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Lords of Discord #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Series
The troublemaker. The risk taker. The sexy club owner full of wicked promises.
Rafe has devoted his immortal existence to pleasure and causing mischief.
The only ones who can depend on him are his brothers. Of course, that’s very much a Varik thing.
But when the leader of the Arsenault clan specifically requests Rafe’s help in tracking down a killer, he can’t say no.
Sure, Rafe claims he’s doing it for his family. They’ve attracted too many enemies and could use a few allies.
That’s not the whole truth, though.
There’s something about Philippe Arsenault that draws Rafe in. He wants more of Philippe.
The vampire leaves him longing for another second in his presence, another taste of his lips, another caress of those perfect fingers.
Yet when it’s all over, what will become of Philippe and Rafe. Because Philippe will always be an Arsenault, and Rafe will always be a Varik.
Saving Rafe is the second book in an MM paranormal romance series that has vampires, betrayal, annoying brothers, music, heartbreak, hope, sexy times, and a pair of star-crossed lovers.
I got hooked on this series with book 1, and loved Rafe and Philippe’s story.
The world building is fabulous, and I like the slightly different take on vampires, with each vampire having a power once they’ve turned. I also enjoy stories which are very political in their world building and this one ticks all those boxes too.
I loved Rafe and Philippe, and their developing friendship and romance. They complement each other well, and I liked how they fill the emptiness in each other’s lives. I also liked the emotion in their scenes together as it felt very real.
The mystery as to who is behind the killings kept me turning pages. Although I’d guessed who it was—but not until much later into the book—there was still enough doubt to make me not quite sure until the reveal. The action scenes are well written and edge of seat reading.
I loved the family theme throughout the story. It’s not just with the Variks, but also others too. I really felt for Philippe with his ability pushing him into a role he really didn’t want, and his trying to make a safe refuge for those in his clan.
One thing I love about reading in series is catching up on characters from previous books, while getting to know new ones. I liked that Aiden played a bigger onscreen role in this story. I like him, and it’s obvious seeing him in action why he’s the leader, and has stepped into the father figure role, of the Variks. I hope he gets his own happy ending at some point.
The supporting cast are well fleshed out, yet left me wanting to know their stories. Gideon’s is tragic, yet he’s a strong character despite it, or perhaps because of it. I loved Lola. She totally rocks. I also would like to see more of Edgar. The glimpse of him tugged at my heartstrings with his watching his family from a distance.
I’m already looking forward to Bel and Winter’s stories, and more of the advancing overarching series plot. More please.
5 out of 5 stars.