Kiss of the Betrayer by Boone Brux (book 2 of the Bringer and Bane Series)

15103450Synopsis: 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.

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4 Stars

I found this book on my kindle, just scrolling through looking for a book.   The title is what caught my attention so I opened it.  Boy am I glad I did. This book was pretty good.  I thought it was gonna be a romance and while there was romance, this book was mostly fantasy.  There was demons and magic and some political intrigue  It reminded me of Dungeons and Dragons and Forgotten Realms; some of my favorite books.  

This is actually the second book in the series, I didn’t know because it wasn’t on the cover or in the title.  It can be read as a stand alone apparently.  There’s probably some back story that I missed with regards to the side characters but it wasn’t enough that left me confused.  

The beginning is cool because right away you see the good vs evil.  Jade is a human with a demon sister and they were united in a common goal but then the edges start to blur when Jade became a bringer. Jade never gave up on her sister though, even when she found out she had been deceived.  That’s some family loyalty right there.

Lucs was a man that carried a lot of guilt  from his past and he felt undeserving of the powers he received.  He didn’t wallow though, he made a concerted effort to redeem himself and that made me like him more. He believed in his cause and was determined to right his perceived wrongs.

The writing in the actions scenes were great, the pacing steady.  The characters were developed and the plot was solid.  It wasn’t too complex but the ending really shook me because it seems like the romantic subplot came into more play as the book progressed. The steamy scene at the end was WOW! It kinda overshadowed the main plot a bit.   

I need to go back and read the first one now.  

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