Edge of Passion, by Tina Folsom
“Able to render themselves invisible, immortal Cloak Warriors like Aiden have been protecting humans from the dark power of the Demons of Fear for centuries. But the demons might soon have a powerful tool in their hands to seduce humans to the dark side. And the person to provide them with this elixir is the human scientist Leila. Unbeknownst to her, the drug she’s developing to cure Alzheimer’s has the unexpected side effect of weakening the mind’s resistance to the influence of demons.
The Council of Cloak Warriors is divided, some of them believing the only safe way to eradicate this threat is to eliminate its inventor, others are bent on protecting the human scientist. Aiden is a loyal Cloak Warrior who accepts the assignment to protect her despite his own beliefs that humans can't be trusted. However, when her life is endangered, his beliefs shift, and he’s drawn into a battle whose participants are unknown: is he fighting the demons or his fellow Cloak Warriors?
Forbidden desire flares between Aiden and Leila as they are forced to rely on the only people they can trust: each other. And even if he can save her and defeat their enemies, a union between them might be the most dangerous undertaking of all.”(www.goodreads.com)
The sexual tension is magnificent and is incredibly threaded throughout the story. The “teaser” scene, alone, had me fanning myself. Oo-la-la!
The rest of the book was a bit less enchanting. The story had the promise of being quite good, but the narrative didn’t quite carry it along. The pacing was a bit disjointed. Some information was withheld that shouldn’t have been and other information was given that really disrupted the flow of the story and disconnected me from the characters. Decisions and actions in the book seemed to have only superficial grounding and I lost a bit of sympathy for the protagonists because of it.I probably won’t be grabbing book #2 of the series but if you’re looking for a read with a warm ending and a touch of action, this just may work for ya.