Rory Ni Coileain
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Ravenous Romance
Release Date
February 2014
Book 4 of Soulshares
Fantasy Romance, LGBTQ, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal with Romantic Elements

Rian Sheridan is a foundling, a Northern Irish Catholic corner boy whose world was destroyed in fire, and reborn the same way, beside an Orangemen's bonfire last July the Twelfth. A consuming, dimly-remembered pain in his past calls to him, taunting him, daring him to find it and lose himself to it in the S&M underground of Belfast.

Cuinn an Dearmad is the last surviving Fae Loremaster, and he's just seen the beginning of the death of the Realm, the haven of the Fae race. The only hope of stopping it starts with him finding the Prince Royal of Fire he stole from the cradle, and lost in the human world, many years ago. He has a few guesses about where that hope ends, and he doesn't like any of them.

Rian and Cuinn are an impossible pairing, two SoulShared Fae. Any two Fae will strike sparks, but these two Fae are a conflagration. Unable to stand one another, yet drawn into an escalating series of sexual collisions, their passion will either save a world or destroy it.

Book Review by Susan Mac Nicol (author)
Jul 09, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
236 people found the following review helpful
This is the 4th book in Rory Ni Coileain's Soulshares series. I've read each book of this series--Hard as Stone, Gale Force, Deep Plunge and now Firestorm. Each book introduces characters that appeared in the last book and you just know that when you start reading about them, that the next story featuring two complicated men is going to be a winner.

This series is like that. Each book is different from the last, the characters completely different and their lives intertwined in such a way that you just cannot help wanting to really be with them all--Tiernan and Kevin, Connall and Josh, Lochlann and Garrett (my favourite character because he's a pole dancer) and now Cuinn and Rian. Eight sexy, flawed, yet powerful men who between them keep the world from darkness and protect the innocent souls of Earth. I am not ashamed to say if I could sell my soul for the pleasure of crawling into the books and just watch this lot getting down and dirty with it and saving the world, then I'd do it. Especially if I could see Garrett work that pole.

Anyway, on with the review. When Cuinn an Dearmad is asked to kidnap the Royal baby, Rian Aodan, and send him through the Pattern in order to keep him safe, despite his misgivings, he does so. Cuinn feels strangely drawn to this little boy, yet has no idea why. Many years later, when Rian is a grown man and Cuinn is sent back once again to take him into his custody, neither man can have any inkling of what lies ahead. Of course, the circumstances that Cuinn finds Rian in when he first lays eyes on him again are certainly not conducive to anything romantic and in fact are pretty harsh. I'll say no more, you can read it and find out for yourself.

But of course the world works in mysterious ways and soon both Cuinn and Rian find themselves circling each other like two pack dogs fighting for the top job. It's intense, violent and as sexy as all hell. What Rian needs, Cuinn isn't sure he can provide. What Cuinn provides, Rian knows he needs but fights it with every cell in his being. It's not only a supernatural battle against the Marfach that these two are invested in, but a battle within and against themselves--light meeting dark, kindness meeting cruelty, violence meeting tenderness, and both of them finding their limits in dealing with each other. Rian has a truly amazing Fae talent, as evidenced by the name of the book. It's truly HAWT…

Once again it is a fantastic tale of power, Fae politics and shenanigans, beliefs and plots, intricate plots with twists and turns galore. The world building of the place that Cuinn and Rian find themselves both in the real world and the fantasy beneath it, is developed in such a way that you fall under its spell. The interaction between all eight of these men is once again something that draws you in and you realize just how they all need one another's strengths and talents to keep the world a better place.

And as for the poxy Marfach, I spit on it. I have no love for this character, even though it is a villain of note and one that has developed so well across the series. But I really want to see its sorry arse get kicked all the way to Kingdom Come now and let the guys get back to living happily together and having hot monkey sex as it prevalent in all of Rory Ni Coileain's books. Growl…..

Once again Rory Ni Coileain has taken this series a little bit further and made us appreciate the world that she has created and the characters that inhabit it. I'd recommend the whole series from start to finish so do yourself a favour and if you haven't already read one of her books, give it a go. I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy meeting all of these men and getting to know them like I have.
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