Author: Ellen Cross
Cover Artist: Latrisha Waters
Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars
It will take the hearts of them both, to heal the soul of their One.
Lee’s been locked away for so long that he’s forgotten what it’s like to have hope, or why he’s been held. When a voice speaks inside his head, telling him help is on the way, he won’t allow himself to believe the words, writing them off as insanity finally taking hold. When help arrives in the form of a pair of sexy fey warriors who break down the wall to his prison, Lee’s fear takes over.
Years ago, Arrameus and Cruziel crossed the veil as outcasts. They’re Guardians, warriors, known for being ruthless and unstoppable in the battle against the shadowkin. Nothing shakes their resolve, until a small wheelchair-bound human brings them to their knees. He’s their Nanta, their destiny, but how will they come to terms with the fact their mate is trapped behind more walls then the one that imprisoned him, and more importantly, how will they break through them?
OK, so I was not sure how this was going to turn out. I mean it is twins. Was the author going to cross that line into the taboo? Well, for those of you hoping for that, the answer is no. This mating was strictly between each twin and Lee, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t artfully done.
Beyond the Scars was a much more emotional tale than the previous 4. So far, each mate has had some kind of terrible past to overcome. We have had sex slaves, attempted murder by one’s father, homeless wolves, and a vampire turned against his will for nefarious purposes. Lee continues in that tradition, but this time, it is so much more. The author spends more time focusing on the struggle Lee has in overcoming his past. He has been captive and isolated his entire existence. He doesn’t know how to be in the company of others, how to fit in. It is very heartbreaking seeing how Lee was treated, his physical condition, and his struggles to heal.
I really like that the author carried this emotion into the mating. This was not a case of rushing to get the MCs together. The twins easily give Lee time to adjust and heal. They allow him to set the pace as he is ready. When they do finally complete the mating, it is tender and loving. It connects the men not only physically, but emotionally as well. All three of them have scars and their mating heals them all. It bring hope to their future and brought tears to my eyes when Lee got a surprise at the end.
I also like that the author is giving more backstory to her guardians. Here, the twins have their own past to deal with and Cruz needs healing just as much as Lee does. This story was very well done and this time, the mating ran the show. Yes, the war continues and things are getting more hectic and dangerous, but the action just enhanced the love story this time.
I continue to grow more interested and invested in this series with each new story. I can’t express how excited I am that the next few stories are already published and I can dive right in.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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