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Read this review on Got Fiction A couple years ago, several friends recommended this book to me The back of the book makes it sound like something I d love So I downloaded it, but before I read it, another friend told me she thought it read a lot like one of my books That sort of turned me off, but it still sounded really good So a couple years later, here I am.I will say, it reads a lotlike Kresley Cole than it does Laura Hunsaker In fact, many many reviews mention the similarities Read this review on Got Fiction A couple years ago, several friends recommended this book to me The back of the book makes it sound like something I d love So I downloaded it, but before I read it, another friend told me she thought it read a lot like one of my books That sort of turned me off, but it still sounded really good So a couple years later, here I am.I will say, it reads a lotlike Kresley Cole than it does Laura Hunsaker In fact, many many reviews mention the similarities But the book has enough differences that it can stand on its own Mostly Someone described it as IAD lite I d agree with that There is very little world building, which kind of stinks because it s an interesting world Humans are extinct, or at least very close to, and it s only immortals who remain We are seeing the Campbell clan and the Kerr clans mainly in this There is a glossary at the end, I d suggest reading it before you start.Kelvin Kerr is a Pookah he s a razorback pookahI guess there s different types in this book, Razorback, Wolverine, and Bear I always thought pookahs were mystical horses who lured people to their deaths in the waves of the ocean, but hey, PNR needs something fresh, and this was a neat direction to go.Now this is where I began to have trouble with the book Kelvin is very much like Kresley Cole s Lykaes There s even a sentence in there that felt the same I know my female s tone, is straight from Bowen and Mariketa, and in the same kind of situation, Kelvin says, I m beginning to recognize that tone BUT with that being said, that s not really what I had trouble with He s not honorable I really had a hard time liking him.Kelvin is an asshat he s not just pushy, he s mean to her And he s been killing innocent people for centuries He may be weary of it, but he still does it for his revenge When it s been several centuries, it s ok to stop You got the guys who killed your father, isn t that enough He and his brother spend centuries exterminating the Campbell line Izel comes along, he knows she s his female, and he still plans on killing her for no other reason than she s a Campbell It seems too contrived, and seriously, he s going to kill a woman, the last human on earth, a woman he s admitted is his only chance at happiness and is innocent of everything, for a vengeance sworn centuries ago It s too much and he realizes this too, but not til the end, because priorities.Izel has come to Scotland to meet up with her grandfather She is blonde, and thin, and pretty But she has no emotions She has never had any emotions, ever And as she walks into her grandfather s cabin, she sees Kelvin who is there to kill her and she is both hit with emotions, and then her body and face change She s dark haired, olive skinned, and curvacious now I hate how she changed in appearance No emotion, drab appearance, gets emotions, bam is a knockout It was unnecessary.But, it turns out she is also full human Her mother was an Incan queen with a lot of power, and Izel is rud to have inherited power from all three castes of her clan She is just a Poet, but her words have no power yet, but they willI could look over the eye rolling similarities to IAD, but this was too much Who wants a hero who kills innocents The only reason he doesn t kill Izel is because she s his one fated mate Not because he thinks it s wrong, not because she s innocent, not because she has nothing to do with his sworn vengeance and feud Because killing her will make him lose his one chance at happiness.Now, I do get that he s so old, and immortals can hold long grudges, but it didn t seem as if there was any honor in killing off the entire Campbell clan to fulfill a vengeance sworn on a battlefield hundreds of years ago I think that my feelings on this book are mixed I really enjoyed the writer s style There are many authors who have that fun and sassy voice like Cole does, so I don t think she plagiarized anything But I don t know why her editors didn t have her just pull out the too similar parts and run with it This story has so much going for it I may not have liked Kelvin, but the story itself and Izel and the whole living without emotions had a great set up for the series I would read her again, if only to see where she goes with it.Unfortunately, it doesn t look like book two every happened Her website hasn t been updated since 2012, her twitter has the last tweet as 2012 as well, she was writingbooks, but nothing ever came of this series I see very VERY few bad reviews, so I really don t know what happened She hasn t answered my email, I ll update if she does ARC courtesy of Forever Yours