To Hell and Back (Enchanted Ink, Book 3) by Kelex

Two men who have grown up together and have similar trauma are as thick as thieves . When they have to flee their home, they didn't know that the place they were heading would lead them to their third.

From the To Hell and Back blurb:

Hell hath no fury like a Gideon scorned.

Gideon Goode is clever as the devil and twice as pretty. He even has the t-shirt to prove it. When the coven takes down a den of demons, it’s him they turn to in order to clean up the mess. While they search for a permanent solution, Gideon uses his power over memory to trap the beasts, caging them within the very humans they possessed.

But the search for the right spell eludes the coven, much to Gideon’s chagrin. The continuous enchantments siphon off his magic, causing him to grow weaker as time passes. Sexual healing helps, but he’s mateless and there’s only so much random d*ck he can take before that gets old. Not that he’d admit that to anyone. He has a rep to maintain.

The instant someone starts killing off his prisoners, Gideon senses it. The coven goes on high alert to search for who’s targeting their otherwordly captives, but not before Lucifer gets involved—and—Gideon’s mates show up in town.

What’s a boy to do but to go to Hell and back to protect what’s his?

Angel's review:

I want to start this off by saying this is NOT a standalone, you need to read what occurs in those stories before you can read this book. If you don't you'll be pretty lost, and you won't have all of the details of the events that the characters refer to in this book.

As for the book itself I found it to be good. I love Gideon's character, he's a fashionista and continuously tried to prove himself even though he doesn't have to. His character is stubborn, kind, caring, fiercely loyal, and protective of those he loves. I really enjoyed reading about his and Daniel's bonding time, they have such a beautiful friendship, it's so sweet!

Joaquin and Easu's characters I had a difficult time connecting to, they felt a bit jilted and underdeveloped. This pair lost their families to despicable demons, and now they hunt them. In the beginning of this story Easu's job was important, it was mentioned how long he's been working, how he likes his job, etc. But then after they leave their home there's hardly any more scenes where he is working. It felt a bit disjointed to me, I don't quite understand why his job was mentioned in the first place if it wasn't going to play a part later on in the story as well.

The relationship developed nicely, it wasn't rushed, although there was quite a bit of miscommunication. If these three would've talked to each other and lay all their cards on the table, a lot of the things that eventually happened wouldn't have happen. Or if it did, then they would already know the important details rather than being surprised by them. The side characters were great! We got to see more of the characters from the previous books, along with seeing more of Phoenix's character and get shown a little bit of what he can do.

Overall a decent continuation of this world and I can't wait to see who's story is next.

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