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Conviction

(Dominion #3)

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3.72  ·  Rating details ·  370 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Dominion Series: Book Three, Sequel to Inheritance

Water witch Kelly Harding didn’t think befriending Seiran Rou would be so dangerous. With Seiran finally recovered from the plot that almost killed him, a ski vacation seems like just the thing to help them all relax—even if Kelly does have to work to keep his taboo crush on Seiran’s brother, Jamie, under wraps. But their g
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ebook, 180 pages
Published May 2nd 2012 by Dreamspinner Press (first published May 1st 2012)
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Kristen Burns
4 Stars

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I was disappointed when I saw this book would be from Kelly's and Jamie's POVs instead of Seiran's because I like to stick with the same POV throughout a series, but, once I started reading, I sunk right into the new POVs easily and forgot that I had even been concerned about it in the first place. Both their POVs were just as well-written as Seiran's, and each character had a unique voice. Also, sometimes suddenly switching POVs after numerous books that were previously told entir
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Ami
My first reaction when I reached "The End"? THANK YOU GOD ALMIGHTY, I FINALLY FINISHED!! I think you can all guess what I think of this book, right? Do I like the story?

Big. Fat. NO.

Oh, I still love this universe that Lissa Kasey has created. I will still read the next book. Sei and Gabe are still wonderful. I really like Kelly, and I'm very intrigued on how his newly enhanced power ((view spoiler)) will play in his life. And Sam, lovely to
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Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
I discovered this series at the beginning of the year and became hooked. I loved the writing, the characters, the world and the plots. Everything about this series intrigued me. I anxiously awaited reading this story since I heard of it and while the story was good, I don't necessarily feel it lived up to the other stories in the series or did justice to Kelly and Jamie's relationship.

I loved Kelly and Jamie in the previous books. They were both intriguing and interesting. Their characteristics
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MsMiz (Tina)
Apr 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: glbt-all, kindle-mobi
Before we get to far into this, I love this series with a hot passion. I love Sei, love Gabe, love the world inside and also have a soft spot for our darlings Kelly and Jamie.

With that said, I feel like Kelly and Jamie and by default me as a reader were someone cheated by this story. It start with the feeling that I was dropped like a stone into the story - wait where are they? what is going on? So I settle in and think okay alright I get it cannot wait. Kelly and Jamie were a hot mess in this
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Cole Riann
I'm sad to say that this book was a bit of a let down for me, after loving the series so much previously. I had a problem with the couple, Jamie and Kelly. Stubborn characters that don't communicate might frustrate me, but when I feel like the lack of communication and the head-to-head stubbornness of the two MCs are one of the devices most prevalent to push the plot forward, that does bother me. For me, it is a bit like reaching the end of a story and finding out the whole thing was a dream, it ...more
Christy
Ah, Lissa Kasey, I'd be so bereft if I hadn't discovered your books. Especially the 'Dominion' series, because I think I might've pined away, never knowing how much fun and excitement there was to be had with Sei, Gabe, Kelly, and Jamie. The first two books in the series have focused, primarily, on Sei, and Gabe, with glimpses at Kelly and Jamie. Here, in 'Conviction', the author has made a left turn to focus on Kelly and Jamie. Personally, I'm very excited about this development. I think these ...more
Mandapanda
Apr 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: various-romance
Book 3 (plus or minus several free short stories) in the excellent Dominion series. In this one we see Sei's friend and fellow student Kelly, connect with Sei's brooding bear of a brother, Jamie. The overall plot advances too as old enemies are finally vanquished and minor characters evolve towards their own stories.

