Series: Dark Horse 06
Author: Jayden Knight
Length: Novella (162pgs)
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing (2nd June 2012)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: When Dark Horse Agent Nick “Gust” Vermont is sent on assignment, he comes face-to-face with his destiny—Seattle Homicide Captain Chris Taylor. Despite the undeniable chemistry sparking between them, Nick and Chris aren’t allowed to act on their attraction due to their positions. In a playful comparing of battle scars, Chris and Nick take it a step too far and end up wrapped in each other’s arms.
The case takes a turn for the worse when the victims are identified as previous clients of Dark Horse and now the agents are all under suspicion. Chris must put his job first and set aside his feelings for Nick. The agents are all suspects, including the man he’s fallen in love with.
When the killer is revealed, it sends a shockwave through the elemental world and may be the one thing that keeps Nick and Chris apart—permanently.
Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/lust-in-the-wind
Review: Nick ‘Gust’ is sent on assignment and meets Chris. It’s instant attraction on both sides, but they have a job to do and the job leads to bizarre sightings; somebody has being messing with the elements. As Chris and Nick work together they become close, but Nick’s boss and workmates are against it. Now, Chris and Nick have to decide if they are meant to be together and how far will they fight for their love.
Okay, so I have to admit that this is my first Dark Horse *ducks head* (I know… but there are so many books out there) and even though I haven’t a clue what happened in previous books, I got into this one quite quickly and didn’t feel like I had missed anything, even when previous escapades were mentioned. Nick and Chris have an instant attraction, but because Nick is a Caller (has an elemental power) and Chris a Weeple (a normal human), Nick’s boss and co-workers (also like family to him) try to stop him from seeing Chris. Chris knows it could be difficult for them, but thinks it’s worth it.
Nick and Chris make a good couple and Nick knows straight away that Chris is the man for him and Chris falls for Nick easily. Unfortunately, Nick’s family is unhappy about it. While arguing with the other Callers, they still have to work together to solve the mystery of two murders that look like they have been done by Callers and as they dig deeper and strange things are sighted the answers just might rock the elemental world.
I wasn’t sure how I felt about the other Callers. I am sure that if I had read their stories I would have liked them more, but some of their attitudes towards Nick and Chris in this book made me dislike them…especially Burn. Nick and Chris are made for each other and it is a fight which ends with Nick turning his back on his family as they try to force him to do what they want. The sex between Nick and Chris is explosive and I was really happy that they decided to stick together and ignore the pressure they were under.
So, I will recommend this to those who love elemental magic, conflicting emotions, refusing to give in to pressure, hot sex, solving mysterious murders and a happy ending.