Nobody from the public is supposed to have access to the find, but try telling that to Rune Helsen. A handsome Dane with wolfish desires, he walks around like he owns the place. He’s Helen’s worst nightmare—if only her traitorous body wasn’t so attracted to him.
But Rune has a secret, one that brought him to see the artifacts for more than just scholarly interest. Unknown to Helen, there’s so much more at stake than just pulling off a successful evening. A whole world she never knew existed, a world of vampires and shifters, stands on the precipice—and there’s something in the Cutler Hoard that could burn it all down.
I have a real weakness for paranormal romance. Seriously, it’s a bit of an obsession. As such, I’ve pretty much seen it (and read it) all. So when I saw a paranormal romance with a heroine who was a museum archivist, which is something even I’ve never seen before, I was all in. The author didn’t disappoint.
There were tons of positives in this story. It was a nice, flowing, quick read with a heroine who was level-headed (mostly), smart and good at her job. The hero was appropriately tall, dark and sexy (as all paranormal romance heroes are required by law to be). The ending teases at a very interesting series of reads to come. I love the idea that a big, strong, paranormal dude like Rune needs a museum archivist like Helen on his team. Makes me wonder if Indiana Jones-like adventures will ensue in future books. (If so, yay!)
If I were to nitpick (and let’s face it, I pretty much always do), I’d say that Helen’s shift from I’d-like-to-trust-you-but-I-don’t to let’s-get-naked was extremely abrupt. But I cut the author a fair amount of slack on that because it was a novella, and a series starter. I’m sure the romance with Helen and Rune will be further fleshed out (so to speak) in future books, but this book was mostly all about setting the scene and world-building.
All in all, this was a great quick read. If you’re like me, you can breeze through it in under 2 hours. (And God knows I do love a quick read. Short attention span and all. Easily distracted by shiny stuff.)
Full disclosure: we were offered a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review, but I went ahead and downloaded through Kindle Unlimited.
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