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The Wild Road by Marjorie M. Liu
Series: Dirk & Steele #8
Published by HarperCollins on 2010-06-08
Reviewed by Miranda
Those who look upon Lannes Hannelore see only anexceptionally handsome man. But his beauty is a prison, locking the dark truth inside his tormented soul. For Lannes is one of a dying race of remarkable creatures,hiding in plain sight among earth's human masters.His existence is solitary and sad—until the night he encounters a young woman on a deserted street, desperate,frightened, with no memory . . . and covered in blood.She has no recollection of who she is or whatshe's done—and now she must trust a mysterious strangerwhose imposing presence masks a gentle heart.Her need draws Lannes into a mystery that will cause himto confront his worst fears and question everythinghe believes—and compel him to risk his secrets for the one woman who might well be the love of his life . . .or the destruction of it.
Lannes Hannelore is a Gargoyle. He is a loner by choice. Lannes and his brothers were tortured years ago by a vicious witch. Since then he has been reluctant to trust. He is content to keep to himself but an old friend draws him out into the real world. Lannes finds more than he bargained for on his trip to see Frederick. He finds a woman covered in blood and she has no memory. Something about the woman intrigues Lannes. He wants to help her he just needs to figure out how.
She awakens amidst a fire covered in blood surrounded by dead bodies; a single message attached to her clothes Run! And that is exactly what she does run as far as she can. She has no memory, no one to trust, nowhere to go until she stubbles upon her own white knight. She doesn’t trust him but must rely on his help. They forge an uneasy bond as they search for clues to her identity and evade the people trying to kill her. Can these two untrusting people find love on the run? Will they survive and find the truth behind her mysterious past?
The Wild Road is a standout in this stellar series from Marjorie M. Liu! Not only is this couple irresistible but the story keeps you on the edge of your seat. The Wild Road is packed with action and drama. I could not put it down! I was so enthralled by the mysterious woman and the handsome gargoyle with a tortured soul. Ms. Liu’s Dirk & Steele series just keeps getting better and better. Each novel features compelling characters and knockout stories! This book is so good I’m ready to take The Wild Road again!