Caffeinated Reviewer | 🎧 Fated Blades by Ilona Andrews

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I read the first two of Kinsmen’s books and was thrilled at the chance to hear the third Fated Blades novel in Ilona Andrews’ science fiction romance. The buzzing chemistry between these two powerful men rages in the house.

🎧 Blades of Doom by Ilona Andrews

blades of destiny
by Ilona Andrews
Series: Kinsmen #3
Narrator: Aaron Shedlock
Duration: 4 hours 53 minutes
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction
Source: Publisher
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An uneasy alliance between warring families ignites in this other literary novel from bestselling author Ilona Andrews.

At first glance, the planet Rada looks like a lush paradise. But the ruling families, all endowed with genetically improved abilities, have a constant competition for power – none more so than the Adlers and Baenas. For generations, powerful families have pushed and pulled each other into a dance for dominance.

Even disastrous betrayal from within changed everything.

Now, murderous, disciplined and solitary leaders Ramona Adler and Matthias Baena must put aside their animosity and work together in secret to prevent evil forces from exploiting the universe-altering technology. Ramona and Matthias expect to suffer from their turbulent alliance, but instead discover that they understand each other like no one in their families can – and that their shared skills may overcome the dangers of their forbidden alliance.

As the two warriors risk their lives to save their families, they must decide whether to resist or embrace the passion that simmers between them. For now, the dancing between their families continues – but just one misstep could signal the end of both.

Narrated by Aaron Shedlock, Andrews takes us to the planet Rada, a lush paradise where two genetically improved families, the Adlers and the Baenas, have vied for power for generations.

Their leaders, Ramona Adler and Matthias Baena, must unite when his wife and husband steal their research. Research that could leave both families penniless. I loved this Romeo and Juliet story. Wicked chemistry, delicious banter, and kicks made for an addictive story.

Seeing Ramona and Matthias go from enemies to lovers was amazing. The struggle for all of them was real, but as they work together for the good of their families, we see them connect and understand each other, and I think each found someone who truly saw them and understood the burdens and responsibilities they each had. I loved snoring, fiddling, and that first kiss.

I worried about the whole marital side, but Andrews made me feel comfortable between the arrangements, the betrayal, and the consequences.

Their pursuit was intense, with a lot of twists and turns. This was a well-crafted, addictive story. While this is a novel, we get a complete story from start to finish that made me feel fulfilled and yearning to spend more time in the world of kin.

Aaron Shedlock’s novel was fun. His voice was deep but nonetheless the women’s voices were full, hoarse and natural. I always enjoy Andrews audiobooks and this was no exception.

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About Ilona Andrews

Ilona Andrews is the pen name for the husband-wife writing team. author2sm “Ilona is Russian-born and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the US Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who had seduced him. They met in college, in composition English 101, where she got Ilona is on a better degree.(Gordon still feels sad about it.) Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Oregon with their two children, three dogs and a cat. They have co-authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and the urban romance fantasy of The Edge.

About Aaron Shedlock

Aaron Shedlock

Aaron Shedlock is a passionate and versatile vocal artist with a wide variety of styles and character voices in his repertoire. Known for his charismatic, deep and resonant tone, he is the voice of many national and international brands and a rising star in the world of audiobooks. He is a huge fan of classical and modern literature, and spends most of his time buried in a good book, whether in print or audio, inspired by his favorite authors and audiobook narrators with a hot cup of coffee in hand.

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