After a few paragraphs of smack talking and descriptions of herself as a tough chickie...the book veers right into statements that only halfway make sense and hint of knowledge but actually do not reveal anything. Cory spouts off statements, like if I knew then what I know now...and all these back and forth jumbled thoughts that just left me in the dark, instead of gearing me up for the big reveal. Arturo is described by Cory as someone she is definitely interested in romantically, but when he touches her, he opens something within her. This wasn't thought out also, because later in the book, elfstruck is said to happen when someone touches and elf/fairie without their consent. Arturo touches Cory and inadvertently opens her up to the whole world of the paranormal. Later on throughout the book it switches to Adrian's first person POV - and then to a third character, Green it takes a 3rd person POV. Cory's character morphs form a self-loathing little do-gooder, lets call her Bella - into a raunchy, lover of multiple men, whom I like to refer to as Anita. There is a reason Amy Lane self-published, no one would touch this book.
It started off great - you get to understand Cory and see her fall in love with Adrian. But I thought it would be Green, because his love came second and supposedly wasn't as strong. The stupid, idiotic, love-ignorant author kills off ADRIAN. And I most definitely won't be reading the other books in the series.
When Adrian takes Cory to Greenshill, his and every other supernaturals home she meets Green a healing elf, their leader and also Adrians lover.... I really loved the three main characters Cory, Adrian and Green and was drawn into their life and love. I felt the love, redemption, hope, despair and guilt of the characters and because this book is written by different POVs, Corys, Adrians and Greens, you get insight in their thoughts and motivations and their past.
The characters are wonderfully developed so that you become completely engrossed in the story and their lives. There is a very sexual side to her main characters which I think she presents wonderfully.
Although the development of these relationships is a big part of the story, it isnt the only thing that happens. Cory, Adrian, and Green, with the help of the rest of the supernatural community under Greens protection, set out to find out whos behind the killings. The story, the characters, the action, the emotions, all of it, are so excellently written, it is well worth the read.
And that allowed us to connect and understand the emotional significance between Cory, Green and Adrian. I felt it was necessary as each encounter deepened the emotional bonds between the main characters. The author successfully portrayed all sexual scenes in a way that was so beautiful and magical, that I absolutely understood the connection between Cory, Green and Adrian.
Cory falls in love with Adrian and becomes a part of Green's Hill, a world populated by sidhe, pixies, weres, and vampires, oh my.
Three cheers for Amy Lane and (5 stars) for this glorious look into Elves, Vampires, and Faieries and with Cory's finding herself changing from the shy angry punk teenager to the wonderful woman she can be. Amy's writing with changes in POV by chapters gives you incite into all the main charaters which I find a great way to enjoy a story.
As an aside, I lived around that area for about 15 years and still live very close so as she is describing all these different locations, buildings, streets, I'm thinking, "I know that place, I've been on that street, I've shopped in that store." I loved her descriptions of the climate and landscape, almost poetic.
I loved this book. These books do contain some of these things so if this is not to your taste, please don't read these.