Wicked Passion by Amanda J. Green is the third book in the Under Real Assassin series. Having read the previous books in the series, I was eager to read this installment. The books in the series can be read on their own as they feature a different couple.
Like the previous books in the series, Wicked Passion lived up to its name. Short, passionate, magical, entertaining, addictive, and fast-paced. This book lacked for nothing. It had everything I had hoped for I should warn you though there were a few typographical errors, which I worked my way around.
Although it was not stated, I would classify this has a forbidden romance. In this world, Succubi are viewed as evil and members of the Under Realm group of Assassins are tasked with destroying them. So for a member of the group to fall in love with a Succubus was unthinkable. The interaction between this two made for some interesting moments
I found the characters fascinating and relatable. James a 500-year-old vampire has spent his entire existence as a vampire seeking revenge. Being a part of the Under Realm Assassins helped to fuel this need. It was understandable why he mistrusted his feelings for Katya.
Katya faced ostracism most of her life by her tribe, as they feared her powers. Despite her efforts to fight the darkness within her and using her powers for good, they treated her with little regard. She proved to be a smart, strong willed, feisty and a fighter despite all the terrible things thrown at her. Definitely a worthy match for a bad-ass vampire assassin.
I enjoyed the action scenes, which had me on the edge of my seat. Katya and James made a great fighting team.
The story, the world building and the characters contributed to making this an entertaining read. I thought Amanda did a good job. A great addition to the series. I am looking forward to having more stories in this series.
James Stonewoll is an Elite Assassin for the Under Realm Syndicate – an expert hunter and merciless killer. As a former Pirate, he thrives on danger, the more perilous the mission, the better and he can’t resist his newest contract: eliminate a rebel shape-shifting magic thief that stalks the border of the Under Realm kidnapping and murdering innocent Others. But never did the centuries old vampire anticipate playing hero to a mythical temptress with luscious curves, tantalizing lips, and hypnotic eyes.
Captured and held prisoner, Katya Moro was trapped in a seemingly endless loop of unimaginable agony as her magic was slowly being torn from her soul. A gasp away from death, she is rescued by a sinful kiss and awakens in the strong arms of a powerful warrior whose roguish smile, sharp fangs, and intense strength unlock the dormant Succubus instincts within her – an all-consuming madness that demands complete surrender.
Gazing down at her, James knew he had to kill her. Dark Magic Wielders, like the beautiful female he’d found, were a grave threat to human society and were not permitted to roam the mortal world. But Katya’s smoky voice and sweet kisses stir a fierce hunger inside him. She is unpredictable, uncontrollable and… wickedly seductive – his perfect kind of dangerous. To keep her safe, James will protect her from the magic thieves that hunt her and his fellow assassins until he can find a way to return Katya to her home in the Under Realm.
Will Katya’s passion be able to conquer the darkness within his soul or will James let her go?
Nadene's addiction to reading began at an early age, when a family friend gifted her a copy of Wuthering Heights. From that moment she was never without a book.She will read anything as long the material is compelling enough to hold her attention. She gained many experiences through the pages of the books she had the opportunity to read.She created this blog to share her love of books with like minded individuals hopes that in sharing reviews of the books read visitors to the blog will discover their next addictive read. When not reading, Nadene enjoys cooking, listening to music and watching television.
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17 responses to “BOOK REVIEW: WICKED PASSION by AMANDA J. GREENE @AmandaJGreene1 #Paranormal #Romance”
This sounds like an interesting set up. I am always up for a new paranormal romance. Glad you enjoyed this one, Nadene!
wow I almost never see books about Succubus(s) what ever the plural is 🙂
And I have to admit that having almost never read published books anymore editing does not faze me
Oh, an interesting twist on Succubus. I like the forbidden romance angle and enjoy paranormal romantic suspense.
I kinda like the idea of a forbidden romance.
that cover sizzles
This sounds good editing aside and I enjoy a well done, fast-paced paranormal.
I’m glad you enjoyed the book, the characters, and their world as much as I enjoyed creating it all. Wishing you happy reading, Amanda
I do love a good forbidden romance between paranormals. 🙂 I like the way the book was just as good as you expected and hit the spot.
Great review, I don’t seem to read many paranormal books anymore. I used to love them but not many authors ask me to read and review their paranormal books.
I’m glad to hear this book works as a stand-alone read, but it sounds like this is an interesting series in general. Glad you enjoyed this instalment so much, I love when both world building and characters work in such a great way 🙂
The series is indeed interesting.
It looks a bit different there
I love a forbidden romance!
Great review, I am really glad you are fully enjoying reading this book series so far. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.
I don’t tend to read paranormal but enjoyed your review.