Bored? Try living one of Maxon’s days: he has to kill a demon about every two and half minutes.
Prince Maxon may be twenty-two years old now, but he’s still haunted by his boyhood abduction and torture in Hell. To deal with his past, Maxon limits his present-day activities to killing demons and seducing women. No long-term relationships. No combat too dangerous. No problem, right?
Maxon’s life has stalled out. The old thrills aren’t there anymore, either on the battlefield or in the bedroom. While staking out his next fight, Maxon meets what seems like just another girl after a good time. What he gets is a close encounter with Lianna, a lady warrior with ties to the mysterious elemental rulers called the monarkki. It’s love at first fight. Trouble is, Lianna’s running from a dark history of her own, and her elemental enemies are closing in. When Lianna gets taken, Maxon realizes that after years of wrong choices and dead ends, the right woman is worth risking it all.4
Christina Bauer gives us an action filled adventure in Maxon, the first in the “Angelbound Offspring” series. There is plenty of fighting with blood and gore with different paranormals. There is treachery and double-dealing. Friends banding together to fight evil. Maxon is a kick-butt and take names later if you even want to read.
Bauer then adds comedic tones with family. I always love a funny grandmother and Bauer provides a wise-cracking all-knowing one. Love her!
Of course there is a girl. In the synopsis it sounds like Lianna is a girl that needs to be rescued. Ummm…No. Bauer has created a feisty strong-willed female that fights to help her people. Maxon does not fall for her because of her looks, but because she is smart and does not stop fighting.
Action. Check. Blood and gore. Check. Comedy. Check. Romance. Check. More coming my way? Check. I cannot wait.
I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.
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Publisher: Monster House Books, 978-1945723933, 2019 (Orig. published 12 May 2015)
Series: Angelbound Origins: Angelbound Offspring #1
Pages: 349; Sex: N/A