Book 1: Liquid Lies
Book 2: A Taste of Ice
A TASTE OF ICE
The Elementals Book 2
December 31, 2012
Rating: 5 Cups
Cat Heddig is a talented artist with an affinity for water that goes far beyond the usual creative inspiration. After years painting in the Florida Keys, she has come to a tiny tourist town in Colorado for her first big show. Her patron, Michael, is convinced the Hollywood film festival will bring Cat the exposure she needs to become a successful artist.
Nobody hates the film festival season more than Xavier Jones. He spends his life looking for anonymity while working as a chef in a high end restaurant. Extra people in town means more exposure; more chances for people to discover that Xavier is really a Secondary, a man with extraordinary magical abilities who was once enslaved for his abilities.
Cat cannot understand why she is so drawn to the hulking man with the gorgeous silver eyes. Something about him calls to her, as if she has known him before. As they become intimate she discovers Xavier is suffering from a painful past that has crippled his ability to form relationships. As the two of them are drawn together, they are sucked into a dark intrigue that threatens to destroy not just their fledging passion, but the entire Secondary world.
This is a book that makes you skim ahead because you are dying to find out what happens, only to turn back and savor the journey again and again. The characters are deep, with multifaceted loyalties, pasts, and personalities that drag a reader into the story. I highly suggest picking up Liquid Lies to better understand the complex paranormal world Ms. Martine has created. However, no matter the order you read them, these books totally rock and I cannot wait for the next one!
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More