Review: Kiss of the Betrayer by Boone Brux

Kiss of the Betrayer

(Bringer and the Bane, #2)
By: Boone Brux
Publisher: Entangled
Published: Dec. 11, 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance

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For fifteen years Luc Le Daun has blamed himself for the death of the woman he loved. His secret guilt has led him into a life of danger, risking all and committing to none.

Killing Luc Le Daun has been all Jade Kendell has thought about for years. But when her plan goes awry and she’s brought into the Bringers’ fold, her own dark secret threatens to be revealed. Desire for a better life wars with a promise made long before she understood the ramifications.

In a deadly mission, Jade and Luc embark on a journey into the Shadow World. As they attempt the impossible, ignoring the attraction growing between them becomes harder to deny. The slightest misstep could mean the loss of their souls and give the Demon King exactly what he needs to open the Abyss of Souls and annihilate the Bringers.


This is not a book that you can just pick up and read. You have to read the first book in the series before reading this one. Even though the two books don’t revolve around the same main characters, Luc and Jade play big roles in the first book. Without reading it, you won’t know their history or have a good grasp of the Bane and everything that’s going on. Trust me, I know. I started the series with this book. Made it to about the third chapter, gave up, bought the first book and had no problem picking up the story after.

Like I said we meet Luc and Jade in the first book. Luc is a man whore and Jade has not hid the fact that she plans to kill him. However, it isn’t until Kiss of the Betrayer that we find out why she is so hostile towards Luc.

Considering that Jade has sort of been on her own since she was a kid and Luc being Luc, there is a lot more action in this book. The two main characters from Shiels of Fire, Ravyn and Rhys play a huge part in this novel. We also follow Incarus again while in the Shadow World and watch as he develops an attachment to another Bane.

There wasn’t a whole heck of a lot of romance in this story. The fighting and fantasy world definitely take take the forefront in this story. Not that I’m complaining because I liked all of the action. The only thing that I didn’t like was the dialogue, it seems rather robotic and choppy. It didn’t flow as well as I’d have liked and that really took away from the story for me.

Overall, this is a great continuation of the story. I wasn’t surprised that Luc and Jade got their own story but I’m curious if we will move onto someone else or if we will continue to follow these four while they battle the Bane.



“I find there are usually no extremes in relationships, even friendship. One is not always right or never wrong.”


Previous reviews from Bringer and the Bane
Shield of Fire

As a multi-published and an award winning author, Boone’s writing drips with experiences from real life. Addicted to anything that might make a good story, she weaves tales that range from dark fantasy to humorous romance. Settled in the icy regions of Alaska with the love of her life and twin daughters, it’s not uncommon to find her tapping away on her iPad on a windy beach or the barren tundra. Be warned, anyone and every event is fodder for one of Boone’s novels.


2 Thoughts on “Review: Kiss of the Betrayer by Boone Brux

  1. Love this, =) can´t wait for my chance to read!
    Happy Monday!

  2. This is the first time I’ve heard of this author and her books. The books sound rather interesting.

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