Biker MC and Paranormal Romance… yep, I’m sold. Plus, I have enjoyed this author’s sci-fi books and was oh so curious to see what she did with paranormal world building and plotting. I loved how this ended up meeting my expectations and also offered up what felt like a mystery along with the other elements.
Grim Misery is the president of the Black Harbingers MC. The man he loved turned him away for another and Grim left to get away from seeing Griffith with another man. For over a hundred years, Grim has wandered and finally found a home with the other paranormal misfits he calls brothers.
But his contentment is shattered when a drug shipment comes in and hidden amongst the crates is a passel of werewolf cubs all bonded with the nearly dead and bleeding warlock. The bonding is illegal and will bring werewolf wrath down on them, but the sorcerer is a whole new level of trouble because he’s Grim’s estranged husband, Griffith. But wait, it gets worse. Grim must unleash his long-hidden otherness against a powerful dark sorcerer and he might not be enough to protect all that he holds dear.
I find that this author has a gift for weaving creative new worlds and elements and this story was no exception. Her take on vampires, werewolves and more was not the usual thing. I loved especially what she did with Grim’s backstory and race.
It was also interesting that Grim and Griffin were married and bonded in a time when it was dangerous to do so. I include their races since Griffin is a man of color, but also their supernatural races since Griffin is a warlock and most of those are at best gray magic, but usually dark magic users. The author didn’t give them an instant return to love and trust, but both had to work through guilt, anger, and trust and also get to know and accept who they are now.
I also loved the camaraderie of MC brotherhood and the brotherhood of Grim’s birth family. The MC characters are a motley crew of misfits who work together and have each other’s backs. I can’t wait to encounter more from the others in the books to follow.
It’s a shorter piece presents the reader with quite a bit in this opening story of the series, but it’s not lacking, either. Fun blend of biker culture and paranormal with m/m romance.
I received this book from Less Than Three Press on Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
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