Review: Desperate Betrayal by Hildie McQueen

    Desperate Betrayal
Hildie McQueen; Review copy;
Published September 7th 2011 by Crescent Moon Press
Cynden Frasier (Cyn) is a member of a group of immortal warriors, the Protectors, assigned to protect humans in Atlanta, Georgia, the epicenter of a major uprising in demon activity. When Cyn is approached by a beautiful woman in a dirty alley, he is intrigued by the fact that she can see him for what he is, a terrifying demon slayer, and still dares to approach him.
Emma Blake, a half-demon, has to convince Cyn to help rescue her sister from powerful demons. Terrified that the Protector will kill her if he realizes what she is, she still goes against every instinct and approaches Cyn for help. Despite knowing that she is leading them both into territory so wrought with treachery, neither of them may survive.
Can Cyn and Emma overcome betrayal, the ancient rules that prevent Protectors from taking a wife, unless she is his one true mate? And if they do, will it even matter?

Uuuuh, hot cover right? Right? Yummy! A hot cover to match a hot book xDDD

So, Cynden Frasier (Cyn) is an immortal warrior, a Protector fighting against demons. This right here is the reason I wanted to read this book (and very happy I did want to, it rocked – but don’t let me ruin the review lol). If he’d been, say, an angel? I wouldn’t have wanted to read this, I’m iffy about angels getting their groove on romantically, sorry. But warriors? Hell yes, bring them on in impressive numbers 😀

As a character, I found Cyn charming. This is a take-charge sort of man, strong, proud, quick to act, he generally goes by a code or a set of rules, well organized, dedicated…
Sorry, I get sidetracked when talking about hotties like Cyn. But what I like about him the most is that when he falls for someone, he falls really really hard. Now that is totally ❤! But he’s more then a dedicated warrior, he’s this no-nonsense sort of man, and he is all man (again, yummm~!), but he’s also dedicated to his son Blue, to the woman he falls for…all around yum, I mean if these would be in stores, I’d be in line for mine, you know? Well, maybe minus the fighting demons thing, I mean I can’t see myself making dinner and waiting for hubby to come home from the day’s slaying. I think. Rambling, sorry, I do that a lot when I’m totally into a hottie character.

Emma was a darling, I totally loved her. She’s a bit naive, but I’ll take naive over jaded at any time, you know? You’ll see why I think naive after you read about the whole situation with her sister and everything, I mean…let’s just say I would have had a substantially meaner reaction to things, you know? But she’s obviously a better person then me. And she’s just this shade of adorable, I dunno, it’s rare for me to like her type but I totally did dig her.

But what I liked the most (aside, you know, other dudes, like Sebastian and Julian, ooomg, Julian, I’ll so be stalking the author for a Julian book xDDD he’s bada$$, I wanna read about him and some spitfire chicka, like, now!!) is the chemistry. Man, the chemistry between Cyn and Emma, like, smoldering hot xDDD Of course, angsty a bit in places, but they had this awesome chemistry and at the same time when they’re together I got this sense of peacefulness, of them just perfectly clicking together. Awesome.

The plot was really interesting, all these tensions and conflicts that find (or don’t yet find) a release have a very natural feel to them, you don’t get that ‘overdone’ sensation you can sometimes get in PNR novels, and that’s what makes it an entertaining read. Plus I really liked the writing, I mean you guys just read the first few sentences of chapter 1, I was hooked after the first 2 rows, seriously. It just felt like a match, this novel and me 😀
And I want more, more, more, like, right now. Preferably with some Julian, and some Sebastian. (I’m SO subtle, right? )

All in all I say fellow PNR fans such as myself should totally give this a try, it’s a totally fun read, with hot stuff, lovely characters, touching moments and hot chemistry – yummm!



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