Kinked (Elder Races, #6) by Thea Harrison

Kinked (Elder Races, #6)

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, ...

Details Kinked (Elder Races, #6)

TitleKinked (Elder Races, #6)
Release DateNov 5th, 2013
GenreRomance, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Shapeshifters, Dragons

Reviews Kinked (Elder Races, #6)

  • XxTainaxX
    I've got to say that I wasn't a very big fan of Aryal going into this story. She was very much a harpy like her Wyr form. Always on the attack and fierce. Her obsession with Quentin's crimes was frustrating. This book allows us to get to know her. While she is those things I've mentioned, she is also loyal and determined. She is compassionate and selfless. We really got a shot at seeing her from a different perspective and underneath the layers. ...
  • Angela James
    I wasn't expecting to enjoy this book because I didn't like Aryal going into this book (I wonder how many people's reviews will start with this?) but this book shot right into my top three favorite in the series, along with Dragon Bound and Oracle Moon. This is one I'll definitely be re-reading. What particularly worked for me was the progression of the relationship that the author took us through, but also that she didn't make the hero so uber-l...
  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    Kinked, book #6 in Thea Harrison's Elder Race Series actually turned out to be a surprise!!! A good surprise.........because I wasn't look forward to Aryal's story. She has not been a favorite of mine in the series. I found her surly, abrasive, domineering fact, totally unlikeable. By the end of the book....she had hooked her claws into me....and I actually liked her!!! Not that she became a "tamed" harpy Sentinel......not in a million yea...
  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    Two of Dragos' Sentinels tearing things up...aka Aryal and Quentin. Likes: • I loved the enemies to lovers theme. Aryal and Quentin were sooo funny when they were fighting!• I don't know why I'm always surprised at how TH can make her characters come alive and endear themselves to you...especially characters you didn't really care for before. • The bargaining was great!• The wings! Aww...that was sooo touching and heart breaking. I love h...
  • Sophia Triad
    Aryal and Quentin "Can you control her?""Of course I can control her," said Quentin nastily. "Every time she lets me." Quentin Caeravorn is the winner of the Sentinel Games that took place during Lord's Fall. Dragos needed new sentinels after Rune and Diago abandoned him to ve with their mates and Quentin the panther will be the newest member of his little army. Aryal is a harpy and a Drago's sentinel for many many years. It is not easy for he...
  • Blacky *Romance Addict*
    Best non-Dragos book of the series. Those two were epic!!! The fights between them (physical and verbal), the chemistry, the dialogue... Perfect!!! Though, I wish we could've seen that last bargain, one day for him and one day for her *.* but oh well :D
  • Mariana Zapata
    I'm not going to lie, I think a huge part of me didn't want to like this book (before I actually started reading it, of course). But Thea Harrison's writing gives me a lady boner... okay, Dragos and a couple of the other males in her novellas do the trick but you get my point.Because when I saw that this was Aryal's book... Blah. I wouldn't be surprised if that was everyone's reaction at first. And then I started reading it and here I am. I loved...
  • Ferdy
    SpoilersI was so excited for this, I thought it would be brilliant because the heroine (Aryal) was a favourite of mine from earlier books. Unfortunately, the hero (Quentin) was rubbish and ruined the whole book. The plot wasn't all that great either.-What's what: Aryal (immortal harpy/Dragos's sentinel) and Quentin (wyr panther/one of Dragos's new sentinels/Pia's friend) hate each other. Their mutual hatred of each other turns into violence. As p...
  • Holly
    I was hesitant going into this novel because Aryal wasn't my favorite character in previous books (to be honest, I down right disliked her). I'm happy to say I worried for nothing. The book was phenomenal. This book is darker and more gritty than the previous ones, but it didn't feel forced or unnecessary. I would almost say I love this as much as Dragon Bound and Oracle's Moon (my favorites of the series to date).
  • Amanda
    According to the reviews and ratings so far I'm the only one that hasn't loved this book. I hated it. The only reason I skimmed to the end was so that if anything actually happened I'd know about it for book 7. I have LOVED this series, but I hated this one. I didn't go into it hating Aryal, like so many others, and I don't hate her now. I wanted to be invested in this couple. But I wasn't. So here's my list of issues: 1. Nothing happens the firs...
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    KINKED is an entertaining, aggression-filled ride!Read this review in its entirety at Fresh Fiction
  • Stacie
    3 1/2 Stars!It took me until about the 50% mark to really get into this one. But once I did, I enjoyed it. Happy reading!
  • Shari Kay
    3.25 ✭.I'm very conflicted on this rating. First off, I have to admit, I almost skipped this book. I was not happy that Quentin was ending up with Aryal; I didn't really like her much. That said, by the end of the book, I was won over.But(isn't there always a but?)...I didn't like how TH seemed to make Quentin less likeable to make it plausible that he would hook up with Aryal. I don't remember any of these proclivities that we were inundated w...
  • Lisa Kay
    ★★★★ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Sophie Eastlake’s narration is growing on me. She gets a little monotone sometimes, but she is improving with this series.Okay. I liked this installment of the Elder Races series. Enjoyed it, in fact. However, I sure waffled on it a bit before I got there. Some people are going to love these two Sentinels to Dragos, Lord of the Wyr. I mean, they really hated each other at the beginning. To the p...
