Bronaugh Lane has been fighting her dark Fae nature her entire life. Giving up control is not in her character. If she did, she would lose everyone she cares about. So when she meets a werewolf with the hard muscles of a warrior and a soft Scottish brogue, her intense yearning for him is disconcerting. She should keep her distance, but for her own reasons, she needs to get closer to the Texas pack. And Marc is her only chance at infiltrating their den.
And then the game changes.
There are no rules now.
Yet they dare not surrender to their feelings. War is coming, and Werewolves and Fae are on opposite sides of the front line.
I don’t usually read paranormal romance about the fae. Reason? It tends to get a little complicated for me. I don’t have a lot of patience when it comes to complex worlds, and author descriptions of fae realms tend to get too intricate for my liking. (What can I say? I have a short attention span. Sue me.) But I made an exception for this author because I read her Deathless Night series, and loved it. I also read To Covet the Fae and reviewed it on our sister site. So reading this book was a no-brainer for me. An auto pre-order. And I’m glad I did.
I love a story about star-crossed lovers (but not so star-crossed that they end up dying...I’m looking at you, Romeo and Juliet). Marc and Bronaugh are star-crossed because of the hatred that exists between their two species and the coming war. Add to that the fact that Bronaugh is a dark fae (the dangerous kind of fae known for killing werewolves), and their attraction to one another is made all the more complicated.
I liked that Marc and Bronaugh didn’t fall instantly in love. Instant attraction? Yes. Love? No. Their relationship developed at a somewhat realistic pace, which is a refreshing change from most paranormal romances.
The plot was interesting and unique, too. I won’t give anything away, but I will say that what happens to the fae at the hands of the werewolves? It’s not something I’ve ever seen in another novel or series, which is HUGE. (I mean, I’ve seen pretty much everything, ya’ll. I read A LOT. Things that make me stop and say, “huh, that’s new” don’t pop up much.)
Negatives? Well...I once had a boss I didn’t care for that was named Marc. Every time I read the name on the page I had to force my old boss’s chubby, sweaty face and comb over out of my head so that I didn’t throw up during the sex scenes. Thank God for the hot cover dude. He helped with that tremendously. But I suppose I can’t really blame the author for the name choice. She had no way of knowing about my old boss. But I digress…
In short, this is another winner from an author I enjoy tremendously. Get thee to your Kindles, folks….
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
Crushes it! No rehab needed. This one is clean and sober.
Other reading suggestions
Read the author’s Deathless Night series first, then dive into the Fae books, starting with To Covet The Fae.