I wasn't as enamoured of this volume as much as previous stories. Maybe rereading the previous stories (or at least Jamie's short story would have helped but I was too impatient. For
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Chris
Apr 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Good paranormal m/m romance about Seiran's friend, water witch Kelly, and Seiran's older brother, earth witch Jamie, who head to a northern Minnesota lodge with Seiran and Gabe for what turns out to be anything but a relaxing getaway. Unfortunately, I never really felt the supposed connection between Kelly and Jamie. :(

I'd like to point out that the cover is kind of funny, in that Minnesota lacks mountains - the highest point is 2301 feet/701m. :)
Joyfully Jay
Dec 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jay
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.25 stars


Conviction is the third book in Lissa Kasey’s Dominion series and the first to feature Kelly and Jamie as the main characters. The two are strong secondary characters in the first two books and both play a big part in Gabe and Sei’s lives. So while this story definitely focuses on their romance and we get their POVs throughout, Gabe and Sei still have a huge role here and reading the first two books will help readers better understand these characters, as well as
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Susan
Apr 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: z-2013, mm-read
I really enjoy this series but for some reason this book just didn't appeal to me as much as the previous ones. I've been looking forward to reading about Kelly and Jamie for a while now and I was a little disappointed. There didn't seem to be as much interaction between the two men as I would have liked. There was a good mystery/thriller plotline going on but for me it detracted too much from the relationship between the two men. Sei and Gabe appeared in the story, too, but the balance wasn't q ...more
Don Bradshaw
Reviewed on Hearts On Fire... http://heartsonfirereviews.com/

Fear and insecurity ran wild in this third book which was primarily Jamie and Kelly's story although the whole group makes appearances. Many people did not care for this book as much as the others but I wonder if they read the shorts that Ms Kasey gave to readers to provide extra insight into the characters. Jamie had just come away from a visit with his mother who was always undermining his self-esteem right before the foursome go o
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AliciaJ
First off, I loved seeing Sei and Gabe again, even if it was just for short moments. I lived for those moments. But this wasn't Sei and Gabe's story, it was Jamie and Kelly's story.

I'm not sure how these two fit...they just don't go together in my mind. Jamie's mistrust and accusations would certainly put me off from wanting to be with him, so I'm not sure how Kelly manages to put it all aside and decide that this is the one and only for him. It just didn't work for me I guess.

As for the plot..
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L-D
This was another really nice story in the Dominion series. Did I miss Sei and Gabe - yes and yes. Sei and Gabe are in this book, but the book is told from Jamie and Kelly's POVs. The four men travel to a ski lodge for a vacation, and an unnatural storm crops up. Kelly is the only water witch strong enough to potentially create such a storm, so Jamie is suspicious in his overzealous efforts to protect his brother, Sei. Kelly is hurt by Jamie's suspicion because he has developed feelings for his b ...more
Shelby
Somehow this book didn't feel as smooth as the first two in the series. I'd liked Jamie and Kelly in the first two books and was looking forward to this story, but this felt very disjointed and like slightly two different guys. I think a large part of the problem was that Jamie's flip-flopping reactions, whether he believed Kelly or not, was into him or trying to resist him, all felt very arbitrary and not connected.

I liked Jamie's need to try and protect his brother and Kelly and Kelly's need
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Heather C
There is finally some sexual tension, but still no shocking twist.

This is supposed to be Kelly and Jamie's story, hence it is told from both of their POVs, but the story still mostly revolves around Seiran; how much they each love him, how they have to protect him, how he was so abused as a child. What about Jamie? What about Kelly? I still haven't learned anything more about them other than they have the hots for each other.

I'm still enjoying this series, even though I was a bit annoyed this t
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JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Apr 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook, mm, paranormal
I'm really enjoying this series, but this was my least favorite of all the stories. Throughout the book, I kept thinking that Jamie and Kelly were better when they were secondary characters. This book bounces back and forth between their point of views, and they just seemed to constantly be questioning each other and their feelings, or one was always running out on the other.

I enjoyed it in so much as it moved the story forward, but was left a little unsatisfied at the end, and there wasn't nea
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Snowtulip
Apr 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, urban-fant
3.5

I am still completely enamored with this world and can never get enough of Sei and Gabe. However, I wanted so much more for Kelly and Jamie, their coming together really should have shone brightly and I was so excited...but by the end I was almost convinced they really should each find someone else to truly love. Looking forward to the next installment.
Britney
Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another great read from Lissa Kasey, one that I shall not soon forget.
Barb Gilmour
May 02, 2012 marked it as to-read
oooh Jamie!
Kaitlin
Apr 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-romance, kindle
On my best day, I'm not the biggest fan of series branch offs - where the author takes a book to focus on secondary characters - and this wasn't an exception I wasn't that into these characters when they were in the background and giving them their own book didn't help much. If you're enjoying the Dominion series than keep going it gets better. If you aren't that big of fan and don't want to look away from Sei and Gabe this probably won't be the book for you.
Kathleen
2.5 stars

