by Rebecca Zanetti
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USA Today Best-Selling Book Danger signs rise off Jase Kayrs like steam - the scars, the secrets, the strength. He's got a mission, and he's not interested in much outside of it. Except Brenna Dunne. Brenna was an ass-kicking, name-taking witch - before the poison that's killing her sapped her powers too. She knows there's more to Jase than a handsome face and an ugly history. But there's no time to find out what. Taking him as her mate might save her life. But once she unleashes the force of his desire, there will be no turning back.... Ready or not, here they come....
Oh I loved these two!
Stars: Overall 5 Narration 5 Story 5
Time to find out all about Jase: captured and tortured during the Realm War, he’s only been dropping in with small moments that show his ordeal, his struggles in maintaining his sanity and defiance. His capture is not forgotten by his brothers, and they are getting increasingly frustrated and worried for his sanity, wondering just how much the time in captivity will have changed him.
Returned, he is changed: darker, violent and convinced that the demons that held him captive have left him with a time bomb, one that will cause him to destroy his family and win them the world. His anger and thirst for vengeance are coloring his every move, and he’s particularly invested in revenge against the demons, particularly Willa, Malco and Suri.
Brenna Dunne, sister of Moira, wife of Connlan has a problem: years ago when she joined in the battle, she was poisoned, has lost her powers and is becoming weaker as time goes on, despite every attempt to find a cure. Dage believes that Brenna and Jase are perfectly matched, and pushes the two together.
Oh I loved these two, Brenna is much like Moira, only she’s got a wicked sense of humor and a long held crush on Jase. With a great emotional push-pull between what Jase wants, and his worry that he will somehow taint the light and goodness that is Brenna with his anger and vengeful feelings, it is she who has to step up and make miracles… and does she ever! With all of the mates taking a moment in the spotlight, including Garret (Talyn & Cara’s son) as well as another check in with Janie in her long-standing story. Decisions for Janie are coming soon, and those have me anxious to discover, even as I am regretting this series coming to an end.
Narration for this series is more than capably handled by Karen White. She’s taken this series from beginning to end, each character has a unique voice and delivery which instantly brings the character to mind. With the story taking place over several years, characters have grown and aged, and White deftly navigates the maturation without losing touch with the earliest introductions. Honestly, her work in this series is unforgettable, and perfectly suited to the story. She embodies the tension, the weariness with the long-term war and even the joy that every character tries to find in much needed moments away from the worries. Emotions are rapid fire in this series, and moments of tension ebb and flow, while White deftly handles these changes in intensity, pacing the delivery in a way that brings the emotion to the listener.
I received an AudioBook copy of the title from Audible Communications Team for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.