Tuesday, January 20, 2015
REVIEW Grave Vengeance by Lori Sjoberg
Dmitri is a bastard, at least that's how the other characters treat him, you can tell in the other two books he probably was but in his book you see him change. In life he was a KGB spy living undercover in the States with a pretend wife he soon fell in love with. But her betrayal made him a harsh man to like. Now in death as a Reaper working with Fate to redeem his soul he is charged with finding a rogue reaper and Fate has charged him to work with Gwen. He has hated Gwen for a lifetime, as she played a pivotal part in his capture, torture and ultimately his death but now over fifty years later being forced to work with her he sees things he never saw before.
Gwen in life worked as a spy and she felt no remorse for what she did for the sake of her country until Dmitri's capture, she used the excuse of his translator to be there but his tormentor was so heinous and he was so strong she stayed and made herself watch as a penice. But on his escape she died and now also a reaper working for Fate. Dmitri is to attractive for his own good and she knows she shouldn't be lusting after him but the more time he spends with her the more his flirting becomes more serious until the tension builds to the breaking point and being trapped in a cabin during a snowstorm leads to some very hot scenes.
On their journey to track down the rogue reapers leads to the discovery of an ancient artifact to open up another realm. The other realm has been opened before and the creatures that came out wreaked havoc for centuries and Fate has charged Gwen and Dmitri to stop him. That leads to some pretty tense chases and fights and a great overall story.