Fate sucks. Even demon hunters deserve a little normal.
Born to fight the monsters that haunt our dreams, Quinn Fischer loves her job… until a prophecy from long ago points to her plucky demon-hunting team as those destined to take down one of the most notorious monsters of all time. After a devastating defeat, she’s blasted from the battlefield and splashes down off the northwest coast of Alaska, without a memory to her name.
Ryan Hunt is a burned-out demon hunter with a violent past. Thanks to a clever captain’s response to a growing threat around the Bering Sea, he finds a way to use his skills on a top-secret Coast Guard crew assigned to protect the waters around Alaska.
When Quinn splashes into the Arctic just off of USCG Cutter Valkyrie’s bow, Ryan knows exactly what she is, and why he shouldn’t trust her. Unfortunately for Quinn, she doesn’t have a clue who she is, but she knows the chemistry with Ryan is off the charts. Who gets amnesia anyway? Such a cliché.
Fate, destiny, coincidence… whatever nonsense brought them together just might tear them apart.
Plot: Thorne’s novel is well-plotted, mixing a fun and sexy romance with exciting supernatural-fueled action. While some of the non-action scenes can get repetitive, the chemistry between the main couple saves the novel from becoming boring. The main couple’s romantic storyline is passionate, yet it does lack a strong conflict between the two, making their connection fun but not necessarily emotionally resonant.
Prose: Descriptive action scenes, realistic and humorous dialogue, and passionate romantic scenes drive this novel’s well-crafted prose. The love scenes are both hot and humorous, but do have an occasional overly elaborate word that threatens to take the reader out of the intense moment.
Originality: While enlivened by a sexy, sassy couple and an exciting supernatural storyline, Six entertains but falls shy of fully engaging readers’ emotions with a strong main conflict.
Character/Execution: The hero and heroine are fleshed-out characters who have a sexy relationship filled with fun banter--which grows and deepens rather quickly. Their emotional connection--teased in scenes to be a strong and powerful force--tends to be “told” more than “shown.” A host of intriguing supporting characters with varied personalities are introduced and add a charming familial feel to the storyline.
Date Submitted: May 12, 2020