Florist. Psychic. Addict.
Laurence Riley coasts by on good looks and natural charm, but underneath lies a dark chasm that neither heroin nor lovers can fill. Sobriety is a pipe dream which his stalker ex-boyfriend is pushing him away from. Luckily, Laurence has powers most can only dream of. If only he could control them.
Aristocrat. Psychic. Survivor.
Quentin d'Arcy is the product of centuries of wealth, privilege, and breeding, and is on the run from all three. A chance encounter with an arresting young florist with a winning smile could make him stop. Laurence is kind, warm, and oddly intriguing but Quentin's wild telekinesis and his fear of sex make dating a dangerous game.
When opposites attract, they collide.
Desperate to fix his rotting life, Laurence prays for aid and accidentally summons a fertility god who prefers to be called Jack. Jack is willing to help out for a price, and it's one Laurence just can't pay: he must keep Jack fed with regular offerings of sex, and the florist has fallen for the one man in San Diego who doesn't want any.
If they're to survive Jack's wrath, Laurence and Quentin must master their blossoming feelings and gifts, but even then the cost of Laurence's mistake could well overwhelm them both. How exactly are mere mortals supposed to defeat a god?
Jack of Thorns is the first book in the Inheritance series and contains mature themes and events which may be distressing to some readers. It has a low heat rating and an HFN ending.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loved it It had plenty of humor and the characters were well defined. The naivety of the Englishman and honor-ability of the American worked well together.
Very different approach. Very engaging non the less
Thank you, Amelia Faulkner, for such a wonderful book. I loved the characters, the setting and the magical elements. Even though the plot involves the paranormal, I found the book set in the real world with relatable characters who were so very well developed. For a m/m romance, it was pretty exciting, too. I'm not much into paranormal stories but I very much enjoyed this book and was sorry when it ended. And, it ended in rather spectacular fashion!
I was gifted my copy of this book, direct from the author, and I so thank Ms Faulkner for that gift!! SO! I sat down to read a couple of chapters of this book, before I had to do the boring stuff that gets in the way of reading, you know the stuff, chores, laundry, the bloody dayjob. I sat down at 9am..... AND DID NOT MOVE ....til 12.20pm, book finished, my throwing a strop because I also have book two to read and that bloody dayjob had a time stamp I needed to meet!! I literally lost myself in Faulkner's world, in the world of Laurence and Quentin. I freaking loved this book!! Laurence knows what he is, a drug addict, and he is trying, he really is. He works with his mum, and uses his power to grow the plants and flowers they sell. His mother has power too, she sees flashes of the future. Quentin is, quite possibly, the most unique character I have EVER come across. He is just , OH!! He's just Quentin. We don't get his full story right away, and I'm sure there is much more to come that is much more painful to read, than we have already. I look forward to getting more into Quentin's mind, and what makes him tick. He is such a joy to read, even if a little...quirky! What I was particularly impressed with was the totally and utterly brilliant way Faulkner defined each character. They have, quite obviously, been brought up in different cultures, worlds, classes and teachings. And those differences come across, not only in their speech, but their narration, their thinking, and their parts to this story. Extremely well done. I can't go too much into the plot line, because that will give too much away, and I do so hate spoilers in reviews! Just read it, you'll love it. Drug abuse is described in some detail, Laurence is fighting his addicting all the way through. (This is my only reason for filing it on the over 18 shelf) And it does get a little messy when Jack and his plant are being dealt with. It is very low on steam. But I'm wondering if that might increase in future books. Quentin has much to learn about the art of dating, and all that entails, I just hope he can keep....oh, no, can't go there! Sorry!! Spoilers! *he he he* I loved that you don't get the whole picture straight away. The world Laurence and Quentin live in, their stories and history. You get just enough to keep you going, plotting and planning, and then something else gets thrown at you, and you start again, plotting and planning, AND THEN SOMETHING ELSE... and you get the picture. I will also say this. I am, at heart, a speed reader. I skim a lot. When a book makes me slow down and HAVE to read every word, that is always ALWAYS a good thing. I read Laurence and Quentin's story in 3 and a half hours. pages in one single sitting, with out moving a inch. And because I did, it can only get... 5 full stars **same worded review will appear on: Goodreads, BookLikes, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble**