Book: Broken In Silence
Series: Demons and Wolves #1
Publication date: March 18, 2017
Length: 162 pages
Reviewed by Meredith
Tannerian Wulfric is a leader—a strong alpha who bows to no-one, especially those who try to undermine his authority.
When an opportunity arises, he grabs it with both hands and lets nothing get in his way. Trouble is, his brother has been caught in the crossfire of glorious retribution, and Tanner is in need of assistance.
For many years, Alex Jonas has lived his life in peace. But when fate lands him in the hands of his ex-lover and alpha, he finds himself in the centre of a feud he never knew existed, and must immerse himself in ways he had never imagined. One chance encounter, one night, and everything comes crashing down around him. Alex must fight for his life while Tanner fights for one thing and one thing only—vengeance, which has never tasted sweeter.
Can Tanner avenge his family’s death without spilling more blood? Or will his inner demon tear apart everything he has worked for, and lose the man who owns his heart?
Warning: Contains strong language, violence, and graphic, erotic scenes. This is NOT a romance. It's hot, it's sticky, and all kinds of messed up.
This book turned out to be extremely entertaining. It's dark, emotional, gritty, and suspenseful. I would absolutely not class this as a romance. We are dealing with paranormal here. From typical vamps and wolves to powerful magic and of course humans mingling through the lines. The world of power pretty much how you'd imagine. How strong you are and how rich you are, dictates how powerful you are. There's no room for love and passion is non-existent.
The reader navigates through this world and to you it might seem like Hell but to these characters, it's what they know. So, I felt, in many ways, I was looking through the veil.
Tanner is misunderstood for a lot of this but the author does peel away some layers and we do better understand why he is who/what he is.
Alex was a lot more "connectable" you feel a humanity in him even though he's a fire mage. The already built-in history between Tanner and him makes how you see their relationship important and it helps you understand a bit.
There are some minor issues with the writing in the form of sentence structure and improper usage of vocabulary but I was able to get by just fine. Knowing I was reviewing an ARC I rationalize that these errors are likely fixed before publishing. There's a cliffy which always frustrates me but, again, hopefully, the next book will be out soon.
All and all, I felt this was an exciting and powerful intro to this series and great story building from the author. I suggest you give it a go.
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