by Lynn Viehl
Darkyn series and involves Rowan Dietrich whose lived a hard life involving abusive parents and a love of man meant for another and Jean-Marc a renowned chief who takes her in when she winds up on his restaurants back door scraped and bruised after she drops her bike and Meriden, a bounty hunter who causes nothing but trouble. Jean-Marc is a man with many secrets and is instantly attracted to Rowan. He wants her and sets out to seduce her. He invites her to live in one of the vacant rooms above the restaurant which happens to be across the hall from Meriden, a grouchy man who whose so rough around the edges she gets friction burns.
As she struggles to fight her attraction to both Jean-Marc and Meriden, the past catches up to her and forces her to come to a dangerous conclusion.
This was an enjoyable read, as all of her other novels, and I can't wait to read her next novel in this series. Rowan was an enjoyable female character who was strong, dealt extremely well with her past issues and handled everything with her tough wit and rough humor. Jean-Marc was suave, intelligent and such a romantic. Meriden was rough, sexual and hot as hell.
Lynn has created an excellent world and her character match ups are extremely enjoyable and riveting to read.
I give this a 5 out of 5 for storyline/romance and a 5 out or 5 for bedroom steaminess.
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