Review: Silver Skin by D.L. McDermott ★★★★

Silver Skin (Cold Iron, #2)Silver Skin by D.L. McDermott 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Cold Iron #2
Publication Date: April 14th 2014
ISBN: 9781476734408
Page Count: 369
Rating: ★★★★
Review Copy: ARC
Reviewed by: Lynsey
Synopsis: Helene Whitney has been losing time. Not losing track of time, but missing hours, finding whole blank spaces in her day she can’t account for. A year ago she would have put it down to overwork and exhaustion, but that was before she found out about the Good Neighbors, the Fair Folk, the Beautiful People, the Fae.

Ancient, immortal, tricksy and cruel, these creatures out of myth and legend rule the Irish enclaves of South Boston and Charlestown, and one of them has been using magic to abduct and control Helene for hours every day, gaining access to the collection at her museum and searching for ancient objects of Fae power.

Now, Helene’s only hope of escaping this unknown assailant lies with the Fae sorcerer, Miach MacCecht, a man she knows she can never trust—and who may prove impossible to resist.

REVIEW


Under my skin

This was a great continuation of the Helene and Miach storyline that began in book one. Although I'm going to confess up front that I didn't like the romance quite as much this time, I think this is quite a normal thing for a paranormal series - to have your favourite and not-so-favourite couples. That's okay. What's important, though, to keep readers interested, is for the world story - the stuff that happens outside of your main couple making goo-goo eyes at each other - to be gripping. And that's definitely true here. The hook, of course, being that poor Helene has big old chunks of her memory missing. It's happening at roughly the same time each day, at her workplace (the museum), and she has no idea what's transpiring in the time between her last concious thought, and when she "wakes up" at her desk. Naturally this is very upsetting. The thought that just about anything could be happening to her unwilling, unconscious self. It's worrying enough that she's even willing to do what she swore she would never do again - talk to Miach MacCecht.

Miach has been honouring the binding laid down by Helene's druid BFF, Beth, to not go anywhere near Helene. That doesn't mean he hasn't been instructing members of his extended family to keep a constant eye on her, or even doing a few little things here and there to help her out. Awww. She's clearly still under his skin and it's not too long before things start to heat up between them as he helps her with her little missing hours problem.

Overall, Silver Skin is another fun, sexy and well-plotted read and a great advancement to the overarching series storyline.

4 Stars ★★★★
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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