Emergence by Kim Knox
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (77 pgs)
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Sweet Pea
She just wanted to forget. What she gets is her destiny.
Life as Jaime Dalton knows it is almost over. Come morning, she—the forbidden offspring of a human and a gryphon—will be owned body and soul by the First Dragon, ruler of the mythoi. He will control everything. What she wears, what she eats, when she sleeps. And with whom.
Determined to have a final fling, she seeks out the comfort of a stranger’s arms. Except he turns out to be “stranger” than he first appears.
Kaden Rhodes knows what it’s like to be owned. Before he follows his orders to escort Jaime to the same fate, he can’t resist joining her in one last act of defiance. Before the night is over, though, he finds she has inched her way under his skin.
Their connection is hot, fast, completely irresistible…and they’re playing with fire. Discovery will render them useless to the First Dragon. And those marked useless end up dead.
This story offers an excellent spin on a magnificent mystical being. Jamie Dalton is about to lose her freedom to a Lord she has never met. In her infinite wisdom she decides to have a fling on the eve of her birthday as a big end to her impending doom. What she got was a man that made her body tingle with just one glance, and her heart soar in one day.
Kaden Rhodes does what he's told, but it doesn’t mean he has to like it. After years of watching, he waits for his chance to enchant Jamie in all of her beauty. It was only meant to be a one night thing, but the one night deal turned out to be so much more.
I loved Kaden he was one great Alpha male, even when he wasn’t technically alpha. I loved how he pretty much stayed the same even after he won. The twists in this book had me hanging on to every word and wondering what was next. Jamie was a strong and confident heroine, and I fell in love with her personality.
I was immersed in this world from the first chapter. Kim Knox does an excellent job of describing her mythical world, and it made the transition into the book very enjoyable. Kaden and Jamie are a powerful force and great together. It was a great read and I definitely recommend it if you love gryphons.