Title: A King and a Pawn
Series: Leader Murders # 3
Author: Liv Olteano
Genre: Paranormal Urban Suspense
Length: 234 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 17, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Leader Murders: Case Three
Bert Cooper’s life used to be great, until his sister turned out to be a traitor. Now Bert feels the whole pack looks on him with doubt and suspicion. To prove his loyalty, he volunteers to be the first ambassador at Fey Court, gathering information to finally solve the Leader Murders and punish those plotting against the Council and community. At least, that was the plan….
When Bert meets Sir William Matthew Sims, Court Interrogator, and one hell of a sexy man, life becomes a balancing act. And when the Fey King is assassinated, things become really messy.
Pack politics, fey politics, treason, suspicions of treason…. Bert has to choose between being ruled by his fears or standing up for what—and who—he believes in.
And it might just break his heart.
Review: This is the third book in the Leader Murders series.
Bert, Weiss’ Beta is tasked to be the fey ambassador and find out about the MH project to determine exactly what it is and who all is involved. Bert seemed to have trouble getting close to people considering what his sister did. He assumed everyone else thought he was a traitor as well.
There he meets sexy Sir William Matthew Sims, Court Interrogator and a very powerful man. I was not sure about Will at first as he seemed to have no emotions and ulterior motives for his actions. But as the story progressed I glimpsed small looks into his personality which was out of character for his heritage. He cared deeply for his children unlike many of the fey and wanted them safe at all costs.
The way the fey went about choosing the next king was horrifying. I could not believe what transpired. It took my breath away that a paranormal group that deemed themselves superior to others would be so barbaric to own kids.
I really enjoyed the fact that despite Bert keeping Will at arm’s length emotionally will did not give up. The whole mystery aspect of the story and the subsequent details and thought process that went into it was amazing. This story had me riveted in my seat until the very end.
Well written with the right amount of romance, suspense, action and action that keeps the reader intrigued. A lot of twists and turns as well as intense scenes that leave you holding your breath.
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