This book doesn't stand alone. I've read other stories by this author and usually reading books in chronological order isn't necessary, but for this one it really is.
It didn't read like a romance. It read more like a sci-fi story with hot sex thrown in. Mostly because there are many couples and love stories going on within the story, but they're not the focus and no one couple is really the focus despite the way the blurb is set up. They're fighting something and bad stuff is going down, but because the POV kept jumping around, I had a hard time staying invested in the titular couple. The bad thing going on and the politics involved are more the point than the relationship between the couple, which didn't quite work for me. There's also a death that just confused me because of backstory it pulled out that was only obliquely addressed and there wasn't enough game time given to that character in this novel that it wasn't so much tragic as bewildering.
I'm certain that with a little more background this would have been more enjoyable for me, but as it is, it was just mostly confusing.
Brothers reunited. Lovers claimed. Warriors from all over the megaverse coming together in pursuit of a single goal—to combat an evil that would enslave and destroy them all.
Amazeen warrioress Penthe will allow no man to best her in battle. She slakes her lust with a succession of lovers, but has vowed she will never mate. Yet when she meets the Panthera cat shifter Bane, she may have met her match between the sheets. Bane is riddled with scars, of both the body and the soul, but Penthe vows that her warrior spirit and womanly body will help to make him whole again.
Inside Scoop: This book contains extremely graphic scenes of sexual torture, references to child abuse and the extensive violence that is part and parcel of the Reapers’ harsh world, as well as erotic male/male flirtation.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave