elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Sinnerman by Mary Calmes

This is book 4 in the series and I have to admit I skipped book 2 and 3, but simply since there are too many book out there to read. This series is a mix of paranormal or comedy, even if dealing with demons and hunters, it has a light tone, mostly due to the “cute” behaviours of the “hearts”. An heart is the mate of a warder, a warder is someone who protects human from demons. A warder is gay and his heart is everything to him, lover, friend, housekeeper and counsellor, so you can understand to task is not easy at all. Jackson’s heart, Frank, thought the same and decided he was no more up to the task and to make it clear to his partner he cheated on him. Jackson didn’t take the betrayal so well, actually I think he was more upset by it than by the consequence of losing his heart. He is now wandering the streets with a brooding attitude and maybe he is a little too careless. Until the day he meets the demon hunter Raphael.

Raphael is not human, and he is a step up above a demon but not really much. Jackson decides that having a relationship with him it would the right punishment for his faults (he is in that stage when he thinks he is the one to blame for everything), and in a way this is a great offense for Raphael. Raphael is basically a good guy, and he is really in love with Jackson, but he also understand that Jackson is not ready to love again so soon. So he decides to play the bad guy for Jackson, someone Jackson can use without having second thoughts. But in the long, Raphael too will get tired of this game, since the only thing he wants is to build a real home with his lover.

I quite enjoyed this romance, I found nice the touch of funny moments intermixed with the adventure, even if, truth be told, the threats were never really so dangerous to make me worry for the heroes. And maybe I have a little complain, I think Jackson spent a little too much time, almost half the book, mourning for his bad fate (since really, I don’t think he was really mourning for the loss of Frank), instead of opening his eyes and realizing he had a good substitute, actually a better one, right there, ready for him. So when he accepts Raphael in his life, the story is almost at the end, and we had little time to enjoy them as a couple.


Amazon Kindle: Sinnerman (The Warder Series)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 16, 2011)

Series: The Warder
1) His Heart: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1170182.html
2) Tooth & Nail
3) Heart in Hand
4) Sinnerman

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle
Tags: author: mary calmes, genre: paranormal, length: novella, review, theme: demons

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