Grade B or 3.5 Stars rounded to 4 stars Britt Bury enters the PNR scene with very promising debut What readers will find Original paranormal beings, snarky humor, and steamy sexy times If readers like Kresley Cole s Immortals After Dark series or Sherrilyn Kenyon s Dark Hunter series then this book will most likely appeal The StoryA thousand years ago, Kelvin Kerr vowed to avenge his butchered and decapitated chieftain father by eliminating every last member of the Campbell Fionns T Grade B or 3.5 Stars rounded to 4 stars Britt Bury enters the PNR scene with very promising debut What readers will find Original paranormal beings, snarky humor, and steamy sexy times If readers like Kresley Cole s Immortals After Dark series or Sherrilyn Kenyon s Dark Hunter series then this book will most likely appeal The StoryA thousand years ago, Kelvin Kerr vowed to avenge his butchered and decapitated chieftain father by eliminating every last member of the Campbell Fionns The immortal Pookah and Fionn clans feud lasts until the Campbells have one Battle Chief, also known as the McCall , remaining in their bloodline Nothing will sway Kelvin from what must be done, until he discovers the woman he must kill is his mate and the last human on Earth The clock is ticking As the winter solstice approaches, his kind go into a mating rut his Pookah animal s instinct rises as the nights last longer and taking his mate on the darkest day will permanently bind him to his clan s hated enemy Izel Campbell has been glamoured, emotionless, and kept in ignorance her entire life She journeys to Scotland at the request of her Mystic grandfather Izel is unaware of the danger she s about to face Her mystical disguise vanishes revealing her mortality and true appearance Emotions flood her being Now she needs answers Once it s revealed the Campbell Fionn is the last human and likely Kelvin s mate, the Immortal who d been about to kill Izel offers to take her to Kerr Castle, lead her to her people and, possibly, her missing grandfather In a world where beings with a heavy ratio of humanity offers the sweetest blood and most savory flesh, Izel will need the strongest type of immortal for protection from flesh eaters and vampires PraiseThere are some very creative aspects in the Immortal Heat world I ve never seen in a paranormal romance Due to the natural selection process, humans have become extinct The immortal races carry superior genes but retain a spark of humanity Some may carry the human recessive gene or inherit some human genes marking them as a highly desirable prey Applying evolutionary theory and genetics to create this alternate world is incredibly clever Loved it Britt Bury introduces readers to new paranormal beings There s the animalistic Pookahs Razorback, Wolverine, Bear , and the magical Fionns Mystic, Poet, Warrior , which feature in The Darkest Day They have distinctive characteristics and mating processes The world also includes witches, warlocks, ghouls, vampires, and dryads, just to name a few Ms Bury doesn t overwhelm the reader with tedious detail Only a few of the immortal races are introduced The author s description of one of the worst kind of demon is my favorite The creature was something from a nightmare It was just as big as Kelvin, but with translucent skin and thick black veins Dark blood vessels tracked all over his face, neck, and body, live rivers on a map He truly was a Hell beast His yellow eyes glowed against the darkness and darted around as he neared Kelvin I can smell the human, Pookah Best to just hand her over and I ll be on my way The demon s voice was venomous, and the way his ebony lips drooled out ashen spittle had Izel covering her mouth in disgust MoreCriticismFor all her originality I wish Ms Bury would have spent a littletime with her world building These superior beings are set over today s human world and technology, which didn t jibe with their magic and supernatural abilities What little I saw of society didn t seem culture specific or different When Kelvin runs across the street to grab a pizza I was put out My biggest criticism is the way Izel s transformation was handled For twenty five years she functions without feeling and has a completely different appearance She changes in an instant, passes out, then functions fine The blonde Plain Jane is gone In her place is beautiful olive skinned brunette bombshell Her mystical glamour may as well not have been included as her change was never expanded upon or explored Izel grandfather hiding her mortal scent seemed the only useful aspect of the glamour This was a lost opportunity for character development.Final Thoughts The Darkest Day is an entertaining paranormal romance It s humorous with snarky dialogue Lovers of growly alpha males with Scottish brogues will be very happy with the possessive Pookah hero The sexy love scenes steamed up my ereader s screen Spicy hot The characters don t always make the most plausible choices yet their chemistry make up for it, and they did engage my emotions This book sets up future pairings without distracting the reader with unnecessary subplots I anticipate future work from