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Temptation by Shannon West, Victoria Sue
Series: Guardians of the Five Rubies #1
Published by Painted Hearts Publishing Genres: MM, Paranormal
It’s always chaos on the weekends at the popular bar Temptation. Busboy Matty Adams is well aware this Friday is a typical zoo. No matter how fast he clears a spot his cranky boss is snapping at him that he’s too slow.
He’s been on his own since he turned a teenager, after his mother and sister abandoned him to an abusive father when Matty was seven. That feeling of loss and never measuring up is still with him, which is probably why his boss gets to him so much.
The sexy stranger who sits in the crowded bar is obviously waiting for someone. No one there would suspect what the silent man truly is. Kaden D’Marco is the next leader of his people, the Saak’da who will guard their treasures. Humans would call him a vampire.
Unexpectedly attracted to a little human Kaden ruins his chance at a meeting with an enemy when he saves Matty’s life. So many long, lonely years waiting and searching for a mate who was supposed to be among his people and most definitely wasn’t supposed to be a male. Not that Kaden cared, he’s thrilled to find Matty.
That still didn’t get Kaden the information however that he needed on his twin brother Davv’d who’s willing to go to war and expose them to the human race. And his father is dying after centuries of ruling their people. Kaden must be ready to take the reins. With Matty at his side anything is possible. Unfortunately, others don’t feel the same.
Bursting with sensual heat Temptation scores a direct hit. Intrigue and danger are assured within this exciting adventure as Kaden and Matty fight for survival. The well written storyline ebbs and flows with emotional intensity. Quick witted characters challenge at every turn of the page. Temptation unleashes an original edgy tale with complex characters who charm from beginning to end. A great start to a unique series.