Five out of five stars.
|I am a voracious reader of paranormal romance and when I was presented with the opportunity to read The Glass Man by debut novelist Jocelyn Adams a few days before its official release, I jumped at the chance. I’m very excited to say this is a wonderful, fast-paced, exhilarating read, with well-rounded, fascinating characters and a plot that kept me nervous and guessing up until the very last page. It’s definitely one of those extraordinary novels I plan to keep in my personal library so I can enjoy it again and again in the years to follow.
Lila Gray is a beautiful young woman on the run. She’s alone, hungry, tired, and afraid of the hunter chasing her. She was forced to watch her whole family be killed at a young age and has spent the past years on the run, barely able to stay one step ahead of the man who killed them. What makes this game so much more difficult for Lila to deal with is her overwhelming physical attraction to the monster chasing her whenever he manages to close the gap between them.While on the run yet again, Lila meets a man called Liam and the small group of people who live with him on his farm. She knows she should leave as soon as she’s earned a few dollars working for Liam, but she becomes immediately attached to one of his young workers, a boy she tries to protect when she finds him being beaten by one of the older workers. Starved for the intimate touch of another, she also finds herself attracted to Liam. But a night of passion sets into play events that could have devastating consequences for everyone involved.
Parthalan, The Glass Man, is also king of the Unseelie Fae and he wishes to make Lila his queen. Lila never knew her mother had been queen of the Seelie and with her death it placed Lila next in line to rule. The Glass Man knows this and wishes to claim Lila in order to rule over both courts. At the same time he also has plans to destroy the human race. If Lila can’t find a way to fight against him, he will very likely succeed in his evil plans. Only Liam knew that the Goddess herself mated him and Lila during their one night of passion. When Parthalan learns, he begins the hunts for her in earnest. He won’t hesitate to kill Liam, or any others who try to get in his way, to break the bond between Lila and Liam and claim her for himself.
I absolutely loved how Jocelyn Adams was able to keep me on my toes and guessing the whole length of this novel. Tension was kept tight all the way and not once was I able to figure out ahead of time how things were going to play out. This is a fresh, exciting story written by a talented new author I see with a huge future ahead of her. I can’t wait to read the next one.