Title: Grand Redemption, 2nd Edition
Series: D’Vaire, #1
Author: Jessamyn Kingley
Genre: Paranormal / Fantasy
Length: Novel (259 pages)
Publisher: Jessamyn Kingley (August 15th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: A warlock familiar has little choice but to follow the dictates of their warlock.
In Ayden’s case, he and his warlock, Latarian, have been sent to hide in a cottage by her grandfather. What was intended to be a refuge for a few days has stretched into over six centuries. Cleaning, cooking, and doing his best to avoid his warlock’s sharp tongue is all Ayden has to look forward to each day. Stuck in a cottage with his temperamental warlock has Ayden yearning for something different.
It’s not like Ayden has much hope for the future. His mate died before Ayden was summoned by Latarian and Fate doesn’t offer magickind second chances. Ayden’s dreams are simple. A day outside the same four walls. Luckily for Ayden, the boredom of their life finally convinces his warlock to ask Fate for a clue to find her grandfather.
Fate sends Latarian and Ayden to the Draconis Court of D’Vaire, and neither one of their lives will ever be the same.
Duke Brogan D’Vairedraconis is a powerful dragon shifter who has lived a life of ever changing scenery. The king of his dragon court was deemed cursed centuries ago, and dragonkind has kept King D’Vaire and the five dragons loyal to him far removed from the rest. Tired of traipsing around the giant house that houses Draconis Court D’Vaire, Brogan has spent the last few decades traveling around the world seeking his mate.
Learning that a warlock and her familiar have arrived at his court is not enough to bring Brogan home. But when Brogan hears that his family is discussing plans to turn their home into a sanctuary for misplaced shifters and magickind he cuts short his current trip and rushes home. There is no way Brogan wants his family at the mercy of freaks and outcasts, and Brogan will do whatever it takes to stop the sanctuary.
When their paths cross, neither one is prepared for what Fate has in store for them. Tempers flare, flames ignite, and the quiet Court D’Vaire is alive for the first time. When Brogan and Ayden finally learn how to live side by side, secrets are revealed that may rip them apart forever. In the end, Brogan is forced to see his life and place in Court D’Vaire in a whole new light because Ayden is no ordinary warlock familiar.
This title has been revised and expanded from its original edition.
Review: I have to say this book was not like I was expecting at all. I really thought it would go in an entirely different direction. It was so much bigger than just a romance book. There was so much work put into the world this takes place in. The characters were well-developed.
This book also gave me a wide range of emotions. From laughing my ass off to wanting to hit some of the characters upside their heads, mostly Ayden and Brogan. Both Ayden and Brogan have so many misunderstanding and just plain stupidity moments. However when they finally got it to work they were perfect for each other.
The history of magic kind and the different types were very interesting and I enjoyed the different take the author had on them. Although I will admit at times I thought things dragged a little.
Sometimes there just seemed to be too much information crammed in at times.
Overall, this was a very enjoyable and intriguing book. I cannot wait to see where the author goes from here. There are so many loose ends left and I want to see how the author ties them up in the next book.
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