Valerian, King of the Nymphs,
needs to find something to satisfy his warriors. They have recently
been fighting alongside the vampires in the war against the dragons.
Without sex, they are weakened and they canít afford to be weak during
this turbulent time. Unfortunately, their women have gone missing.
Deciding that he must do something, Valerian has taken it upon himself
to lead a party into the portal to the surface of earth to find
women. Not the hardest thing to do; most women are captivated by
nymphs. In all his six hundred years, Valerian never expected to find
that the one woman who completes him, is the one woman who can ignore
him like no other.
Shaye Holling needs to find
something to save her from the wedding she is attending. She is doing
her daughterly dutyĺagainĺfor
her mom, but this time she has had enough. Shaye has learned a lessonĺshe
doesnít want to get hurt so she refuses to get involved. Itís why she
started her anti-card business, designing cards with slogans like ďIím
so miserable without you, itís almost like youíre hereĒ. Life is
perfect. Or it would be except for the sex god that emerges from the
sea, kidnapping her and taking her back with him to Atlantis.
Shaye is undeniably drawn to
Valerian, but she canít let him know that. She doesnít believe him
when he says she is his mate. Valerian can see beneath her prickly
exterior to the soft gentle woman inside. He doesnít understand why
she continually denies him. He canít understand why he can defeat an
army of demons, yet one single human woman has him tied up in knots.
There is more at stake for
Valerian than simply convincing his mate that she belongs to him.
Valerian is at war, and there are forces that would like nothing more
than to see him destroyed. Can Shaye and Valerian survive what is
about to come?
The Nymph King
is quite simply stunning with its combination of tender romance,
incredible heat, a fascinating world and enough action to keep one
enthralled throughout. I loved Valerian, and Shaye was the perfect
woman to take him down a peg or two. Their journey together was
hilarious to read about; Gena Showalter has always captured my
attention with her humorous dialogue, and The Nymph King
delivers on that front. A host of appealing secondary characters add
yet another layer to The Nymph King, and I found myself
cheering on the others, especially Brenna. The Nymph King
is an incredible tale, and a wonderful addition to Gena Showalterís