Series: Lila Gray #1
Published by J Taylor Publishing on 10/15/2011
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Source: ARC, Publisher
Lila Gray is just a human—at least that’s her mantra when she accidentally topples a building or bends a paranoid local's gun into modern art. That she can sense and control the minds around her doesn’t prove anything, either. Unwilling to put others at risk, she hides in the wilderness from the beautiful creature who hunts her, one who sees her as his ultimate prize.
Alone, the egocentric Glass Man can kill with a thought. Mated with Lila, he's a supernatural weapon prepared to annihilate the humans he loathes.
Caught in the Glass Man’s latest scheme, Lila is plunged into a hidden Fae realm, faced with a secret birthright and a forbidden romance.
With the Glass Man threatening everyone she loves, can Lila accept who she is in time to end his bloody reign? Or will she succumb to his dark power and become the vehicle of destruction for the human race?
I’ll be honest: I accepted The Glass Man because the cover is pretty. I think everyone does that at one point or another, and we hope and pray that we picked a good book. Yeah, sometimes I DO judge a book by its cover. I’m a cover lover.
Glass Man didn’t disappoint me! It starts off fast-paced; Lila is on the run from the Glass Man, the world is in tatters and she’s living off the land, just trying to survive. She doesn’t know who or what the Glass Man is, but she is afraid. She knows she’s not human, but would give anything to deny it and live a normal life. Unfortunately her life is far from normal, nor will she ever see anything resembling “normal” again.
You see Lila is IMPORTANT. But you’ll have to read it yourself to find out why.
I really liked Glass Man. It has everything a Fae fantasy requires: lust, danger, compassion, excitement. Jocelyn Adams really grabs you by the front of your shirt with her book, demands you to read it, drown in it. Lila was a very easy character to identify with: she’s your average girl who gets shoved into a role she never asked for, and realizes for everyone’s sake, that she needs to succeed. And boy, you WANT her to succeed! I like it when authors get it like this. I never want to hate a book and I always go into each book hoping it will leave me breathless at the end, and want for more. I want!
Each of the other characters are similarly identifiable: Liam you want to see succeed. You almost feel bad for him, because you know he’s in a situation he’d never take part of if he had any choice. Parthalan is a dick! But he’s the kind of dick who makes you LOL! I have often met people in real life who are just like Parthalan (albeit without all the supernatural stuff): you love to hate him. Adams writes him as witty, arrogant and strangely charming, while still forcing you to loathe him.
I love the description of the faerie mounds, the magic of it all. Jocelyn Adams brings the fantastical to life for her readers, and she is very, very good at it.
Glass Man is an excellent, fascinating read. If you are a fan of books such as the Meredith Gentry series by Laurell K. Hamilton, you’ll enjoy Glass Man by Jocelyn Adams.
He kissed me, but I stayed rigid while his tongue wormed its way between my lips. Vomiting into his mouth would have been satisfying, but it wouldn’t come.