And so, every Sunday for the foreseeable future, I would like to highlight short stories and novellas set in worlds I've already come to love and learn a little more about some of the secondary characters in my favorite novels. I'll be underscoring some of my favorite aspects of these short works of fiction, in addition to offering up a mini review of each work.
This week I'm featuring a short story from the Elementals world as part of the Elementals Read Along:
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Series: Elementals, book #2.5
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
Source: from publisher via Netgalley
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Nick is probably the Merrick brother I know the least about. He's always been so quiet and reserved, and that rarely helps you get to know a person. Maybe Nick's just going for that brooding, bad boy thing, but just like his brothers, I think there's more to this guy than he shows everyone else.
As usual, I'm right. :P Based on that summary, I had a fair idea of how this novella was going to play out, but even if I hadn't read that first, I would've picked up on the hints almost from the beginning of this short story. Weird how I didn't see any signs of it in the previous books, though. Maybe because of how reserved Nick is?
Anyway, despite the shortness of this story, tons happens. All of the books and novels in this series are pretty explosive, though. There's dancing, a softer side of Quinn (probably my least favorite character in the series, but that might have changed with this story), fighting, drinking, and yes, kissing. And not necessarily in that order. :P
Lawd, that kiss was HAWT! And the revelations!! I need Nick's full-length novel, pronto!!! January 2014 can't come soon enough! Though, starting Hunter's novel this week will take the edge off. :D