Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Good Intentions - Brenda K. Davies

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Book: Good Intentions
Author: Brenda K. Davies
Series: The Road to Hell, #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Demons
Format: Kindle e-Book
Publication Date: 17th July 2016

My Rating: 🌕🌕🌕🌕
Date Finished: 21st October 2020

Description:

RIVER

Thirteen years have passed since the war started, bombs fell, and the central states became a thing of the past.

When the war ended, the government erected a wall to divide the surviving states from the destroyed ones. I never expected to leave my town, but unlike those who volunteered to go, I wasn’t given a choice.

With a dim knowledge of my strange abilities, the soldiers came for me. They took me beyond the wall, where I learned the truth is far more terrifying than I imagined. Alone, with humans and demons eager to see what I can do, I find myself irresistibly drawn to the one man I should avoid most—a man who isn’t even really a man.

KOBAL

I’ve spent my entire life with one mission… reclaim my throne from Lucifer and fix what the angels tore apart when they cast him from Heaven.

Not even when the humans tore open the gates, and unleashed Hell on Earth, did I waver from my goal.

I’ve never been closer to my throne, yet I find myself risking everything because I can’t stay away from her… the woman who might be the key to destroying Lucifer.


Review:

This another read for my A-Z challenge on Goodreads. P.S. My cover is different to the one above but I can't find it.

It starts following River as a 8/9 year old as a lot of planes fly over her house, causing car alarms to shriek and windows to rattle. Then on the news it shows that something has happened in the middle of the country, a mushroom cloud is billowing into the air. War has arrived. 
Fast forward 13 years and River is now 22. She's the main provider in her house, fishing and trading her catches for other things her brothers need. The army arrive every six months or so to collect volunteers who are going to go help out at the wall - a giant structure that separates the ravaged America from the safer areas. Everything changes for River when she is forced to go to the wall and finds out the truth of what really happened all those years ago.

I'll be honest and admit that the first 20% or so was quite slow. We spent a lot of time with River in her coastal town. I'll admit I was starting to think about DNF'ing this but then we got to the wall and we met Kobal and the rest of the soldiers and I was suddenly intrigued.

I wanted to know exactly what had happened. Who they were? Why were they looking for gifted individuals? What was on the other side of the wall? What did the new volunteers end up doing?

From that point on I was pretty much hooked by the story. It is a bit of information overload as River asks questions and Kobal answers them but they do get spread out over several chapters so it wasn't that bad.

I wasn't that interested in the history of it all anyway. It was more the heat that was flaring between them that had me hooked. I swear I read about 45% straight from the moment I realised something was going to happen and it was only after they'd finally slept together that I put it down around 11.30pm (20/10) and went to sleep. I did pick it up first thing the next morning knowing there wasn't all that much of the book left but work got in the way.

I know it's a four part series and this has ended suitably for the time being. River has some decisions to make (and I'm pretty sure I know which way she's going to go) about her relationship and what is going to do down when they get to the rift. I'll be reading it at some point in the future.

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