October 29, 2018 Blitz, Book Review 0 ★★★★

Knight's Redemption  by Sherilee Gray

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Knight's Redemption by Sherilee Gray
Series: Knights of Hell #1
Also in this series: Knight's Salvation
Published by Self-published on October 29, 2018
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 295
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With one fatal mistake, immortal demon hunter Lazarus started a chain reaction that set him and his five brothers on a collision course straight to Hell. 

There’s only one way to save them all — claim his mate, a sweet beauty he doesn’t deserve and will only end up hurting. But immortals fall hard, and walking away from her when it’s over is going to be near-impossible. 

When bookstore owner Eve Taylor starts hearing the thoughts of others, she is certain she’s losing her mind. Until the day a wickedly seductive and dangerous warrior appears and introduces her to a terrifying new world — one she has been part of her whole life and never knew. 

Now, with a traitor consumed by darkness and driven by revenge hunting them, they have one chance at survival. But they must give into the scorching desire that, if they let it, could destroy them both.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.


 

By SparklesIn the mood for a tortured, hot as eff demon hunter? Do I have a treat for you! Knight’s Redemption is the first book in the Knights of Hell series and introduces as to Lazarus, one of the warriors of this brotherhood.

Each Knight has a destined mate, the one who will anchor him for good and will stop the ever-ongoing inner battle they all struggle with. When Lazarus finally finds his, all of them are in deep shit and quickly losing the battle. Claiming his mate would be a sure way to stabilize the whole group through their connection, only he doesn’t think himself worthy of his destined female.

Eve, a quirky but normal bookstore owner, found herself abruptly swept into a world she didn’t know existed. Suddenly being able to hear people’s thoughts was only the beginning, now she has to deal with the existence of demons, actual Hell and a massive, stoic and hunky warrior as her self-proclaimed protector who refuses to give her the complete picture of what the heck is going on.

I was seriously impressed by Eve. She was thrown head first into the unknown and powered through everything like a champ. She was sweet and funny and I was amazed by her inner strength.

Lazarus was the definition of broody and stoic and he carried a world of guilt over something he deemed himself responsible and everything that came from it. Feeling unworthy of happiness, he was set on fighting his bond with Eve so she could have a real chance at a good life away from him. I won’t lie and say this didn’t drive me crazy more than once and I wanted to go at him with a crowbar (nothing else would catch his attention) to shake shit right in his head. Luckily for me, his protectiveness, alpha-bossiness and overall hunkiness, as well as his eventually getting his head out of his very fine butt, made up for all the angsty struggle.

“He needed her to trust him, but it wasn’t hard to figure out the mute pervert approach wasn’t the way to go.”

In a very interesting world setting, with action, suspense and some mystery thrown in, Knight’s Redemption was a seriously hot read, as Lazarus and Eve’s chemistry was combustible. I can’t wait to see which Knight will be the next to be taken down by his mate.

Rating: 4 “Wing power, baby” Stars

Excerpt
  One touch from her and he’d lost focus again.  
  This wasn’t how this was supposed to happen. He’d been with her for less than an hour and already he was struggling to keep his shit together and had put her in danger. As tempting as she was, he had to remain fixed on his original path. He couldn’t allow this force between them to win. Because this wasn’t for him. He couldn’t keep her.
  “We have to leave,” he said before putting even more space between them. Keeping his head straight was getting more and more difficult around Eve. He needed to conduct the rest of this mission as he always did—with cold efficiency. 
  She nodded and went back to biting her damn bottom lip. He tore his eyes from her, not sure how to handle this, any of it. How was he going to explain what she was to him? How did you tell someone they were the key to your salvation, your only hope? That your future and that of the free world depended on her leaving everything she’d ever known and accepting him as her mate.
  A mate who would leave as soon as he’d taken what he wanted. 
  A mate who could never love her. 
 That it was for the best because he would never, not in a million years, be worthy of her.
 Eve would not be another sacrifice to this war. And that’s what would happen if he kept her. If he allowed her to get close. 
  People who got close to him suffered for it. They got hurt. He’d do whatever it took to prevent that from happening again. 
  He glanced over at her. Keeping his shit tight wasn’t going to be easy. Besides having to deal with his overwhelming physical attraction to her, he feared his possession was moving at a faster rate. Time was almost up, and he had to find a way to explain the reason he’d come for her without sending her running.  
   What if she refuses you?
  He couldn’t think about that now. Getting her to safety had to be his number one priority. The shadows had crept in earlier, the darkness trying to take another piece of his soul. Eve had seen it, the difference in his eyes as he fought to restrain his demon. He just had to hold off for a bit longer.
  And hope like hell she’d accept him. 
Author Bio
Sherilee Gray is a kiwi girl and lives in beautiful New Zealand with her husband and their two children. When she isn’t writing sexy, edgy contemporary and paranormal romance, searching for her next alpha hero on Pinterest, or fueling her voracious book addiction, she can be found dreaming of far off places with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of Cadburys Rocky Road chocolate in the other.
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Don't let her sparkles fool you, give her an Epic Epilogue or she'll take you down with her ninja moves...

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