I didn’t know what to expect before starting this book but I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting it turned out to be.
Fury’s Kiss tells the story of Tara, a waitress in a New England upscale restaurant – although we don’t truly see her doing any of that. What she ends up doing so much more entertaining. After a night out, she gets accosted by a good looking man and when he tries to force himself on her, she ‘transforms’ into a Greek Goddess of vengeance – she stops at nothing to get away from him and make him pay for what he was trying to do. Soon after she finds herself into all sorts of surreal circumstances – Tara hearing a voice, one who identifies herself as Alecto; Tara trying to explain to her roommates why her pupils are suddenly red and she’s crying blood red tears; her finding out oracles exist and that her elderly neighbor is none other than the Goddess Hecate herself, and most importantly that she’s one of the three Greek furies and she’s here to help the human race.
I really liked Tara – she’s one feisty heroine and it made me like her so much more. She wasn’t a damsel in distress always waiting for the hero to come in and save her. I liked the relationship between her and her roommates and I cannot wait to read Alex’s story next. Tara alongside Alex and Rachel, Nora and Ruby, and her leading man, Jackson, formed this little perfect family, showing us that families are much more than blood related ones, but also all the friends we make along the way.
I enjoyed that the romance wasn’t first place in this story – it was there and I couldn’t wait to see when Jackson and Tara will get together, but it didn’t drive the story till the last few chapters, when it became an essential part.
One little aspect that was a bit problematic for me was the writing – while overall I enjoyed it, I also felt it was just a tad too easy, too immature at times. But all this was forgotten because the story was captivating and action packed, and I wanted to learn more about this part in Greek mythology that I haven’t read about in PRN romance till now.
I give credit to Nicola R. White for trying something original in the PRN romance genre and taking it in a different direction, exploring the multitude of tales from the Greek mythology and making it appealing to the romance devouring masses. I’m already enthralled by this story and I’m excited to see what she has in mind for the rest of this wonderful cast of characters.
4 ‘deadly kiss’ stars
***ARC received in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Andra for CBB
R. White is no stranger to the fantastic. Although there are no Furies in her family tree (that she knows of), she comes from a small city on the east coast of Canada where ghost stories and superstitions abound. She has worked on movie sets, as a bartender, in a lighthouse, and as a lawyer, and though she’s never been an exotic dancer like her character, Alex Hughes, she does know how to pole dance.
She has always been fascinated by the strange and morbid, and often stays up too late reading books that give her nightmares. She believes truth is stranger than fiction, and just a few of her heroes are Buffy, Dana Scully, and Xena.
Nicola is a member of Romance Writers of America and Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada, and is an active member and supporter of the award-winning Romance Divas website and online forum.