Monday, February 10, 2014

[Review]: A Kiss of Venom by Hailey Edwards

Title: A Kiss of Venom
Author: Hailey Edwards
Series: Araneae Nation
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2014

I received this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  All’s fair in love and murder…

Betrayed by her lover and exiled from her clan home, Nicolette has carved herself a new identity from the heart of her old life. Hardened by grief and desperate to survive, she hones a new skill set…and the daggers that go along with it.

Armand is heir to the wealthiest clan in the Araneae Nation. His entire life is as mapped as his heritage. Tradition dictates his every decision, and the one choice he ever made for himself cost him the woman he loved.

When Nicolette is offered a contract she can’t refuse, she returns to Erania with deadly intentions. Her secrets are safe behind the fa├žade she created. Or they would be if Armand would stop chipping at the cracks in her veneer.

One kiss ignites an old flame, and suddenly their history is in danger of repeating. Armand falls for Nicolette’s charade, but she can’t let a second chance at happiness distract her from her mission. Someone in the Araneidae nest is marked for death, and Nicolette aims to deliver.

Warning: This story contains one heroine bent on revenge and one hero determined to atone for his sins. Also included are venom kisses, poison hangovers, pointy objects and questionable taste in condiments. Expect fireworks, near-death experiences and one surprise ten years in the making.

Thoughts: Armand & Nicolette's story was an excellent read. Their past history had me absolutely intrigued. With each page I was eager to find out more about them. His out right flirting and her unwanted jealous was just fun. A Kiss of Venom was exactly what I needed. I was in a bit of a reading slump and it certainly refreshed me. With the Araneae Nation Ms. Edwards has created vast and dangerous world. But it also shines with love and hope.  This was a sweet story, I definitely recommend this one.

While this was a fun and fast read, I don't consider it a stand alone. I would suggest reading the previous books.

Score: 4 Stars

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A Kiss of Venom
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Araneae Nation:
A Hint of Frost
A Feast of Souls
A Cast of Shadows
A Time of Dying
A Breath of Winter
A Kiss of Venom

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