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Kiss of the Betrayer

(Bringer and the Bane #2)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  280 ratings  ·  51 reviews
For fifteen years Luc Le Daun has blamed himself for the death of the woman he loved. His secret guilt has led him into a life of danger, risking all and committing to none.

Killing Luc Le Daun has been all Jade Kendell has thought about for years. But when her plan goes awry and she’s brought into the Bringers’ fold, her own dark secret threatens to be revealed. Desire for
Paperback, 385 pages
Published December 11th 2012 by Entangled Select (first published November 19th 2012)
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Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it

I found this book on my kindle, just scrolling through looking for a book. The title is what caught my attention so I opened it. Boy am I glad I did. This book was pretty good. I thought it was gonna be a romance and while there was romance, this book was mostly fantasy. There was demons and magic and some political intrigue It reminded me of Dungeons and Dragons and Forgotten Realms; some of my favorite books.

This is actually the second book in the serie
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the series, and Boone brings forward 2 of the smaller characters from the first story and casts them in starring roles.

15 years ago Luc Le Duan gets side tracked on his way to the Kendell house to ask for Esmeralda's hand in marriage. An exciting poker game sees him lose the shirt off his back, and some very important documentation with it.

The next morning as his hangover starts to clear he is informed the love of his life and her entire family was killed in a Bane att
Barbara ★
I really liked Shield of Fire but this one stepped it up a notch or two. I loved Luc Le Daun~ What a tortured hero he was. It was enjoyable watching him fall in love and realize that the things he felt guilty over weren't his fault after all. I liked Jade in the first book and was happy to learn that she was Luc's HEA. She's a little rough around the edges and a very angry woman but apparently it's hard to fight Luc's attraction.

I loved all the surprises and can't wait to see how they are worke
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Over the years one reads many many books, especially if you are me. Most of the time you find dross, books that are ok, a nice escape, an enjoyable visit but easy to walk away from when they are done. Occasionally you will read books that bring you back again and again, books that continue their stories in other characters storylines, books that capture your imagination. And that's a good thing, BUT sometimes there are books that not only capture your imagination they seep into your psychee and ...more
Anna's Herding Cats
She was a colossal tyrant stuffed inside the tiny body of a woman.

If you're like me and love finding new worlds that are unique, a little quirky and just good for your book loving soul then Boone Brux is an author you need to meet. She weaves together such a rich and exciting story it's like stepping right into the world and being there.

There's some drama in Kiss of the Betrayer. You know it's going to be one hell of a ride with the heroine's mission in life is to take the hero out. And yall I'
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What an outstanding read, Shield of Fire was brilliant, but Kiss of the Betrayer is outstanding. I was sorry when I reached the end....wondering what would happen to Rell and Siban also what would happen to the Bane and all those frozen Bringers. It would be excellent if they was a follow up...we can only hope.

You have excelled yourself Boone.....well done.....a very exciting and thorough read with plenty of depth with enough romance to keep you longing for that hero!!

Jacquelyn Smith
Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ms Boone, did it again only this time better than before, we ask for a rainbow and she gave us a pot of gold with Kiss of the Betrayer.

Luc and Jade is on fire, all the old cast is back with a few surprises.
How far will they go for friends, family and love, this book will keep you up all night wanting to know what happen next.

Look out Twilight the next big star is here ......
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Boone continues the great story from the first book and leaves us wanting more from our Bringer friends! Can't wait to see what happens next!
I had found this book a while ago on Kobo as a free download, and finally got around to reading it.
I didn't realize at the time I started it, that it was the second book in a series. It didn't affect the story however and it flowed along nicely allowing you to understand who the first book was about as well as who the next story will more than likely be based around.

This story revolves around a small group of people who are referred to as Bringer's who have special powers that they use to fight
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Theresa by:
After Rhys and Ravyn turn Luc into a full Bringer, Luc is confronted by a mistake from his past who wants revenge. Meanwhile Jade is trying to prevent her sister, Rell from losing her tedious connection to her human roots after she became a Bane. And Icarus is still plotting against them all.

