Betrayal Series Book 1
Gayle Donnelly and Robyn MacKenzie
Liquid Silver Books
Rating: 3 Cups
Not long after the death of her mother, Mina Roark found a box of letters tucked away in a closet. Still reeling from her mom’s sudden demise, Mina is stunned to discover that her father, a man whom she had been told died decades ago is alive and living in a remote hamlet in the Black Forest of Germany.
Mathias de Bounevialle is a trusted friend, confidante and enforcer of Roderick, King of the Coteri, a secretive race of shapeshifters. After Mina decides to visit Germany hoping to confront her father, Roderick tasks Mathias with the responsibility of keeping Mina safe from their enemies.
Mathias and Mina feel an immediate and overpowering mutual attraction. Mina is frustrated because there are so many questions she wants answered, but when those answers are finally, sparingly, doled out she feels even more overwhelmed, deceived, and distrustful. Meanwhile, an insidious threat encroaches ever closer, and nothing is as it seems.
This is the first book in a planned series, so there is considerable effort to describe the Coteri and their foes the Valta. There are several extensive love scenes that while tastefully written seem to be somewhat drawn out, moving from point A to point D in predictable sequence. Mina’s anger at times feels overblown considering the provocation and her tirades more reminiscent of a younger girl rather than a mature woman of almost thirty. On the other hand, Valencia and Luca are enticing villains and I certainly look forward to discovering more of their nefarious plots in a future book.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More