Mattie Carver’s engagement party should have marked the start of her own personal fairy tale. But when her fiancé, Ben, is violently abducted the next morning, her desperate quest to find him rips her away from small-town life and reveals a shattering truth: magic is real—and Ben is hooked. It’s not the stuff of storybooks. It’s wildly addictive, capable of producing everything from hellish anguish to sensual ecstasy almost beyond human endurance.
Determined to find out who took Ben and why, Mattie immerses herself in a shadowy underworld and comes face-to-face with the darkly alluring Asa Ward, a rogue magic dealer, infamous hustler…and her missing fiancé’s estranged brother. Asa has the power to sense magic, and he realizes Mattie is a reliquary, someone with the rare ability to carry magic within her own body, undetected. Asa agrees to help find Ben on one condition: Mattie must use her uncommon talent to assist his smuggling operations. Now, from magic-laced Vegas casinos to the netherworld clubs of Bangkok, Mattie is on a rescue mission. With Asa by her side, she’ll face not only the supernatural forces arrayed against her but the all-too-human temptation that she fears she can’t resist.
So, have you read other books written by the fabulous Sarah Fine and you want to know if Reliquary is worth your time? Or are you a Sarah Fine newbie but the description rocks your boat (this option is unacceptable - please read one of her books ASAP)? Then you came to the right place because I'm here to tell you that you should never say no to a Sarah Fine book. I read one of her books by chance because I won it in a giveaway and I thought "hey, might as well." I didn't expect to fall in love with her. So when I heard about Reliquary I had to get my hands all over that beautiful cover.
Mattie is equal parts frustrating and badass. She's sassy, strong, and not ashamed of her sexuality. Isn't that awesome? Shouldn't we have more access to books with female leads that say stuff like "I'd always loved sex and had never been shy about it..."? I believe so. This is what Reliquary is: sexy, magical, action-packed, and very much a Sarah Fine book. I love that I know I can count on an entertaining story whenever I pick up one of her books. This is no exception. Fast-paced, interesting, and set in an awesome world, I felt like the first book in this series is a pretty strong foundation to what's to come.
My only (very minor) complain is that I didn't love the ending. However, since this is part of a series, I'm not too concerned about this detail. Like the Guards of the Shadowlands series, I know that Reliquary will ultimately become a favorite!
ABOUT SARAH FINE:
Sarah Fine is a clinical psychologist and the author of the Servants of Fate and Guards of the Shadowlands series. She was born on the West Coast, raised in the Midwest, and is now firmly entrenched on the East Coast.
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