This was a very intriguing book. Kept me interested with several surprises and good characters. Though I didn't like the small cliff hanger at the end.

I like Delphinia. Her children are cute. But I’m happy,
Good book

You people should just read this book yourselves and write your own review on this novel yourself and I really enjoyed reading this book very much so.Shelley MA
Nov 08, 2020 added it
Only read about 2/5th of book. Story line just not of interest. A science fiction.
Cyndi Pagan
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful story, I was quickly pulled into it. I would gladly recommend this to anyone looking for a great story!
Dec 19, 2012 rated it really liked it

Bringer and the Bane, Book Two
Boone Brux

Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing

ISBN: Print: 1620610353
E-book - 978-1620610350
Number of pages: 400
Word Count: 100,000

Copy of book received via tour company in expectation of a fair and honest review.
No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions herein are my own except as otherwise noted.

ORIGINAL POST at Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust 12/19/2012 http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo...

Book Description:
For fifteen year
Dec 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Being that "Kiss of the Betrayer" is Book #2 in this series, I highly recommend you read Book #1, "Shield of Fire" first. There is a lot of back story concerning Luc, Jade, Ravyn, and Rhys, as well as Vile and Icarus, that is very important to know before heading down this leg of the journey.

"Kiss of the Betrayer" focuses on Luc and Jade but we also have a lot of involvement from Ravyn, Rhys, Vile, and Icarus, among others.

Luc has a huge secret....a secret that has continued to scar him emotion
Jan 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
GENRE: Fantasy
THEME: Magic/Romance/Demon
RECEIVED: Entangled Publishing

I’m always very cautious when reading the second installment in a series, especially when I really enjoyed the first. But I have to say I absolutely loved, the second book in Bringer and the Bane series, actually much more than the first if that’s possible. Both Jade and Luc captivated me from the first book but for their story I never wanted to put this book down for one second.

Julie G
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Few authors have the ability to grab you in the first pages of a story and hold you for 400 pages. For me, that's always been Nora Roberts, Jonathan Kellerman, Patricia Cornwell, and John Sandford. It appears I'll be adding Boone Brux to that short list.

First, a bit of a warning: this is the second book in a series that began with Shield of Fire in 2011. Because of that, I occasionally felt that I was on the outside of an inside joke. Happily, the story is so well-written, that it was easy to ge
Jen Davis
Jan 28, 2013 rated it liked it
This second story in the Bringer and the Bane series picks up much where the first book left off. All the main players are back, only this time, the core romance features Jade and Luc.

We already knew that Jade hated Luc, though now we find out why. She believes he is responsible for her sister turning Bane more than a decade ago. Luc had been a suitor to Esmerelda, but through his actions, the Bane attacked the girls' home, killed their father and turned Esmerelda into a demon. Rell (as she is k
Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
Oh how I love it when the womanizer falls in love. Even though we haven't much seen the hero actually womanizing anyone, we know his type, it's been mentioned by almost everyone and then he meets a woman who not only seems like she's not swayed by his obvious gorgeous looks, but also like she very much wants him dead. Hmm. Can you feel the sparks of chemistry from just these few lines?

Our hero is het another Bringer, Luc, who's reluctant in both his abilities and his worth as a Bringer. Jade, o
Apr 06, 2015 rated it liked it
I picked up this book without realising it was the second in a series. I've never read the first one, but it was pretty easy to slide right into it. There were times when I felt like I was missing something, but there wasn't anything too important. It's was more about the relationships between the characters, especially the secondary characters.
I actually liked and hated this book in equal measure. I felt it had so much potential - there was love, loss, betrayal and epic fight scenes, some part
S.M. Blooding
Nov 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Starting off, this book was a bit of a struggle. There’s a lot of information and instead of bludgeoning us in the head with tons of backstory and blah, blah, blah, Boone throws us in and says, “Sweetie, I know you can swim.” I won’t say it was hard to read because it wasn’t! However, I will say I had to pay attention! The start of this book wasn’t brain candy. I had to think! LOL!I really liked Jade from the get go. She’s tough and doesn’t feel the need to whine all the time. Also, when she dis ...more
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Kiss of the Betrayer sort of snuck up on me. I found myself a bit lost and sort of detached initially. This is the second installment in the series, and I have not read the first, which I am fairly positive accounts for my feelings because about a quarter of the way in I was suddenly invested in Jade and Luc’s story. Boone has developed an inventive, action-packed, sexy and thrilling dark fantasy.

