Review: Intaglio: The Snake and the Coins

Intaglio: The Snake and the Coins
Intaglio: The Snake and the Coins by Danika Stone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Intaglio: The Snake and the Coins was a really enjoyable book. I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of the material as well as the sensuality of it! When I received my e-copy of the book, I did not look at the cover to get a sense of what was to come… but it was hot, my dear readers. Children, middle grades, and young adults really need not apply.

Ava and Cole are students at the same art college. They share a class together whose teacher is one of those teachers with whom you never quite connect. For this novel, however, this might be the catalyst that drives the connection between these two lovely people.

Whirlwinds, high high emotions, and a lot of sexy moments complete this book. Just enough intrigue and undercurrent of a story so much deeper and more intangible than we will ever fully comprehend. Hints at a past together that started long, long before their current lifetime reach them only through visions, dreams, and moments that escape as quickly as they arrive. The author does a really good job at peppering these “memories” throughout the story in bite-sized pieces such that the reader doesn’t feel overwhelmed by a side story that requires a completely separate focus of attention.

I had the tiniest problem while reading the book, and I am absolutely certain it is 100% something that exists within me, the reader. I felt the erupting emotions of Ava overwhelmed from time to time. I am absolutely positive that is the intention of the author, but her emotions would explode violently only to settle back to normal in very short span of time. The author did an excellent job holding my hand through the explosion back down to “settled” but I still can’t imagine existing within a relationship where emotions are so highly volatile. Maybe this is the norm for a lot of the readers of this novel, and it will resonate believably as such … but for me, for my personality, it’s the kind of thing that’s a dealbreaker within a relationship. It will NOT be a dealbreaker for me for the rest of the series, however!

This book is wonderful, sensual, gripping, powerful, and highly enjoyable. Thank you for the opportunity to read it!

Disclaimer: I was provided this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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