Book Review: Seducing Hope

How far would you go to protect a secret that causes the dark supernatural world to hunt you?

Who would you hurt to prevent a prophecy from wiping out everyone on the planet?

When Natia Waterford, defender of humankind and self-declared badass, is sent to investigate a series of kidnappings, she’s forced to step into the world of the arrogant Archan Reinheart.

She soon becomes entangled in a fight for both the human race and her own life. The rules are simple: everybody’s a threat, everything you read might be false, and, above all, protect your heart.


Seducing Hope is the debut book by Adaline Winters. This book is absolutely fantastic, I could not put it down. If you are in a book slump, (don’t get my wrong I love me some Academy or Bully Romance) this is the perfect new adventure for you. Adaline builds strong characters with a stunning plot line that will keep you guessing till the end. Filled with magic and mystery.

You meet out fearless heroine, Natia Waterford, hanging upside down – not that she can figure this out – after being kidnapped. Little does she know that this turn of events will change everything and open her eyes to the reality of life, Natia is not human and the things that go bump in the night are real. As with most things she takes this head on and joins teams with her rescuer Duncan, fighting to keep peace and humans safe.

What makes Natia special is her ability to read others auros. This allows her to gain insight to the types of people and creatures she is dealing with. Because of this rare gift she is tested with finding out what the infamous CEO of Reinheart and Hunter, Archan. This sex on a stick may be pretty to look at but with an ego that knows no limits and the ability to make women fall to their knees at the mere sight of him, Natia must keep her guards up to not fall into his trap.

Archan Reinheart is on a quest. He has been searching for the jar and Pan for centuries. He is gaining on them both and will stop at nothing to insure mankind’s survival by destroying them both. He is instantly entrapped by Natia when they meet. No one has ever been able to shield themselves or refuse him, he needs to know more about her. Because both of their tasks align they agree to work together.

Whenever these two are in the same room you can feel the sexual tension. Archan wants to break Natia and own her and try and she might she just might let him. I loved how real Natia was about her emotions and her struggle with feelings. The push and the pull of knowing that he is bad for her and trying to stay strong while her body betrays her. The reality of the situations that they get into and the emotions that push them to their limits. The swing of bodies pushed together and heavy breathing filling the air, only to be pushed apart with the wrong words.

Without spilling to much, this is a slow to medium burn story. The storyline is fresh with so many twists and turns. The last chapter, now no cheating, blew my mind and the cliffhanger left me wanting more. Have no fear, book 2 is in the works. You can grab it on Amazon or Kindle Unlimited and make sure add it to your TBR list!

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