Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 11th 2010 by Pocket Books
ISBN 13: 9781439166772
Source: Purchased for self
Genre: Paranormal Romance (Fantasy/Magical)
Series: Doomsday Brethren #4
Best read in order: Yes
I enjoy the Doomsday Brethren series due to the unique paranormal beings in the books. The characters are wizards, witches, and an enormous Arthurian warrior (love the way Marrock speaks.) It’s a very interesting grouping. I love to get my hands on something different. Entice Me at Twilight and the introduction of the Untouchable is set up in Mated from the Haunted by Your Touch anthology. Tabitha’s family has hidden the Untouchable family tree and its most recent birth, along with the identity of that baby. Only after Mathias slaughters her family and her father’s dying words does anyone even realize that this person must be found and protected.
Simon has lived a privileged human life. He’s a titled Duke. He is also trying to save magickind from a very evil wizard along with the other members of the Doomsday Brethren. Shock informs Duke that his magical signature reflects that he has touched the Untouchable recently. Duke knows that this could have only happened during the wedding planning that is going on with his half-brother. Shock also drops the bomb as to why the Untouchable is being sought after by the uber evil Mathias. Shock is chock full of Shocks! The Untouchable just happens to be his half-brothers (who he has a poor relationship with) fiancé.
Felicia ruined this book in my opinion. She (self-confessed) admits she has a “bullshit barometer,” yet Simon/Duke spends the entire book trying to convince her that he is honest and trustworthy. Felicia has had a tragic loss in her life. I was shocked at the big reveal of the whys of her problems. I expected it to be something absolutely horrific, it’s not. I also had issues with her marrying a man that she did not love, did not have any sexual desires for, but she wants a home and children with him. I am curious how Felicia and her being an Untouchable will affect the entire Brethren. She prevents magic from being used in her presence. Can she live with the entire team as they live now?
I enjoyed the story around the couple. Mathias is going to attempt to resurrect Morganna le Fay. The Brethren must stop this. They have continually fought to put an end to Mathias, yet the resurrected wizard seems next to impossible to kill. With a resurrection of Morganna they will either be fighting two extremely evil, ridiculously powerful magicians, or Morganna will not want to fight by Mathias, so she’ll kill him and reign magic terror all on her own. Either scenario equates to major problems for the Brethren.
Readers also find out some interesting pieces of information concerning Bram and his very elusive mate. I am very curious as to where that hot mess is going to go. That poor handsome wizard.