Thursday, February 2, 2017

Review – ‘On Wicked Ground’ by Sharon Kay


The lost memories of a thief...

The first twelve years of Alina's life are a black void. An accomplished thief, she uses her cloaking ability to pick pockets as well as stage elaborate heists. Digging deeper into her past sets off a chain of events that puts her, and the family she has just discovered, in the sights of their worst enemy.

...and the scarred heart of a guardian...

In secret, Lash Watcher Caine plots vengeance for the destruction of everything he loved. Branded by loss, he longs to find his one true mate, knowing that only with her will his heart fully heal. When his brief meeting with Alina is interrupted by her elaborate evade-and-escape plan, he knows there is more to her than meets his watchful eyes. But nothing can prepare him for the lethal power of her mind.

...collide at the fault line of destiny.

A brilliant villain with a vicious and loyal army behind her can only be stopped by one force: the combined power of four women who command the elements. Alina, with her newly-discovered affinity to the earth, becomes the linchpin to halting the desecration of their world. Thrown into a battle plan and a new family, she finds joy in in the quiet strength of Caine's arms. But when the secrets to her past are revealed, she learns a terrible price has been paid in advance. The very magic that allowed her to live to fulfill a prophecy will forever deny her heart's deepest wish.


In the fourth and final full length book in the Solsti series, we finally figure out what happened all those years ago to the youngest Bonham sister. Everyone believed Alina died when she was about two years old but little did they know that Alina wasn’t human and couldn’t be treated with human medicine. She needed magic, and she got it but at a price.
Caine is a Lash demon with a photographic memory and he was on assignment in the last book to catalogue stolen items at a criminal’s house. He meets Alina there and knows there’s something different about her. She’s a thief and a damn good one, but they later get separated. They meet again in this book and he wants answers. It also happens to be the fertile time of year for many demons and other supernatural creatures, so Caine’s sex drive is on high alert.
Alina is one of the strongest and level-headed of the four sisters. She controls the element of the earth, meaning she can open craters in the ground, uplift trees, create dirt storms, build mountains, and do a number of other awesome things. The chemistry between Alina and Caine is volatile and believable. They both fall hard and fast, especially Caine, but she has a life-altering secret she’s scared to tell him.
I loved all the scenes with Alina, her sisters and her grandparents. Even though Alina loves her adopted father, she wanted and needed her sisters too.
The finale (fight scene) has been building for the last four books. I totally enjoyed it but I did have a little trouble keeping track of all the characters involved since there were so many.
I definitely recommend this book and series for anyone who wants to read a good demon romance.
5 Stars

Disclaimer – I won an ebook copy of this book in a contest and volunteered to review it. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.

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