Book Review – Hellfire by Richard Amos

Hellhound Shifters #3
Publisher: Indie
Pages: 256
Characters: Draven/Micah/Lyle
POV: 1st
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Series

Blurb:
Wow. What an absolute mess everything’s in.

Seriously messy.

I’ve never felt so torn in my life. Between my duty and the truth. Between two men vying for equal space in my heart.

The world is on the verge of changing in the worst way. But despite my mind being overstuffed, and danger lurking pretty much everywhere, one thing is clear—take down the bad guy. Buckle up and get ready for the big boss fight before the horrible stuff seriously hits the fan.

Sigh. I really miss my gaming time.

Hellfire is the third volume of the Hellhound Shifter series. Get ready for more drama in this Urban Fantasy adventure with some MM Ménage Romance.

This book is not a standalone.

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Review

I’m already a fan of this author and I’m enjoying this new series. The worldbuilding is interesting and detailed, and I like the twist on mythology. The characters are quirky, and very much shades of grey. Be warned, when you read this one, that the author throws another twist, and you’ll be hanging out for the next book.

Draven, Micah, and Lyle are very different in personality and have their individual issues which I like. Micah in particular hasn’t always made the right choices, but is torn over his motivations for doing so. I like his relationship with Draven, and how they’re both figuring out how Lyle fits. There were moments where I wanted to smack them as they couldn’t see what was right in front of them. But that’s half the fun. I like how Lyle’s slowly getting a handle on his abilities, and has to work for not only control but to figure out what they are.

I like that Draven’s brothers are very different, as are their reactions to the situation. I love Lyle and Simon’s friendship, and the underlying hint of a future relationship for Simon. He’s one of my favourite characters. I liked having some of Drake’s POV in the mix this time, too.

Doros is a total piece of work, and comes across as formidable foe.

I always enjoy the worldbuilding in this author’s books, and I particularly like that they’re set in an AU version of the real world yet with some similarity between the two. There’s also plenty of action, and I’m enjoying how Lyle’s vision is playing out and the curve-balls along the way.

5 out of 5 stars.

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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