Cayenne and Hawthorn go toe to toe as they compete against each other, and their attraction, for a bounty that could solve everything...for one of them. Hawthorn has a gambling debt to pay, and Cayenne wants to provide a real home for her sister.
Heat flares between the two despite their differences, which infuriates Cayenne to no end. Hawthorn wants to wring Cayenne's neck, right after having his way with her. However, his gambling demons come back to haunt them both. The dark drow don't take kindly to having someone welch on their debts. Can Hawthorn get out of trouble with a dark elf before Cayenne and her sister pay the price?
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This was a really fun read - I'd say this and Ribbon of Darkness are my favorites from the Trouble with Elves series. Cover: Absolutely beautiful and fitting. Editing/Proofing: I received an ARC so, many errors but I'm forgiving them as I likely have an unpolished copy. Characters: Complex, brilliantly designed. Cayenne is a little spitfire elfess but with a couple of major weaknesses. One being her little sister but the other seems to be the man who is currently also her... rival? Hawthorn is also really well designed, he's a good guy but doesn't come off as one... it's deep down. Lily is pretty brave and ultimately pure.... really well done in this regard. Heat level: This book gets hot. It's short and there are just a couple of sex scenes but they're pretty well done. Also some of the in-between has some intense situations that get pretty hot. Cliff hanger? No. This wraps up nicely though - it did leave me wanting more from these characters. I don't have to wonder about how anything turned out, but I'd totally read more if Kane were to put it out. Overall - A really fun read. Really hot read. And a reminder to not judge people by their appearance or financial situation or living situation, etc. A reminder that lots of good people just fall into bad luck or make poor decisions sometimes. I only wish there was more. *I was provided with a copy of this novella for free in exchange for my honest review.