Nevermore by Brenna Lyons
Publisher: Phaze Books
Length: Short Story (22 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F
Rating: 3.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Xeranthemum
Traia is a mistress witch, seduced by a werewolf that inexplicably passed through her wards and shields. Now that she knows what Galen is, he’ll stop at nothing to kill her. Or will he?
If she was any other witch, Galen would be running the other way...fast. But Traia is his mate. The Goddess has made Traia’s magick useless against him and him as safe as a puppy with her. She can’t use her magick, but Traia can use mortal weapons. Unless Galen can bind her to him by the end of the night, he may end up fur cuffs on her ceremonial robes.
If you are in a hurry, this story jumps right into the action and speeds to the heart of the romance.
Traia is a woman of arcane talent. She knows her world and is even powerful in it. But she is a tad guilty of arrogance – believing that anything that is not of her talent or people is tainted and substandard. She is a fighter and doesn’t give up easily. She’s a character a reader can respect.
Galen is the hero. He’s got a problem. Traia. He’s the exception to the rule of his people and proud of it. He’s a bit flummoxed on how to get around Trais’s inherent bias against him. But he’s equally stubborn and hopeful, lusty and resourceful. He willingly braves her wrath because if he wins, they both do.
The mating is fast and furious. I emphasize ‘furious’ because Traia isn’t about to let him into her life. It doesn’t matter that he makes her chimes ring as if in a hurricane. That is until Galen springs a bit of magic on her in the way of his people. It’s hot, it’s sexy and it hits the right tone. Fated love involves a wry sense of humor.
Nevermore delivers a fast satisfying read for those in the mood for a quickie HEA with zing.