Series: Reliquary #1
Published by Amazon Digital Services on June 14th, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, romance
Source: Free for Review
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Mattie CarverÂ’s engagement party should have marked the start of her own personal fairy tale. But when her fiancÃ©, Ben, is violently abducted the next morning, her desperate quest to find him rips her away from small-town life and reveals a shattering truth: magic is realÂ—and Ben is hooked. ItÂ’s not the stuff of storybooks. ItÂ’s wildly addictive, capable of producing everything from hellish anguish to sensual ecstasy almost beyond human endurance.
Determined to find out who took Ben and why, Mattie immerses herself in a shadowy underworld and comes face-to-face with the darkly alluring Asa Ward, a rogue magic dealer, infamous hustlerÂ…and her missing fiancÃ©Â’s estranged brother. Asa has the power to sense magic, and he realizes Mattie is a reliquary, someone with the rare ability to carry magic within her own body, undetected. Asa agrees to help find Ben on one condition: Mattie must use her uncommon talent to assist his smuggling operations. Now, from magic-laced Vegas casinos to the netherworld clubs of Bangkok, Mattie is on a rescue mission. With Asa by her side, sheÂ’ll face not only the supernatural forces arrayed against her but the all-too-human temptation that she fears she canÂ’t resist.
I knew next to nothing about this book when I signed up for the tour. I read that it was adult and there was sex and figured that might turn a few people off. I’m nothing if I don’t want to cheer for the underdog. Often I try to sign up for the less popular tours and I’ve found some of my favorite books that way.
Reliquary is a perfect example of that. I knew that I was going to love this book after the first chapter. This book caught my attention and never let me go once. Every time I had to put it down I thought about it. I was entranced by the magic system and completely captivated by the characters. I typed up all the reasons why I think what I think about Mattie and Ben and Asa and I realized **MAJOR SPOILERS** so just take it from me, the characters are awesome.
This book is DIRTY! Which I really loved, of course. It’s gritty and dangerous and sexy. Now for the surprise. There is zero sex in this book. ZERO. The ability to write a hot romance with no sex is a talent. I’m sure the next books will have some but Reliquary didn’t need it.
For me, Reliquary was a revelation. It is the kind of series that I want to read in a mad rush. I want to know everything about it and more right now. It has created a Sarah Fine fan. I went to GoodReads and added everything she has written to my TBR. Luckily she has 4 other series started for me to tackle while I wait the 9 days for Splinter to release.
ABOUT SARAH FINE:
Sarah Fine is a clinical psychologist and the author of the Servants of Fate and Guards of the Shadowlands series. She was born on the West Coast, raised in the Midwest, and is now firmly entrenched on the East Coast.
3 Finished Copies of RELIQUARYÂ (US Only)