Title & Series: RAISONNE CURSE (The Brothers Bernaux #1)
Author: Rinda Elliott
Release date: July 14, 2015
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Breaking her curse will cost him his heart…and possibly his life.
For the past five years, Elita Raisonne has been on the run from a curse that started with her grandmother, and gradually reached out evil tendrils to kill her mother and her aunts. Now, healing from another nasty accident, Elita can feel the curse coming for her like icy breath on the back of her neck.
Her only hope: trek deep into Louisiana’s Atchafayala Basin and ask the mysterious Bernaux brothers for help.
Pryor Bernaux takes one look at the black smudge clinging to Elita like a shroud, and recognizes the work of a powerful hex worker. Together, all three Bernaux brothers could easily break it—if Mercer and Wyatt weren’t away.
As the curse sinks deeper into Elita’s soul, Pryor realizes time is running out for the beautiful redhead who makes him want things he and his brothers swore they’d never have. He has no choice but to help her. But the magical backlash is torture. And without his brothers’ help, it could even be deadly.
NOTE: This review is based on an eARC received from the author in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.
RAISONNE CURSE is a captivating and delectable start to this new series by Author Rinda Elliott. It delivers steamy sexy romance, a couple of dark and intriguing curses, action – both in the bedroom and in the bayou – magic, a few ghosts, some Cajun cooking, plenty of eye-candy, and the promise of more to come.
When Elita Raisonne returned home, after a number of mishaps that forced her to flee Boston where she’d hoped to distance herself from the curse that has plagued her family for generations, she never anticipated it would be permanent. But distance hadn’t helped and the bayou had a way of luring her back, reminding her it was where she belonged. And it was where her only chance of getting rid of the curse resided – in the Atchafayala Basin with the Bernaux brothers.
Pryor Bernaux knew Elita Raisonne would be trouble. But he couldn’t refuse to help her. He just wished his brothers were around, as her family’s curse was going to be more than he could handle on his own. And being alone with Elita was going to make it impossible for him to stick to the pact they’d made. Especially with magic drawing her to him, making her want him as much as he wanted her.
With the curse getting stronger, and the ghosts of the Bernaux family getting restless, he’d have to do whatever he could to keep it at bay until backup arrived. He just hoped they’d show up sooner rather than later or he would end up losing his life or losing his heart or both.
Readers who enjoy their romance with a bit of a mystery, a touch of magic, a dose of mayhem, a southern gothic setting, immediate and intense chemistry, a smoking hot man with secrets, and a feisty but determined woman, will fall instantly in love with RAISONNE CURSE. Rinda Elliot created a story that is fascinating, exciting, and enticing, one that will keep readers engaged, can easily be devoured in one sitting, and teases the next installment in the series.
The love scenes sizzle, the love story is delicious, the paranormal elements are spine-tingling and gripping, the characters are appealing, the setting provides the perfect backdrop, the unanswered questions leave you hungering for more – it’s the perfect first bite. What’s not to love? Only the wait for the next installment.
I’m an author who loves unusual stories and I credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children.