Radiant Desire (a Handmaid's Seduction, Book One)
The object of every man's fantasy just lost her wings...Kaia Verde is one of the four Faerie Handmaids of Zafira, Queen of the Fey. To redress an ancient wrong done to Zafira by a human king, the Handmaids make sport of mortal men, seducing and humiliating them. When Kaia sets out to seduce Garrett Jameson, but ends up being the one surrendering to pleasure, Zafira is furious. Kaia's punishment is simple: make Garrett fall in love with her by the summer solstice, then break his heart, or face eternity without her wings-or her soul. To make the task harder, Zafira tells Kaia she cannot use her faerie magic or charm to lure Garrett into her bed....and now she's losing her heart...Kaia thinks her task will be relatively easy-as a faerie, she understands lust, and can love be much different? But once she is living among the humans, Kaia discovers the race she once disparaged is far more complex and beautiful than she imagined. She learns before she can break Garrett's heart, she must find a way to heal it. And eventually, discovers that losing her wings may be a far easier price to pay than losing her heart.
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My thoughts: Radiant Desire effortlessly melds the world of fantasy with reality in this enchanting romantic read! From the first time I saw this beautiful cover, I knew I wanted to read Radiant Desire. This book combines elements of faery magic, lust, romance, and friendship creating a story that is absolutely delightful. Kaia, a handmaiden to the queen of Faeria, makes a terrible error when she allows herself to lose control with the man that the queen sent her to seduce. The furious Queen Zafira’s punishes her by demanding that she return and make that same man, business tycoon Garrett Jameson, fall hopelessly in love with her and then break his heart. This sounds fairly simple until Zafira adds the stipulation that she must accomplish this without using any faerie magic, and failure will mean the loss of her wings forever. Kaia, accustomed to using her faerie magic for everything from seducing men to paying her bills finds herself struggling in the human world where she now has to do such mundane things as get a job and shave under her arms. She has to figure out a way back to Garrett Jameson while at the same time make herself at home in this all too human existence. The question is, once she gets back to Garrett, will she ever want to leave? I truly enjoyed this story. The lovely writing brings to life both the fantastic world of the faeries as vividly as it does every day Miami. The struggles Kaia faced in the human world without her faerie magic were very realistic and I found myself empathizing with her throughout. Kaia was a faerie heroine whose personality sparkled even when put in situations far outside of her element which made it so easy to care about her. The romance between Kaia and Garrett was satisfyingly steamy and yet still sincere. All in all, this was an extremely entertaining read and one that I would highly recommend to those who enjoy adult romance with an element of fantasy or who, like me, love all things faerie!
Review: Radiant Desire (Handmaid's Seduction #1)User Review - Goodreads
Read this review on my blog! --> Radiant Desire by Inara Scott I must say, this was an enjoyable fey romance! I don't think I've read one before so that was cool. I thought Kaia was a really ...