The characters are incr
Dec 14, 2012 rated it liked it
This is not a book that you can just pick up and read. You have to read the first book in the series before reading this one. Even though the two books don't revolve around the same main characters, Luc and Jade play big roles in the first book. Without reading it, you won't know their history or have a good grasp of the Bane and everything that's going on. Trust me, I know. I started the series with this book. Made it to about the third chapter, gave up, bought the first book and had no problem ...more
Nov 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got into this story immediately unlike the first one. However, I couldn't really identify with Jade,and have felt more of a connection with Ravyn as her personality seems more rational to me. When I analyzed why I couldn't identify with Jade, I came up with "immaturity". Since Jade is only 19 and I'm much older, Boone was very successful at creating Jade. I love all the other characters in the story and series. Despite my issues with the personality of Jade this was a wonderfully wrought story ...more
This is one of those times when I take a 2x4 and hurt myself with it because I waited so long to read this book. I loved the first one, and the second is no different.

Luc has always been the standoffish one of the group. Drinker, carouser, devil may care. He's more than that, and his friends Rhys & Ravyn no this of him, that's why they take the decision to become a full Bringer out of his hands.

Jade has always stayed one step ahead of everyone. Hiding in the shadows. Keeping her "half-life" to
The Window Seat
Jan 20, 2013 rated it liked it
I am a big fan of classic Fantasy Romance. Not the ones that are set in a contemporary world or an apocalyptic world, but the ones that are reminiscent of Lord of the Rings. That is my favorite genre, but the good ones are few and far between. Boone Brux's Bringer and the Bane series isn't quite a great series, but it is a strong fantasy romance series that will now be on my radar!

Luc Le Daun is a wastrel - well, everyone thinks he is. Since he spends most of his time drinking and wenching, it i
Aleyn Lucier
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review also found in my blog
Once again, Boone Brux captivates me into her world of Bringers and Banes. I loved the chemistry between Luc and Jade from the first book and the readers gets more of it in the second installment. I enjoyed the little banters that they engaged in. I also liked that although this story is more concentrated between Jade and Luc, the author still included some of the characters that I enjoyed from the first book. Not only that, you see the different sides of the other ch
Diana (DomesticGoddess)
That's an awfully wicked back-scratcher on the cover. Not exactly a natural-looking pose. Nice to ogle, at least. Is anyone else experiencing a Rocky Horror flashback?

3.5 stars

"We never enter into battles believing we'll die. But the cause is usually worth the risk."

After the first few pages I didn't think I was going to like this one, but it turned out to be better than expected. The lone sex scene, at least, is well written. Kiss of the Betrayer was a little confusing for me because 1.) I didn
Jul 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Not as fun as Ravyn and Rhys story as I think Ravyn is one amazing character but Jade is not far behind. Living her whole life with her demon sister but still able to be good and see right or wrong, she is an amazingly strong person. As for Luc, even though he was the funny guy, once he is given responsibilities, it takes him some time to accept it and truly rise to the challenge. Even though he did not want or asked to be changed to a full blood Bringer, he finally understands his role and resp ...more
Tracie R
Sep 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Jade has known nothing but the yearning for revenge against Luc Le Daun for his betrayal against her family.
Luc has his demons but none more than the blame he puts on himself for the death of the woman he loved.
Brought together by their past can they find a way to move forward together to ensure their future.

You will find yourself immersed in this series and the characters will have you turning each page anticipating what is to come. The Bringer and Bane series only grows and gets better with ea
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