Touch of Smoke

Touch of Smoke

by Karissa Laurel


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ISBN-13: 9781948051293
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

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Touch of Smoke 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JBronder 11 days ago
Rikki Albemarle had plans to get out of town and get an education when she was done with high school. But things went sideways and she watched her best friend killed by a monster. She was afraid for her life and ran and told herself that she would never come back. Three years later she knows there is evil in town and she is determined to stop it. To do so she will have to face Owen Amir. Owen is a solder that once had Rikki’s heart. Rikki is torn when she thinks about him but knows that she is going to have to face him if she is going to stop the evil. What follows is a slow burning romance where Owen gives Rikki the space to decide what she really wants, which I absolutely loved!! Both Owen and Rikki are great characters. I felt for both of them throughout the story and I loved how both of them along with many side characters were so well written. But they are not the only great thing about this book. The whole book draws you in and slowly reveals what happened three years earlier along with what is going on in the present. And the twist ending, I had no idea and was knocked off my feet. This is an amazing story and one that I strongly recommend if you like paranormal/urban fantasy stories. I can’t believe that I have never read any of Karissa Laurel’s books. That is definitely changing as of now. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
Snoopydoo77 26 days ago
This book from start to finish was absolutely brilliant, I loved every minute of it. I loved everything about this book, the story, the characters, the writing. The book had everything I personally like in a book, action, lots of humor and snark, the right amount of romance, great supporting characters and plot twists. About half or more of the book we get dual timelines. Present time and three years ago. I liked the dual timelines, it keeps you on the edge of you seat and guessing of what really happened that day. I really liked both main characters, both had their strengths but also weaknesses. I liked that they balanced each other out a great deal. Most know, I’m not a fan of insta-love or lust unless done right and that was the case here. Anything else would have been weird in this case. Also like that Rikki stayed her own person and not just throws everything out the window for a guy. The same goes for Owen though, he sticks to his plans no matter what happens or happened. We get a pretty good twist at the end I LOVED it. I also really loved the ending it was perfect and I must admit I was a bit worried but well done Karissa Laurel. I mentioned that I loved the supporting cast and I can’t leave this review without saying that I absolutely adored Luke. So much so, that I hope we get to see him again somehow, sometime in the future. Overall great, great book and I give it 5★ and hoping for a Luke book. #givemeLuke
Topsues01 3 months ago
Intriguing. Intense, Spellbinding. Emotionally-Engrossing & Utterly Compelling. Karissa Laurel has once again penned a mysterious, seize you by the throat, until the very last heart-wrenching page novel. This is so much more than a romance book, this is a Love Story that has been carefully created with a cast of intricately drawn characters. The author masterfully draws all the supernatural threads together, so you can feel the very building blocks slotting into place, building the layers and foundations of its engaging storyline..You will feel the breathless vibrations that build between Rikki & Owen that run far deeper than just a romance. As they build you can feel all of your senses coming alive, to make sure you feel the depth of emotions running from the start until the very end. An end that Rikki runs from and an end that destroys everything she thought was real. But she can’t let it go, she needs to go back and face her demons, the ones that are haunting her every thought. She believes her small town community needs protecting and Rikki is determined to be their avenging angel, to fight the darkness she believes is a danger to them all.. In out conscious minds what we see and think, we reason and process but Rikki can’t because beneath the surface is something much more larger & powerful that can’t be reasoned away, because Owen is where the power lies. I don’t like leaving spoilers, as I believe you should go in fresh with no preconceived ideas when you read a new novel. However I will say it has a gripping plot and an aboriginal take on a familiar theme. I inhaled this book in one sitting, sleep forgotten, alarm clock binned, and hankies ready. I feel like I could recite this whole book back to you, that is how much of an impact it made on me. I have admired Karissa Laurel’s work before, in her gripping 5* series The Norse Chronicles. I’m also currently just about to read her finale to her Stormbourne Chronicles which was recently released. This Lady can write, she can transport you to any world and keep you there without resistance, she can turn your emotions upside down & inside out, but every single time she makes my toes curl & Imprints her story’s into my mind. I wholeheartedly can recommend this book to any romance, fantasy, supernatural lover. As I’m only allowed to give 5 out of 5 stars I choose to give it these full marks. In reality “Touch of Smoke” deserves so much more. “Superb”