Series: My Brother’s Keeper 03
Author: Adrienne Wilder
Genre: Paranormal, Horror Romance
Length: Novel (261 pages)
ISBN: dRNWLD00000010 & B00J9111FE
Publisher: Adrienne Wilder (26th March 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½ Hearts
Blurb: My Brother’s Keeper Trilogy
The town of Gilford has a Big and Terrible secret hidden in the ground.
Infecting those it touches.
Exploiting their darkness.
Consuming their souls.
It’s hungry. It’s vile. It’s evil.
And it wants out.
Book Three: The Final Rule
Ellis and Jon need answers.
What is there to understand?
Why does it have to happen?
And what reason could ever justify losing those you love?
If only there was a simple answer. But the more questions they ask, the farther they must travel into the darkness and the things they see are not human, or even possible.
They are, in fact, Big and Terrible.
The plague is rising in Gilford. To stop it from spreading Ellis will have to embrace his destiny and Jon will have to let him go. Both men must be willing to lose everything in order to save the innocent.
It is, after all, rule number six.
Purchase Link: US: http://www.amazon.com/My-Brothers-Keeper-Book-Three-ebook/dp/B00J9111FE
Review: This story is part of a series and must be read in order. Jon and Ellis are still reeling from the events in Rules Four & Five and in this installment. They finally discover just what the Big and Terrible is. As Jon and Ellis struggle to find a solution to the evil spreading its way through Gilford they struggle with their own relationship as Jon becomes protective. Ellis has to dig deep to confront an evil that terrifies him and Jon struggles with the darkness that tries to trap him, and both have to face the reality of all the rules.
This is a brilliant ending to an incredible story; we get the answers we weren’t even looking for and a closure that leaves us in peace. I can’t stress how important it is that this series is read in order, everything that has happened in the previous books comes to an explosive end in this story, and we finally see the true face of evil. We begin to see all the connections coming to fruition, the death of Jon’s brother, the death of Jon’s friend, his unexpected stop in Gilford and then finally Rudy’s life and death. We see how each part has led to the final confrontation and then we can only hope for their survival.
Jon and Ellis’ relationship is driven to the edge again as Jon tries to shield Ellis from the danger, both men are plagued with fear as they face an unknown and they have to trust in each other. It is hard for both men as they plunge into the unknown but luckily they have a strong ally in George (ex-Sheriff), now, even George is skeptical at first but when he sees with his own eyes the evil that Jon and Ellis have tried to explain he throws his lot in and does everything he can to help them. Seeing them pulling together to face an evil that is seeping into the town is amazing and you see the strength of the characters and their determination to wipe the evil out.
As this story progresses you see a change in Ellis, as he becomes his own man, he becomes more confident and less willing to be told what to do. Ellis clearly wants to pull his own weight and be seen as an asset and not a burden. Jon finally accepts his own faults and their relationship can only get better and better. These men pull the light out of the darkness to keep their love shining it isn’t easy not by a long shot and they have many heart-breaking moments coming their way. This is a wonderfully written story, which has violence, danger, and fear that seep through the pages; there is also a much-unexpected twist that had me torn between grinning like a loon as Karma strikes and revulsion at what Jon and Elis have to face.
I recommend this to those that love stories where love is a hard traveled road, where danger is not far from your door, the evil is not what you expected and where the outcome is very unsure but a happy ending is all you hope for.