Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Darkest Day (Immortal Heat #1) by Britt Bury


Izel Campbell was raised to believe she is an immortal Fionn with the magical skills of persuasion. But when she travels to Scotland to visit her ancestral home, Izel discovers that she is actually the world's last living human. Forced to run for her life, Izel crosses paths with Kelvin Kerr, the Campbells' greatest foe-and the most magnificent warrior she has ever seen.

A thousand-year-old battle chief of the Kerr clan, Kelvin lives only to avenge his father, who died at the hands of the bloody Campbells. Honor demands he kill the Campbell heir, but when he learns that the lovely Izel is both Campbell "and" human, Kelvin is torn between duty and desire . . .


3.5/5 stars
3.5 stars

This book really confused me because I have no idea what the characters are. There is a glossary in the back, but it really doesn't explain the terms. For example for the terms Fionn and Pookah it only list the three caste for each not what an actual Fionn (magic user?) or Pookah (shifter that doesn't shift?) are suppose to be. There were other creatures such as the Dryads, alps and Strigois that aren't really explained either. Maybe it will explain in the next book.

The book is about two clans of immortal warriors that have been at war with each other for over a thousand years. Kelvin Kerr has sworn to kill the Campbell heir and sets out to do that very thing which is how he meets Izel. He quickly learns that though she is his enemy she is apparently also his mate. Instead of killing her he needs to get her to his family's stronghold to protect her and to figure out a few things, like where her grandfather is so he can finish his revenge.

Izel Campbell comes to Scotland after being summoned by here grandfather only to find herself facing a gorgeous man wanting her dead and changing in ways she never saw coming. While trekking across Scotland with said gorgeous man looking for her grandfather and other answers she finds herself falling in love for the first time.

The story was interesting enough to keep me reading even though I had trouble getting into it at first. But after getting use to the terms I found myself reading a little faster so I could figure out what was going to happen when they finally made it to the castle. The relationship between the two was filled with sexual tension and I loved every minute of it. I will definitely be watching for the next book in the series because this one had a lot of loose ends that I look forward to reading about.

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