Hel to Pay

An alpha male shifter romance (Elswyth Chase Book 1)

Romance - Paranormal
374 Pages
Reviewed on 02/15/2021
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    Book Review

Reviewed by Kathryn O'Hagan for Readers' Favorite

In Hel to Pay by Emily Stormbrook, Marrok has been essentially a prisoner of the powerful Bram Woodroe since he was little more than a child. Helena was in the same situation, even if she really didn't know it. I was rooting for Helena and Marrok individually, so they HAD to win the day together or I was throwing the book against the wall (no spoilers). This is a dark story, so make sure to read the trigger warning before diving in!

Hel to Pay by Emily Stormbrook was a hell of a ride (pun intended). Something I loved about this book was the feeling that the side characters were just going to be that, side characters, but Stormbrook pulled more and more of their background into the foreground, making you excited to hear their full stories. Ryker, Kade, Ethan, Liam, etc. became essential to the story which was a great way to tease the next books. Subtlety is good when it comes to the interpersonal relationships of side characters so you can feel more connected to them once you have seen their relationships. Personal preference probably!

Elswyth Chase itself (I won't give too much detail here to avoid spoilers) is so interesting and I hope to learn more about it. While there were some issues with this first book in the Elswyth Chase series, I have confidence given the great foundation of Hel to Pay that Emily Stormbrook will continue to make this series better and better!