In From The Cold by Taryn Kincaid

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In From The Cold by Taryn Kincaid
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (58 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Spook Raines is a burnt-out spy who doesn’t know he’s a fire demon with a twin in Sleepy Hollow.

Geneviève Mortimer is a will o’ the wisp who hunts demons to ease the pain of her troubled past.

When Madame Eve brings them together for a torrid 1Night Stand, will they be able to come in from the cold at last?

Spokane Raines – Spook – is in Paris on a mission. Genevieve Mortimer – Genny – is a demon hunter, and a damn good one, despite her outward appearance of a ditzy, free-spirited, carefree lady of leisure. And she’s hunting a tricky demon right now – Spook. Spook however has next to no memory of his time before the agency, and certainly he has no knowledge of the demon-blood coursing through his veins. Genny can sense Spook thinks he’s human, but she knows he’s not. But once they come face to face, the chemistry between them is undeniable and overwhelming. They both realise that with each other they can come in from the cold outside, and get some serious heat built up between them.

This is a fun, seriously sexy story filled with lust and amazing chemistry. I really enjoyed how when they finally came together Genny owned her sexuality and kept pace with Spook through every touch and lick. There are plenty of strong secondary characters from Sleepy Hollow. Readers who have read the previous novels will almost certainly enjoy the catch ups with all of them, but this shouldn’t detract first time readers either. Genny and Spook’s story is front and centre and while it might be clear there are other stories you’ve missed, I found I could happily read this without the others.

There is tons of backstory filled in here. I found the author’s creativity was awesome and was really impressed with the depth of her world. I did, however, find it a little disorientating to read an action packed, paranormal spy story chock-full of slang and ultra modern street-talk. The two don’t seem to mesh well in my mind and while the author does a good job of it, I found the slang terms and modern speech patterns disjointing to read while also reading about Spook kicking ass and finding a computer chip he’d been on a mission to find. Many readers might find this far more comfortable than I – even enjoyable – but I found personally it kept pulling me out of the strongly paranormal storyline.

I feel that readers who have enjoyed previous Sleepy Hollow books will greatly enjoy this – especially the extra background that is divulged. I also think this book should appeal to readers who are fans of Ms. Kincaid’s style and other books. This is a fun, seriously sexy read with plenty of plot, action and a whole host of varied and interesting secondary characters. A great read.

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