Liquid Lies (The Elementals #1)
Release Date: July 3rd 2012
Rating: 3.5 stars
Magic is corporate America’s best-kept secret, and Gwen Carroway is the best at selling it…
With her ability to pick up any language in an instant, Gwen Carroway is taking her family business global. As dutiful future leader of water elementals, she’ll do anything to protect her people’s secrets and bloodlines–including enter an arranged marriage. Inside, however, she yearns for the forbidden.
Reed is a mercenary addicted to the money and adrenaline rush of his work. After he inadvertently saves Gwen’s life, he ignites her taboo desire for men without magic–and with bodies of gods. Just as things heat up, Reed discovers that Gwen is exactly who he’s been hired to kidnap. He resolves to put work before lust, yet her luscious beauty and fiery spirit unravel him…
But there is a terrible truth behind Gwen’s family business–and now, caught between the kinsmen she no longer trusts and an enemy bent on vengeance, the only ally she has is her abductor…
Hanna Martine’s debut is one book you do not want to miss! It was hot, unpredictable, and completely original! Liquid Lies was a thrilling ride I didn’t want to put down.
I was first drawn into this one when I met Ms. Hanna Martine at WorldCon and she read from her book – I was absolutely captivated and I knew I needed to read more. I started on the train ride home and finished it up the very next day, nothing was able to pull me away from the intense read I had started.
I love Hanna Martine’s world. It was so unique and I loved the use of elements as her fantastical creature of choice. Along with this, the plot was so unpredictable. I loved following it and seeing how things would turn out – it got INTENSE!
By the end of Liquid Lies by Hanna Martine, I was on the edge of my chair absolutely captivated by the story going on! I cannot wait to read more from Hanna Martine in the future and to read book 2, A Taste of Ice!