Title: Runes, Ruin, & Redemption
Author: Maz Maddox
Series: Stallion Ridge #5
This was another very different book for the series. Again, this one doesn’t take place in Stallion Ridge but we do have three characters from the town. Lucas and Elliot have gone off to search for Seb and have finally found him in the bayou.
This one was more action packed than romance focused but it was still a very good romance. Lucas and Seb parted on very rough terms and they struggled to get past that, at least until they included Elliot in the mix. Seb is also struggling with his alcohol addiction. He has used alcohol to hide from the pain of what he did during the war for years and it has really taken a toll on him physically and mentally. This time though Lucas and Elliot are there to support him through him and help him stay sober.
I wasn’t expecting a triad in this series but it was very enjoyable. I really liked Lucas, Elliot, and even Seb once he was sober. I loved that we finally got to learn more about Elliot and sphinx’s because I have been dying to learn more since it was revealed what he is. Their adventure in the swamp was crazy and action packed. I was not expecting ghosts, zombies, and new shifters.
Overall, while different, this was still a really great book for the series. I can’t wait to see how these three integrate themselves into the town in future books. Especially Seb, since so much has changed since he was last there.
Previous books and reviews for the series:
#1 Heartache & Hoofbeats
#2 Claw Marks & Card Games
#3 Suspects & Scales
#4 Rocks & Railways
#4.5 Mimics & Mayhem