Elemental Love by LM Somerton ~ Book Review by Caroline

28870018Title: Elemental Love

Author: LM Somerton

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 03/29/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Fantasy, M/M Romance, Paranormal

Blurb:

An untrained warlock is a dangerous man to love.

On his twenty-first birthday, Evrain Brookes discovers he is an elemental warlock. The spell suppressing his talent lifts and he has to get used to a whole new existence. The protection that kept him safe during his childhood is gone, his skills are wild and uncontrolled and there are those that seek to use him for their own gain.

Evrain’s grandmother is a witch, his godfather another warlock. Between them they do their best to keep Evrain on the right path. He learns that in order to gain control of his formidable powers he will need to ‘channel’ through a life partner, a process that only happens with consent and through love. But how will he ever find a man prepared to put up with a Dominant warlock for a boyfriend?

Dominic Castine has no idea that Evrain’s grandmother sees him as a prospective partner for Evrain. He tends her garden and she teaches him about herbs–a trade off they both enjoy. He is drawn to Evrain’s charismatic presence but doesn’t understand why he wants to drop to his knees and submit to him.

When Agatha is murdered, Evrain and Dominic are thrown together as she manipulates them from beyond the grave. Dominic becomes the pawn in a terrifying game between warlocks whose powers he barely comprehends.

In the end, lives will depend on his courage, his willingness to grant Evrain control and the power of love.

My View:

I really liked this one. Great world building, something a bit different for a paranormal and two characters who were very easy to like. Add to that good secondary characters and a bit of a murder mystery and Elemental Love held my attention to the end.

Evrain Brookes had a spell placed on him as soon as he was born to camouflage the fact that he had been born a warlock. The family hoped it would keep him safe and their plan worked but when the spell automatically lifts when he reaches his 21st birthday it doesn’t take long for the darker side of the paranormal world to track him down.

Evrain has a witch for a grandmother and a warlock for a godfather, both great characters along with Coryn, and the race is on to teach him how to control and properly use his powers before another powerful but not so nice warlock interferes. One of the best ways to gain control is to have a life partner, someone that truly loves him, to channel through. Enter Dominic Castine who Evrain’s grandmother has been setting up without him having a clue – for an old lady she has her finger in a lot of pots and is making sure Evrain stands the best chance possible!

Evrain and Dominic are good together but it isn’t an easy match. Dominic is painfully shy, sexually submissive and would rather run off than talk. Evrain is cocky, brash and dominant and completely terrifies Dominic but the minute the two are near each other Evrain feels more in control – there is certainly a connection but it definitely needs work.

Elemental Love is well worth a read.

Links

Elemental Love on Goodreads
Pride Publishing
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

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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