Reviewed by Fran & posted at Under The Covers Book Blog
This novella was perfect to re-ignite my interest in this series. I started it a while back and I kind of forgot about it, because, well...the neverending amount of books being added to my TBR. And then I got this novella and remembered what I originally found appealing about this series. The magic, of course! In a sort of adult Harry-Potter-ish way, our heroes have magic powers, they can conjure up spells, use magic wands and can even teleport. Of course most of them are looking for the one true mate.
But not the Wolvesey brothers. Ronan and Raiden believe that their family has been cursed and that if they mate with a female, she is destined to die and they will live forever alone and with the agony of losing a mate. So they pretty much go around "shagging" women.
But then he met Kari, a human. And even though he can't scent her as his mate his attraction to her is more powerful and the fever for her burns deeper than he can fight.
I loved the fact that he's not part of the Doomsday Brethren yet. He's just a regular guy as much as any 80 year old looking like a 28 year old can be, trying to save the woman he loves from impending death by not binding her to him. And Kari was perfect for him, caring, understanding and willing to put herself out there and only fight him when he deserved it.
But my favorite part? The glimpses of Shock and Bram. Ohhh I love those two. Bram is funny and smart and perceptive and charismatic and did I mention hot? And Shock is dark, sexy, brooding and....shady, a total badass. I can't help but be scared of him but he makes my heart beat fast.
The Brethren adds a few members to their ranks, not only Ronan and Raiden but also Tynan. I can't wait to see how the war against Mathias will play now!
“Great Shayla Black short story. The Doomsday Brethren series is to die for, and this is no exception.”Lydia M. wrote this review Wednesday, May 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Was the best free read in a very long time!”Bobbi Romans wrote this review Friday, December 2, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
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“.pdf file moved to Nook; A Doomsday Brethren novella.”Nancy B wrote this review Sunday, May 22, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Interesting novella. I will have to read the others. ”CubanDiva wrote this review Tuesday, April 26, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“it was a very good book! ”KenzieSchick wrote this review Friday, February 11, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was a ok for a short story”monika lovesreading j wrote this review Friday, December 31, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“So when reading the doomsday series you meet new blokes and have no real back story to them. Ronan and Kari come into the story in the third installment and you get a hint to what kind of lifestyle he and his twin had prior to Ronan mating.
You find out that there is a curse put on Ronan whole family and it is what keeps him away from Kari who he believe is his human mate. Nice short story and explains Ronan character in the series. ”