Ms Bury The Immortal Heat series has the potential to become a darker series, but whether she takes future books in that direction she ll have paranormal romance fans who will love her fierce Immortals and brand of humor Who knew Pookahs could be so damn sexy Humorous MomentWha der you doing she mumbled, feebly swatting at his hands I m undressing you for bed His hands slid down her smooth legs and began unfastening the clasps of her heels I can do it myself, she protested as she gripped Kelvin s shoulders for balance She stepped from her shoes and he tossed them aside His fingers met the hem of her skirt I said I can do it, she slurred again, but he ignored her, removing the flimsy material she deemed a skirt Donna fight me I am verra capable of disrobing a woman Galh You know what, you rake, you may have disrobed your share of lasses in your stupidly long life was she air quoting but just know that all this he watched Izel, clad in only her black lace bra and panties, run her hands over her generous breasts and down her flat belly is a no touchy for youRelease Date July 3, 2012 view spoiler Kudos to the publisher for marketing the ebook at a reasonable price hide spoiler ARC courtesy of Grand Central Publishing via Netgalley #Free Pdf ¾ The Darkest Day ô ALL CONSUMING DESIRE Izel Campbell was raised to believe she is an immortal Fionn with the magical skills of persuasion But when she travels to Scotland to visit her ancestral home, Izel discovers that she is actually the world s last living human Forced to run for her life, Izel crosses paths with Kelvin Kerr, the Campbells greatest foe and the most magnificent warrior she has ever seenBURNS BRIGHTESTA thousand year old battle chief of the Kerr clan, Kelvin lives only to avenge his father, who died at the hands of the bloody Campbells Honor demands he kill the Campbell heir, but when he learns that the lovely Izel is both Campbell and human, Kelvin is torn between duty and desire ONTHE DARKEST DAY Word Count , This is Bookin The Immortal Heat series 2.5 starsI must be growing up Or perhaps I m not the target audience for this book But it was a test of endurance to get through this story If Ms Bury s target readership for The Darkest Day are those who enjoy reading endless sex scenes, then this will certainly be a hit However, for readers who likestory with their sex scenes and less cheese in their dialogue, then this is going to be a tedious read.I find books like this just too juvenile with the emphasis on sex, sex and sex Don t 2.5 starsI must be growing up Or perhaps I m not the target audience for this book But it was a test of endurance to get through this story If Ms Bury s target readership for The Darkest Day are those who enjoy reading endless sex scenes, then this will certainly be a hit However, for readers who likestory with their sex scenes and less cheese in their dialogue, then this is going to be a tedious read.I find books like this just too juvenile with the emphasis on sex, sex and sex Don t get me wrong I like romance and love scenes but I become pretty bored, pretty quickly with all the constant references And the silly, adolescent linesDo you want ta see it Do you want ta touch it So the space dedicated to sex, sex and sex should have could have really been put to good use in the world building department Because we really got precious little of that The idea of being the last human was intriguing And a lost opportunity It was never really developed There were some original concepts here but never built on The transformation of Izel, the heroine from mouse to bombshell was quick and she adapted to it with barely a hiccup There were all the overdone cliches soul mates mine If I never read that again in another romance novel, it ll be too soon , the OTT kool characters, the virginal heroine, the caveman alpha with the one track mind The writing was heavy handed, lacking subtlety.There were some funny parts and some of the dialogue was amusing And there was a pretty decent story here when I could find it.Summing up The Darkest Day for me For the hundredth time tonight, his shaft was as hard as a rock.It has high ratings and positive reviews So this book is going on my everyone loves but Jill shelf.Steam 3 Posted on Under the CoversTHE DARKEST DAY is the first book of a new series called the Immortal Heat I love warrior men with accents so I thought I would give this one a try Here are my thoughts on it WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK The best part of this book for me is the spunky heroine, Izel Campbell Izel was grown up to believe that she is an immortal Fionn, however when she goes to Scotland, she learns that she is actually the last living human in the world I really enjoyed Izel s characte Posted on Under the CoversTHE DARKEST DAY is the first book of a new series called the Immortal Heat I love warrior men with accents so I thought I would give this one a try Here are my thoughts on it WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK The best part of this book for me is the spunky heroine, Izel Campbell Izel was grown up to believe that she is an immortal Fionn, however