The following ratings are out of 5: Romance: 💛🖤💜💚❤️ Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙📔 World building: 🌏🌍🌏🌍🌏 Character development: 🤒😌🙃😍😘
The heroine: Evangeline – She is imprisoned in Hell and has retreated into her mind. She has been told that she is in a tower in a castle for her own good being protected from her mate who wants to murder her.
The Hero: Lore – Lore is an ancient and has many powers. He eats the souls of evil people and for a long time the supernaturals at Whispers thought he was evil too. However, through the first three books in this series he has become family to many of the residence of the Whispers community. Especially Lily, the young daughter of Carnage and Carolena, whom he has some sort of connection to.
The Story: we have gotten some glimpses into Lore’s past in the prior books, but don’t know much about it at the start of this one. I knew he did something in his past that he (and others) are being punished for. I also knew the dragon (that is now a tree) is someone from Lore’s past that he may have done wrong in a way, but we don’t know much more about that at the start of this book, other than he has been trying to make up for it by mentoring and protecting Lily.
I have been loving this entire series. The characters are so endearing and the Whispers community of supernaturals, hidden deep in the Louisiana bayou is such a wonderful and whimsical setting. I just love Carnage and the fact that he can’t speak sentences, just a few words here and there, yet Carolena and Lily can both understand him perfectly. I love how Murder is such a good friend to everyone and a protector to all. I love how Destroy is like a huge child and how Enthrall is so giving and caring.