Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Grim Misery, the President of the Black Harbinger Motorcycle Club, discovers a wounded warlock and four werepups aboard the club’s LSD shipment. And the news kept getting better and better. Not only is the warlock sitting on the edge of death, he’s illegally bonded to the werepups, which could trigger a war with the werewolves—and he turns out to be Misery’s estranged husband.
Years ago, Griffin turned Misery away to be with another warlock by the name of Marcheso Aldo. Misery left everything behind, even his family, but couldn’t shake the heartbreak Griffin caused. With Griffin thrust back into Misery’s life, he discovers things aren’t as they seem… and everything is about to get much, much worse.
Hard to write a review when so much about the story has twists and turns that contain spoilers for most of the story. Can’t really talk about much of the plot or even the characters. So lets see what it does leave me with.
Lexi Ander hooked me on both.
Yes, there is so much going on here, enough clearly for two or more stories because of past histories and layers to all the characters you will meet, not just the MCs. Its the secondary characters and even the levels surrounding those. Its the world building, that will still leave you asking questions and wanting to know more. Its those pups that I fell in love with with a heartbreaking history. But most of all its Misery and his husband, Griffin, whose story this is. Theirs and the evil that’s coming for them.
Ander did a wonderful job filling out both Grim and Griffin while still letting us be surprised when the twists and turns came into play. The author managed to show us all sides of their relationship. Not just the angst, but the anger, the growth each has gone through and the adjustments each realize they need to make in order for any future relationship to work between them. All while dealing with the pups and unimaginable horrors on the horizon.
This was a very quick read. I gobbled it up in one sitting and was left wishing for more. As its the first book in the series, I know I will get my wish. It includes so many incredible characters that I foresee a long enjoyable run if they are all as good as this one. Love tales of the supernatural as well as a romance? Pick up Death Mask and get started. I absolutely recommend it.
Cover art by Kirby Crow is absolutely perfect. Love it.
Expected publication: November 9th 2016 by Less Than Three Press
SeriesBlack Harbinger MC #1