Review: Kinked (Elder Races #6) by Thea Harrison

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Elder Races #6
Thea Harrison
Paranormal Romance
November 5th 2013


Two opponents must confront the cause of their obsessive fury in the latest Novel of the Elder Races…

As a harpy, Sentinel Aryal is accustomed to dealing with hate, but Sentinel Quentin Caeravorn manages to inspire in her a burning ire unlike anything she’s ever known. Aryal believes the new Sentinel to be a criminal, and vows to take him out as soon as the opportunity arises. But the harpy’s incessant wrath has pushed Quentin to the limit, and forces him to make a deadly vow of his own.

To put an end to the conflict, Dragos, Lord of the Wyr, sends them on a reconnaissance mission to the Elven land of Numenlaur. Forced to work together, Aryal and Quentin’s mutual antagonism escalates. Each fight draws forth more passion—culminating in an explosively sexual confrontation. But when their quest reveals real danger, Aryal and Quentin must resolve their differences in ways beyond the physical, before the entire Wyr is threatened.


(Originally reviewed back in Dec. 2013)


I was not sure if I would like Aryal’s story. I hated her from the moment I meet her in Dragon Bound. She is such a bitch with a capital B and the way she treats Pia. Ahhh!

Wow, Thea changed my mind on her character with this novel.

Kinked blew me away! I loved the humor, action, adventure, and the massed up love/connection; between Quentin and Aryal. The main characters complement each other and it worked beautifully. I see Aryal in a new light now.

The Elder Races series is one of my favorite paranormal romance series and I highly recommend it for paranormal romance lovers.

Rated: 5 Kinked Stars 

Some of my favorite quotes from Kinked:

– “Her life was one eternal rampage. Maybe it was time someone turned the tables on her and went after her with the same kind of relentlessness with which she went after the entire world.”
“And maybe it was past time that someone took that harpy down a peg or two, and showed her who was boss.”

– “As the panther found peace, the harpy stroked his hair and discovered tenderness.”

– “You really do poop sparkly rainbows.”

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

6 comments on “Review: Kinked (Elder Races #6) by Thea Harrison

  1. It has been a while since I read this one. I did like that Aryal redeemed herself.
    Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons recently posted…Melanie’s #RT17 #Audiobook Wrap-UpMy Profile

    • I agree. She so did redeem herself.

  2. Redemption stories are always cool. I haven’t read this so unsure if this is one of those but from your first few paragraphs it seems like Aryal managed to win you over and she gave you insight to her bitchiness. lol

    Happy Mother’s Day!
    Braine recently posted…Liked It: Rich People Problems by Kevin KwanMy Profile

    • She’s very bitchy in the series, but here we get a whole new side of her and understand her better. I was surprised I ended up liking her. I disliked throughout the series, until Kinked.

  3. This is a series on my TBR. It looks so good and I’m even more anxious to start it after seeing you are giving it such high ratings!
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    • Read the series in order. I have fallen for the world and characters. It’s unique and entertaining.