Series: 1NightStand #90
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Published by: Decadent Publishing on February 21, 2012
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Dancing isn’t easy. Four nights a week Caileigh disappears into the persona of ‘Autumn’ to make a decent buck. The foster care system didn’t prepare her for what happens after turning twenty-one. Armed with only a high school diploma and forty bucks, she’s thrust on the hard cold streets, where she takes the only job a young girl with no prospects can get. Selling small pieces of herself to strangers isn’t the life she wishes for. Deep down she aches for a better life.
A scant piece of paper gives Orias the name of a seedy business and a photograph to keep vigil over his newest target. To find such beauty among the dredges of society wrecks every ounce of intelligence he possesses. For once, despite his being fallen, Orias thinks to disobey a direct order—never touch the protected. The way she moves on stage entrances him, but the sadness hidden underneath a facade of sexual promise makes him want to battle all her demons. Underneath his dark soul, he craves her light and the warmth of love. Will Fate allow them a life together?
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Sinfully sweet and sexy!
Scarred from a difficult upbringing as an orphan, Caileigh works as a dancer in order to pay the bills. She might not like the job but it’s her only ticket to a better life. Looking for love in a dance club is out of the question so Caileigh enlists the help of Madame Eve, matchmaker extraordinaire. Caileigh is intrigued by the gorgeous stranger who she sees night after night at the club, the one who treats the women with respect, unlike most of the customers.
When her usual customer seeks the attention of another dancer, Caileigh is approached by the sexy mystery man, Orias, and happily joins him. She’ll soon learn nothing is as it seems in her world and will have to put her trust in this stranger to keep her safe from the evil hunting her. As a fallen angel, Orias has been on a mission to protect the innocent and never let emotions get in the way. He sees Caileigh as just another assignment until he meets her. Drawn by her innocence and beauty, Orias soon finds himself breaking his orders for a chance at love.
TELL ME NO LIES is a short but romantic novella with an unexpected paranormal twist. Caileigh is a strong leading lady who has been through hell but has managed to keep her innocence, body and soul untouched. I connected with her and the strength she exudes. Orias is a heavenly hero and tortured soul I couldn’t get enough of, I wanted to learn more about him and his past but due to the book’s length, I was left wanting.
The pairing of these two characters is perfect, both have had their struggles and are longing for love which they find unexpectedly in each other, I have to hand it to Madame Eve, she sure knows how to create a love match! The paranormal elements of demons and fallen angels added a dark and mysterious feel to the story which I found intriguing. I was drawn into the world Mahalia created and would love if she wrote a full length novel with more of Orias and Caileigh in the future. With a winning blend of romance and eroticism, TELL ME NO LIES is a sure read for those who like a little extra passion in their reading!