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(Jacky Leon – Book 3)
by Kristen Banet (K.N. Banet)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
An Urban Fantasy delight with action, magic and even a touch of romance. Events are moving, players are circling and the world is becoming clearer. A great UF, free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
Jacky Leon is a member of the strongest werecat family alive; a family that commands the loyalty of every werecat that walks the face of the earth. Her family is the definition of power and none have dared challenge that for millennia. It’s not a legacy she’s comfortable with but it’s the one she’s been given and Jacky is resolved to do her best with her new responsibilities.
When rogue werecats begin to test Jacky’s territory, paranoia mounts as questions go unanswered and lives are potentially at stake. The greatest werecat family of all time is about learn a valuable lesson, and Jacky is going to have to suffer the most before it’s through with them.
Loyalty is worthless when it’s broken.
Thoughts on Broken Loyalty
I have so, so many thoughts on this installment in K.N. Banet’s Urban Fantasy series. First, Jacky Leon is straight up, a bad@ss. That girl, no matter how young she is in her power compared to the rest of her, arguably infamous family, is still a force to be reckoned with – and the perfect addition to the most powerful werecat family that has ever been created. Tough, resourceful and determined, she is exactly what Hasan pictured, and it is starting to show – to everyone.
Her werecat family, which in and of itself is diverse and scattered, is a powerhouse of strength and attitude, and the youngest member is starting to find her paws among them. Relationships are smoothed or formed, respect is found and the ties that bind them through magic and loyalty are starting to become apparent, no matter how hard Jacky has fought them. She is finding her place, and its beautiful.
The only problem? Her past mistakes (but were they really mistakes? Really?) come back to haunt her, dragging her, and those she cares about, into a deadly game with far reaching political ramifications.
Fantastically written and woven well, Book 3 offers more insight into complicated characters while hinting at future plot lines, all the while dancing through the treacherous reality of ancient, and modern, werecat loyalty. In other words? It’s everything you want in an Urban Fantasy.
*I received an ARC of this book and I am thrilled to share my honest opinion!**
- Well written!
- We FINALLY get some answers from Hasan!
- Heath. I love that Alpha.
- Her family stars a more prominent role here, and we learn more about them.
- Two HUGE foreshadowing moments that hint at Book 4…. I can’t wait to see where that goes!
- The sweeping political machine that surrounds all Supes, and the Tribunal, is painted a bit clearer here, and I am not sure I am liking the picture that is emerging.
- OK, so I get why things could ‘look’ bad…. but is it illegal? Or just frowned upon? You’ll get what I mean when you read it.
First Person, Single POV
M/F (while romance starts to play a role, this is still a UF, meaning that romance is not the primary plot point in this saga)
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on Broken Loyalty
Fantastically written Urban Fantasy that builds on the previous novels, adding layer and bricks to an every expanding plot and world. It’s fascinating, sweeping and even a touch diabolical – and it’s free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published April 15th, 2020
If you enjoyed this review of Broken Loyalty, please consider checking out a few of my other articles.
- Oath Sworn by Kristen Banet – A Book Review
- Family and Honor by Kristen Banet – A Book Review
- Bounty by K.N. Banet – A Book Review
What are you reading today? Are you going to read this book? What are your favorite K.N. Banet books? Or do you prefer her Reverse Harem personality penned under the name Kristen Banet? Personally, I love them ALL. What are your thoughts? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!