Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Within These Depths
Author: Katze Snow
Series: Demons and Wolves #2
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 196 Pages
Publisher: Katze Snow
Release Date: November 5, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Tanner is so close to his revenge that he can almost taste it. With an unusual brand of negotiation skills under his belt, he has everything he needs. Now all that stands between him and destroying Elijah Ravenhill is a dangerous mission into the depths of Hell. Accompanied by his guides, he will enter where loyalties and souls are tested, and few ever return.
Newly mated Alex just wants to keep his loved ones safe. In the sprawling grandeur of Wulfric Manor, he finally has his family under one roof, even if it may only be temporary, and his dreams of having something normal seem to be within reach. Yet what’s normal for the wolf is torture for the prey, and chaos descends on Alex with one mysterious phone call.
Can Alex have all he ever dreamed of without sacrificing his life? Will Tanner put an end to Elijah once and for all, or will his revenge go up in smoke within the fires of hell itself?
Review: Now we are making some real progress. After the first book, even knowing it wasn’t a traditional romance, I was still hopeful that Alex and Tanner would find their way. And look, here they are, loving mates, and Tanner acting all sweet and caring…who knew he had it in him. Okay, that might be pushing it, a lot. He is still very rough around the edges and their form of love-hate is dysfunctional, at best, but he is a demon and Alex is a fire mage, and they still can’t live without each other…even if they won’t say the L word. I hate you flies around freely though.
But, don’t let that fool you. These two would willingly die for each other. And that still might happen. As was warned in the blurb, this does end in a cliffhanger and the boys are on separate planes of existence. The only difference is that Tanner knows what going on, and Alex does not. In addition to all that, Alex’s little sister is still very sick and may even be terminal…but aren’t we all? In this case, Tanner put death into a different light and perspective. Alex and I were both surprised at his, gulp, humanity for a little human.
This is not a fluffy story, even though we do actually get to see Tanner and Alex acting more like a couple. I am glad that Tanner won’t be whoring him out anymore. That was kind of hard to deal with in the first book, but I am under the impression it was even harder on Tanner. Now Alex, his feelings for Tobias confuses me. I can see where he would be all mixed up in his head as he is Tanner’s twin, and Tobias is injured because of him, kind of. There is still so much to uncover and one of the main ones, for me, is the reconciliation of Tanner and Tobias as brothers.
At the end of the book, there is a bonus chapter about Sebastian and Tobias. For some reason, I have put off reading it. I will get to it, but I think I want to finish the series first, just in case it has a spoiler.
So there you have it. Another violence episode of Demons and Wolves, but we are making progress. I can’t wait to read the next book because ending on a cliffhanger is just mean. Here is hoping the next one is released soon.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*