when she goes to Scotland, she learns that she is actually the last living human in the world I really enjoyed Izel s character She was spunky and funny and also very strong under the circumstances she was put through There is a good amount of humor in this book that I thoroughly enjoyed It made the reading fun and never tedious and there were times when I laughed out loud I love it when a book does that Along the same lines as the humor of this book, I found that the dialogue between Izel and Kelvin to be very entertaining I loved their banter and the way Kelvin spoke as if Izel knew who he was and what his place in the clan meant Izel keeps him on his toes.WHAT I DIDN T LIKE ABOUT THE BOOK Kelvin is a fierce Pookah warrior Unfortunately for me, the name ruins it all I just think of beady eyed kittens when I heard the word Pookah but that s just how my head works I did not like the fact that there was a drastic change in Izel s appearance I understand that she was disguised and then surprise she was revealed, but it irks me when the description suddenly turns into one of a gorgeous woman I didn t think it was necessary to change her eye and hair color and the shape of her body completely There is one scene in this book where the hero Kelvin tells Izel the ways of the Razorback warrior On winter solstice and the days leading up to it, the warriors feel this animalistic urge to mate However, in order for the warrior to recognize their true mate, they have to screw them Sometimes they screw someone and they aren t their true mate, so they go on to find another woman until they find the one they are supposed to be with This caused me to raise an eyebrow What irks meis the fact that Kelvin says something along the way of, this is the way of the warriors Accept it This is how I felt most of the book is The author states the mechanics of the world, but doesn t really take the time to make readers BELIEVE it It lacked that persuasion that some other books have In countless instances, I found myself questioning why such a thing occurs, but in the end, there weren t good enough explanations as to why It just does and that s that I felt like the author was trying to sell something to me without telling me what I was buying Unfortunately, I wasn t buying any of it I wished she tooktime explaining WHY certain things occurred so that the worldbuilding was stronger I just didn t get that this time around.So in the end, it s a split decision There were three major things I loved about the book but there were also three major things I disliked I think I will still be checking out the next book in the series to see if there isto like there I m not ready to give up just yet This is a Quickie Review For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.Expected Release Date July 3, 2012Publisher Grand Central PublishingImprint Forever YoursAuthor s Website Source for This Book NetgalleyPart of a Series Yes, Book 1, Immortal HeatSeries Best Read In Order N ASteam Level HotI think a lot of readers are going to be drawing parallels between this story and Kresley Cole s incredibly popular Immortals After Dark series The biggest compar This is a Quickie Review For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.Expected Release Date July 3, 2012Publisher Grand Central PublishingImprint Forever YoursAuthor s Website Source for This Book NetgalleyPart of a Series Yes, Book 1, Immortal HeatSeries Best Read In Order N ASteam Level HotI think a lot of readers are going to be drawing parallels between this story and Kresley Cole s incredibly popular Immortals After Dark series The biggest comparison I found, outside of the wonderful chemistry and wicked humor is the existence of the Court of Contention where every 400 years, Heaven, Hell, Earth, and Cypher all open up for four days of mayhem and horror This reminded me a lot of the Ascension from the Immortals After Dark series, which of course is every 500 years instead of 400, but still involves all of the paranormal species basically trying to wipe the floor with members of the other species.Don t get me wrong, while I, personally, thought the Court of Contention was a wee bit too similar to the Ascension for my comfort, I never felt as though this book was in any way a knockoff of the IAD series, and instead, consider the drawing of comparisons between the two series to be a compliment.The fresh new species of paranormal creatures, the important and interesting fact that full blooded humans are now extinct, and the fascinating world building all blend well with thepersonal factors of delicious chemistry, devastating betrayal, and some truly lovely groveling Overall, a great start to what promises to be an incredible series.4 5 Stars This review is also available on my blog HOLY COW Britt Bury, you re my new favorite HOT HOT HOT Are you ready for gushing Here goes A stunning debut in the PNR genre, The Darkest Day delivers a mighty punch I couldn t put this book down And even though it s the first in what I hope is going to be an amazing series, it does not suffer from what many first books do info dumping Information trickles in as the