Book Title: Take (scars of the wraiths) Author: Nashoda Rose Genre: Paranormal Romance with Erotic Elements Release Date: February 25, 2015 Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
MAXFeelings are a luxury I can’t afford. Hidden behind a shield of quiet placidity, I keep my secret safe from those who’d use it against me. Until him—the tatted up, self-centered Scar assassin hired to protect me. He takes pleasure in tormenting me, chipping away at my defenses as if I’m a toy to be played with. I hate that he continuously reminds me that I’m nothing more than a job. I hate that my body responds to his touch. I hate him. JASPER I’m not a good guy and I don’t pretend to be. Condemn me if you want, I don’t give a fuck. You’re nothing to me. No one is … except her—Max. She’s my target. And I was hired to do a hell of a lot more than protect her … I was hired to kill her. It should’ve been simple, but it was complicated as hell. *erotic paranormal romance. Standalone full-length novel. Come meet the Scars. Scars: Immortal warriors with capabilities derived from the senses: Trackers, Sounders, Healers, Tasters, Visionaries, and the rare Reflectors. They each have what is known as an Ink, a tattoo that can be called life.
Jasper stopped, turned toward me, dragged his eyes down my front then yanked off his black t-shirt and tossed it to me.
I stared at his naked chest that was a hard slab of muscle with tats drawn across his left shoulder to link with the ones on his arm.
“Put it on. You stick out like a fuckin’ cotton candy with those stupid horse sparkles.”
I quickly put it on over top and it hung down to my mid-thigh. The scent of him drew into my lungs and I inhaled deeply with my chin down until I heard his distinct chuckle. Then I wanted to shoot myself in the foot.
Jasper’s hand came around the back of my neck and he jerked me toward him. He cupped my chin with his blade still in his hand so the handle was cold against my jaw. Then he leaned in and before I could take my next breath, his mouth was on mine.
Nashoda Rose is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Toronto with her assortment of pets. She writes contemporary romance with a splash of darkness, or maybe it’s a tidal wave.When she isn't writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading with her dogs at her side while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers and chatting about her addiction—books.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars!!!
"You waiting on a kiss or a smack on the ass? Both are up for grabs, sunshine"
~Jasper aka Wasp
Take, by Nashoda Rose, is my first 5 star read of 2015 and not surprisingly so. Ms. Rose has become one of my go to authors and Take did NOT disappoint. If anything, the first of this brand new series just might be my favorite to date and if you've read my review for Torn From You you'll know that's really saying something!
There's nothing better than a story that grabs you, right out the gate, and doesn't let go. The character introduction was smooth with just the right balance of back story to where it wasn't overkill which often stunts the pace of the story being told. I'll admit though, I was taken aback by the glossary of terms. I don't want to feel like I need to study my vocabulary words before what little down time I have. Thankfully, I never found myself needing to refer to it so I held no grudge. ;-)
Jasper, aka Wasp, is a fascinating, full on alpha male, multifaceted character that surprised me more than once. His heart is a tricky one and I love how the author gave a little, hid a little and then, at times, spilled his emotions at your feet. Max has to be one of my favorite heroines in a very long time. I am the absolute worst when it comes to female characters. I don't mean to hold them to a higher standard but it seems to always turn out that way. Maybe I just demand better representation.
The storyline, the characters, both on their own and as a pairing, the mind blowing chemistry...I could go on and on about what makes Take so fascinating. With that being said, the biggest stand out for me (and I have to word this carefully), is the atypical female lead response to when the big bad alpha 'broke'. It's hard to 'take it like a man', when it's being dished by a real woman...
Oh and Ms. Rose...brothers...yes please.