Marked by Emma Hillman was a hot, sensual story about sex, trust, and immortality. Ms. Hillman is able to beautifully balance the erotic sensuality found in Jake, the Immortal King who takes Faye as his mate with a sweet innocence that blossoms into full awareness in Faye.
I really liked Jake. He’s abrupt, arrogant, bossy, and sexy as hell. He doesn’t hide his sexuality. He doesn’t sugarcoat it for Faye, even at the beginning of their relationship. He’s a king— well technical First Man, but practically the same thing— and he exhibits all of the characteristics every king has ever had. A perfect foil for him is Faye. She is a sweet, innocent human that Jake takes as his mate— a human woman to bear the next king. I’m very glad that Ms. Hillman didn’t make Faye a more aggressive woman. It wouldn’t have worked, having such a strong and domineering Jake. Faye is just an absolute perfect counterpart to Jake; she mellows him, softens him, and he pushes her at every turn.
This wouldn’t be an erotic novel without the sex and Ms. Hillman delivers 100%. From page one the chemistry between Jake and Faye burns practically off the page and it only got hotter the further along into the book I got. Ms. Hillman’s Marked was truly a delightful book to read.
Rated 5 Ravens and a Recommended Read by Olivia!
... Thank you to Olivia @ BlackRaven's Reviews for this awesome review. I love the comments about Faye. That's exactly where I was going with her character, and it makes me happy to see someone get it so perfectly.