by Autumn Dawn
“If you love him at all, learn to have some faith in him. Watch him with his friends and the ones he cares for. Speak to them about him, watch how he responds in anger . You say you hurt him this afternoon? Watch what he does now. A petty man would run to another woman and secure her affection to salve his pride. Will he?” – 38%
Title: Scent of Danger/Something Wild Author: Autumn Dawn Publisher: Autumn Dawn Book: #3 of Darklands Genre: Adult/Paranormal Romance Found: kindle Rating: 4 Voodoos
Ever fall in love with the wrong man?
With a body to make a young girl sigh and a voice like black velvet, Mathin is definitely the wrong man. He’s not safe, he’s not stable…he’s not even human.
Andrea doesn’t know what she’s getting into when she agrees to visit her granny. Swept away to another world by a man almost too hot to handle, she can’t decide if it’s a dream come true or someone’s idea of a sick joke.
Romanced by the light of the triple moons, entranced by Mathin’s fiery kisses, will Andrea give up her home on Earth in exchange for something wild?
So this book has kidnap-y themes too. And while I can understand that it was to keep her safe, she didn’t however and a little more explanation would have gone down well. Also, she seemed to fall for him pretty quickly. He had the pull of her Charmer smell to draw him in, but he seemed to have a similar affect on her but nothing was mentioned about the why of that, which would have been interesting.
Their lack of communication was resolved quickly despite it being a plot point. However it seemed to lack much fire and was clearly there just to be something to resolve. Not that it needed to be, there were plenty of other, better placed obstacles. I did like Mathin, he was a nice character for all he comes from a weird world. Though they honour their women and protect them from harm, they still restrict them and a restriction is a restriction. If you protect your women from harm and don’t allow them to learn to protect themselves, not only do you always require men to guard them you leave them vulnerable once all the men have been killed. It’s obvious logic and one that men seem to always miss, you’re not protecting your woman if she can’t keep herself safe [until you get there]. Andrea had a lot of drive to escape then it just went up in smoke. Sure she’d been kidnapped, but she was in a lot of danger and maybe it was explained to her when she wasn’t in the book and that’s why she calmed faster? Who knows. But they were good together and I liked how they interacted as well as the look into the deeper mysteries of their world.
I also liked that the essentials were covered in this book – hygiene and the like, especially feminine hygiene. It was nice to see their version of a menstrual cup mentioned too! I don’t think I’ve ever seen it mentioned in a book before and it’s beyond time for it to start cropping up.
A lot was unresolved in this story however, how did her gran get there?! And I was looking forward to reading about Raziel and his part of the world, but it seems he’s not getting his own book. I was also sad to see the person Mathin first showed an interest in was not his match, mainly because it was a good way to get the story into her part of their world, but it also seems as though she wont be getting her own book either.