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Kaia Verde is one of the four Faerie Handmaids of Zafira, Queen of the Fey. To redress an ancient wrong done to Zafira by a human king, the Handmaids make sport of mortal men, seducing and humiliating them. When Kaia sets out to seduce Garrett Jameson, but ends up being the one surrendering to pleasure, Zafira is furious. Kaia’s punishment is simple: make Garrett fall in love with her by the summer solstice, then break his heart, or face eternity without her wings—or her soul. To make the task harder, Zafira tells Kaia she cannot use her faerie magic or charm to lure Garrett into her bed.
…and now she’s losing her heart…
Kaia thinks her task will be relatively easy—as a faerie, she understands lust, and can love be much different? But once she is living among the humans, Kaia discovers the race she once disparaged is far more complex and beautiful than she imagined. She learns before she can break Garrett’s heart, she must find a way to heal it. And eventually, discovers that losing her wings may be a far easier price to pay than losing her heart. (Goodreads)
Radiant Desire is set in modern day Miami and Faeria, the home of the Fey and their queen, Zafira. The story takes place over the span of a month or so as Kaia tries to complete the task set her by Zafira.
I think everyone knows by now how much I love Inara Scott. She is just too wonderful for words. She writes the most fantastic characters into existence. It never fails to amaze and completely entrance me.
This book is no different. From the Queen's Handmaids to the plain old humans in the story, every character is vibrant, alive in your mind from the wonderful descriptions in the book. Your imagination takes over and as you read the story, you can see it unfolding. Each character has layers and they are all so well-written.
This is so much more than just a love story; it's about what it truly means to be human and put your faith in someone else enough to love them, and let them love you in return; (not just romantically, either). I loved the twist and the overall story, I really couldn't put it down.
I have to say, Inara Scott has done it again. She adds a depth to her love stories that I adore. Her books in the romance genre are more than just some sex scenes with some dialogue thrown in. They are stores about two people who are truly falling in love and learning the history of that other person. I can't wait to read her next book!