The Chosen, Book 3
by Ann Mayburn
Paranormal BDSM romance
Release date: April 29, 2014
Arrogant, powerful and dangerous, Devon King is one of the world’s greatest warriors. Yet even he is helpless against the evil that is stalking the children of Washington DC. When the gods assign him to protect Shan Harrison, he can’t believe that the beautiful and spirited Goth girl is the key to defeating the nightmares that haunt the city. Shan has the potential to become one of the strongest dreamers in history, if she can survive long enough to come into her full powers. Devon is used to getting what he wants and he wants Shan. Her submissive nature, hidden beneath her tough exterior, calls to the dominant side of his nature like a siren’s song.
Ashamed of her cravings, Shan fights her attraction to Devon and tries to convince herself that what they have is only physical. The servants of evil use her insecurity and self-doubt to try to tear Shan and Devon apart. If Shan doesn’t learn to accept her desires and Devon’s love, darkness will triumph and everyone she holds dear will be destroyed by terrifying nightmares come to life.
I loved this story and even though it says it is book 3 (I am sorry to say, I haven't read the previous books, YET) it can be read as a standalone. Shan is a feisty goth girl who finds herself being attacked by demons with no clue as to why. While trying to stay alive, she is also trying to accept herself as a submissive, she finds herself attracted to the last man she wants to be attracted to, Devon King. Devon is a very dominant warrior assigned to protect Shan long enough for her to come into her full powers. Sparks fly from the moment these two meet and they burn up the pages! Shan and Devon are a fascinating couple and I found myself enjoying their spirited interactions throughout this well written and entertaining book. This story has a beautiful blend of fantasy, romance, suspense and a dash of kink, I mean this is by the wonderful Ann Mayburn, so yeah, a dash or ten! ~Booklover Sue (an ARC given for an honest review)