book progresses, and fits the scenes in which it comes Also, possible futu This review is also available on my blog HOLY COW Britt Bury, you re my new favorite HOT HOT HOT Are you ready for gushing Here goes A stunning debut in the PNR genre, The Darkest Day delivers a mighty punch I couldn t put this book down And even though it s the first in what I hope is going to be an amazing series, it does not suffer from what many first books do info dumping Information trickles in as the book progresses, and fits the scenes in which it comes Also, possible future characters are not endlessly introduced but merely mentioned, almost in passing They serve a function in this book, but are not delved deeply into only hints of their possible futures are given The author skillfully weaves teasers of things to come into the main story, and what a story it is From the first moment, upon introduction to Izel Campbell and Kelvin Kerr, the story takes the reader on a wild ride, with witty and engaging dialogue, descriptive scenes, fighting, action and a love story that is almost too hot to handle The UST was panty damaging, and as the two main characters grow closer, yet fight their undeniable attraction, the heat between them almost had my poor Nook melting in my hands.If you liked Kresley Cole s IAD series or J.R Ward s Black Dagger Brotherhood, this is the book for you It s chockful of hot, dominant alpha male who s matched with a female that gives as good as she gets I adored both Kelvin and Izel she is an amazing female lead, smart, sassy, witty and doesn t back down from a challenge He is the ultimate alpha male, yet soft to the core when faced with his fated female, willing to lay down his life to protect her Their romance is at the center of this book, going from mortal enemies to annoyed travel companions to lusting for each other to a love that burns everything in its wake Even the drama is not for the sake of drama, but fits nicely into the story and is never overdone Their verbal sparring was engaging and grin inducing, and OMG, the love scenes The chemistry between the two was utterly amazingly written, and I squirmed in my chair numerous times as they gave in to their passion It is by far the best PNR debut novel I ve read in a long time, and I am salivating for the next installments of this series I d love to see what happens to Ian and Alistair and Ramsey, and yes, even Andrew Where do I sign up I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley thank you sooo much I have to start by saying I finished this in two sittings, I was only interrupted by my need to sleep This debut novel from Britt Bury is a very promising start and I can t wait to see what she comes up with next It s a very easy and quick read and has everything I love reading in a paranormal romance.We are first introduced to Izel when she gets to her grandfathers home in Scotland Once there she finds that he is missing but she does stumble upon Kelvin He s from a rival clan and is there t I have to start by saying I finished this in two sittings, I was only interrupted by my need to sleep This debut novel from Britt Bury is a very promising start and I can t wait to see what she comes up with next It s a very easy and quick read and has everything I love reading in a paranormal romance.We are first introduced to Izel when she gets to her grandfathers home in Scotland Once there she finds that he is missing but she does stumble upon Kelvin He s from a rival clan and is there to find the heir that he can seek vengeance on He is shocked to find that not only is the heir of the Campbell tribe female, but the last human on earth That changes everything for him.Needing to find answers about who and what she is, she agrees rather reluctantly to Kelvin s offer of assistance Soon we follow Kelvin and Izel as they traipse through Scotland on their way to Kerr castle where he promises to help her and keep her safe from the things that go bump in the night.Most of this book is about Izel and Kelvin on their journey Kelvin trying to deal with what fate has dealt him in the form of Izel while both of them are fighting a budding mutual attraction You donna wanna stab me, lass He tilted his head In fact, I think you wanna do something else entirely to me His voice was laced with such potent seduction it made her knees weak.This book has some very steamy moments Outdoors, Scotland while it s raining Oh yes That was a very hot scene They are well written and not rushed Though the attraction was pretty much from the beginning, there is no professing of undying love or quick lays There is a build up to this romance and bumps along the way Exactly what I like in a romance How the family rivalry is dealt with is very satisfying and introduces us to some interesting side characters like Ian, Ryo and Ramsey The way this ends wraps up the storyline for Izel and Kelvin but there could easily bein the series revolving around these characters If that s the case, sign me up now cause I want to read them ARC provided by Netgalley.Review posted at Sinfully Delicious Book Reviews 4 5 starsBritt Bury s debut novel and first in the Immortal