There is a growing trend in romance, and steamy romance in particular, for ‘monster’ heroes or main characters. Not the psychological monsters that star in dark romance, but actual monsters; spiders, orcs, and in the case of Lillian Lark‘s Stalked by the Kraken, an tentacled giant squid. Generally, I prefer more classic monsters; vampires, werewolves and such. The premise of this book was so intriguing I had to give it a try.
I was not disappointed. Quirky, edging into rom-com and erotica in places, it has a strong narrative line, solid character and relationship development, and a suspense subplot that make it an enjoyable read. The only flaw; it is a little disjointed in places referring to events that occurred in other books. I doubt that a spider-like love interest will ever work for me, but I may need to check out an orc or two.
A matchmaking witch, an ancient sea creature, and the sex contract they make.
Welcome to the Love Bathhouse where desire and acceptance are in the water.
Celibacy is a bad look for a matchmaker.
Especially a matchmaker who works at the kind of paranormal bathhouse that would have grandmothers clutching their pearls. A worse look is a matchmaker experiencing a crisis of confidence. I am that matchmaker.
We need raw magic, desperately.
And now a mysterious man walks into my office, offering me the exact solution I need.
The problem is that he wants to be matched… with me. Matching doesn’t work for me; I found that out the hard way.
I saw her and the creature inside me wanted.
She doesn’t want a relationship. She says that the most we can have are the three nights she promised me, but the dark part of myself isn’t going to let the woman who snared its attention go.
I found her. I hunted her. She’s mine.
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** To qualify for Spotlight Indie Romance, EG has read and rated at least one book in the series 4 or 5 Stars.
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