Icebound (Mortals & Myths, Book 1) by Corrina Rogers ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

Icebound Title: Icebound (Mortals & Myths, Book 1)

Author: Corrina Rogers

Publisher: Harper Collins

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

The first book in an intense, thrilling and erotic, m/m urban fantasy series from an exciting new author in the genre!

It’s been ten years since Shane Conell sold his soul to the Ice King in order to save the life of the man he loves. Correction, loved.

After ten years, it’s growing difficult to remember love, and hate, and laughter – until a chance appears to get back the only thing his frozen heart still wants…

Drake Young is doing fine. Really. He’s got a good job, nice benefits, and the soulless husk of his old lover only comes by to torment him every so often. However, it only takes the appearance of a creature from the Etherworld wreaking havoc on the decidedly nonmagical city streets to drag him out of retirement, forcing him to team up with the one person he can’t bear even to look at!

Now, Drake and Shane must race against the clock to keep their city from being destroyed, even if it means working together. And no matter how difficult it is to catch the creature, it’s a hell of a lot more difficult to resist the urges that ten years haven’t managed to kill.

Brandilyn’s View:

I have sat on this review for a few days trying to figure out what to say about it. I enjoyed it, but I think there is room for improvement.

The Urban Fantasy side of this story seemed to be missing something for me. I often found myself needing more information about the universe as a whole. How did these creatures integrate with the rest of the world? How did Shane know with whom to make the deal that broke his promise to Drake? Why did Shane think it was a good idea? Why was Shane repeatedly raped and why does the reader need that much detail on it?

The Romance side was interesting, however. I love a good second chance romance, and this was just that… with a twist. I enjoyed Shane and Drake finding their way back, but I was left with many unanswered questions. I hope many of them will be addressed in Flameborn, but I am not completely sure I am invested enough to read book 2.

Buy Links


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Amazon UK

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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Brandilyn
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