The Wicked Deep by Shea Earnshaw
Summary from Goodreads:
Love curses don’t exist. At least that’s what Jonas, master of the meaningless hookup, tells himself when a letter warns him he’s an Eros Guardian cursed to endure a test of true love or forever be alone. His levelheaded longtime friend Cora figures it’s a revenge prank by an ex. The way Jonas stamps each girlfriend with a weeklong use-by date, it serves him right.
But when an impulsive kiss between the two friends reveals potential for more, Cora becomes the target of the Groth Maar: demons sent to wipe out the Eros Guardian line. And suddenly the curse becomes dangerously real.
Breaking the curse means Jonas’s biggest challenge yet. Failure guarantees Cora’s death. But success may cost him his own life…and the loss of his carefully guarded heart to the one girl far too sensible to fall for him.
I really enjoyed The Third Kiss. It was definitely a sweet romance, but there was so much more to it. I absolutely loved the curse and demons. There was way more action than in a typical romance which kept the pace really well throughout the book. Some of my favorite parts took place in the demons’ home.
I ended up really liking Jonas even though he was so anti love and I tend to be a bit of a romantic. Cora was the perfect female character for me. Smart and a badass. Beth and Leo were also great and I’m hoping we get more from both of them in the next book. I’m hoping we get more from the professor, too. I feel like there is more to him than we found out in this book.
I gave The Third Kiss 4 stars on goodreads.
I’ll be hosting an guest post with Kat Colmer here on Friday.
I received a copy of this book from Kat through Netgalley for review.
The Third Kiss was released August 7, 2017 by Entangled Teen.