Teighan (Veiled City Book 2) by Eryn Hawk

Teighan is book 2 in Eryn Hawk's Veiled City series and I loved just as much as I loved book 1!

From the blurb:

Alexander Lawrence is bored. At twenty-seven, his life is an endless loop of painting and teaching—and lots of mind-numbing sex to distract himself from the fact he's trapped in a gilded cage of his mother's making. That is, until his best friend goes back to the Fae realm, leaving a seven-foot hunk of grumping gorgeousness to act as Alex's bodyguard, and he suddenly finds himself totally uninterested in anyone else. It's challenging, pursuing a guy who seems to hate his guts, knowing it might well end in disaster, but Alex never could resist the thrill of the chase.

Teighan Haryk is the half-blood son of a King, and a war-hardened Fae Captain to boot. Babysitting humans isn't part of his resume. But he made a promise to watch over Alex—and he never goes back on his word—so for the time being, he's stuck guarding the insufferable artist with the smart mouth and pretty eyes. It's infuriating, but he's oddly enthralled by the creature, and after learning that the boy's life isn't as easy as he assumed, his protective streak awakens. Teighan's resolve is tested to its limit, and despite his efforts to stay indifferent, he's forced to admit that he may have met his perfect match.

Alex struggles to deal with his issues while Teighan tries to pretend his feelings don't exist. Their chemistry is scorching, but there's no way their attraction will ever be more than physical.

Will it?

TEIGHAN is a MM paranormal romance with spice, size difference, and soulmates. It features a sunshine human using flirting in place of therapy, and a surly Fae whose plans of a peaceful life take a mate-shaped detour. TEIGHAN is second in the VEILED CITY series, which is best read in order due to the overarching plot. Each book focuses on its own pair and their HEA.

If you want to know more about this story's tropes, kinks and warnings, visit my Instagram (authorerynhawk) for a full content list—or check the content warning at the beginning of the book.

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

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The long waited second book in the Veiled City series is finally here! I read Cair when it came out almost a year ago, but I still never forgot about his grumpy brother Teighan. I couldn't wait to read his story after realizing he was paired up with sunshiney Alex. There was a lot going on beneath the surface with these two. Smiles and scowls can both be just as effective at hiding one's true feelings. And it turns out these two felt a lot.

"ษช สœแด€แด›แด‡แด… สœษชแด. ส™แดœแด› ษดแด แดษดแด‡ แด‡สŸ๊œฑแด‡ แด„แดแดœสŸแด… สœแด€แด แด‡ สœษชแด."

Oh Teighan. You hidden marshmallow you. He tried so hard to hide the truth from himself. From everybody, really. Fortunately, he wasn't good enough to hide it from Alex. Alex can be a perceptive little human. He's easy to underestimate. Hell, Teighan was certain he knew exactly what type of person Alex was and I took great enjoyment from reading every time Alex proved his assumptions wrong. Even better was that all he had to do to prove him wrong was to be himself. His lovely, but terribly lonely self.

The steam between these two was smoking. Hot hot hot๐Ÿ”ฅ For some reason I thought this book would lean harder into the Daddy kink. I was wrong. It was pretty mild in the grand scheme of things, so if you're looking for hardcore Daddy/boy dynamic, this isn't it. Nevertheless, these two were perfect for one another. They filled the missing pieces in each other's souls. It was quite wonderful once they were all in with one another and I'm so happy Teighan and Alex got their HEA.

Rating: 5 Stars

Teighan is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.