Title: Not Broken
Series: True Destiny, #5
Author: Dana Marie Bell
Genre: Paranormal, Alternate Worlds, MMF
Length: Novel (156 pages)
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (December 16th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Slade Saeter endured centuries of torture, longing for the day he could claim Magnus Tate and Sylvia Grimm as mates. Now freedom is his, but nightmares still plague this son of Loki, and he fears his lovers will believe him too fragile to bond.
Magnus never thought he could have the woman of his dreams, not when she was broken by his own father, her heart shattered by Thor’s infidelities and their ultimate divorce. But Slade’s determination gives him a glimmer of hope.
Never one to let anything keep her down for long, Sylvia has long since healed from her ex-husband’s betrayals. But accepting her own stepson as a bonded mate? While it’s something she can wrap her body around, her heart is another story.
As three war-weary, damaged hearts slowly find balance among them, they form bonds of surprising strength. But with danger descending upon them with the fury of a Valkyrie, time is the one thing they may not have.
Purchase Link: https://www.samhainpublishing.com/book/5278/not-broken
Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
Slade has endured so much at the hands of Odin and his sick twisted ways. He is now recovering from the last amount of torture he suffered through. But thankfully, he is no longer alone. He was rescued by his family and his mates. First though he has to convince both mates to put aside anything else they may have thought and accept what they could have.
Magnus has always wanted Sylvia, even when she was married to his father Thor. But he never went after her for many reasons. One being that he and his brother were conceived during one of their fathers affairs when married to Sylvia. But now he has Slade, and Slade will not give up until he has his third mate.
To be honest, I would have been just fine with only Magnus and Slade having a relationship. The first part of the book is just them and damn were they hot together and so damn sweet. Slade was an unexpected surprise to Magnus but he is more than happy to have him as a mate. Magnus takes such good care of Slade as he recovers and I just loved them both.
When they finally convince Sylvia to join as their third mate, I was OK with it. But in my opinion, she was not really necessary to the mating. I liked her alright don’t get me wrong. I just feel she did not really add as much to the relationship as Slade and Magnus did. But it may just be that she is not as kick ass in my mind as the other women in the series. I’m not really sure.
Overall, this was another good book in the series. Dana Marie Bell is one of the few authors I still read that does MF books, since I am most definitely MM these days. But she grabbed me a long time ago with this series and another one she does. So I will keep coming back. The hilarious scenes she writes draw me in every time. Plus those love scenes, and the pretty awesome characters, etc.