Social worker Tam Kerish can’t keep her cool professionalism when steamy client Mr. Burns kindles a desire for more than a client-therapist relationship—so she drops him. However, they discover she’s the talisman to which Burns, an immortal djinn, has been bound since the days of King Solomon…and that makes it difficult.
Ethical guidelines are unequivocal when it comes to personal relationships with clients. However, the djinn has a thawing effect on the usually non-emotive Tam, who begins to feel true emotion whenever he is near. Tam has to make a difficult choice: to stay on the outside, forever looking in…or to turn her back on her entire world, just for the chance to finally experience what it means to fall in love.
Words That Bind by Ash Krafton
5 out of 5
So what did I like? Everything about this book was perfect, but let me explain why.
Tam, our social worker and lead character, is a great heroine. I mean, she is strong, she is caring, and she is truthful by fault. But, she wasn't the easiest character to like. Now, once you did find out the wonderful reasons to like her, you just couldn't stop. There were times her flip-floppy emotions as she learned to feel (read the book to understand this, people!), but I would imagine that it would be the same for me or anyone else in that same situation. Now my one big question is, why in the world was she spellbound to not feel? I mean, was that just a side effect?
Burns is my favorite man-candy, book boyfriend.... All fire, fury, and fun rolled into the amazing man/djinn/tiger/whirlwind... Hmmmm.... I think it was awesome that this is one of the few times I've read a book with a djinn in it. I mean, I loved it, and would love to see more djinn in books. Especially if Ms. Krafton writes them the way she wrote Burns.
Sahir set off my villain radar the moment he entered the book. How could Tam NOT see or sense trouble from him? I mean it was so OBVIOUS! So glad he got what was coming to him.
Now, I read a lot of paranormal romances, they are my genre of choice. With that being said, I would like to say that this book has the most beautiful, intoxicating, and tasteful love scenes that I have ever read. I mean, these scenes are what every girl and every grown woman hope and dream to get to one day experience. Sigh! And, what happens afterwards was just plot shocking! I had to re-read it in hopes of seeing some form of salvation for the troubles coming for Tam & Burns.
Oh, the end almost killed me. I mean, I held my breath thinking it was all over. And then, lo and behold, Ms. Krafton saves the day by having Burns do the unexpected. I loved it!
Overall, this is an amazing, awesome book, and you HAVE to read it. I highly recommend this book.