Storm & Seduction by Anna Hackett
Series: Warriors of the Wind #2
Published: July 31, 2017 by Anna Hackett (reissue)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Shipping magnate Dante Venti is also the Warrior of the South Wind. With the terrifying Tempest Winds loose, it is his duty to scour the streets of Rome on the hunt for one of the dangerous winds, who is infecting the city with the vice of pride. Dante feels pride dragging him down, and now that the Aurae are all dead, be must fight on alone…until he finds himself attacked by a deadly assassin who tries to slit his throat.
Samia Hassan is the brotherhood’s best assassin, or at least she was. Now she’s on a mission to prove herself and end her lethal target. But Dante Venti is not what she expected, and as she finds herself drawn to him, she senses something is not right with her mission. Dante is not the evil being she was told he was, and instead she sees a sexy, handsome man fighting to protect the world. As Dante and Samia circle each other, a storm is growing…and Samia may be the only thing that can help Dante survive it.
Antonio Venti, Warrior of the West Wind, wakes up in chains, the prisoner of the deadly nemesis he hunts. An evil Tempest Wind is spreading the vice of lust across the city of Florence, and he has vowed to break Antonio. With no Aurae mate to soothe the vices, Antonio feels his body heating with desire, and he fights his reaction with every fiber of his being. But all that changes when his cunning prey locks him up naked with his ultimate temptation–the one woman he craves above all else.
Sophia Crane has given up on rich, cheating men. She’s come to Italy to heal her broken heart, focus on her art restoration, and discover the truth about the legends of the Warriors of the Wind. But when she wakes up naked and locked in a room with her sexy boss–a man she’s been avoiding–she knows something is desperately wrong. As Sophia and Antonio fight their scorching desire, she learns the terrible truth about the Tempest Winds and Antonio’s struggle to fight back. Sophia watches him being dragged down by lust, and she realizes that she may either be Antonio’s salvation…or his greatest downfall.
I enjoyed the inclusion of other supernatural entities through the brotherhood. Samia is more than just human and it’s her job to stop beings who are hurting people with their powers. Samia was really tough and strong but also had a vulnerable side that comes out when she expresses her loneliness and her guilt over her last mission.
There’s a lot of insta-love and insta-trust in this one. Some of that can be explained by Dante and Samia being destined for each other but Samia does come to trust Dante really fast.
3 stars – it was good
Antonio was a pretty great hero; we know he’s usually the charmer of the family but the stress of stopping Corus has worn him down. He’s fighting so hard against the unwanted lust that Corus is infecting Florence with. I liked how strong and noble he was throughout the book. Sophia jumps right in with both feet once she realizes what is going on. She’s certainly a very brave, if not overly trusting, woman. She seems to really understand who Antonio is deep down and that he’s a man worth fighting her fears for.
The cover blurb made it seem like Antonio and Sophia would spend more time locked up by Corus and fighting against their desire for each other. However, this ended right away and the story moved onto other things. I was really hoping for some good tension filled scenes, but oh well.
3 stars – it was good
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