Title: Soldiers of the Sun
Series: Soldiers of the Sun, #3
Author: Jana Denardo
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/M/M/M or More/Angels and Demons/ Historical/ Paranormal
Length: Novel (310 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 21, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Caleb Davies and Agni Pradesh are worried about their teammate and lover, Temple Chevalier. Not only has he lost his long-time partner, Fu Li, but he nearly died fighting a demon himself. Also, Temple isn’t sure he’s ready for a new teammate after Li. Caleb and Agni are even more concerned that their three-way relationship with Temple exists less because he loves them and more because he’s hiding from the pain of Li’s loss.
1932 shapes up to be a terrible year for the Soldiers as they welcome the New Year fighting demons and then end up investigating a case that pairs them up with the Knights Templar. This would normally be a good thing, but it forces Temple to face his painful past. Worse yet, the case leads right to Astaroth, a Prince of Hell, who might prove to be an unbeatable foe.
Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6759&cPath=1494
Review: This book three in the Soldiers of the Sun series. Temple is introduced to his new partner Jo, who is the boss’ niece. Temple, Agni and Caleb continue their ménage a trois while Temple is still dealing with his grief about Li. I felt really bad that Temple seemed to be in a deep depression and did not want to talk about what he was going through. Though I understood his reasons for wanting sex with Caleb and Agni as a way to cope with the pain he should have discussed things with them as well.
I did not know how quite to take Jo’s character through the book. She was smart and determined, but I felt she was a little too much at times. The team seemed to do well with the first outing they had together. I could not stand the group that summoned a demon for their own gains. It seemed selfish not to mention what they had to do to appease the demon was appalling.
Although this was a well written book it seemed to fall a little short for me as the other two books were much shorter. Then all of a sudden, a much longer book. Some scenes were drawn out too much, while others that needed more details were too short. I was disappointed in yet again with not knowing exactly what happened to Li except that it was a mission gone badly.
There were a few twists and turns that at times had me holding my breath. I wish the battle scenes were longer than they were. But overall it was a good story that leads the reader into a world where everything is not as it seems and it’s up to Temple, Caleb, Agni and Jo to figure out what exactly is going on.
In between battling demons, they have to work with the knights Templar and on top of dealing with his grief it seemed to pile even more stress upon Temple as he is forced to deal with events from his past that he’d rather leave in the past.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *