Review of Kairos by KJ Coakley

 

Kairos

Book one of the Enmortals Series

Publisher: K. J. Coakley (June 12, 2014)

This book was a gift from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Blurb:

What if the enticing man who has just seized your every sense enlightens you to realms beyond our dimension? Can that spark of love withstand a war to protect mankind? Kairos: An Enmortals Series Novel by K. J. Coakley is the spellbinding novel that reveals that the deepest love need not be confined to the trappings of one world.

The first in a series of adult paranormal romances, Kairos swirls in mankind, magic, and mythology as it chronicles the first blush of yearning between Sulwen Macgregor, a shy and sheltered college senior, and Logan Thatcher, a mesmerizing former playboy with arresting good looks, an offbeat sense of humor, and an ironclad moral code. When the two meet, Sulwen has no inkling that she soon will embark on an odyssey that not only exposes Logan as other than mortal, but uncovers astonishing aspects of her own being as well.

As Logan saves Sulwen from fast-approaching peril, the two must discover if their love is truly without bounds and strong enough to fend off adversaries far more craven than they ever could fathom. With wild imagination, otherworldly passion, and heart-pumping action, Kairos goes where no human being has dared, all in the name of love.

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My Review:

As you all know I love romance so adding a paranormal note to it just gives it more spice.

Sulwen Macgregor has only one more semester of classes left before graduation.  She is looking forward to a summer off, a lighter work schedule and maybe a nice vacation.

Then she meets Logan Thatcher, first at the store where she works, then as a blind date arranged by her roommate, Tonya. Tonya ran into Logan and his friend Thad at the local coffee shop and somehow ended up with dates.

The sexual tension is high between Logan and Sulwen but there are undercurrents of something else from the moment they meet.

Their second date was a bit disturbing to me, because it became a weekend.  They hardly know one another. But that’s also where I found a favorite scene.

The huge exit signs on the interstate and his elated smile were what gave it away. We’re going to Busch Gardens. I haven’t been to a theme park since I was a little girl, and a small, childlike thrill runs through me. I’m going to ride every roller coaster they have. I can see them in the distance as we pull up into the massive parking lot.

Logan pulls the SUV into a marked space. While he’s rolling up the windows and locking up the car, I step out and around for a better view of the park. It’s so big I can’t fathom seeing it all in one day, but I want to try.

Logan steps up beside me and slides his hand in mine. I squeeze and grin up at him. He tugs me, and we walk toward the trolley stop.

At the front entrance, I’m overwhelmed with the smells and sounds and all of the people milling about. This place is amazing. I spin around in a small circle, taking it all in. Logan leans down and kisses my cheek. His lips are warm, and the touch of them is like a burst of sunshine upon me. God, I love his touch. He’s so open with me that I fall into an easy familiarity when I’m with him. It’s like I’ve known him forever, and I can finally be myself without holding back.

I don’t have to try to be what he wants me to be because it’s the real me that he wants. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders, and it’s all because of Logan. I’ve known him for such a short time, but there’s something more between us than I’ve ever had before.

“You said you’ve never traveled, so I found the perfect place to take you a little bit of everywhere.” His smile spreads to his eyes, and he looks so happy in that moment. I tiptoe up to his mouth, kiss him soundly on the lips, and then abruptly pull away.

I’m grinning from ear to ear. This is going to be a spectacular day. I can feel him chuckle when he hugs me. We pull apart, and he grabs my hand and leads me toward England.

Best. Day. Ever.

Nearly twelve hours later, I awake when Logan lifts me from the car. I snuggle into his chest and wrap my arms around his neck. He smells like funnel cake and corn dogs. I smile and relax into him. He’s so strong that he carries me with effortless ease. His heart pounds a lulling beat beneath my cheek and ear, and before I know it, my eyes are heavy again, and I drift back off to sleep.

No question the sex is steamy and downright sizzles.  As soon as these two get close to each other it’s only a matter of time before they are going at it like rabbits.

As the whole truth comes out about why they met and Sulwen understands what her name has to do with his purpose in finding her, the inevitable trip to Scotland becomes reality.

Sulwen trains to fight things she cannot even imagine. When things heat up and Sulwen ends up kidnapped and Logan injured, a whole new aspect of the Barrier arises.

I really wish Sulwen had more of feelings of being different/more earlier in the book.   For me, everything seemed to happen too quickly without enough explanation.  Another thing that bothered me was all the loose ends, and the epilogue adds more questions instead of answering them.

I need to read the second book for answers I hope I get.

I give this book 3 out of 5 purrs.

About the Author:

KJ Coakley

Author K. J. Coakley lives a life where she plays many roles…as most women do when they are a wife, mother, and caretaker of two rowdy dogs. But when she’s not working her nine to five gig, or spending time with her family, she can be found glued to her laptop where she loves to create worlds with sexy alpha males and brazen heroines. She is also an avid fan of heavy metal and rock music, and regularly attends music festivals.
Coakley received an Associate degree in Business Administration from Walters State Community College, and a Bachelor of Business Management degree from East Tennessee State University. Her debut novel Kairos is the inaugural installment of a new paranormal romance series.

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