Game Master by Scarlett Dawn
Part of: Skeleton Key Book Series
One Skeleton Key. Endless Adventures.
Arizona Creed lost her assassin father, and her whole world changed.
With one magical skeleton key, Arizona lands in another realm.
Forget Earth. Terlant is the place to be. And Lucifer wants her there, the dashing man with no last name and more secrets than even she has. But love isn’t always enough. Arizona must find purpose in her new life.
The Royal Guard could give Lucifer and Arizona what they desire.
They only need to pass two tests to win the Game and enter the elite Guard.
But is her real test to open her heart to true love?
And will she win her wings to fly into his arms?
Okay, I know I say “fun” a lot, but for real, this book was one of the most fun reads I’ve had yet this year.
It starts off a little sad and a lot exciting, but then quickly moves into, whoa. It’s a shortie, so some of the detail I’ve come to love from SD isn’t there, but I still seem to have managed to get everything I need in a story.
Smart, witty characters? Check. (Double check for Kingsley btw)
Kick ass leading lady? Psh, I want Arizona as a body guard.
Smoldering Hero? His name is Lucifer! Of course he smolders!
Now, I did find it is that two rarely connected realms knew enough about similar religions to have a sort of joke in the story, but it was a short lived part and wasn’t used in a rude way, so I got over it quickly.
I loved the games. I loved how these two worked together. I loved the blip of romance that was just enough to satisfy; it was like a small piece of decadent chocolate. Any more may have been to much without thinning it down with more details of their lives.
All in all, another fab piece of work from one of my favorite authors.