  • Megzy
    Aryal is a harpy and a Bitch but I liked her and really enjoyed seeing she didn't change! I loved Quen in previous books and liked him even more in his own book!
  • Laura the Highland Hussy
    Quentin has won a position as a Sentinel for Dracos fair and square, but Aryal knows he’s a criminal and he’s been doing bad things for a long time. Aryal never stops to think that she might be wrong. Unfortunately her vendetta against him has gotten to the point where she’s driving herself mad trying to figure out what he’s done. This leads her to peek in on him at home one night, and he isn’t alone. Quentin can scent that Aryal was at...
  • Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
    Love, love, love this book. These Elder Race books, I think, are the ones I most look forward to a new book on. Unlike every other review I've seen, I had no problem whatsoever with Aryal being a heroine and have absolute trust that this author could pull it off. In fact when I found out, I rubbed my hands together and thought, oh, yeah, this'll be good, bring it on!So my trust was not misplaced and I adored this book. Made me laugh, cry, laugh a...
  • Val Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads ⚓️
    I was fully prepared to give this a 1 start rating until the last chapter. The last scene of the book bumped it up to 2. This book was slow. Really slow. Not a lot happened and what did happen was separate from the Wyr community and the other Sentinels, which bummed me out as they are my favorite aspect of the series.Also, I didn't feel that connected to Quentin and Aryal. I didn't dislike them or anything. In fact, I kind of just didn't care abo...
  • Diana
    Audiobook narrated by Sophie Eastlake The series has proven to be uneven for me. Enemies-to-lovers isn't a favorite theme of mine and I knew I was in trouble when the h/h started physically assaulting each other with intent to kill. Gee, call me crazy, but not a promising setup for romance. The "I hate you" theme dominates the first half of the book and I hated it. Second half was decent but by that time I didn't find either one of them at all he...
  • Ren
    4 stars Gosh! I don't believe the last time I read the latest instalment of Elder Races is like... 4 years ago! It's a wonder that I still remember the story, which I didn't. So I did a little bit re-read of Lord's Fall, just the last part tho, to refresh my memory. I remember one of the reason I hesitate to read the next book after Lord's Fall, Kinked, is because I didn't like Aryal, the harpy sentinel. It's because she always act hostile toward...
  • Kathy Davie
    Sixth in the Elder Races paranormal romance series and revolving around the Wyr based in New York City. The couple focus is on Quentin Caeravorn and Aryal.My TakeI do like Aryal, even if she obsesses way too much about Quentin.. She's primal, woman, and knows her own mind. She's tried everything—and I mean everything. I like Quentin too. I like the his regret, and that he's trying to make amends for what he set in motion. What I didn't care for...
  • Kate's Corner
    Keeping it short and sweet here.Is this book good? Yes.Did I like the MC together? Yes, they are highly amusing when they were antagonizing one another and after they put their vendetta’s aside and started to work together I loved it even more. What about the heroine? She is a crazy bitch who is always in on everything and does everything 100 %. Aryal is a harpy and she is loyal to a fault and loves to hold a grudge my kinda gal. What about the...
  • Shawna
    4 stars - Paranormal Romance
  • Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
    Amazing!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 ...
  • Melindeeloo
    Review to come but I really liked this and here's some random thoughts for now... I love enemies to lovers when the transition is done well, and for me it was. Lot's of good steamy stuff. I was a little worried about the 'kink' coming into this because BDSM is not my thing at all, but those elements were really on the outskirts of the story and could have easily been left out. The struggle between two dominant control freaks was the important par...
  • Laura (Kyahgirl)
    4.5/5; 5 stars; AAryal has always been a raging hag throughout this series. Well, not a hag, a harpy. She has been portrayed as loyal to Dragos and very strong, worthy of the Sentinel position, but also hard to like. I went into this book wondering how Harrison was going to make a PNR story work with Aryal as the heroine. Well, she did it by teaming her up with an equally strongwilled and slightly twisted hero, Quentin! I really enjoyed this book...
  • Laura (Kyahgirl)
    4/5; 4 stars; A-This review is for the audiobook. I read this book last year some time and recently listened to the audio version. Sophie Eastlake is again, an awesome narrator. However, the audio version of the book highlighted some issues with the pacing of the story. The first half is kind of boring and repetitive....Aryal hates Quentin...picks a fight, Quentin fights back. Quentin hates Aryal. Blah, blah. There was a lot of time devoted to th...
  • Kelsie
    i want to read Graydon's story. will his be in the next few books?
  • Keri
    Although this wasn't one of fav couples of the series, we did get some moments with Dragos, Pia and Peanut which I never get enough of. I adore this series and can't wait for the next one.
  • Nicole
    Joint Review originally posted here: Thoughts on the HeroMinnChica: Oh man… Quentin. I think he might be one of my new favorite heroes in this series. If course, I think I say that about every hero Harrison has written. But seriously, Quentin was so amazing. I loved that he wasn’t afraid to fight with Aryal, even pound on her in the beginning. To go from literally wanting to kill her, to falling head...