Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Erica Sterling is the Greek Muse of Lyrics and Erotic Poetry and has the gift to inspire passion. If you read book two which hopefully you have then you know that Reed and Erica met and we were left with the feeling that they would meet again and now they have. Reed McIntosh is a Federal firefighter and has a birthmark just like his best friend Hunter who along with his Muse Callie we met in book two. Hunter knew what the birthmark meant but did not mention anything to Reed since nothing would happen until Reed met his muse.
When Reed bumps into Erica again at a club his birthmark suddenly turns red and painful and of course we know that he is her Guardian. Erica would be the third Muse to find her Guardian but since she and Reed have both sworn off relationships would their association only be one of protection and not love like the others? There is no doubt that there is a strong attraction between the two but Reed still hasn’t gotten over what his ex-wife did to him and Erica is still dealing with her ex-boyfriend Jack’s obsession for her causing her to get a restraining order against him. She is afraid that anyone she has a relationship with will turn out just like Jack. When she broke off with Jack he gave her a going away present a scar on her shoulder from his car’s cigarette lighter.
Unfortunately Jack doesn’t seem to be out of the picture since Erica and Reed left the club together fires are breaking out and they point to Jack as the guilty party. Reed accepts the fact that he is Erica’s Muse and that his new gift is that of telekinesis. His ability comes out whenever Erica is in danger. Of course Jack is not the only danger to Erica and the other Muses there is still the Order of the Titans whose mission it is to stop the Muses from rebuilding their theater and freeing the Titans from their prison.
Ted Belkin Sr. is dead and now there is a new CEO taking his place Mikolas Leandros who disagrees with Ted’s determination to kill the Muses. He knows that trying to destroy them and the theater would only put a target on the Order from the police. Junior unfortunately has his own opinion and that is the same as his father’s was, kill the Muses and destroy the theater.
This is the third book in the series and although each book is about a Muse and her Guardian they all have a connection and should be read in order. Every book is a love story that is filled with suspense, sex, violence and hope for a better future. The characters are amazing and I loved each book. I can’t wait to find out which Muse will be next in her quest to find her Guardian.