Title: This Vicious Grace
Series: The Last Finestra #1
Author: Emily Thiede
Three weddings. Three funerals. Alessa’s gift from the gods is supposed to magnify a partner’s magic, not kill every suitor she touches.
Now, with only weeks left until a hungry swarm of demons devours everything on her island home, Alessa is running out of time to find a partner and stop the invasion. When a powerful priest convinces the faithful that killing Alessa is the island’s only hope, her own soldiers try to assassinate her.
Desperate to survive, Alessa hires Dante, a cynical outcast marked as a killer, to become her personal bodyguard. But as rebellion explodes outside the gates, Dante’s dark secrets may be the biggest betrayal. He holds the key to her survival and her heart, but is he the one person who can help her master her gift or destroy her once and for all?
Alessa, the chosen Finestra, has to protect her country from a demon attack that’s coming. She hasn’t found a partner, a Fonte, due to guilt as she’s killed any previous ones due to her killer touch. She also finds herself in the middle of an assassination plot so it’s all going on!!!!
Enter Dante who Alessa finds in town and hires as her bodyguard despite his seemingly dubious background.
Alessa is a fab leading lady, her character growth was amazing and all helped along by Dante.
Their banter, what they teach each other, his protective streak. Two lost souls finding each other. It was so exciting! I wanted to shout ‘kiss’ all the time!!!
The plot was so good along with the world building. The characters were well fleshed out and I loved all the side characters too! There was a small cliffhanger that made me go and look to see when the next book is out!
Fab read, would totally recommend.