Bethany reviews ‘Spell Fall (The Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge Book 4) by Jacob Flores. Published by DSP on January 27th, 2017, 200 pgs.
Why I read this book: I have read the first 3 and was so excited to have the chance to read this one.
NOTE: We were provided a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.
Love and trust made them soul mates, but destiny might have other plans.
Ever since Drake Carpenter fell in love with warlock Mason Blackmoor, his life has been one supernatural battle after another, but Drake doesn’t mind… much. To be with Mason and experience the magical connection they share, Drake would face entire hordes of vampyren, shifters, or fae—and he has. Luckily Drake is immune to magic, though no one can explain his natural ability to negate almost any enchantment. With Drake’s own family gone, Mason is all he has. So why is Drake experiencing disturbing dreams about Mason that terrify him?
A new threat looms on the horizon, and a revelation about Drake’s identity and the true origin of his bond with Mason shatters everything Drake believes. If Drake, Mason, and all of magic are to survive the coming Spell Fall, the most destructive curse in sorcery, Drake must deal with the truth and fight his way back to Mason—because their enemies are gaining strength, and they intend to reach the boy Drake loves first.
Read my review for books 1-3 here:
Soul mates. If I ever doubted they existed before, I believe after finishing this one. I loved books one through three, but to be honest I thought that was as far as Jacob would be able to take this series. Cause three brothers, each with their own book – how would he be able to continue without bringing in different characters? But the further I read in each book, my hopes for more of the three brothers and their boyfriends began to build. When Jacob announced that there would be more in this series I might have squealed a little. Ok, a LOT.
I absolutely adored Mason and Drake in book one where the story was told from Mason’s POV. So this was a wonderful present to be able to have this one told from Drake’s POV. I said in my review for book one that I wasn’t a huge fan of young adult books, but these two are far from kids. Yes they might only be 18 and still seniors in high school, but with all that they have had to deal with, they are far more mature than kids their own age.
When these two first met each other in book one, well lets just say they kinda hated each other. Mason is a hotheaded warlock who has a hard time admitting he is wrong, and an even harder time apologizing. Watching them fall in love with each other in book one was wonderful, but watching them in this one, fight the bad guys as their love not only deepened but strengthened was a true treat. Mason, as well as his brothers and father, are not easy men to love. So for Drake to love Mason as his other half was beautiful; Drake loving all the Blackmore men as his family made me tear up more than once. Because you know what they say: family isn’t always blood, but those you choose to stand with you.
And this family was definitely tested in this book. But none more that Drake’s relationship with Mason. There were times that I was actually worried that these two would face something far worse than they faced in the past. But I shouldn’t have been too concerned; I knew Jacob wouldn’t make it hurt too bad.
I was left on the edge of my seat more than once, times when I said “just one more chapter” only to read four more. I found myself waking early just to get in a chapter, I put off housework so I could read. I said this with each one: that was my favorite so far. So I will say it again with this one. But I guess I can say that I love them all and can not wait for the next one.
I can’t wait to see what Jacob has in store for this family as well as the rest of the magical community. I highly, highly, highly, recommend this book and the series. But I must tell you these HAVE to be read in order. They are not standalones. To understand any of them you must start at the beginning. But I can promise you they are well worth it. LOVE THEM.
Jacob Z. Flores lives a double life. During the day, he is a respected college English professor and mid-level administrator. At night and during his summer vacation, he loosens the tie and tosses aside the trendy sports coat to write man on man fiction, where the hardass assessor of freshmen level composition turns his attention to the firm posteriors and other rigid appendages of the characters in his fictional world.
Summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts, provide Jacob with inspiration for his fiction. The abundance of barely clothed man flesh and daily debauchery stimulates his personal muse. When he isn’t stroking the keyboard, Jacob spends time with his daughter. They both represent a bright blue blip in an otherwise predominantly red swath in south Texas.