Series: Preternatural Rescue Centre, #10
Author: Ellen Cross
Length: Novella (128 pages)
Publisher: Extasy Publishing (December 1st 2014)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Half an inch. Roman’s life has been taken over and destroyed by half an inch of poison-filled metal. Unable to deny the control Denzel now holds over him, Roman is no better than a puppet, controlled and used in however horrifying way the Shadowkin leader orders.
He longs for his freedom, an escape before he is forced to kill again, but without the ability to so much as lift a finger by his own choice, the most he can pray for is a merciful end.
Dorian is a Gregorian angel, tasked with witnessing the events of man, yet forbidden to interfere in any way. The consequences of breaking the Gregorian covenant are final, fatal, but something about Roman, the demon he finds imprisoned by the shadow elves, has him longing to break all the rules.
Torn between duty and what his heart is telling him is right, Dorian chooses to fall, to touch the demon regardless of what the consequences will mean. He knows he has made the right decision and will happily live out the rest of his life with his choice, for however short that now might be.
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Review: As a Gregorian, Dorian has been forbidden to touch. The consequence is death even as he knows it. But there is something about the demon he finds caged and abused by the Shadowkin that causes Dorian to abandon his oath and help him heal, help him escape. Once they are safely behind the walls of the compound, Roman expects Dorian to heal himself and is less than pleased when he learns the truth behind just that one touch.
Dorian has resigned himself to die while Roman refuses to let his mate wither away. The bond has to be mutual though, and while Roman wants Dorian, he will not force the mate bond on his angel. With a little help from the other Guardians and the threat of mankind being destroyed, Dorian finally figures out that what he could have with Roman is worth the risk, no matter how short-lived their love just might be.
The threat of the Shadowkin and their psychotic leader is stronger than ever in this latest installment of the Preternatural series. Denzel is certifiable, he bears no emotions anymore and cares not how many humans, or shifters die in his quest for power and domination. I am completely invested in this series and these characters, but there was a little something missing from this particular partnership. I didn’t feel the full connection I usually have with the various couplings, their connection completely forced to me, not just the bit of angst that surrounded their mating.
That being said, this is still a shifter series well worth your time and effort to immerse yourself in. I love the way Cross has connected so many varying characters and love stories and made them equal parts of a hole, a bigger picture in the end. With only a couple of bookret left until we finally find an end to all the madness, I am anxious to see if good will prevail in the end.
Definitely a must read series for shifter, paranormal and action/suspense fans, but it is also a must that you start at the beginning.
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