Review by Madison Davis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Three Burning Red Runaway Brides is the third and final book of the Water Kingdom Series, written by Kevin James Breaux. The book follows Two Polluted Black-Heart Romances and One Smoking Hot Fairy Tail.
I checked out the first two books in the series and realized; the author started the title of his third book in the series with a ‘three’ “Three Burning Red Runaway Brides.” I was considering reading the first two books before the third but then decided just to ‘jump in’ and start with the last one. It wouldn’t be the first time I began reading a series with another book than the first one.
I admit the first twenty pages fascinated me right away. It wasn’t too difficult to sort out who was an ally and who was an enemy (or so I thought). In the center of the story stands the queen of the water fairies, Sabrina London.
Sabrina had made her plans to protect her people, her world, the fairies, water fairies, and even the human world from something horrible threatening her life and the life of everyone she loves.
Sabrina got herself help the by hiring Amber, a fire elemental who she calls “Skipper” and Dunyasha, a very old vampire.
Sabrina weaves a gossamer of plans, of lies, and of half-truth to reach her goal: live her own life and free the world of the threat.
At this point, I will stop telling more about the book or its outcome not to ruin anyone’s reading adventure. I’m scared I could give away too much of the story.
Kevin James Breaux creates a fantasy world beyond imagination. His story plot isn’t easily recognizable at first. The book is written in a way that creates permanently raising tension. Occasionally the author throws in a hint or a drop of information that can mislead and will only be understandable later. One thing, however, seems to be clear: every ally Sabrina London works with seems to have their own plans. Sometimes these plans don’t perfectly match, and the slight gaps only add up to the excitement.
As for me: Occasionally I had problems to like Sabrina London, and I admit I amended my liking for her several times through the book. I had a soft spot for Amber. (You will know who Amber is, once you start reading the book). I’m curious how other readers will like her, or if they will revise their own opinion.
The book is written in a rough way, the words are ‘hard’ and clear, cussing and swearing is normal, and the intimate scenes between characters are detailed, hot and sexy. I would strongly recommend keeping the book to adults.
Three Burning Red Runaway Brides is not ‘just a sexy, hot easy-read.’ It is a demanding fantasy book with a challenging plot and well-engineered complex characters. I liked the book immensely, and I recommend it to every confirmed fantasy-fan.