A standalone adult 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.
Title : Kiss of Vengeance
Author : S. Young
Series : True Immortality #2
Format : eARC
Page Count : 400
Genre : Paranormal Romance
Publisher : Indie
Release Date : March 3, 2020
Reviewer : Micky
Rating : ★ ★ ★. 5
Micky’s 3.5 star review
This second in the True Immortality series is definitely a standalone, the characters do ultimately connect to the wider story but you could start here if you wished (don’t do that, read book one). Thea and Connor from book one do make an appearance later in the story too. This book however focused on Rose who briefly appeared in WAR OF HEARTS. Rose was roaming Europe, stopping to work in cities when she encountered a bunch of odd people one evening in the bar she worked in. One of those people was Fionn, there was something strange immediately about how he made her feel.
Fionn was a character I really struggled to get on with. He was fae like Rose, he was arrogant and he had an obsessive focus with revenge at the exclusion of everything else. Even over time when he and Rose became more, he prioritised his obsession. I struggled with his superiority, egotism, his closed-off feelings and redemption on this front came late.
Rose however, was a character I liked. I enjoyed her experience of coming into her powers and she had integrity, maybe her character brought balance to Fionn’s. Sometimes, I didn’t know how she persevered with Fionn.
The story itself was interesting, pretty fast-paced and through it, I learnt more about the Immortality world. I am definitely interested in this world and how the supernatural creatures interact, fight and exist. I am so very excited about the next couple, especially because the male character I like and seems less like Fionn.
Overall, I had a few problems with the male MC but I am invested in this as a series.
Thank you to the author for the early review copy.