Grimm Tidings

Grimm Tidings

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by Shiloh Walker
     
 

Never fear the pain. Fear what lies behind it…

Grimm’s Circle, Book 6

In his mortal life, the only thing Jacob liked better than money was a good brawl—until he stuck his fist into the wrong fight, and a demon sent him spinning into a new life as a Grimm.

Now, a hundred years later, he’s been called to

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Never fear the pain. Fear what lies behind it…

Grimm’s Circle, Book 6

In his mortal life, the only thing Jacob liked better than money was a good brawl—until he stuck his fist into the wrong fight, and a demon sent him spinning into a new life as a Grimm.

Now, a hundred years later, he’s been called to protect someone too much like himself. A woman who could let the chains of her past drag her down unless she learns to let go. A woman who fights like there’s no tomorrow, because she clearly doesn’t want a tomorrow.

Celine thought her second chance at life would be an opportunity to fix some of her worst mistakes, to set things straight. She couldn’t have been more wrong. She’s trapped by the past and her regrets, and nothing—not even her darkly sexy new trainer, Jacob—has a blade sharp enough to cut her loose.

Chains are Jacob's specialty, but his help comes with a price. To her, the cost is her heart. To Jacob…something much more.

Warning: Contains a heroine with enough fight in her to put the 300 to shame. And a hero who knows how to take a punch.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609288778
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Series:
Grimm's Circle , #6
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
294,061
File size:
1 MB

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Grimm Tidings 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually like Walkers novellas but this one fell flat. I purchased this one after reading Locked in Silence which i found enjoyable but this one was too angsty for me. While i understand the heroine experienced some horrible things, the constant "i want to die" and agonizing over her X husband was just over the top, irritating and made the plot feel plodding. Jacobs sudden show of sexual interest in celine seemed awkward, like the author was trying to figure out how to throw the two in bed just to elliviate the depressed theme. His subsequent emotional down spiral seems utterly contradictory to his earlier characterization and his ending personality i found to be uninspiring in every way. The sex scenes did not inspire me either, which i felt quite cheated because Walker usually produces quite spicy sex scenes but failed in this one. This was an overall miss for me, the only reason i gave it two instead one stars is the secondary characters. I would be interested in a short story on Rob, the mysterious speedy psycho with a grin.
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BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
Jacob knows a thing or two about the chains of the past. How that harder you hang on to them the worst your future will be. It has taken him over 200 years to learn to deal with his past mistakes. While not perfect he now has to help the newest baby Grimm deal with hers. Celine can not let go over her past. She has regretted the choices she has made for the last 4 years. But it will take almost losing everything in her life for a second time to make her open her eyes and realize that past is the past. Jacob & Celine are two peas in a pod. Both have pasts that they have fought to get over. Both are fiercely independent, strong, loyal, and totally lost without each other. I have be dying for this Grimm book since I finished Locked in Silence book 5 in the Grimm Circle series. I love Shiloh’s Grimms. I love trying to figure which fairy tale the character are based off. Let me tell you I was WAY off on who I thought Grimm Tiding was about. While this was not my favorite Grimm story of the series. I still really really enjoyed the story and SO can’t wait for the next Grimm Circle. If you have not read any of Shiloh’s Grimm’s. You really need to pick up one. You have never read a fairy tale like this. *Huge thank you to Shiloh for allowing me to read her story*
AdarasRose More than 1 year ago
When I hear “Grimm” I think of “the Brothers Grimm” and their fairy Tales. It is said all fairy tales, folk lore, and legends are based in part on a true story. Shiloh Walker has a way of putting her spin on some of our favorites. I am always excited to try and figure out WHO the characters are supposed to be. Shiloh’s “Grimm” are Guardian Angels out to save Innocents from falling into the hands of Demons. They may be Angels, but they are tough, ass-kicking, out for blood, and usually have a brutal/unpleasant past. All Grimm have some wickedly amazing powers to aid them in their fight. And they also come with a lot of baggage from their past. One of the best facets of Shiloh’s Grimm series is trying to figure out what fairy tale the Character is supposed to be from. For that reason I am not divulging a lot of detail. Jacob, a man with a story in his past, has been a Grimm for centuries. He works better alone and likes it that way. Celine, a “Baby” Grimm, doing anything she can to die, for good this time, is still living in the past and hates that she cannot have her old life back. Both of them love a good fight; have issues dealing with their past, and trouble trusting. So when Will, the leader of the Grimm, assigns Jacob to work with Celine, you can imagine how each of them felt about it. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Jacob and Celine grow individually, and come to terms with their past and how they feel about each other. You do not have to wait long to figure out what tale Jacob’s story is based on. But don’t let that fool you into thinking you know the whole story behind the tale. Shiloh does it again and adds that little bit of a twist that makes you say “WOW that is not what I thought it was going to be.” Aside from enjoying the interplay between Jacob and Celine, I also enjoyed the introduction of the Grimm Rob. What little we learn about him has me intrigued and excited to see what his story is. And of course Will has intrigued me since day one I cannot wait for his whole story to come out. Over all I would say this was a great addition to the Grimm Series. Once I started reading it I did not want to put it down. There where parts that had me literally on the edge of my seat, waiting to see what happened next. There where parts that made me want to cry and parts that made me laugh. Grimm Tidings is the 6th book in the Grimm Series. However this book can be read as a stand-alone, you do NOT have to read the other books in the series to enjoy this one. Although I am pretty sure once you have read it you will go back and read the other books. This is an addictive series that will make you think twice about the Fairy Tale we all grew up with. As a member of Shiloh Walkers “Street Team” I was sent a copy of Grimm Tidings by Shiloh Walker in return for an honest review. Thank you Shiloh, for another amazing book, I cannot wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome addition to the Grimm series! Walker presents tangible relationships through characters we have read about in fairy tales and fiction. She does a great job making them guardian angels-with a fairy tale past but all too human problems:) I really enjoy her take on each plot and can't wait to see who she writes on next!
EM874 More than 1 year ago
I'll be honest, I wasn't sure what I was in for going in to this book. I have read other titles by Shiloh Walker and loved them, but never read any of the others in this series. Mind you, I have them sitting in my TBR pile, I just hadn't gotten that far. I've heard authors say that their series books can be read alone and not in order and, when I tried, it didn't work. I'm normally huge on reading order. With this book, I just didn't have the time to do that so, I took Miss Walker at her word. I'm glad I did. I have now moved all the others to the top of my pile. The Grimm are guardian angels here to destroy the demons that have come to take over our world. Aside from being kick-ass fighters, at some point in their lives as Grimm's, they develop another power as well. All seem to be different but, I got a glimpse of some in this book and they were great. Celeste is having a hard time getting over her past and moving on to her future. She lives for the fight, to hopefully kill her once and for all. She grieves her mortal life and wants it back. It's going to take a miracle to make her see that's not going to make a difference. That miracle's name is Jacob. Making people see their past to be able to move on with their future, it's what he does. But, he's lost in his own past as well. He doesn't want to push Celeste but, he has to make her see. In few words... I loved this book! It is short, which may turn some off, but not me. I liked that I was able to pick it up and read it in less than two days. Time isn't always something I have. I loved the strong characters and the secondary characters that I got a look at that I really hope to see more of in the future. Yes, the story jumped scenes a couple times but, it only took a moment to realize it and continue reading and enjoying. This book was sent to me by the author, in return for an honest review. I can't get much more honest than, I loved it and it's got me chomping at the bit to read the others.