I was really enjoying this series but Conviction is not the caliber of the first two books. Characters as plot devices, flip-flop melodrama, misogyny, a lack of research concerning mundane things like snowshoeing/backpacking/size of bears/asthma, just to name a few issues. Hoping for a return to the quality of Inheritance and Reclamation in the next story.
Sara
2.5

El personaje de Jamei no consigue terminar de caerme bien. Le falta carácter, personalidad, definición...algo xD

Kelly en este libro me ha encantado. Es un personaje interesante y alegre. El amigo perfecto para Sei.
Lady*M
3.25 stars

Conviction is the third book in Dominion series, a sequel to very good Inheritance and excellent Reclamation. Unlike the first two books, this novel focuses on Jamie, Seiran's half-brother, and Kelly, another male witch and their friend. I was looking forward to this book, because I enjoyed previous installments very much and I liked the characters of Kelly and Jamie. The book, set in an isolated cabin during blizzard, promised many possibilities, both romance- and plot-wise. And, I ha
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Sarah
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this. Told from Jamie and Kelley’s perspectives, the third Dominion book is more of a self-contained adventure than the first two books.

Seiran’s body-builder brother Jamie is a more typical leading man, though in this third book the author finally gives him enough layers to make him an interesting m/c. Kelley also develops into more than a sidekick as the story progresses and we learn more about him.

I fell in love with Seiran in the first story - his androgynous appearance an
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3 Heart Review by Amber

I would say of the 3 books in the series this was my least favorite which saddens me to know end. Jaime has always held a special place in my heart. He has always been one of my most favorite characters in this world that Lissa Kasey has created. But in this story I never got a good grasp on his personality aside from how him just being Sei’s big brother. I also never really felt a real connection between Kelly and Jamie even though it was there that huge spark was missing
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Adara
Jun 25, 2012 rated it liked it
I think this is a series which might be better read closer together than farther apart. I read a couple of the freebies last night to get back into the universe, but there are a lot of details which I had forgotten. While many of them are worked back into the story to remind us, I felt like I would have been better prepared had I read these closer together.

To be fair, I put off reading this one because I'd seen a review from someone who didn't particularly like this story (though enjoyed the ear
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SueM
3.5 stars

Once again, I love being transported to Lissa Kasey's alternative Earth, where magic is alive and well, and also includes shifters and vampires.

This novel, the third in the series, takes place a mere few weeks after the end of the second novel, with Seiran still fragile from what happened to him. Hoping to help him recover, Kelly, his best friend in the Dominion, suggests a trip to an isolated ski resort, where Sei can escape from the unrelenting spotlight of being Pillar of the Earth.
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Kara
Oct 26, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
So while I did like the magical paranormal parts of this story I have to be honest when I say that these two MC's were so back and forth fighting their attraction to each other so much by the time they finally gave in I was just not that interested in it anymore sadly..
So Jamie has a brother who is very powerful and who he is very protective of. His brother Sei is also in love with a vampire named Gabe. Well I have to admit the relationship between Sei and Kelly was just so weird. I know friend
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Rhayne
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-reviewed
I will confess to being a bit hesitant to start this book after reading the first two in the series. I wasn’t sure if I could handle any more of the main character, Sei’s, whining and bitching without some kind of movement forward in healing. I was shocked in the best of ways to find this book written from the dual points of view of Kelly, Sei’s best friend and Jamie, his older brother. I had already developed a desire to get to know these two better through the previous books and this delivered ...more
Julesmarie
Okay, so I was so excited to get to this one that I didn't actually read the blurb. Having it from Kelly and Jamie's povs both surprised and disappointed me. I wasn't ready to move on from Sei's perspective yet.

With everything that happened in the story, I get why Kelly was the appropriate choice for telling most of it, and I'm excited to read more about what's coming for him and Sei and the Dominion.

I also was disappointed in the relationship between Kelly and Jamie. I couldn't really feel the
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