First, you have to read the previous book to understand all. This one starts at the exact moment the previous ended. I was blown apart with so many emotions running through me while reading this, it was hard to process them all. I want to give feedback spoiler-free so let me just say, there are raw emotions, guilt, terrible pain, unfairness and so much cruelty I wanted to shake the responsible for ruining innocent lives. But most of all, there is pure love that finds its way in the midst of all horrible things happening. There are so many secrets and I can’t help wondering what outcome would there be if people were honest, forthcoming and brave from the beginning. The assumptions and bad decisions in the name of protecting each other are also making things worse. Furthermore, I understood her reasoning but her bipolar behavior and indecision were making me crazy. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the book despite my love-hate-love relationship, it’s just that I was so consumed by the book it was like living it through the characters. In the end, they finally get their HEA, despite or because of all the obstacles.
Delicious 4 stars Something different from K.Webster. She is my go-to author for something darkish and kinky. This one is paranormal on top of that all. Be still my heart. I was consumed from the beginning. A young queen, who used to wield so much power and magic, is dying, but she doesn’t know why. A handsome king, with her opposite power, is coming to conquer. He is a Jang to her jing, and he won’t stop at anything. I was glued to it and read it in one sitting. I love the world she creates, which is full of paranormal and magic, the main characters are funny, full of life, determined and devoted to their goal. Their connections as a bit instant, but it was still believable. My only complaint is it was too short. I knew from the start who the traitor is, so there was no big surprise. This is a kinky paranormal romance for a reader who loves alpha, kinky males, strong females, and HEA.
Ms. Candace surprised us again with a brilliant story. The title is very fitting on many sides, not just the obvious one. We get to know much more about vampire politics and how things are managed in the back. We knew a lot from previous books but this one is up-close with more details, interaction, dynamics and power exchange. The plot is pretty direct with an ex-slave given to a vampire pair and due to the circumstances, another ex-slave Arabella joins them. It was amazing to see so many layers of Ajax, revealing them one by one was fascinating. I’m not sure I liked more his serving side or dominating one. His growth and development were fascinating and Ms. Blevins does a wonderful job revealing his emotions, psyche, and struggles through becoming his own person again and finding his place. His past is tragic and I was amazed by how he managed to come out being the whole person. When he connects with Arabella it is clear that the union between 4 of them is complete. The battle that is ongoing at the time is epic and for those who want to know more, it is mandatory to read Unhuman…
An erotic story full of action and darker themes.