If you’re a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood (true?), you’ll want to check out this first about a quartet of half-demon brothers trying to protect the human realm from their own kind. It’s got a softer tone than the BDB, the brothers not quite as edgy and out there, but it’s still a hot paranormal romance for a hot summer month.
THE OFFICIAL BLURB: Keegan lives to exact revenge on the evil demon who sired and abused him. When his father devises a plan to bring on the apocalypse, he and his three half-brothers, interdimensional bounty hunters for the Elden Council, are charged with capturing and delivering their father for punishment. Art gallery owner Brynn Meyers has no idea that her ability to read memories embedded in objects and drain people of their life force means she has demon ancestry. Unfortunately for Brynn, she’s also the key to raising an ancient zombie army, which puts her on every demon’s Most Wanted List. And no one wants her more than Keegan’s father. Keegan must protect Brynn from his father by any means necessary, but he’ll have to learn to harness the other half of his genetics—the far deadlier, uncontrollable half—when he starts to fall for the one woman standing between him and the vengeance he so desperately seeks. The one woman he’ll never be able to resist.
MY THOUGHTS: You hear me, true? I’m a sucker for a bunch of snarky alpha-male brothers, and these guys are both hot and hilarious. Each of the guys shares a demon father but have different species of mother—surprise!—so each has his own set of unique skills to join with his red-eyed demon hotness. Of course, not all demons are so pretty, as we quickly learn when Keegan leads the charge to prevent their evil demon dad from setting off a plan for universal domination, starting with Earth.
Lario has done a great job of world-building here, so it’s not just a hot paranormal romance but an interesting new multi-verse and a different take on the demon races. You think you know what angels and demons are, but you don’t. Brynn has her own unusual set of skills—she can envision the history of any object she touches, for example, and can drain the energy from a person with her touch. Note I say person, not demon. Uh-oh.
This is one of my favorite paranormal romance reads lately, and definitely worth checking out. It’s the first of a series, with the next three scheduled for release in the coming few months.
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