One: Sign the contract.
Juliette Romero had a debt to pay, a debt that wasn’t even hers. But it was the only way to keep her family safe and all she had to do was sell her body and soul to the devil.
Killian McClary wasn’t called the Scarlet Wolf for nothing. He’d been the head of the McClary Organization since he was fifteen and had built a reputation for being a ruthless son of a bitch when it came to running the city’s underbelly, not to mention merciless when it came to punishing those who betray him. He didn’t believe in weaknesses. Only results. Juliette, with her shy smiles and hot little body was a weakness unlike any other and yet he was powerless to resist one more taste of her sweet flesh.
Two: Become his for a year.
When given the choice between her life or her body, what could Juliette possibly do, but submit to a man whose very name invoked fear in the hearts of others? She just never anticipated falling for his dark, hungry eyes and clever hands, or the way the beast in him made her feel oddly safe and cherished.
But what will happen when Killian’s dark past finally catches up to him and threatens the woman he can no longer imagine himself without? What will happen when both sides find themselves caught in a web of passion, lies and broken promises? Can Juliette tame the wolf or will her love for him devour them both?
Three: Don’t fall in love.
Boundaries will be crossed, loyalties will be tested and lives will be changed forever.
Airicka Phoenix has done it again!
Bringing feelings of love, romance and passion with just her words, Airicka Phoenix invokes life into her characters and makes the readers cry out for more!
After reading my second novel from this author, there are a few things I am positively sure that are present in Airicka Phoenix’s stories and writing.
Firstly, she is a master at invoking feelings.
As a reader, you would be able to feel Juliette feelings so vividly…that every tears Juliette shed, every word that hurts her, every feeling she feels will cut through you like a dagger. Killian’s tormented past, his present, every emotion he goes through…it would be hard to contain your own tears and sadness!
Secondly, her writing is just amazing! (Especially her steamy scenes!)
The first novel I’ve read from her was The Voyeur Next Door and honestly, the reason why her steamy scenes was really hot was merely because…well, we are talking about Voyeurism! Yet, in Transcending Darkness, Airicka Phoenix has definitely opened up my eyes on her writing!
I have read so many books of the same genre and there are only a handful of authors whom I find are able to write really hot scenes. Airicka Phoenix is definitely one of them!
Juliette is an inexperienced woman in the sexual aspect and Killian is definitely a smokin’ hot man with lots of experience. The phase, ‘comes alive at his touch’, is definitely what I would use to describe Juliette! Also, that feeling heightens because of this author’s writing!
This novel is a rarity. Of course, there are stories or characters who are similar to this yet, somehow…there is something about this novel that attracts my attention. Perhaps it could be the situation Juliette is in, or the way Juliette meets The Scarlet Wolf and only sees him as Killian, nothing more.
Or perhaps, it could be the contract that was responsible for bringing them together!
Transcending Darkness is definitely a well-written novel that brings out so much emotions from its readers! I personally would highly recommend this novel to those who would like more than just-your-next-contemporary-romance read!
*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.