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REVIEW: Braving Fate

Braving Fate (The Mythean Arcana #1)

by Linsey Hall

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Mythology

Publisher:Bonnie Doon Press

Published:November 10th 2014

Synopsis:

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000032_00037]As chaos looms, a warrior queen is reborn
Bookish academic Diana Laughton has been having terrible dreams. Dreams of battle, dreams of blood… dreams so vivid she’s living them day and night. When demons invade her quiet life, she wonders if she’s going mad. Or if perhaps she’s remembering a past life she had no idea existed…

In the midst of betrayal, he must protect her
Mythean Guardian Cadan Trinovante loved and betrayed Britain’s warrior queen Boudica two millennia ago. Now he’s tasked with protecting mortals whose lives affect the fate of humanity. His latest assignment is Boudica herself, reincarnated as a woman with no idea of her past or her fated future. Though in the irresistible form of Diana Laughton, it’s possible Cadan has once again met his match…

To succumb to seduction could prove fatal
Thrown together in a shadowy world that exists alongside our own, Diana and Cadan must fight not only the demonic forces that want Diana dead, but a past and a passion that have lasted centuries. Their desire could be deadly. But as evil from the underworld unites against them, their only hope could be each other.

About Linsey Hall

8588556Linsey Hall is the author of the Mythean Arcana, an adventurous paranormal romance series set in Scotland and other exotic locales. Before becoming a romance novelist, Linsey was a nautical archaeologist who studied shipwrecks from Hawaii and the Yukon to the UK and the Mediterranean. She credits the historical romances of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s with her love of history and her decision to become an archaeologist. After a decade of tromping around the globe in search of old bits of stuff, she settled down and started penning her own romance novels. Her books draw upon her love of history, travel, and the paranormal elements that she can’t help but include. Several of her books may or may not feature her cats.


My Thoughts:

4 star review

This book was a surprise for me, I really thought it was a book I would find boring but I really enjoyed it! Diana is a professor whose only real concern other than some bad dreams she has had almost all her life, is just to get tenure at the college where she is employed. Her life is about to take some major turns into the paranormal and she is being pursued by some kind of monsters. Cadan is your run of the mill male hunk who takes alpha male to a new level and it is not pretty, he would never think so but he is almost to the point of thinking of women as a possession, a very cherished possession but he needs some help in the romance department. Diana is the sort of reincarnation of an ancient female warrior and that was also Cadan’s lost love he thinks so he is trying to keep Diana from her destiny to protect her. The boy don’t really think things through a lot but he has a good heart so it is a really good romance that has to be worked at before anything can happen.

“She looked like a sin he wanted to commit.”

This book had a great mix of action and romance and I really did enjoy this book!!I WILL be getting the next book to see what happens to one of the other characters we are introduced to!!Cadan and Diana are amazing together. But that’s to be expected from a couple that has been together during more than one lifetime! As far as Sexy Time goes, it’s slow to start but once they connect… Whooo Hooo! Look out! It’s spicy and hot and frequent! Hel-lo! But they really work together, in part, because at first, she’s the brains and he’s the brawn. Then later, and this is where it gets REALLY awesome, Diana is the brains AND the brawn! But Cadan is never left behind – he’s there with her and is an integral part of her journey. I would absolutely recommend this book.

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