Cold Iron by D.L. McDermott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was a really great start to a brand new series! There were Fae, Druids, lying ex-husbands, and lots of seduction scenes in this addictive read. It all combined to make an engaging and exciting story.
Beth is a struggling archaeologist in a bad situation. Her ex-husband used her and continues to use her (and her extraordinary skill) to identify locations of Celtic treasure. Using just her mind and a map, she can “feel” where these things are located. At their latest dig, they both find a little more than they bargained for in the form of Conn, an ancient Fae warrior. Seductive and sensual, he emerges from his long sleep thinking he can just seduce and discard the enchanting woman who has found his resting place. It is through this interaction that Beth discovers that she has a lot more powers than she first thought, giving her the ability to resist and see through the glamour that Conn employs.
Through the book we see the slow progress of Conn from evil Fae warrior to a more humanized version (who is still extraordinarily protective and hot). The struggle between Beth and her ex-husband and the quest to reclaim an ancient Fae relic were two engaging storylines that wove through this tale. The characters we meet along the way were interesting enough that I want to hear more about them in future installments – will we get to see more Fae/human pairings? Will there be an end to the turmoil in the Fae clans in and around Boston? Will there be more Druids discovered? I’m filled with questions that only more books can answer! This book really hooked me on this series and I am eager for more installments, so when is the next book coming out?
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