Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Between Life & Death
Author: L.M. Brown
Series: Heavenly Sins #3
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 105 Pages
Publisher: Totally Bound
Release Date: December 19, 2014
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: With one of his lovers imprisoned in the Underworld, Mac has no choice except to go where most angels fear to tread.
With Tristan imprisoned in the Underworld the ménage is broken. Angels are forbidden to enter the demonic domain and while Mac has been breaking rules in recent months, he doesn’t have the power to enter the Underworld.
Alastor is still unsure about his position in the relationship following recent revelations, but he cannot walk away when he is the only real link between his two lovers. Splitting his time between Mac and Tristan he hopes they can soon find a way to reunite the two men in his life.
As time moves on Alastor realises he is struggling to satisfy Tristan’s thirst for sex. His lover needs more than he can give him and craves Mac in his bed.
Mac still believes he can complete his mission to save his two lovers, but with one of them out of his reach it is going to be far from easy.
During their time together they have made plenty of enemies, including one who would seek to separate them forever, even if it means biding his time until Alastor and Tristan are at their most vulnerable, when even the love of an angel can’t save them.
Review: I have really mixed feelings about the last book in the Heavenly Sins series. On the one hand, I love the entire story arc and loved both the main and, most of, the secondary characters. However, the final installment seemed different than the first two books. I couldn’t put my finger on it exactly, but something felt off. Maybe it was me since it was so long between the second and third books, but whatever it was, it didn’t affect me too much as I was still easily able to fall right back into it and pick up where I had left off.
Alastor, Tristan, and Mac are a very smoking hot threesome…except for most of the story, Tristan and Mac are separated, literally between heaven and hell. Alastor was able to travel between the two realms and tried to keep his family together as much as possible…knowing he might never be able to reunite them again. Alastor has been portrayed as the black sheep, the fallen angel, the demon without a conscience throughout the series. Except, he finally gets his chance for redemption…at the cost of losing both Tristan and Mac.
Poor Mac. The perfect angel who is left all alone, with no way to get to either of his lovers. My heart broke for him. He was the good guy, the one who took care of the others, but he is the one who ended up alone and lonely…again. I understood why that had to happen, but it didn’t mean I had to like it.
Tristan is trapped in the underworld and hating his new life. Going from human to demon king is not an easy transition, especially since he really didn’t do anything bad enough to warrant his exile in hell. You feel for these guys, you really do. I was left pondering their fate and how it could be resolved with the trio intact, but it was hard. And yes, it does happen, but it was awful the way it happened…beautiful, but sad, so yeah, it was awful for Mac at first because he was left with the memories but no lovers.
I was glad to see more about Michael and Raphael, and also Lucifer. The Michael / Lucifer storyline was kind of unexpected, and I would definitely read their story if one was ever written. So, I have mixed emotions, but for the most part, it is an amazing story and I loved it. A very worthy read, but one where the guys have nothing come easy for them, and it takes more than a lifetime to resolve, but it is a happily ever after and at the end of the day that’s all that really matters.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*