Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Paranormal
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Bane of Adwaeweth is the most feared immortal warrior in All War history. Possessed by a bloodthirsty beast, he will stop at nothing to win. Then he meets irresistible Nola Lee. He hates the power she wields over him, but she alone can rain vengeance upon his wife’s killer.
Unaware of her destiny to rule as queen of beasts, Nola battles illness, addiction and vulnerability. With Bane, however, she experiences pleasure for the first time, and only wants more. But being with him comes with a terrible price.
With enemies lurking around every corner, Bane and Nola must fight to survive. But time is running out, and neither can resist the sizzling attraction blazing between them. Will their romance save the beast and his beauty, or destroy everything they’ve come to love?
*ARC provided by InkSlingerPR in exchange for an honest review*
Frost and Flame is book 2 in the Gods of War series and takes place parallel to the first book in the series. Speaking as someone who read this book and then went back to read the first, I don’t feel like I missed anything reading out of order, it just adds more to it because you get both sides of the story. It did feel a little repetitive at some points when the two stories meet but I wasn’t overly bothered by it.
Book two revolves around Nola and Bane, whereas book one is about her sister, Vale. Bane is a warrior who was forced into the All War in order to seek revenge for his wife’s murder by the Queen. Needless to say, he is fueled by anger to win the war, but also to find a new Queen who will take over and end Queen Aveline’s reign of terror. He never would guess that his savior would be Nola. He is determined to hate her and use her to help with his plans but slowly she proves that she is nothing like Aveline. Bane fights tooth and nail his attraction to Nola but can’t fight it forever and goes full on protector mode.
“Your smile.” he croaked.
She gulped, shivers trekking down her spine.” Yes? What about it.?”
He licked his lips. “I want to taste it.”
Nola has suffered most of her life with Lupus and Fibromyalgia and you can’t help sympathize with her pain while also admiring her for her strength. Being in chronic pain, every day, takes a toll not only on one’s body, but on one’s mind and Nola is a strong woman having to deal with both.
“You are my salvation and my damnation, rolled into one beautiful package.”
The book is action packed, lots of violence, lots of epic, with a stubborn warrior and a sassy heroine and it was all types of good. I am so hoping for another book in this series because I didn’t really want this book to end. Four action packed stars.