Guest Review: Elemental Hope (Warlocks #2) by L.M. Somerton

A warlock’s blood gives him life. It can also bring his death.

It’s no wonder Evrain Brookes, newly fledged warlock, is feeling the strain. A coven of power-hungry witches is after his blood. Literally. A psychotic warlock wants him dead. His godfather’s training regime is about as much fun as chewing on nettles and an overweight, scarily perceptive cat has moved into his house.

His boyfriend Dominic yearns for a normal life, or at least a safer one. He accepts his role both as Evrain’s submissive partner and as the conduit through which he channels his gift—but he’s afraid for his lover, and the lengths Evrain’s enemies might go to in order to fulfill their lust for power.

When Evrain falls victim to a plot between the Octis Coven and malevolent warlock Symeon Malus, it’s up to Dominic to rescue him. With the help of the two other North American warlocks, Shadow the cat and an old enemy, Dominic takes steps to get his lover back. There’s a high price to pay and no guarantee that the risks he must take will work out but Evrain is worth going through hell for, even if it costs Dominic his life.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of violence, kidnap, and torture.

Publisher's Note: This book is best read in sequence, as part of a series

Reviewer: NeRdyWYRM

Just as Fun as the First One

So it was a little predictable and a little fluffy and a little ... I dunno ... simple? For lack of a better word. But! It was just as fun as the first one. I'm still a little clueless as to what exactly these guys are supposed to be doing in the grand scheme of things, but it was a trip watching them navigate their immediate crises.

It was raunchy and irreverent. I liked that about it. I didn't like that there are still some holes in the world-building or that The Big Bad was uber-predictable and the resolution was a little too easy, but that also made it an angst-free read.

angst free

It's a book you can invest some time in without having to invest too much of your self to get through it. I like reads like that as I tend to have an emotionally masochistic streak that means my reading list is often hard as hell to navigate with any kind of mental aplomb.

There's days it's a wonder I'm not a depressed, half-psychotic mess, I swear. So, for me, there's something to be said for a book that entertains but doesn't drag you into the psychological mire. Gratuitous fun. I like it.

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