A montage of his life flickered before my eyes. I felt every joy, heartbreak, triumph, and defeat. And then there was nothing but terror....
For years, powerful empath Vesper Tallinn has kept herself isolated from the rest of the world. Because of her ability to manipulate emotions, she has the tendency to draw dangerous people to her. She can count the number of people she trusts on one hand, because in her experience, it's altogether safer to be alone. Not only that, but keeping her head down keeps her off the radar of the Remnant Gods, powerful and ancient beings whose behavior is unpredictable at best.
But thanks to Corbin Troy, her police detective best friend, Vesper is pulled into an extremely disturbing murder investigation. Bodies keep turning up, and the emotions Vesper senses are terrifying and dark, oozing with cruelty and malice. Both the culprit and motive remain a mystery, but one thing is clear: the Remnant Gods are somehow involved. But are they the victims? Or the perpetrators?
Vesper finds herself caught in a web of intrigue and magic, leading her on a search through bars and sex clubs, crime scenes and portals, as she tries to track down a killer.... and the mysterious Lord Master, who might hold the clue to the entire case.
Over the course of the investigation, Vesper finds herself drawn to Deimos, the most powerful, enigmatic man in the city. He's clearly more than human and it's obvious he's tangled up in the case. Deimos has no interest in discussing it with Corbin, because in his opinion, this is a matter for the Remnant Gods. Vesper, though, is another matter. Deimos is fascinated by her and seems intent on having her in his life.... and his bed.
All of which begs the question: Is he friend or foe?
And how much is Vesper willing to risk to find out?
Contains mature themes.
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- Anna Kaori
Great Start, looking forward to book 2<br />
A fast paced story with an intriguing take on gods and humans coexisting. The heroine was smart and likeable although she did fall for the male lead a little to quickly imo but the hero was all that he should be so she is forgiven. the narrator was new to me but did a lovely job with all the different voices both male and female.
- Courtney Dunham
Good start to this UF series by Elle Cross
I enjoyed reading this book when it first came out so it had been awhile since I had read it. As I remembered the story was a tad slow in the beginning, made it tough to get sucked into the story. But once it got to when the MC and the main guy started interacting, it was phenomenal! Can’t wait to learn more about Vesper, where she comes from, see what happens with Jack and her and Deimos (so much swooning went on with him hahaha). Also loved her friends, especially her assistant at her job. I definitely connected with her the most I think (because she is very similar to me ❤️. And holy moly I couldn’t listen to this during my lunch break because my face kept getting so hot and read. Those steamy scenes were on fire!
I thought the narrator did a good job, liked the different accents. Only thing that made it tough sometimes was her voice for Deimos was quieter, so I had to turn my volume up real loud and then bring it back down with Vesper and the other voices in that scene. Everything else was great.
I am gearing up to read Book 2 that just came out and am excited to know what happens (especially what Vesper’s powers will be, how Deimos and her deal with her feelings for Jack, if any other guys show up in this harem!). Excited for Grit 2 to also be on audio later this year (I hope 😍😘).