Shatterproof by Xen Sanders #mm #review @thisblackmagic @RiptideBooks


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Saint’s afraid to die. Grey can’t stand to live.

Grey Jean-Marcelin wants to die. He thought painting his passion—vivid portrayals of Haitian life and vodou faith—would be enough to anchor him to this world. But it isn’t. And when the mysterious man known only as Saint saves Grey from a suicide attempt, it’s more curse than blessing—until Grey discovers that Saint isn’t just an EMT. He’s a banished fae, and can only survive by draining the lives of those he loves.

All Saint needed was a simple bargain: one life willingly given for another. But as Saint’s feelings for Grey grow deeper, centuries of guilt leave him desperate to save a man who doesn’t want salvation, even if Grey’s life means Saint’s death.

When Grey’s depression consumes him, only he can decide if living is worth the struggle. Yet his choice may come too late to save his life . . . or Saint’s soul. And whatever choice he makes, it may shatter them both.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14April's Showering Words

This is not the book for anyone who has a sensitivity to suicide and severe depression.

I found this book to move very slow in the beginning, that might have been due to the emotionally disturbing content, I’m not sure.  Once it started to move along more smoothly the characters were still dealing with difficult decisions that made for alot of emotions as I read along.

By the time I got to the last third of the book I was actively trying to figure out how the book would end and what would be the final outcome.

This is a book that will not appeal to everyone, and is definitely not true life.  If you don’t have a problem with the trigger points this is a good book and deals with a type of fae that are rarely written about.  I enjoyed this story and would definitely recommend it.

4 stars

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