Lux Ex Tenebris by Sandrine Gasq-Dion ~ Book Review by Caroline

19109904 Title: Lux Ex Tenebris

Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion

Publisher: Self Published

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Rating: 5 of 5 Stars


Shape shifter Killian Tenebris has spent most of his life trapped in a lab as the subject of experimentation. When he escapes, he sets out to live life without chains – and to bring down the monsters who held him captive. What he finds is a group of men hunting the same targets, men who will do anything – kill anyone – to keep each other safe. Killian never learned human behavior, so trusting and understanding his new friends is difficult. He is certain their concern for each other weakens them, and will be their downfall. Until he meets Stone Marinos, the beautiful child of Apollo. Suddenly, staying safe and being alone begin to lose appeal. As Killian struggles with the emotions Stone evokes, his job to keep the young man safe is increasingly difficult.

Stone Marinos is adjusting to his life as a demigod and taking care of his beloved new puppy. When emotionally stunted Killian Tenebris is thrown into his orbit, sensitive Stone can’t help but feel a little sorry for the shape shifter. Until Killian opens his mouth and offends him every time they talk. One short dance changes everything, and Stone’s feelings for the sexy man grow. As his heart burns for Killian, Stone learns that things aren’t always what they seem. And some truths hurt a lot more than others.

My View:

How cool would it be to be a shape shifter with a strong dose of magic skills?

If you asked Killian Tenebris he would probably tell you not so much. Practically caged since birth, experimented on and tortured he has no concept of how to live in the real world. Simple everyday things that everyone around him takes for granted elude him and leave him feeling inadequate and isolated. This was never an issue when he had no human contact but since joining forces with the rest of the skull blaster team he is facing new challenges every day. One of those challenges is Stone Marinos.

Stone is one of a group of young men who have recently learned they are children of The Olympians. He is the child of Apollo, a demigod, not something he was really prepared for. He is still coming to terms with this information and trying to get a handle on his ever developing powers. If that wasn’t enough he is all too aware that there are dark forces working against him and others like him and they have to remain vigilant at all times.

When Stone and Killian first met it was a disaster. Killians ‘say what first comes into your head’ manner offends Stone and leaves him angry and hostile. As Killian has secretly been given the job of being Stones bodyguard he has to come up with a novel way of doing it….the results of which may just backfire and further isolate him from this intriguing man.

Killians first dabble with feelings is both funny and sad. He has no idea what the fluttering in his stomach means, he finds it excruciating to find the right words but he knows that he has never felt this way before. Thank god the rest of the team are on hand to help in his first foray into conversation and romance.
As Killian tries to be more ‘human’ Stone worries that he has so little experience in the matters of the heart, well he actually hasn’t kissed anyone before that things will never progress. Luckily the housemates and puppy are on hand to help steer things in the right direction. Just as progress is being made, disaster strikes, and the team must all pull together again. This mission gives them more than they bargained for and the team may have grown again.

Buy Links

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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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