Title: Tempting the Dryad (The Fada Shapeshifter #3)
Author: Rebecca Rivard
Published Date: January 13th 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Book 3 in a sexy new paranormal romance series from Rebecca Rivard, an EPIC Awards Finalist for Best Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
His dark Gift…
Rock Run warrior Tiago do Rio is hiding a dark Gift, one so powerful and easily misused it could make him a pariah in his own clan. Worse, he lusts after the beautiful sun fae queen—his own brother’s mate. The temptation to use his Gift to make his darkest fantasies come true is almost irresistible. The only good thing in his life is his friendship with the dryad Alesia.
Her shifter mate…
Wild, solitary fae Alesia lives on an uninhabited island in Rock Run territory. Her Gift is to make things grow. She spends her days tending to her woodland home, but her nights are lonely—until the day she meets the sexy Latino shifter. Now she and Tiago are best friends, but she suspects they could be more.
A clan’s fate at stake…
Then just as Tiago and Alesia realize they may be mates, a den of rogue shifters threatens to bring war down on the Rock Run clan—and the two are caught in the middle. Can Tiago master his terrifying Gift in time to save them? Or will he lose his mate as well as his soul?
Tempting the Dryad is a full-length, standalone paranormal romance novel with an HEA. For readers 18+ only.
Shapeshifters created during Dionysus’s infamous bacchanals.
They’re ruthless, untamed—and irresistible to the one person fated to be their mate.
Tiago is the youngest brother of the hero of the first book and hasn’t always been hero-quality in prior books and he is far from perfect at the start of this one, making him very realistic hero with good and bad qualities. To be honest, I really didn’t like him at all in the first two books. So I was worried going into this one.
Though still in puppy love with his brother’s wife and loathing himself for it, he has worked hard to redeem himself in the eyes of his clan and his brother, whose opinion he values above all others. He has even been able to strike a friendship with a lovely dryad named Alesia who has been raised to be fearful of Fada and her animalistic ways especially after the events of the second book in the Fada series (don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read it yet!). Tiago is coming into a dark power and is struggling to keep it hidden lest his clan find out or he could get banished and disowned by his family.
Despite her fear of the Fada and her mother’s warnings, Alesia is drawn to Tiago and is convinced he is her mate, seeing only good in him. But she won’t settle as second fiddle to Tiago’s sister-in-law.
I really enjoyed this book! Though I wasn’t crazy about Alesia as I was about the previous heroines Cleia and Valeria. She didn’t come off as strong as the other two at first and I was expecting her to be more Fae-like similar to Cleia. Living as a Dryad, I also wondering where she was getting all of her jeans and blouses (ends up getting explained later though!) But I still really liked her and thought she was Tiago’s perfect match. They were both very powerful but seemed to struggle to find their confidence or their place in the world.
I can’t wait for the next book, which I belive is focusing on the land Fada. I just love the mythos of these books. If you’re looking for a new spin on shapeshifters and Fae, this series is a must read!
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