Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Warrior's Betrayal by Brandi Salazar

Title:  A Warrior's Betrayal
Author:  Brandi Salazar
Series:  Brotherhood /2
Published:  October 6th 2012 by Brandi Salazar (first published October 5th 2012)    
Page Count:  237
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads: 

Forbidden desires...

Being a Brother and a caretaker isn't an easy job, especially when you find yourself coveting the one person you were meant to protect but never have- your brother's woman. That is exactly where Behr finds himself- in love and out of luck. Nothing a little killing can't remedy. While looking for a little trouble to take his mind off what's brewing at home, Behr finds the perfect distraction: hunting down the mythical Rage demon prowling his city's streets.

Lost and alone...

Cheyenne doesn't know what to do with herself. Weeks have passed with no sign of Erias, and as far as she knows, he's dead. Just when she resigns herself to the difficult task of moving on with her life, he reappears, but the Erias she knew no longer exists. He's a demon, the very thing he and his brother's hunt each night. Can Erias overcome this transformation and find the strength to make it back to Cheyenne and the Brotherhood, and if he does, will they accept him? In a world plagued with uncertainty, only one thing is definite: no matter how it ends, someone's heart is bound to get ripped to shreds.

Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

My Review:

By the end of the first few chapters I found myself wondering how in the world this novel could possibly end well for those involved without taking a serious nosedive story wise. With all of the twists and turns Salazar managed to surprise me, ending with everything as right as could be hoped for, while still leaving the story open for a sequel. On top of this, the story held me captivated throughout.

In this installment of the Brotherhood series you get to know some of the characters even better than you did in the first. Every random comment that pops into a character’s head makes it into the book. It makes the characters seem very real while filling the reader in on their personality quirks. The stereotypical narcissistic behaviour that Persephone exhibits also becomes even more apparent in this novel. Of course, I’m sure that most gods and goddesses are narcissistic after living a few millennia.

Salazar doesn’t put a lot of emphasis on scenery in her descriptions. The details are in the story itself. Bit by bit everything is revealed which prevents any long narrative sections to slow the story down. Salazar is also a master of dropping the tidbits of information and back-story when necessary. She doesn’t leave the reader wondering or left alone to fill in the blanks

One thing that I should say is that this is definitely a novel where you should read the first installment in the series. It’s not absolutely necessary, but it provides a great deal of context for the storyline. Without this, there would be a few muddy spots in the story.

This book was an amazing follow-up to Darkness and Lies. In many ways it was more captivating than its predecessor. I cannot wait for the sequel to be released.

Buy your copy online here today!

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