Weaving apprentice Jennia Wick and traveling mage Antony Onyx strike a bargain. She needs to escape an arranged marriage, and he needs an assistant to demonstrate his enchanted sex toys.
In the sizzling exhibitions inside Antony's show tent, the toys pleasure them but they never touch one another. After all, Jennia is marrying her childhood sweetheart, if she can find him. A fiancee's betrayal has robbed Antony of all his money and half his magic. Jennia's determined to find her old love; Antony's determined never to love again. No romance, no sex, just business - and a near-uncontrollable desire for one another.
Jennia yearns for his rock-hard body, and her sweet curves drive Antony crazy. More, they're falling in love. But they keep on searching for Jennia's betrothed, and Antony keeps pretending he doesn't care - until he finds the missing sweetheart in the worst way possible. He has to make a choice that could lead to happiness for her - and catastrophe for himself.
This is a quick read but surprisingly well crafted. It has a great story that is well fleshed out. I was easily enthralled from the beginning.
The fantasy elements are interesting, smexy magic toys, oh my!! Plenty of steam here. Mostly solo action with the toys. Loads of voyeurism! Hawt!! Be ready for a cold shower!
The story is a mixed narrative, mostly from the POV of the two leads. It gives plenty of insights into the dynamic of the relationship. It has a nice build to the feelings and made the story really sing. I am not always into fantasy, but this was a great story.
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Audrey Lusk, who is delightful! She has a wonderful pace that keeps the story moving along. I love her energy in this read, it makes the story pop. The steamy parts are very well done. She has a real feel for the naughty romances and all their nuances! Yummy narration throughout!
Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.