"Erotically Passionate Romance"
This is the second story to the Little Goddess Series.
Wounded can be read on its own, but you won't want to miss
how it all started with Vulnerable.
Cory leaves Green's Hill, to go back to school. She is
wallowing in her grief for her beloved Adrian, which leaves
her wide open to be wounded. A were creature befriends
her then steals her 'firsts'. Meaning all of her first
memories surrounding her love for Adrian, her first kiss,
her first time she made love, all of it. She wants them
Green loves Cory and would be her one and only, but he is a
sidhe that heals through the power of touch and sex; he
can't be there for her at all times. Cory's power is
fueled by emotion and it's imperative that Cory find
another true love to step in when Green cannot be there for
her. It's the only way to keep her healthy. Green lets
her go, thinking she needs to be away from him to come to
terms with Adrian's death and to find another lover, but
Green soon realizes he made a mistake in sending her away
from the hill.
Braken is a sidhe who can call blood at will. He and Cory
butt heads more times than not, but the attraction is
obvious. He knows they are destined to become lovers, but
he never expected it to be forced upon them because of
Nicky is an Avian were-creature. When they mate, it is for
a lifetime. Rejection from this mate could mean his
death. When Nicky realizes he's chosen the wrong leader to
follow, he will do anything to make things right again, but
he never thought it would cause him to be bounded to two
people who are not in love with him.
When Cory is attacked, Green and others from the hill come
to her aid. They set out to recover her lost memories, but
stumble upon more than they bargained for. Together they
uncover the plot that sent Adrian's murderer to Green's
Hill and they come face to face with the being who feeds
off other's first memories for power. Green's past comes
back to haunt him and he fears it may change the way his
people perceive him.
Ms. Lane's has created memorable characters that you will
fall in love with. You will feel their heart wrenching
grief, their genuine selflessness, and their undying
devotion. You will learn more about the characters you
came to cherish in Vulnerable, and you will find her new
characters irresistible. At times, the sex is erotic,
graphic and goes beyond gender, but it is beautifully told
and is essential to the story. The emotional depth makes
this tale realistic. You'll feel welcomed into Green's
world upon the hill.
Reviewed by: Karen
Michelle Nutt, author
Reviewed by Karen Michelle Nutt
Posted September 1, 2007