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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Hidden Talents by Emma Holly
Published by Emma Holly on 2011-06-26
Genres: Erotica, Fantasy, Paranormal
Reviewed by Jo
Werewolf cop Adam Santini has sworn to protect all the supes in Resurrection—including unsuspecting human Talents who wander in from Outside. Telekinetic Ari is hot on the trail of a mysterious crime boss who wants to exploit her gift for his own evil ends, a mission that puts her on a collision course with the hottest cop in the RPD. Adam wants the crime boss too, but mostly he wants Ari. She seems to be the mate he’s been yearning for all his life, though getting a former street kid into bed with the Law could be his toughest case to date.“Hidden Talents is the perfect package of supes, romance, mystery and HEA!” —paperbackdolls.com
Ari is a woman on a mission and that mission is to make sure her ex-boss can no longer hurt her friends. Ari is a telekinetic who ended up working for Henry Blackwater, aka Eunuch, in order to get herself and her friends off the streets. Not needing to do the type of work Henry wanted anymore, Ari quit and refused to go back to work for Henry. His response was to hurt those she loves and Ari is not having it.
Adam Santini is a lieutenant over his team of detectives. Sounds ordinary until you consider that Adam and his team are all Werewolves and they live and work in a town called Resurrection. Resurrection is a New York town that was created by Fae and one that only certain people can even find. Powers are stronger in Resurrection so there are strict rules on the use of power. While unusual, it’s not unheard of for visitors to trip into Resurrection without realizing just how different it is.
Ari went to Resurrection on purpose to find Henry, but she had no idea that it was any different from any other town on New York. When she met Adam and his team while committing a crime, Ari comes to realize not only how special the town is, but also how special Adam is. The passion rises fast and hot between Adam and Ari. Since they both want to find Henry, Adam is convinced to pair up with Ari for the ultimate sting. Danger and death come much too close as the sting comes to an end. When it’s all over, can Adam convince Ari to risk believing in their love or will he lose her to the ‘normal’ world?
Crime brings two very unlikely people together in a red-hot passion that will never burn out. Ari and Adam come together in Hidden Talents in such a way nothing will defeat their passion. I knew right away that Ari would risk it all to protect the ones she loved – even when it’s a new love with Adam. Adam is an alpha so protection is more than instinctive to him. I loved watching as Ari and Adam not only discovered their love, but also fought through the doubts that tried to come between them. The suspense and danger were a perfect counter to the eroticism of their passion and when you toss in the ribbons of humor that was throughout, I fell in love with not only Air and Adam’s story but also with Resurrection itself. Hidden Talents is red-hot passion, deadly danger and humor all swirled together in a way that made it hard to put it down. To say its Joyfully Recommended only tells you just a bit of all I loved about this story. I just can’t tell you everything I loved because you just have to read it for yourself. I really hope that we are gifted with another look into the special world of Resurrection before long.