Friday, April 20, 2012

Grimm Tidings

Grimm Tidings… Grimm # 6

April 2012

Never fear the pain. Fear what lies behind it…

Grimm’s Circle, Book 6

In his mortal life, the only thing Jacob liked better than money as a good brawl—until he stuck his fist into the wrong fight, and a demon sent him spinning into a new life as a Grimm. The only thing he liked better than money as a good brawl—until he stuck his fist into the wrong fight, and a demon sent him spinning into a new life as a Grimm.

Now, a hundred years later, he’s been called to protect someone too much like himself. A woman who could let the chains of her past drag her down unless she learns to let go. A woman who fights like there’s no tomorrow, because she clearly doesn’t want a tomorrow.

Celine thought her second chance at life would be an opportunity to fix some of her worst mistakes, to set things straight. She couldn’t have been more wrong. She’s trapped by the past and her regrets, and nothing—not even her darkly sexy new trainer, Jacob—has a blade sharp enough to cut her loose.

Chains are Jacob’s specialty, but his help comes with a price. To her, the cost is her heart. To Jacob…something much more.

Warning: Contains a heroine with enough fight in her to put the 300 to shame. And a hero who knows how to take a punch.

I was sent a copy of Grimm Tidings from the author with a promise to do an honest review. I'll preface anything else with the fact I'm a huge fan of Shiloh Walker's work. I realized before I started reading Grimm Tidings, I haven't read all of the Grimm books, but had no trouble keeping up with the storyline and think it read well as a stand-alone. I do plan on going back and reading the couple I missed.

Shiloh gives her readers strong and emotional characters with each story. Celine's past and how she became a Grimm broke my heart. I totally got her anger through much of the story and really liked watching her grow and change as she accepted who and what she had become.

Not sure I can really say enough about Jacob. I liked him at first and really started to love him as I watched how much it hurt him to force Celine to move on. Liked getting more of his back story and even laughed a good bit about the story that was written about him long ago. I think one of the reasons he understands Celine's ability to move on is because he made the same mistake when he was a young Grimm.

I loved watching the changes that happened over the course of the story to both Celine and Jacob. I could see them growing closer, even when both seemed to be in the dark. I felt like together they each became stronger. Didn't love the fact that Jacob pushed Celine away at times, but loved them together once they both got their heads on straight.

The Grimm leader (guess that's the right term for him), Will scares me a bit. I know we haven't seen all his power yet and I'm hesitant to give my feelings on him unitl I know more. However, Rob, another one of the Grimm totally intrigues me. I know I should be scared of him, but there is just something about him that makes me believe there is more to him than meets the eye.

The official release date for Grimm Tidings is April 24, 2012. You can currently pre-order your purchase  from Amazon, B&N, and Samhain Publishing and it will be waiting on your e-reader on the release date. I enjoyed this latest installment in the Grimm Circle series a great deal and look forward to future books in this series.

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