Book Title: Revealing Kia
Author: Airicka Phoenix
Series: The Lost Girl Series, book #2
Publisher: Fire & Ash Publishing
Release date: November 18, 2013
Genre: Young Adult contemporary, coming of age romance
Warnings: Language and sexual content
Formats: eBook & Paperback
“You better hurry.” The low, lazy drawl had me turning back to the room. Adam lay on his back, arms folded beneath his head. “I think I’m beginning to doze off again.” Stifling my laugh, I stole a peek up and down the hall before slipping inside and shutting the door. I crept across the room, careful not to stir Kenny who snored like he’d swallowed a blow horn. “I don’t know if I want to wake you,” I murmured, stopping when my knee bumped the edge of the mattress. “You might throw me into a snow bank, too.” There was something intense about the way he watched me. I didn’t know what it was, but it had my heart galloping and my body reacting in a way that brought a flush to my face. “The only place I’m going to throw you is right here.” He had my wrist before I could catch his meaning. I was yanked onto the bed, still warm and rumpled from his body. I might have squeaked or gasped or something, but it was a distant memory when his mouth took claim of mine. It wasn’t a kiss. It was war. It was cruel and hot and demanding. It was his hands ripping up my body, fisting in my clothes, in my hair as his body restrained mine, pinning me to the mattress. He kissed me as though he would die if he didn’t consume me. My legs were roughly thrown apart and my thighs were filled by the pressure of his hips settling into place. A sound between a whimper and a cry left me as his body aligned with mine in a way that sent fire racing through my veins. I was only barely conscious of anything except how much I wanted him to keep going. It was only due to the snort-grunt from the other occupant in the room that I tumbled down a notch from the heights he was taking me. “Kenny,” I gasped, my body bowing into his. He snarled. His fingers tightened in my hair, making me cry out as sharp slivers of delicious pleasure ripped through me. “Adam!” he hissed. “When you’re in my bed, it’s only Adam.” “Adam!” I obediently complied. Then he kissed me again.
I am so infatuated with this story. While it is a great teen romance/coming of age kind of tale, the underlying messages are what really made me give it 5 stars. I think everyone should read this book if only to understand better how serious bullying is and what it can do to someone. The bullying may appear to have been just a side element to the relationship between Kia and her best friend, I thought it was a very integral part of the story.
Ms. Phoenix does a great job of keeping us entertained with the troubles of two young lovers trying to come to terms with how they feel about each other without hurting those around them. I love that this book flows right from the first, Finding Kia, without throwing us into a headspin. We are given a glimpse into the lives of the main characters and a better feel for how and why they struggle with who they are becoming.
I am disappointed in that the story ends with Revealing Kia. The resolutions were quick at the end and I would have liked just a little more. That, and I secretly wanted Kia to kick Claudia’s… I really enjoyed this quick read and look forward to reading more adventures.
Huddled beneath a perpetual cloud of imagination, International Best-Selling author Airicka Phoenix lives with her husband and four gorgeous children in the beautiful province of British Columbia. When she’s not busy playing with her imaginary friends, creating worlds and toying with fictional lives, she can be found reading, polishing her collection of daggers, or chilling with her kids.
Airicka is the author of the best-selling Touch Saga, The Sons of Judgment Saga, The Lost Girl Duology, Games of Fire and Betraying Innocence. She’s the writer of Young Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance and can be found on Facebook, Twitter and on her website: http://airickaphoenix.com/Author/
Airicka also writes adult paranormal & contemporary romance under her alter ego, Morgana Phoenix. She has a paranormal short coming out Dec 2013 in SNOWED IN, An Anthology and CAPTURE ME, Morgana’s debut novel will be released Fall 2014.
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