Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #18
Syn has kept his side hustle as a mercenary a secret from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. When he takes another hit job, he not only crosses the path of the vampire race’s new enemy, but also that of a half-breed in danger of dying during her transition. Jo Early has no idea what her true nature is, and when a mysterious man appears out of the darkness, she is torn between their erotic connection and the sense that something is very wrong.
Fate anointed Butch O’Neal as the Dhestroyer, the fulfiller of the prophecy that foresees the end of the Omega. As the war with the Lessening Society comes to a head, Butch gets an unexpected ally in Syn. But can he trust the male—or is the warrior with the bad past a deadly complication?
With time running out, Jo gets swept up in the fighting and must join with Syn and the Brotherhood against true evil. In the end, will love true prevail…or was the prophecy wrong all along?
Paranormal Romance, Assassins: This is the 18th book of the Black Dagger Brotherhood saga and the last that has been published so far (spin-offs aisde). According to the blurb, this story should have been about Jo and Syn, one of the Bastards. Both of them are pretty interesting characters and the initial premise was nice: Syn is hired to kill a journalist who is being a pain in the ass for a mobster. That journalist is not other than Jo. It sounds good, isn’t it? But that part of the story is resolved without much development and the story of the main couple of this book becomes dull, uniteresting and a waste of good pages. How sad it is that the only hook of that couple was knowing when Syn was going to orgasm for the first time in his life?
Frenzy: So, why have I given this book such a high mark? In all honesty, it doesn’t deserve all those stars; but it has a pretty good pace, interesting revelations (a bit obvious, though) and a side story led by Butch where all the magic of this book happens. If it weren’t for him and Devina, this book could have been as bad as The Shadows.
Angry: I’m so sick of Vishous! The blatant favoritism towards that character is rubbing me the wrong way and with every single book that itchy sensation is getting bigger and bigger. I hope Devina gets rid of him!