Hawkins Brothers/Quinten Montana #1
Published October 2nd 2007 by Loose Id, LLC
Rancher Connor Hawkins despises every drop of demon blood that courses through his veins. He would give just about anything to become human. The only way he can make that happen is to participate in a darkly sensual ritual under a rare full Halloween moon with a woman who loves him unconditionally. He's got the full moon, if only he can risk his heart and tell Cassandra Claire what he really is.
Cassie Claire thinks she already knows the real Connor, and she's been in love with him since she was eighteen years old. They've shared a unique friendship from the day her father died and Connor brought her home to live with his family. But she's twenty-three now, and on this Halloween night she's determined to make the stoic, stubborn Connor open his eyes and finally see her for the strong, capable young woman she's become.
But it's hard to trust when you never have, and Connor has precious little time before the full Halloween moon wanes, not to be seen again for many, many years. He has to tell her, but if he does, will she love him enough to do what must be done?
They'll both find out, one passionate night under a Demon Moon.
Cowboys are not my thing. Demons, however, are very much a source of all kinds of delicious fantasies I could conjure up.
It's been quite a while since I've read a book with formal speech and I oh so enjoy it when I do, even as relaxed as this was. Connor and his demon brothers, Cain and Caleb, make an amazing team. Though Cain is more in the backdrop of the story, Caleb is front and center, taking on the role of best friend, persuader, and conscience. He's great. He really is.
The passion is intense and the amount of raw emotion oozing from Connor rests heavily as he yearns not only for the only woman he has ever loved, but for the unobtainable mortality that has evaded him for centuries. The means of acquiring freedom from his demon half is a tad ludicrous and disturbing. And if it were a thing of truth I would serious need to ponder- who the hell makes these rules? Of course, this is an erotic novel so it may not be so far-fetched. 4 out of 5 stars.