Author: Bonnie Bliss
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: February 12, 2014
One, Wallace is her perfect idea of a partner, loving, loyal and handsome. The second, Bryn, is her true mate, the man chosen for her by nature and her family. Denial and naivety for nature’s choice, sends her into a rage of independence against the laws of her own destiny, family and her own father.
Wallace Kirk is assigned to protect the beautiful Lily since her birth...
His loyalties are tearing him apart. His own mate, dead, taken from him, fills his thoughts as Lily begs for his attention. She needs him, but not as much as the wolf that prowls in her flesh.
Bryn Kemp's nature and need fill his flesh...
Yet his true mate, the woman chosen for him, denies her destiny. His battle for her and his own pride must overcome her feisty rebellious streak. Both men must fight for her in the throes of oncoming battle and she must make the right choice. A decision that will shape the war.
*Author note: this book was previously published under the title Blackwood: Lily by R.L. Kirk*
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*ARC received in return for an honest review
I'm a huge fan of the paranormal genre, Wolves being my favourite followed very closely by Vampires and Demons. So when I got the chance to review Lily: The Blackwood Wolves Saga #1 I jumped at the chance, I couldn't wait to delve in.
Just by reading the prologue, which gives us a little bit of the Blackwood Wolves' history, I could tell this wasn't going to be your usual hot n steamy wolf romance book and boy, I wasn't wrong!
Lily is an exciting and passionate read with lots of nail-biting tension to keep you glued to the edge of your seat. I don't mind telling you I shouted at my kindle quite a few times in shock. At times my knuckles were white with gripping my kindle so hard. And the steamy scenes were so hot I nearly had to stop reading just to cool myself down! But it was the dark and sinister scenes that kept me riveted to my seat, not wanting to put the book down, I loved them.
Strong, independent and rebellious wolf, Lily Blackwood has the attention of two hunky Alpha males, Bryn Kemp and Wallace Kirk. Both of them are worthy are worthy to be her mate. One of them is destined to watch over her and protect her the other is destined to walk by her side as her mate.
Lily has known Wallace all of her life. He is a loyal and trusted friend (hot and hunky with it) and has been her lover on and off over the past 5 years. Lily loves and trusts him and can't imagine being without but lately she's started to feel unsettled, like their relationship is wrong.
Enter the charismatic and sexy Bryn Kemp, just oozing sex out of every pore, who shows up to take over Wallace's role as Lily's protector. As soon as Lily sets eyes on him she knows instinctively that Bryn is destined to be her mate but that can't be, surely. If anyone should be her mate it should be Wallace, shouldn't it? Lily can't understand it but she feels like she's known Bryn all of her life, which ridiculous as they've just met, right?
While Lily is going through turmoil and trying to work out her feelings for the two men there are dark evil forces at work threatening to rip apart the Blackwood family. I don't want to say more or it will spoil the plot but...Oh my god, there are some wonderfully gory scenes to keep you gripped!
I loved all of the characters in this book, even the evil ones. Yes, there is more than one and oh my word, they are bloody evil!! Although Bryn is a walking hunk of hotness, my favourite has to be Wallace Kirk *sighs* he just made my heart go Ohhhhh! and my panties melt. He can bite me any day.
Bonnie Bliss has a wonderful descriptive writing style. I felt like I could hear, and feel, the bones move as Bryn or Wallace shifted into their wolf forms. My palms were sweating and my heart was in my mouth throughout the chilling scenes played out by those evil characters. I'm trying so hard not to mention names and give away the villains or the plot but trust me, you'll know them when you meet them!
Lily: The Blackwood Wolves Saga #1 is the perfect start to what is promising to be a wonderful and exciting nail-biter of a series and I, for one, can not wait for the next book!!
Bonnie Bliss is the brain child of two authors. Bonnie is a husband and wife duo who have come together to weave stories of passion, action, betrayal, and ultimate surrender. They have discovered that mixing genres is their thing. Their tastes go dark, and they love to twist up sweet stories and make them a bit more tense and sexy. Bonnie writes in multiple genres with plans to dabble into more areas of fiction.
One is a Southern California native, the other was born and raised in Yorkshire, England. The husband spends his time giving the wife alpha males with bite. He is a man that needs to see his world in print. He has a panty melting accent, loves listening to music, watching Game of Thrones, and obsessing over Heisenberg. The wife spends her time writing strong women that evolve into their power, they don’t just come out guns blazing. She claims the song California Girls, by Katy Perry is totally accurate. She’s done everything from waitressing, customer service phone rep., Corporate Real Estate, and spent a pretty impressive part of her life working for the Disney Corporation—before finding her way into the publishing world with her husband.