Review: Icebound (Mortals & Myths #1) by Corinna Rogers

September 19, 2014 Review 0

Review: Icebound (Mortals & Myths #1) by Corinna Rogers

The first book in an intense, thrilling and erotic, m/m urban fantasy series from an exciting new author in the genre!

It’s been ten years since Shane Conell sold his soul to the Ice King in order to save the life of the man he loves. Correction, loved.

After ten years, it’s growing difficult to remember love, and hate, and laughter – until a chance appears to get back the only thing his frozen heart still wants…

Drake Young is doing fine. Really. He’s got a good job, nice benefits, and the soulless husk of his old lover only comes by to torment him every so often. However, it only takes the appearance of a creature from the Etherworld wreaking havoc on the decidedly nonmagical city streets to drag him out of retirement, forcing him to team up with the one person he can’t bear even to look at!

Now, Drake and Shane must race against the clock to keep their city from being destroyed, even if it means working together. And no matter how difficult it is to catch the creature, it’s a hell of a lot more difficult to resist the urges that ten years haven’t managed to kill.

Title: Icebound
Author: Corinna Rogers
Series: Mortals and Myths
Published by Harper Impulse
Source: Publisher
Published: Sept 25, 2014
Genres: Dark Fantasy, Male Male Romance
Pages: 154
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Stars: two-stars
Flames: three-flames

This brand new male male romance series from Corinna Rogers is set in a very dark world where magic and the creatures that go bump in the night has invaded the human world. I believe that the humans are aware of the other that exists around them. There was much that was unclear within this world. The humans living amongst the others are often one of my favorite types of paranormal worlds. I even prefer the dark. Icebound missed so many potentials for me. There were also a couple of things that left me wishing I had skipped the book all together.

I loved how Shane and Drake’s very long history was written in small disbursements throughout the book. They met and fell in love as teens. They made promises to each other that only lovers could make. It is one of those promises that was broken that has separated them. That broken promise was something that only someone truly in love could ever consider doing with the consequences be damned. Readers meet Shane and Drake as they are forced to work together to catch an evil creature all while they are struggling with the consequences of that broken promise.

I hated the rape scene. It was a very lengthy scene that was explained in detail. I realize that part of Shane’s deal with the Ice King left him a cold unfeeling bastard. Shane is not a kind man. He’s uncaring, aloof and filled to the brim with animosity. For the most part he simply does not have any emotions. Perhaps he does not care what was happening to him at that moment, but it was rape. Readers got far too many pages of it.

I do hope that the author picks up Drake and Shane’s tale with Flameborn. Icebound ends rather abruptly with several big unanswered questions. Some of the unanswered are things that Drake and Shane should have had questions about themselves. I would also like to know that Shane and Drake get to have the happily ever after that they deserve and not just the happy for now that they have been given.

Harper Impulse
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