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Review – Body of Sin by Eve Silver

Publisher: HQN
Publish Date: Out Now!
How I got this book: NetGalley

Once the favorite son of the Lord of the Underworld, Lokan Krayl held enviable privileges and powers. Powers that led to a devastating betrayal—murder.

Resurrected by his immortal brothers, Lokan is still trapped in purgatory. He has no way to contact his family. He has no answers. In order to find the truth about his death, and who killed him, he must escape his prison. And there’s only one way out: through the twelve gates of his eternal enemy, Osiris.

But Lokan has help. Bryn Carr, the woman who duped him once before, is his beautiful yet unwanted guide. She’s been sent by his brothers to aid him. She’s his last hope. Lokan must place his fate—and that of the mortal and immortal worlds—in the hands of the one woman he can never trust.
*Blurb from Goodreads*

Silver has created one of the most intriguing paranormal romance worlds, one in while I keep coming back for more! *NOTE: THERE ARE SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST THREE BOOKS OF THE SERIES IN THIS REVIEW*

Loken is finally reunited with his body and trying to get out of the null zone so he can find and protect his daughter. He spends most of his time wandering and trying to get out, only to be pulled and told he will have a guide to help him through the Twelve Gates so he can get back to his daughter.

Bryn has been on the run with her daughter ever since Lokan’s death. But when she is found and gets a better understanding of what exactly happened to Lokan, she worries even more for their daughter’s safety. She makes a deal to help Lokan get back topside and despite their history, the two must rely on each other to get out of their own hell.

One of the most difficult things for me to read in any book is a broken up timeline. When things go from present to past to present to an alternate past to present to past and so on and so forth, my brain goes on overload and shuts down. While I can appreciate why the author does it, as a reader it drives me crazy. This story does that… constantly.

The story itself was amazing though. I’ve been waiting to see how Lokan would get himself out of the null zone, how he would face his father, and what was going to happen with his HEA. Needless to say, it all rocked! I loved the way the story wrapped up and how it all came together. As everything unfolded I got more and more excited for Lokan and his brothers, knowing their revenge would be sweet. I wasn’t disappointed. It really was a perfect ending!!

The romance between Bryn and Lokan felt…rushed? odd? to me. Maybe because it was broken up so from the present timeline and the past timeline of when they first met and the years they spent raising their daughter before Lokan’s death. I wanted there to be more between them, and although they had a past together, their passion and romance just didn’t click with me.

The sub-plots with Lokan’s brothers was well done as well. Watching them fight to get back their mates, do everything in their power to protect their niece and get their brother back was a refreshing change to the dark story line surrounding Lokan. Plus, I love Mal, Alastor and Dagan.

I don’t know what Silver’s plans are for continuing the series, but I hope she writes more within the world. We only got a glimpse at Bryn’s brothers, but I wouldn’t complain if they were next up for an HEA. 🙂 It would be interesting to see more details about the other supernatural creatures in the world.

All in all Silver writes another jam packed novel featuring extensive world-building, descriptive and imaginative scenes and lots of sexy times. While there were some things I didn’t like about this book, I was very happy with how the overall story arc with Lokan was resolved, and happy to see it work out so perfectly!

I give Body of Sin a C

 

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By MinnChica

MinnChica can usually be found with her nose in a book (or nook), and can ALWAYS find a few minutes to read: stuck at a red light, sitting in the doctors office, on her lunch break. She's so addicted to reading that her family frequently threatens to host an intervention. Currently MinnChica is devouring every romance book she can get her hands on, especially ones that feature 'friends to lovers' stories. Some of her favorite authors currently are Ilona Andrews, Jill Myles, Meljean Brook, Nalini Singh and Susan Mallery.

4 replies on “Review – Body of Sin by Eve Silver”

I just finished this book as well, after a glutting myself on the entire series, back-to-back. I think I may have liked it a little more than you. I probably would have given it a B. I, too, hope the future stories feature Bryn’s brothers. But in the meantime, I’m glad poor Lokan is finally back in one piece and with his little girl.

@Jen – I was happy for Lokan’s HEA as well. He deserved everything he got, especially after what he went through.

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