For fifteen years Luc Le Daun has blamed himself for the death of the woman he loved. His secret guilt has led him into a life of danger, risking all and committing to none.
Killing Luc Le Daun has been all Jade Kendell has thought about for years. But when her plan goes awry and she’s brought into the Bringers’ fold, her own dark secret threatens to be revealed. Desire for a better life wars with a promise made long before she understood the ramifications.
In a deadly mission, Jade and Luc embark on a journey into the Shadow World. As they attempt the impossible, ignoring the attraction growing between them becomes harder to deny. The slightest misstep could mean the loss of their souls and give the Demon King exactly what he needs to open the Abyss of Souls and annihilate the Bringers.
Type: Paranormal Romance/Fantasy, Warriors/Demons/Shifters (dragons)
Heat: 2.5 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5
She was a colossal tyrant stuffed inside the tiny body of a woman.If you're like me and love finding new worlds that are unique, a little quirky and just good for your book loving soul then Boone Brux is an author you need to meet. She weaves together such a rich and exciting story it's like stepping right into the world and being there.
There's some drama in Kiss of the Betrayer. You know it's going to be one hell of a ride with the heroine's mission in life is to take the hero out. And yall I'm not talking about the dinner and a movie variety but the swimming with the fishies kinda deal. I mean, hello, that's one damn serious mountain they've got to get themselves over! But damn they do so in the most amazing way.
Sooo. The romance. Well. There's a touch of animosity between Luc and Jade. That whole, I want to kill you, thing is a real bitch on a relationship but these two? Fabulous together. There's some snark and witty banter back and forth (though not as much as I expected after meeting them in book one) and there's a nice dose of sexual tension which I always enjoy.
There's really not too much heat or sheet time but what's there is pretty enjoyable. Okay, so a couple times I found myself chanting "kiss her! kiss her! kiss her!" but really the rest of the storyline is so involved and action packed you don't miss the high heat factor all too much.
I really liked both Jade and Luc. They pair up nicely with his sometimes "cave man" route (he has a tendency to want to just toss her over his shoulder when she doesn't do as he wishes) and her refusal to back down. Chickie has some attitude and is a damn tough heroine who says it like it is and can really kick some ass when need be.
"You...attacking Icarus." Luc coughed. "Stupid."
She blinked several times, not sure if she'd just been insulted.
From the irritated look on his face, she had.
Jade braced her arms on either side of Luc's body and hovered above him. "I saved your life, jackass."
"Saved me?" He wiped a trickle of blood from the corner of his mouth. "I had things well in hand."
"Really? Was that when you were thrashing about like a fish out of water or when Icarus was peeling your flesh like a ripe orange?"The secondary characters really shine as well. Brux has a way of really creating a wonderfully tight-nit and loving group of characters you just want to know more about. They'll make you smile, they'll make you laugh and they'll have you falling in love with all of them as they work together to fight the Demon Bane and risk their lives to protect the human population from them. I don't want to spoil too much of the storyline but their mission is pretty heartbreaking. They really have so much to overcome because of the past and lies that have been kept for many, many years. Brux really makes you care for all of them and their lot in life as they try to work things out. Really she even managed to have me falling for the villains in the story and sorta kinda hoping we'll get their story one day. Pretty impressive I think.
If you enjoy a fast paced storyline filled with adventure, danger and irresistible characters then Kiss of the Betrayer is a book you'll likely really enjoy. I had a hard time putting it down once I started and as soon as I finished I was ready for book 3. I'm really looking forward to seeing what Brux will come up with next.
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