A Traitor Shows His Hand by Mia Monroe (Covens of Eaton Falls Book 5)

The penultimate book in Mia Monroe's Covens of Eaton Falls series brings us another chance at happily ever after forever and also brings us closer to understanding the sinister magic and devious workings causing the war that has been dogging the series....and we learn from that A Traitor Shows His Hand.

From the blurb:

My power is seeing the darkness inside people, but can I learn how to use it to reveal our worst enemy?

This war is seriously getting on my nerves. It seems like every day there’s a new obstacle to overcome, but hopefully, it’s bringing us closer to the end of it all. But then what?

Living with the sexy vampire Geoffrey has me feeling all kinds of new things. On the surface, he’s kind and attentive, but underneath is a darker energy that intrigues me. I’ve always been drawn to what can’t be seen. I guess you could call it a gift, at least that’s what my aunt told me and my twin Jack.

When that gift shows up in a new way, a traitor is revealed, and Geoffrey and I become closer than ever. Now I’m learning how to be independent from my twin, how to love someone, and how to harness the power that’s been unleashed within me before our time runs out and the enemy wins. Piece of cake.

A Traitor Shows His Hand is an MM paranormal romance featuring a twin finding his individuality, a vampire with a dangerous backstory, a traitor giving the bad guy the upper hand, and a war that just won’t go away. It is book five of six in the Covens of Eaton Falls series starring Maverick and Geoffrey. Each book features a different couple with an ongoing conflict and therefore should be read in order.

Jacqueleen's Review:

"Long before I knew more than your name, you were part of me. You will be until time ends."

Well if that isn't romantic AF I honestly don't know what is. Geoffrey and Maverick were very cute together. I loved how Geoffrey was so respectful of Maverick. He gave him the time and space needed for Maverick to be comfortable with how his life was changing. His whole life it's been him and Jack against the world. The twins are rarely apart and Maverick makes almost all of his decisions with his twin in mind. It's a big change for him to start to have some of his own independence. A big change, but one I felt was needed in order for Maverick to know his own mind and be content in his budding relationship with Geoffrey. Geoffrey understood this and though it wasn't easy, he was patient with his witch.

There is good forward motion with the plot. Things are moving faster than before and the end game is most definitely in sight. All of the vamps are being pretty protective of their mates, or future mates as is the case with Willem, Jack, and Prince. There's a bit of forward motion on that as well, and we get some insight through talks Jack has with Maverick. Speaking of talks, there is a scene where the witches are all talking and trying to convince the vampires to start speaking less formal. The way the vampires talk is something I really love about this series so I am hoping it's not going to be a permanent change they enact. There's just something so romantic about the way they speak, especially when professing their feelings. Geoffrey is especially eloquent in his declarations to Maverick. I may or may not have actually swooned. Looking forward to the final installment and hopefully some dragon or fae spin offs to come!

Rating: 4.25 Stars

Heather's Review:

Being a vampire for hundreds of years means that Geoffrey has developed a healthy dose of patience and he shows just how much he loves and respects Maverick by putting him in the driver's seat of all of the romantic decisions... despite knowing that Maverick is his fated mate... and it was sweet and romantic and I ate it up with a swoony spoon...

The overarching story had a lot of moving parts in this installment and while Maverick's part in that was strong and sometimes exciting, I felt like this time it took away from the romance storyline more than it has in other books.  I'm exciting to see where Monroe takes the storyline and how Willem, Jack, and Prince factor into the final storyline.  This book needs to be read as the 5th book in the series, as the ongoing suspense plot would be very hard to understand without the entire storyline.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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