world as the New Camelot series. Readers will not have to read New Camelot to enjoy Lyonesse, although readers who enjoyed New Camelot will find all the things they loved about the trilogy here: MMF ménage, plenty of the angsty forbidden, and a sweeping retelling of a familiar story.
Sierra only writes solid gold
Sierra is the only author where I purchase first and ask questions second. Genuinely anytime she write anything (even and email) I’m so there it’s insane and Salt Kiss was no exception. Cover to cover gold. Only feedback is that it’s too gosh darn long until the next book in the series comes out…I need it yesterday.
If ever there is an author you should read, it’s definitely Sierra Simone. And once again, she gives us a book that is EVERYTHING. Dark, spicy 🔥, and a story to keep you riveted…and will leave you dangling for more! I cannot wait for the next book!
Great start to a new series!
This books is so much fun to read and you need to hear about it!
It’s a perfect blend of angst and steamy steam!
A story of a tortured soldier looking for the next chapter in his life following his discharge from the army. His new uncle-in-law Mark makes him and offer he can’t refuse as a private personal bodyguard guard that just, and the result well… you’ll have to read and find out.
Passionate, with over the top drama is what this author guarantees in her stories and she does not disappoint with this one!
Although the plot was somewhat predictable, the HOW this story evolved and developed made it a real page turner. How it was all executed was so worth reading and discovering. Nothing is what it appears and I’m here for it!
Even the ending… of course that was going to happen, but it left me wanting more. More importantly, I need to learn the secrets behind these alpha anti heros.
There’s a prequel to this read, Salt in the Wound that I strongly recommend reading before this installment as it explains the mechanics behind Mark’s circumstances.
I wish it had been included as part of this read because it would have explained some of the situations presented in the story.