Wicked Waves by Sharon Kay (Solsti Prophecy #2)

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Making daggers out of raindrops is only the tip of the iceberg for Brooke Bonham. As one of four women who can control the elements, her ability to manipulate water packs a deluge of potential. Eager to learn more, she’s frustrated at the precautions she must take to avoid the wrong kind of attention on Earth.

Kai's duties as a Lash demon have kept him busy on Earth for nearly two hundred years. Fighting? He was born to do it. Females? They're drawn to him. And Earth? The perfect place for him to avoid supernatural bounty hunters.

Though the two of them mix like oil and water, Kai senses that beneath Brooke’s frosty exterior hides a vortex of simmering passion. He’s determined to thaw his ice princess.

Forced to work together in the immortal realm, they track a rogue Lash demon at the helm of a widespread kidnapping operation. All too soon, Kai’s dark past catches up to them. Time runs out as a second enemy, bent on revenge, vows to stop at nothing short of Brooke’s enslavement and Kai’s death. As they and their foes stalk each other in a demonic game of cat-and-mouse, will her evolving skills and their fledgling bond be enough to save them?


 
 
Kai shot to his feet and was at Brooke’s bedroom door in a heartbeat, though he knew they were alone in the condo. Gazing in at the twisted sheets, he guessed she was having another dream.
“No!” she yelled in her sleep. Not a dream, but a nightmare. He moved to the side of her bed and caught her hand as she flung it in a wild, uncoordinated motion.
“Shh, Brooke,” he said gently. At least, he hoped his voice was gentle. He could pleasure a woman until she forgot her own name, but comforting one was unfamiliar territory. He held her hand, watching the rapid pulse in her neck and her erratic breathing. “Shh,” he said again, tracing small circles on her wrist.
She let out a loud breath and tugged on his hand.
“It’s just a dream,” he said, patting her head awkwardly. As he leaned forward, she pulled hard on his hand again, tucking it next to hers against her stomach, and she rolled to her side.
Now what?
He didn’t want to loom over her bed all night, but he didn’t have the heart to remove his hand. So he did the only thing he could think of, and eased onto the bed next to her. He propped himself on one elbow, his other hand entwined with hers. She sighed and snuggled her sweetly rounded bottom against him.
He stifled a groan at the contact. Her curvy, sexy ass was the first part of her he had noticed. Not that he could help it, since she turned away from him at the exact moment he walked into the room. One time he overheard her complain to her sister that it was “too big.”  That little comment gave him a monster hard-on, imagining what it would feel like to bend her over and drive into her from behind.
And now, with her soft body pressed near him, the weight of her breasts against his arm, her lilac scent wrapped around him like a drug. His cock throbbed with need, and he frowned down at her. Cuddling wasn’t what he had in mind when he imagined getting her into bed.
He studied the porcelain skin of her face, his acute night vision registering the fading flush on her cheeks. Her heart slowed and her breathing grew even, and she let out a contented, “Mmm.”
If her dream was over, maybe he could slip away soon. Ah, hell. Her sweet smell and soft curves beckoned to him. He didn’t want to leave her side. He rested his head on his arm and breathed in the fragrance of her hair, deciding to settle in for a while.
 


4.5 stars!
 
It always makes me happy to see an author find their stride as a writer. Even though I liked book one in this series... book two was definitely a step up. The story was engaging, it flowed well and I really loved the character and story development. Had a hard time putting the book down actually.
Kai and Brooke have great chemistry. The build up to them eventually becoming mates was fun, engaging and quite steamy. I did feel like the second half of the book was a little too much steam and yes, I did skim through some of them. But, only because I was very engaged in the overall story which always seems to interest me more in general.
This series revolves mostly around the Solsti sisters who each have a gift that centers around the elements. This book focuses on Brooke and her power to manipulate water. It was nice to see her character grow and her power getting stronger.
Kai has a very interesting back story and I really liked his character overall. Can't blame Brooke for giving in to his desire for her... especially after learning about his past.
I love the world of Torth where most of the Demons and supernatural creatures reside. They travel back and forth to earth through portals. The demons that reside on earth are there to protect and guard from creatures who are there to cause trouble or harm. And now, with the discovery of the Solsti sisters and their growing power, they are also in charge of protecting them.
There is a lot going on in this series and I am definitely going to pick up the next installment which I believe is titled... Wicked Heat. Can't wait to see what kind of heat the author whips up for us in the next book! I am curious too about the missing sister that will ultimately complete the circle of the Solsti.
I really recommend reading book one and two before deciding if this is a series you will want to continue. Book two is better... and, I have a feeling this series will get better and better with each installment. Well, I hope it does.. :)

I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for a review...

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