Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Emotions are a human flaw, certainly nothing he’s familiar with…
Yet when Laurant looks at his mysterious lover, something happens deep within him. He’s a sex demon who has eyes for only one man. Man? When did he stop referring to his lover as a meal? And when did he turn into a green-eyed demon? Perhaps when family came calling, requesting help. No one wants their lover surrounded by sex demons. If Laurant can’t get a grip on his newly found emotions, humans and supernaturals alike will be in danger.
He lost his one chance of finding out who he is, what he is…
Gun’s been hunting down the witch that pilfered his memories and issued him false ones to no avail. It’s like she disappeared off the face of the earth. Unfortunately, that scenario is quite plausible. It leaves Gun with a major dead end and a mind that is no longer his friend. Memories of a false love with a beautiful woman hinder his present unexplainable need for a certain incubus. But does he truly belong here…with a lover who can’t feel love, a city that isn’t his home, and a ragtag group of poker players that now call him friend? It’s time for Gun to forget the past and create a future for himself. At least the forgetting part is simple.
They both have personal issues to conquer, if they could just stop trying to conquer each other first.
Havan Fellow’s round four story, Blind Hearts is so very aptly named. You couldn’t find two characters with bigger blinders on their hearts than Gun and Laurant. Gun is in the dark about his identity, right down to the type of being he is, except that its definitely not human. Not a comforting fact to be in possession of. Laurant seems to have so many people messing with his future, including his father. The fuddy duddies of the Incubus world aren’t happy that Laurant goes the male route instead of the approved female one when feeding. And one top of that? That Laurant is feeding from another supe, supernatural that is? As against the laws as they come. Plus there is a very big evil in town and…. now they are discovering they have feelings for each other to deal with? Nope, they would rather keep their focus straight ahead rather than have to look inside at what’ their hearts are telling them. Self imposed blindness indeed.
Fellows has created a merrily as sin, deliciously sexy as, well hell, demon, Laurant, and paired him up with an enigma of power, Gun. That the enigma is comes in the wrapping of a gorgeous hunk is all that Laurant needs to be hooked, not that he is ready admit it. The author has let the layers built up around Laurant at the beginning of the story fall away book by book, revealing a complex individual underneath the flamboyant persona Laurant shows to the world (all dimensions of the world).
Its been a wonderful show, one I have reveled in. Gun on the other hand, has had to be built up from nothing, added to layer by layer, book by book, a balancing act that’s been sort of mesmerizing to read about. Each character’s truth being revealed by adding or subtracting layers, scene by emotional scene. And still each is blind to the other man’s feelings about the other.
Blind Hearts takes off the blinder’s. At the end, of course. And does so with a kick to the heart and the head. But never with any definite knowledge of what it all means, if anything. It could still be all smoke and mirrors. Or not. Maybe its something far worse. A cliffhanger that will break your heart.
We will have to wait for book five to find out. I’ve heard tell I should be sharpening my pitchfork because of the events that are coming. Hmmmm. I can’t wait. I love the anticipation. Bring it on!
Cover art by Laura Harner. I can see Laurant in this model. He’s sobering up a bit, who wouldn’t under the circumstances.
About Pulp Friction 2015
Lee Brazil ~ Havan Fellows ~ Parker Williams ~ Laura Harner
The Pulp Friction 2015 Altered States Collection.
One supernatural finale.
Spend a year with the creatures that go bump in the night…fighting for their rights to exist and protecting the innocents of The Big Easy. A diverse group of friends trying to find their place in a world they never had to “fit” into before.
Although each series can stand alone, we believe reading the books in the order they are released will increase your enjoyment.
Drawing Dead (Jack of Spades: 1) by Lee Brazil
Blind Stud (King of Hearts: 1) by Havan Fellows
The Devil’s Bedpost (Four of Clubs: 1) by Parker Williams
Diamonds and Dust (Ace of Diamonds: 1) by Laura Harner
Dead Blind (Jack of Spades: 2) by Lee Brazil
Stud Player (King of Hearts: 2) by Havan Fellow
Up the Ante (Four of Clubs: 2 ) by Parker Williams
Diamond Draw (Ace of Diamonds: 2) by Laura Harner
Dead Button (Jack of Spades #3) by Lee Brazil
Blind Man’s Bluff (King of Hearts #3) by Havan Fellows
The Devil’s Playground (Four of Clubs #3) by Parker Williams
Diamonds Edge (Ace of Diamonds #3) by Laura Harner
Dead Man’s Hand (Jack of Spades 4) by Lee Brazil
Blind Heart (King of Hearts 4) by Havan Fellows
High Stakes (Four of Clubs 4) by Parker Williams
Diamond Flush (Ace of Diamonds 4) by Laura Harner