Title: Last Call Europe: Chocolate Shock
Author: Selena Illyria
Publisher: Changeling Press
Rating: You Need to Read
Reviewed by: Gabrielle
All romanced out, Love Fairy Alastrina is tired of putting together happy couples. All she wants is a little bit of "me time" to forget her job for one night. She strides into Last Call: London looking for some action.
Chocolate Shock: Heat packed sexin' -- no baggage required or desired.
Rebellious leopard shifter Garrison Fredricks may be the answer to all her needs. Some sexy talk and a bit of action is just what the love fairy ordered. Only problem is he has a teensy-weensy little secret that may piss her off. And a Love Fairy pissed off is not a good thing.
Eros has been pushing the fairies to their limit. Working them almost to death. Alastrina has had enough, not caring about the consequences she takes the night off to go to the bar called Last Call. There she meets a leopard shifter named Garrison. The two hit it off until a great misunderstanding sends Alastrina running back to the magical fairy mounds to heal her heart.
Chocolate Shock pulled me in right from the first page. I loved the sassiness and the fight that Alastrina has. She is a great woman who needs to find her true love. Garrison is one bad dude. I fell for him just as fast as Alastrina does. He screams bad boy in every way yet he is tamed by Alastrina as soon as she walks in the door and the beautiful thing is that she doesn't even realize what she has done. She is a beautiful woman inside and out and seeing her finally find her true self was a great read. The instant attraction the two have turns into more and you can see the love that blooms between them shine brightly. I especially enjoyed the shower scene where Garrison tells Alastrina not to diminish herself and what they have. This was a very touching scene that had Garrison endearing himself even more to me.
Selena Illyria weaves a wondrous spell in Last Call: Europe Chocolate Shock. With characters so full of emotion and depth this is a book that should not be missed. This short read packs a great punch and I will be sure to continue reading this series, as well as look for more from this author.