Heat series We are introduced to a world where humans are extinct and is now filled with many different supernatural beings such as vampires, warlocks, witches and various other creatures I am sure that over the series Ms Bury will acquaint us withbut this book focused mainly on two of the races, the Pookahs, who have various different inner animals but cannot shift, and the Fionns who are a magical race consisting or warriors, 4 5 starsBritt Bury s debut novel and first in the Immortal Heat series We are introduced to a world where humans are extinct and is now filled with many different supernatural beings such as vampires, warlocks, witches and various other creatures I am sure that over the series Ms Bury will acquaint us withbut this book focused mainly on two of the races, the Pookahs, who have various different inner animals but cannot shift, and the Fionns who are a magical race consisting or warriors, poets and mystics and have been enemies of the Pookahs for centuries Kelvin Kerr is a Pookah and is on a mission to kill one of his enemy s descendants but instead of a man he discovers that the Fionn heir is in fact a woman, and to make matters worse Kelvin discovers that she has been shielded with a spell since birth and that she is human At his brothers command he has to now take her back to the Kerr castle in Scotland and try to disguise her scent so that she is not discovered by other beings who may attempt to kidnap or kill her Despite his refusing to believe it, Kelvin s body recognised its mate right from the beginning but he fought against it and was determined that he would not disgrace his clan family and mate one of their eternal enemies Izel Campbell has been raised as an immortal Fionn, but is in fact human and was shielded and protected by her grandfather Throughout her life she never felt any emotion, but when the spell was lifted her appearance and scent completely changed, and those emotions were starting to come fast and furious which made it confusing and frightening time for her Believing that Kelvin was her enemy and was going to kill her she did try to escape a few times but soon started to give into the attraction that she felt for him.I was a little apprehensive about reading this as I am not keen on reading debut novels and I always dislike starting a new series too as they often suffer with first in the series syndrome , so putting these two together is usually a no no for me I did go ahead and read it on the advice of my friend here on GR thank you KarLynP and I am glad that I did I did have some moments where I raised an eyebrow saying reallyBut once I looked upon it as a light PNR I start to like it and enjoy.A good example of one of those raised eyebrow moments was Kelvin s silly and immature bits of dialog during some sex scenes Instead of dialog that would make our knees tremble we were given sentences like him sayingDo ya wanna see itand Do ya wanna touch itnot the vocab I would credit from a sexy fully grown man When I read those his image in my head shrank from this huge sexy alpha male to a gangly teenager.They are not the sort of words he should have been saying, in fact at that point he shouldn t have been saying anything at all, the only noises we should have heard is groans, pants and the sound of a zipper coming down I really didn t like the name Pookah, every time I read it I was mentally taking away the kah which only left me with Poo, and as you can imagine it was not a nice or remotely sexy image to have However, ignoring that his race was badly named Kelvin ticked all the boxes for me and thought that Ms Bury did an excellent job of giving us an image of a man that revved our motor I liked the use of the Scottish accent.with many books I struggle to make the accent sound authentic, but every time I read a bit of Kelvin s dialog I could hear him talking with a good clean Scottish accent.In future installments I hope that we get a bitof a history lesson on the background of this world especially about what happened to all the humans and why they are now extinct In some ways I was really pleased that we didn t get a full history lesson in this book as it could have ended up being a tragedy to that first in a series syndrome but I don t think this one did, which is why it probably worked for me.I really struggled with rating this book as some parts of it do leave a lot to be desired and could have been done a lot better, but ya know, warts n all it still grabbed me and I thought it was a good debut and will continue reading the series I am looking forward toabout the Court of Contention which happens every 400 years where all four realms open up and all beings battle I am also looking forward to readingabout some of the other characters such as Ramsey who is a Fionn and Ian, Kelvin s brother and therefore a Pookah Copy kindly supplied by Grand Central Publishing via Netgalley The Darkest Day by Britt BuryDebutBook 1 in the Immortal Heat SeriesRead 6 27 2012Heat Factor 5 5 Passionate, Steamy Hot Love StoryMy Rating 5 5Expected Release Date 7 3 2012 She was everything he craved, everything he hungered for Her body was his personal