Title: Eve of Warfare
Author: S.J. Day
Series: Marked #3.2
In: The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2 (Trisha Telep)
Rating Out of 5: 3.5 (Liked this)
My Bookshelves: Angels, Demons, Paranormal romance
Dates read: 23rd July 2021
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: In the meantime… Marry me, angel.
Eve is stuck between two brothers – a fact that makes her a constant political pawn. But, what she doesn’t realise is that the stakes are about to be drastically raised, and not only her life, but also her heart is about to be placed on the line.
I’m getting a little “eh” about Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel stories. They seem to be popping up a little bit in my reading lately. This one wasn’t a bad one…. and I’d probably enjoy reading a bit more from this series (if it’s part of one), but I wasn’t over the moon happy about it.
There was a lot of really fun and intriguing world building going on in this story. The history, the lore and the established relationships were wonderful. It created a fabric that pulled me in and had me constantly wondering what was going to happen next. I also loved how much of this information was filled into such a short story.
All in all, I enjoyed Eve and Alec as lead characters. They were fun and had great characterisation. If it wasn’t for the overwhelming backdrop of the Cain and Abel story, I probably would have loved this. But the constant references felt a little grating after a while.