Jan 17, 2013

{Review} of Malakai by Michele Hauf

Malakai by Michele Hauf
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

GENRE: Paranormal Romance
THEME: Werewolf/Fae
AUTHORS BLOG: Michele Haufs' Site

Cursed at birth, should he ever fall in love with a faery he must ransom his heart—literally—Malakai Saint-Pierre has always avoided faeries. The insatiable werewolf is known about town as Casanova, and his next conquest just may prove the most dangerous challenge to his wanting heart.

The vampire sidhe can be deadly to any man who seeks inspiration through her sensual allure. But Rissa must feed her hunger for life energy through an endless stream of lovers. The valiant werewolf, Kai, will soften her heart and she, in turn, will force him to face his greatest fear—to win her love.

I’m always on the look out for more paranormal romance books and I was lucky to be asked by author Michele Hauf to review two of her latest books. Malakai is a short but steamy tale about two people finding a forbidden type of love. Malakai is book 3.7 in the Wicked Game series and even though I haven’t read the previous books I didn’t feel lost.

Malakai follows Kai, a werewolf who was cursed at birth along with his twin sister, that he can never fall in love with a faery of he’ll give up his heart, literally. But one night during a festival he meets a woman his heart can’t resist, little does he know that she too has been cursed. Together they try to resist what their hearts want and the fight the curses that just might break both of them.

Malakai is a strong and very confident man, who can’t resist his urges as a werewolf. He’s usually very cautious when it comes to woman, not wanting to fall for a fae woman. But he’s missing something in his life, a family is something a werewolf needs and a pack is what he wants to grow. I liked how determined he was to resist what his heart wanted, but in the end he didn’t care anymore and just went with what he knew was right.

Rissa, she too had a spark like Malakai, very confident but she had a sadder story that kept her from really connecting to anyone. My main issue with Rissa was that I wanted to know more about her curse; we get the reason but only a glimpse and it made me curious.

Overall I enjoyed this story, there is a bit of action scenes, but mostly it focuses on a forbidden romance I do however wish the story was longer so the romance was developed a bit more. There are characters from the previous books, which I figured out through research, and I enjoyed their interactions with the main characters. I don’t want to give away too much since it is a short story. I’m really interested in Kai’s sister Kamriel and how her journey will be, since she’s been away. If your looking for a fast paces, steamy romance story with fun characters, you’ll enjoy Malakai.

This is an adult novel with mature sexual content. Fans of Alyssa Day’s Warrior of Poseidon series and Gena Showalter Lords of the Underworld series will love Boone Brux’s Shield of Fire.

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  1. Ah - the forbidden love - who doesn't enjoy this type of book? Looks like a great novella. Having Jimmy Thomas on the cover is always a plus - so yummy! Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Very beautiful book cover. Thanks for the giveaway.