Erryn reviews ‘IBetrayal (Fire and Brimstone Scroll Book 4)’ by Nikole Knight. This book was released on August 21, 2020 and is 352 pgs long. The audiobook version of this story was released March 28, 2022 narrated by Kirt Graves and is 10 hrs and 45 mins. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I’m addicted to this series.
Riley finally has love within his grasp, but the only way to protect it may be to let it go. With no more rules standing in their way, Riley Shepard and his angels test the boundaries of their new and unconventional relationship. Jealousy and doubt lie in wait, threatening to ruin the tenuous ties connecting them. But some things are always worth fighting for.
As the forces of Hell conspire against them, their list of allies dwindles, and the question of who to trust becomes an issue of life and death. There is always more to give, and to protect what Riley loves most, he must make an impossible choice. If the price for their lives is breaking their hearts, then Riley will pay it. There is no love without sacrifice.
Betrayal is the fourth book in the M/M+ harem/poly romance series, Fire & Brimstone, featuring hurt/comfort, insatiable guardian angels, sizzling encounters, and an unlikely hero who comes into his own.
NOTE: Betrayal does end in a cliff-hanger.
Trigger warnings include: violence, gore, death, and off-screen sexual assault.
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I’ve been pulled in to this series and I’m always amazed how much Ms. Knight pulls into each story. Riley is starting his second year of college. He’s out from the horrific Ms. Janet’s control and living the life he wants. He has his guardians who are no longer his ‘official’ guardians. Jai and Noel and Gideon all live in the apartment next door. The literal barrier of a wall has been torn down as the emotional barrier between them is also being torn away. Riley spends many nights over with his angels. Things are chaste for most of the book. Riley is still inexperienced. His companions are cognizant of that. Then there’s the night that everything changes.
Before I get to that, I have to give a quick nod to the scene where Riley discusses Uriel’s sex toys with Gideon. I viscerally felt Gideon’s embarrassment as he gave Riley the lay of the land. And their visit to the nursery – gardening center, not the other kind – was a precious moment.
I should’ve known that peace wasn’t going to last.
The book comes with a warning of violence. And it is. Big time. And people die. People Riley cares about. And he’s presented with the ultimate choice. Himself or the three people he loves most in the world. I knew what he’d do, but it didn’t make it any easier to witness.
The book also ends on a cliff hanger, and I’m happy to say I’ve already picked up the next audio and will be listening to it shortly.
Gotta say, I’m loving Kirt Graves. He hits all the right notes in this piece – from Riley’s quiet innocence to Jai and Noel’s antics. With Gideon trying to keep everyone on the straight and narrow – a completely impossible task.
I can’t wait to see how this series ends.
8.5/10 Pots of Gold (85% Recommended) – Compares to 4.25/5 Stars
Nikole Knight is a born and bred Hoosier living in a top-secret location in Europe. She’s the lone female in the house, unless you count the dog, and she writes love in all its forms. When she’s not racing after a half-naked toddler or arguing with a child’s logic, Nikole can be found in her writing nook, typing away as her fingers turn to nubs.