Published May 11th 2016
The stakes are rising.
As the god-son closes in leaving more bodies in its wake, treason and betrayal against the Association is unveiled. An inquiry for the Goddesses has been called, threatening everything Leo holds dear.
And the Chimera is not about to let go without a fight.
Despite the dangers lurking in the shadows, Leo wants his doxie Kaleb to think of only one thing. Him. His training. His purpose. And embrace the reality of what he is and not be ashamed of his attraction to Aaron, the doxie tossed aside by Sol.
Attraction is one thing. Bringing the boy to their bed is something else entirely. Kaleb can’t possibly want anyone but Leo. A lie Kaleb will pay dearly for. Penance Leo will be more than happy to deliver.
But penance for a lie will pale in comparison to what Kaleb must do to keep Sol from taking Aaron away, and invoking the Chimera into a lifetime in chains.
Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Wow! This is a wow read and leaves no room for a reader who is shy. No. The reader is not allowed to cringe. If you are brave and want something totally unexpected, Betrayed is the book for you.
Now, here's the thing. This story went off tangent from what I expected but I think I should have been more prepared which could have helped me adjust to the unexpected twists. I don't know how the introduction of another, Aaron, in the established relationship between Leo and Kaleb. There would be others who would not like this and then there are others who would take it in stride as a character and plot development. Some will hate this, some will love this. I belong in the in-between, hence the rating.
To be honest, I read menage. I even read books that are MMMMM+++ believe it or not. However, this was an established couple in the first two books and then the third, although adorable, is only introduced here so he comes out as the usurper. The stone in the shoe. The unexpected evil in a beautiful relationship.
So, dislike as I did the turn, there is no denying Adrienne Wilder is one of my favorites. His style of writing, yep! Up there in the ranks. This turn of the screw? I don't know, but still, Betrayed is an awesome read and I cannot complain. As for my personal likes, I cannot even input it here in this review. It wouldn't matter, this is a great book!
This is a brilliantly written piece which, fyi peeps, cannot be read without reading the first two. If you like the unexpected (not so now because you've prolly read the spoilers already) then you should take this one up. In any case, an AW read is the best investment for any reader out there who is not afraid of AW's mind. I love him, so there.
Note: eARC provided by author in exchange of an honest review.