Series: Seraph Black #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Seraph Black used to think that she was prepared for anything. She could last days without eating and she always walked away from the violent altercations with her father relatively unharmed. She survived working at the club and the drive to school every day in her mother’s rust-bucket of a car… but it all changed when Noah and Cabe came bulldozing into her life, careless of the precious secrets they picked apart in their quest to take over her world. She was even less prepared for the mysterious Miro and Silas, and nothing could have prepared her for the bond. The connection. The reason for it all.
Someone wanted her to stay away from her new friends, but she wasn’t willing to do that.
Everyone had secrets.
She wanted to know theirs. They wanted to own hers.
And the stalker?
He seemed to know everything already.
Charcoal Tears has been on my radar for awhile. In a FB group I am a part of, it (and its author, Jane Washington) get lots of love. All that aside, I kind of went into this book blind. I didn’t really know what it was about or even what genre it was. I think that worked in my favor in this case.
Seraph is living a tragic life for sure. Her alcoholic father beats her (and maybe worse) and she is doing everything she can to survive and protect her younger brother. Washington gives you small pieces of information throughout the story regarding the heroes, Noah, Cabe, Miro, and Silas. The story is told from Seraph’s POV which makes the men even more mysterious and intriguing. They tell her they, and her, are part of the Zevgheri and that all 4 of them are her mated pairs. Seraph has some special powers of her own, and in just being discovered, she is now in danger.
Charcoal Tears was fascinating really, but I wants quite feeling a 5 star on this one. Maybe it was the slow trickle of information that bothered me. Maybe it was only having Seraph’s POV. Something kept me from LOVING this. However, I do plan to continue the series for sure! I’m interested in where this is headed!
- POV: 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: reverse harem, magic, fated mates
- Triggers: View Spoiler »Seraph’s father is physically abusive. She alludes to sexual abuse but it does not take place during the story. « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler