Tuesday, December 24, 2013

To Kiss a Killer (Banded Brothers #5) by Amber Kell

I'm kind of sad to see the series ending with this last book but I never really expected that Aden would get his own book. I thought we'd end it with Harris and that would be that but the author has decided to give Aden his own happy ending and to even spin it off into a new series. Here is the cover and blurb for To Kiss a Killer:

What would you do to protect your family? For Aden the answer is anything.

Aden Gale has always protected the boys he chose as his. Gallen Theos refuses to become another one of Aden’s projects. He might have been bespelled by his father but he was Aden’s mate and he refused to take anything less than a full partnership. If the cool-eyed killer thought he could wiggle away for Gallen’s own safety, well he had a lot to learn about the tenacity of sorcerers.

Aden has always been wandering in and out of the Banded Brothers' stories.  He shows up to protect his family and to check that they are safe.  He fills the role of father to all of them, even going so far as to size up their potential mates and threaten their lives if they don't make his boys happy.  But what about ADEN'S happiness?  We have never really gotten much of his story before now.  We knew that Carey was his biological son and that his wife had passed away but not much else.  In this book we get more of the back story and we see what it is that Aden actually does for a living.  He also gets his happily ever after with true love's kiss.  Literally.  Gallen the creepy faerie/sorcerer from Eaton's book is encased in a metal coffin in the backyard waiting for true love's kiss to break his enchantment.  Aden feels the pull toward him but it takes a dare from Carey to make him take the plunge and kiss the boy.  Gallen doesn't want to let Aden slip away from him by pretending that they should not mate for Gallen's safety but Aden soon caves to his feelings and finally lets himself have something good.  I really enjoyed this look at two characters that we previously had only seen in a certain light.  To Kiss a Killer brought them to life and made them real.  I can not wait to see where Amber Kell goes next with the characters! 

You can add the Banded Brothers Series to your Goodreads by clicking here.  You can also find out more about Amber Kell and her writing by checking out her blog.  She can also be found on Twitter.  After this book, Amber Kell will be taking the series in a new direction in a spin off series; The Dragons of Seattle.  I give To Kiss a Killer 4 Fairies for a great read about reluctant mates finding their way together.

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