Author: Nathalie Gray
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Website of Publisher: http://www.ellorascave.com
Publication Date: April 2009
Reviewer: WitchGiggles Alternative-Read.com
Brioni is one of those who believes that everybody has a little good in them somewhere;even the strange lycan who has the ability to kill without remorse. Yet when she hears the haunting music he produces, she comes to realize the depth of the man’s loneliness and despair. Now he’s got a friend for life whether he wants one or not.
Haruto has never given any thought to the consequences his actions bring upon others, until one young woman decides he needs a friend. After recognizing her, there is nothing he won’t do for the little “Goth Fairy” who sees only the goodness of his soul and takes “all” of him as he is. The enemies know she is the one person he’s even willing to give his life to protect.
This one is a lesson in the effect environment has upon the psyche of a man and how the simple act of friendship can undo years of mental conditioning. The graphic descriptions can make you shudder, but the realistic portrayal of these characters, as well as the logical precepts makes one wonder just how any of us would survive. Yet it’s the ability of one person to truly make a difference that is portrayedthe strongest, making this a “David and Goliath” tale of love, honor, betrayal and man’s inhumanity to himself in order to rise up and take over by truly despicable means. The sex within wasn’t just sex, but the physical expression of love.