The Doomsday Brethren fight their mortal enemy for the newest weapon in a bloody magical war: the one woman a warrior shouldn’t claim . . . yet can’t resist.
Dangerously handsome Simon Northam, Duke of Hurstgrove, and his uptight brother Mason are hardly close, but crashing Mason’s wedding and stealing his fiancée further aggravate their sibling rivalry. Duke’s family has no notion he’s a wizard, so how can he explain that magickind’s fate lies with the beautiful, tenacious bride he longs to seduce? Felicia is an Untouchable, a rare human whose presence disables magic—even the impenetrable forces surrounding Morganna le Fay’s tomb. The evil witch’s malicious powers could propel nefarious wizard Mathias to ultimate world domination . . . if he can resurrect her. To conceal herself, Felicia must succumb to her smoldering desire for Duke, but he risks binding his life—and sanity— to a lover whose loyalties are forever torn. He faces a choice: betray his brother for ultimate survival . . . or lose the woman who tempts him beyond control. (courtesy of amazon)
Did you catch a theme with this Doomsday Brethren series? It's AWESOME! Shayla Black gives us Book 4 in the series - Entice Me at Twilight. I try not to give too much of the plot away in my reviews, I'm not sure I can continue to hold back. You'll see from the prior 3 books, she packs action, erotica, and suspense into each book.
So far Black has created a group of smart, sexy, heartthrob wizards. There is every persona you could hope for; from the proper aristocrat, the hard core bad ass, the lost love, to the avenged warrior, the fearless leader and every one in between. I fell instantly in Book 1 for Ice and Shock as they were introduced. Ice had his book (book 3) and in each one Black gives us just a bit more of Shock. A tidbit here, a reminder there; I can not wait for his book! I have a feeling I'll be waiting a long time. We can't forget the mates, the women behind the men. They are pivotal to the protection of the Doomsday diary. Each mate coming into the team just as powerful as her male. (even more so)
I'm still amazed at how Black gives you so much in each book, the main romance, the captivating battles, and the side stories that are set up for so many of the characters.
Coming off book 3 Lucan and Anka are still at wits, keeping the desire to see the outcome of their relationship maxed in our thoughts; and of course for me, what will that be for Shock. Picking up right where we left off, Black gives us Duke (Simon) and adds in an unexpected woman with a tremendous power. I found this book fresh life, I loved Black's use of Duke's paparazzi world to incorporate the relationship with Felicia.
As Felicia realizes just how much of her past she has to come to terms with, Duke is there to push her to the ultimate level. Counting on the ability to love in order to be saved, Black keeps the saga alive. We can't forget Black's signature steam - erotic scenes are her specialty. Mathias is not gone, as he continues to cause chaos and leave death where ever he has been. Once again, our brethren is at the top of the league. Adding a twist, Black keeps you guessing if our leading couple will end up in their happily ever after. As you end - - you've got one of the best cliff hangers with Anka...
If you still haven't tried this series - get off your butt and get these books!