fixation Her skin and lips were drugs he had to taste in order to survive I loved this book This is one of the best PNR debut novels I ve read There s no wading in to get to the goodies From the very beginning I was held capt The Darkest Day by Britt BuryDebutBook 1 in the Immortal Heat SeriesRead 6 27 2012Heat Factor 5 5 Passionate, Steamy Hot Love StoryMy Rating 5 5Expected Release Date 7 3 2012 She was everything he craved, everything he hungered for Her body was his personal fixation Her skin and lips were drugs he had to taste in order to survive I loved this book This is one of the best PNR debut novels I ve read There s no wading in to get to the goodies From the very beginning I was held captive, drawn into the world of the Fionn, Izel Rose Campbell and the Pookah, Kelvin Kerr It is an incredibly sexy read with the perfect balance of suspense, romance, and humor that kept me totally invested.For me, it had all the elements I love in a good Highlander Romance A dripping sexy as sin alpha warrior who is as possessive as he is loveable A heroine that I admire and adore great dialogue that at times is as funny as it is sexy, andintense heat that scorches the pages along with a believable story that ran the gauntlet on many of my emotions How this author could take me in the middle of a heated love scene and have me smiling and endearing these twoclosely to my heart is amazing I loved that The setting is present day Scotland and The Earth Realm The Earth Realm is now the home of immortals Humans no longer exist Along with witches, warlocks, vampires and other magical beings there are two main races that live in this Realm Izel Campbell is of The Fionn Race and there are three breeds of Fionns the Mystic,the Poet, and the Warrior.Kelvin Kerr and his older brother Ian are of the Pookah Race There are three breeds of Pookahs the Razorbackthe Wolverine and the Bear.They are the strongest among the immortals and each breed possesses a different animalistic instinct.From the very first moment these two locked eyes they are irresistibly drawn to each other For Izel, she found him stunning, mouthwatering Bombarded by his masculine scent, her entire body responded to him And though Kelvin may not want to acknowledge his feelings, he is drawn to her like a moth to a flame He scented her and his blood boiled hot Kelvin Kerr is an immortal Warrior, a Razorback Pookah and the Battle Chief of the Kerr clan Tall, strong and handsome, this Pookah reeks raw masculinity with his thick biceps, meaty forearms and ridged muscles And with his intense icy blue gaze he could melt you to liquid fire Oh, and this man is inked Tattooed around his hip bone and torso is his clan s symbol a Celtic rendering of a Razorback I ll just step up and say right now, I want me a Pookah While he is sinfully delicious, he can be cold, fiercely aggressive and a dangerous savage with incredible strength and superhuman senses The Campbell s are his most hated enemy and he has vowed to avenge his father s death by killing this last heir But when he meets the lovely Izel and learns she is the last living human, he cannot follow through with his threat Instead, he decides to take her to his family castle hoping there he can learn her secrets and any upcoming plans against his clan And while Kelvin may try to convince himself this is his only motive, we know there is a deep almost unstoppable craving for this woman He becomes completely possessive as well as protective in his relentless quest to keep his fragile treasure safe And while this man may make her knees weak and her quim quiver in her deep desire for him, Izel is determined not to be just another conquest.There is so much I want to say but I don t want to give anything away This new world and its inhabitants are not at all deep and complicated making this very easy to follow Izel Campbell s story is unique Not only do I love her name but from the moment she enters her grandfather s cottage I found myself rooting for her until the very end She is meant to be great and as the secrets of her destiny are revealed I becameimmersed It is filled with peril, mystery, suspense and betrayal but the absolute winner for me is the intense passionate love story The sexual pull is so strong it is palpable Every day that she and Kelvin are together their desire becomes fever pitched until finally it is pure blistering need and can no longer be denied And there is an element to this story concerning lifetime mates that had me nervously holding my breath If you love a Hot, passionate love story filled with humor and suspense that includes an uber alpha, possessive hero with the ability to melt you with just one searing look and a heroine that is smart, compassionate and full of courage, then you will want to grab this one It also has a perfect epilogue Congratulations Ms Bury on a winning debut This is a keeper and one that I will enjoy re reading again as I anxiously await the next installment And many thanks to my GR friend, KarLynP for recommending this sexy, hot, fun read My thanks tonetgalley and Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a copy of this eBook