Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Book: A View to a Kill by Mandy M Roth

Title: A View to a Kill
Series: King of Prey (#2)
Author: Mandy M Roth
From: Review Copy
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Release Date: 24th July 2007
Challenges: 2015 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (1 point)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

Sanchin is head of the Royal Guards, a highly skilled fighter and more than that, a bird shifter. 3 years ago he saved Paige after the death of her mother and keeps returning to her because of the pull between them. On her 21st birthday they take things to the next level, only for Sanchin to fly away scared that she won't accept who he is. When he returns a year later he finds Paige has moved on with her life and has agreed to marry another man...

A View to a Kill tells the story of a character who had been introduced in the first book and who played an important role in the two MCs finding a way to be happy. This meant that while reading, Sanchin was already a well established character, whereas the other MC, Paige was brand new.

Interestingly, though there was a connection between Paige and Sanchin when they met, it was actually a slow building thing. Though not all on page, there are four years between the events at the beginning of the book and the events at the end, meaning that there was plenty of time for Paige and Sanchin to develop a deeper relationship than just physical attraction, though that was there.

I also found it different that Paige had started to move on with her life. A lot of authors would probably choose to have the heroine pining away, whereas Paige had the strength to move on in her life even if she did secretly hope that Sanchin would return.

It was also interesting to have a character working out what the other character was through hints and events which otherwise would have been ignored. It was good to have an intellegent character who was able to put the pieces together without actually freaking out!