Blurb: Slade Saeter endured centuries of torture, longing for the day he could claim Magnus Tate and Sylvia Grimm as mates. Now freedom is his, but nightmares still plague this son of Loki, and he fears his lovers will believe him too fragile to bond.
Magnus never thought he could have the woman of his dreams, not when she was broken by his own father, her heart shattered by Thor’s infidelities and their ultimate divorce. But Slade’s determination gives him a glimmer of hope.
Never one to let anything keep her down for long, Sylvia has long since healed from her ex-husband’s betrayals. But accepting her own stepson as a bonded mate? While it’s something she can wrap her body around, her heart is another story.
As three war-weary, damaged hearts slowly find balance among them, they form bonds of surprising strength. But with danger descending upon them with the fury of a Valkyrie, time is the one thing they may not have.
Review: Normally I enjoy Dana Marie Bell’s writing, if for no other reason than it is generally pretty humorous. This one just didn’t do it for me for some reason.
After having read the whole thing and got to the end, I was still trying to figure out what was supposed to have happened because nothing really did. Sure, there are lots of sexy times going on in this as is typical of this series, but the story outside of that just really isn’t there. That and even the sexy times weren’t all that awesome. They were just kind of there.
Even the characters weren’t that great here. Both Slade and Syliva were these weepy, pitiful people, at least when they weren’t constantly giggling. Magnus was decent, but even he didn’t come close to the level of interesting that many other characters from previous books held.
It kind of feels like the author completely gave up on the larger storyline that runs through this series to focus on the steam, but failed to even reach the simmer stage.