Review ~ Dangerously Divine by Deborah Blake @DeborahBlake @BerkleyRomance

Posted December 20, 2017 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 5 Comments

Review ~ Dangerously Divine by Deborah Blake @DeborahBlake @BerkleyRomanceDangerously Divine by Deborah Blake
Series: Broken Riders #2
Published by Berkley on November 28, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 302
3.5 Stars
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I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The author of the “wonderful” (Tamora Pierce) Baba Yaga novels and Dangerously Charming is back with a magically mesmerizing new tale about the dashing and daring Broken Riders...

The Riders: Three immortal brothers who kept the Baba Yagas safe, now stripped of their summons to protect. But fate is not finished with them—and their new callings are even more powerful...

Though his physical wounds have healed, Gregori Sun, the eldest of the Riders, remains in spiritual turmoil. His search for his mother, the one person able to heal his soul and save his life, is failing—until he crosses paths with a beautiful and fascinating librarian who might be the key to his salvation...

Ciera Evans’s bookish ways are just a guise. The product of a difficult past, she has dedicated her life to saving lost teens—by any means necessary. She works alone, but when a dark, brooding stranger proposes they team up to solve both their problems, she is tempted—in more ways than one...

After Ciera and Sun’s plans are derailed by dangerous enemies, they find themselves entangled in an ungodly affair—one that will force them to either find new strength together or be forever haunted by their pasts alone.

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In book two of the Broken Riders series, we have Gregori Sun, the Red Rider. He has been dealing with the changes brought on by the torture he’s been through and has come to the conclusion that becoming a monk might help him. He needs to reconnect with the earth’s energy. He hasn’t been able to in a long time and instead is having nightmares and premonitions that he can’t control. As we read through Dangerously Divine he finds a new skill/problem he has that he can’t control and the fear is that his lack of control and the effects will eventually lead to his demise.

It’s funny that Sun is not at the monastery long before he meets Ciera and suddenly his decision to become a monk is in question. Ciera has a lot of secrets though. She’s not who she seems to be. The two have a lot to learn about each other. Ciera is truly a survivor, but can she continue on her own? Sun actually comes in quite handy and doesn’t try to keep her from her calling. It is nice that he doesn’t try to be too protective and shelter her.

The two stories, what is happening to Sun, and Ciera’s life run kind of parallel until someone out to get Sun turns their city upside down. Then we get to see one of our favorite Baba Yagas and their Chudo Yudo. We also meet some of Sun’s family which was really interesting. They are quite the characters and I really enjoyed them. The connection that appears between Sun and Ciera was kind of convenient, as it is something he hasn’t been able to do before, but just at a crucial time develops it. However, the part I love about Sun, the restraint to love Ciera but let her do some ass kicking of her own shines through. It was exciting and satisfying.

Now we are left with Alexei who travelling the country doing his own thing since they lost their immortality. We do get a sliver of him near the end, and I’m really looking forward to his story. I love how everyone is coming together and the Riders are not being left out in the cold by the Otherworld after losing their immortality. Seeing the characters from the previous books brings a lot of fun and connection to the story. I am a big fan of Chudo Yudos so, having them appear is always good for a laugh!

Dangerously Divine was a good read with an exciting story and satisfying HEA. I love strong female characters and I definitely get that with Ciera. Alexei is the last of the Riders so I’m afraid there is only one more in this series and am curious to see how or if Deborah Blake is going to build off of the Broken Riders. I’m hoping to see more of all of these characters, especially the gods. I think that would make a good place to go from here!

Broken Riders Series

About Deborah Blake

Deborah is the author of nine non-fiction books on modern witchcraft from Llewellyn and the Baba Yaga series from Berkley Romance, including Wickedly Magical (novella), Wickedly Dangerous, and Wickedly Wonderful, Wickedly Ever After (novella), and Wickedly Powerful, plus an urban fantasy, Veiled Magic.

Deborah lives in a 120 year old farmhouse in upstate NY with four cats, and runs an artists’ cooperative shop when she’s not writing. She believes in magic, laughter, chocolate, and wine. The order may change depending on the day.

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