Series: Sumeria’s Sons 04
Author: Lexi Ander
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, M-preg
Length: Novel (228pgs)
Publisher: Silver Publishing (18th May 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Nine days until the birth of the heirs of the Seat of Zeev, the Wolf Throne, and life couldn’t be more hectic or more dangerous for Tristan and Ushna.
Tristan has agreed to bond with Ushna but there is still much to do. Returning to Tribe Enkidu puts everyone on edge and Tristan is being stalked like prey. It doesn’t help that he fights depression as he mourns the loss of Nikita, or that claiming his birthright becomes a battle of wills with the Elder Council, and the pleading of his adoptive daughter adds to the oppressive feeling. Stumbling onto a secret prison while searching for Ushna leads Tristan to risk everything to free a lost God. But breaking the tie to his Flame has more repercussions than Tristan knew and the assistance of a forgotten Goddess and a centuries old lover may not be enough to save him.
CONTENT ADVISORY: As part of a series, this title has a HFN ending.
Review: This story is part of a series and must be read in order. Tristan is just days away from giving birth. Ushna is overjoyed that Tristan has agreed to bond with him and they are both still dreading heading to Georgia and the Elder Council. Bahbelle becomes a trial for Tristan as he faces down the Elder Council, sets forth the fate of those who attacked him and his pack, stumbles across a hidden prison and faces the loss of everyone that he loves.
Holy cow, this series just keeps getting better and better. This story picks up where Dreams of the Forgotten ends. There is a brief summary covering some of what has come before, but all the books do need to be read in order. Tristan and Ushna are looking forward to bonding now that Tristan has accepted that they are meant-to-be. They still mourn the loss of Brian (Ushna’s twin flame) and they begin to understand that what is between them was always meant-to-be. But danger comes when they are in Bahbelle, Georgia. On top of the challenges they face with the Elder Council and Tristan’s claim and pregnancy, Tristan makes a choice that could just permanently separate him from Ushna and a surprising twist awaits us all.
Lexi Ander has done it again. She has swept us along with her paranormal beings, taking us to a fantasy world and dropped bombs into the storyline that shocks and astounds us. The beautifully created paranormal world we find ourselves in is beautifully described. It draws us in with its imagery and heartfelt emotions, with its epic storyline and brilliant characters. The scenes we find ourselves in are amazing, standing with our enraged Xenres (prince) in Lupe form awaiting his orders when his beloved is endangered. Or the soul crushing fear as we face a mythical creature. I honestly can say that this series is actually just one epic fantasy/paranormal with twists and turns and new discoveries that has your breath hitching and gasping in shock. It blindsides you with new details and has you desperate for the last two books… well, although I really want to read them and enjoy them, I am filled with trepidation that this incredible fantasy world would come to an end.
I recommend this to those who love incredible fantasy, brilliant world building, fantastic characters, danger, love, hot sex and a brilliant continuous storyline.
Series: The Atherton Pack #2
Author: Toni Griffin
Genre: MM / Paranormal / Werewolves
Publisher: Silver Publishing (May 11th, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥2 Hearts
Blurb: Tommy is coming to terms with abuse endured from his former Alpha, and a newly-found mate. Ben is happy to wait while Tommy heals and accepts their mating. Will threatening e-mails put a roadblock on their way to happiness?
Still suffering from nightmares due to the abuse he endured at the hands of his previous Alpha, Tommy Morgan is trying to come to terms with life and a newly-found mate.
The last thing Benjamin Taylor, Panneath Alpha of Australia, expected to find was his other half, bloody and broken at the hands of another Alpha. Now months later Ben is more than happy just to sit at his mate’s side while he gets his life together again and begins to accept their mating.
Threatening e-mails, though, set to put a hold on their happiness as someone wants revenge for the death of Alpha Kegan Wallis.
Review: This book while not extremely bad, did not appeal to any of my tastes. First of the blurb pretty much tells the entire story except one detail. There was nothing to look forward to and the passion/intensity that would make you jump on the ride with both feet was totally lacking.
Ben is the typical (stereotypical) Alpha. Big and solid and domineering, causing everybody to respect/fear him while showing his sensitive side to his mate, being considerate and loving toward him and him alone. I’m afraid I’m quite tired of the type. I disliked their first time (and only time) together with a passion, and that was unfortunately the only time this read evoked any feelings from me. Ben had been so understanding during Tommy’s healing, holding his urges at bay only to erupt as the big, bad, domineering mate in bed with the incredible line “You will take what I give you” and reveling in the fact that his mate is understanding in him being in charge.
Tommy on the other hand is yet another typical mate to an Alpha. Smaller, slimmer, weaker (even if he’s called strong for surviving the beating) and literally a pup with a wagging tail. Something akin to Pavlov’s dog that had me reeling and not wishing to continue. Holding on for months he suddenly does a one-eighty turn and transforms from a victim in hiding to a sexy devil in the blink of an eye. God, it was just so fast…
Now this read could have a chance of getting to me if there weren’t so many lost opportunities to create a bond between book/characters and reader. We completely miss Tommy’s beating and healing emotion-wise. We don’t get to live it with him, rather being simply told and that desperation and pain is lost in the haste of the book. Jumping from event to event with a speed that did not allow getting into it, the bond between the mates was treated in the same way, so did their mating. The fact that Tommy appeared to be the “hair-trigger” character with more ejaculations in the same paragraph than I’ve ever encountered didn’t help either.
The action plot as I said is already declared on the blurb. An Alpha-bitch-wanna-be that had her sights on Alpha Kegan Wallis, the man responsible for Tommy’s beating and other crimes, comes to take revenge. And that plot just didn’t do it for me either. No matter how vengeful you are, you must be a complete idiot to go hunting the Panneath Alpha of Australia just like that. I mean werewolves are supposed to have some sense of preservation right? Anyway, there were simply too many things wrong with the plot, too many holes and illogical incidents happening that ruined it for me.
The last drop was the male werewolves being able to carry children. Not only that is not supported with some kind of (even make-believe) facts as to how can this be possible at all, but it just about undid me with the transformation of a male into some semblance of an androgynous creature whose emotions were way beyond my comfort zone. It was too much for me to handle.
In the end this was a story that gave nothing to me except an overwhelming amount of clichés and stereotypes. Definitely not my kind of read.
Series: Banded Brothers 03
Author: Amber Kell
Length: Novella (112pgs)
Publisher: Extasy Books (14th April 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3 ½ Hearts
Blurb: When love is on the line, crossing it is the only path to take.
Eaton Franks has had his eye on Marty, the leader of the hawks, for a long time. After he rescues the bad boy, things take a tragic turn and it looks as if the gang leader might never fly again. When Eaton has the chance to use a sorcerer to fix the love of his life, little does he know it will lead to his own abduction.
Marty is beside himself when his eagle shifter is stolen. He knows they are mates and he’s willing to do anything to get him back. However, now he has to decide if he is willing to give up his hawk half in order to save his eagle. Sometimes love makes a man do crazy things.
Purchase Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/to-enchant-an-eagle/
Review: Eaton has had a crush on Marty for a long time. when the leader of the hawks is badly injured, Eaton will do anything to have him healed, even make a deal with a sorcerer. Marty is horrified when Eaton is taken because of him. The eagle shifter is his mate and he will do anything to get him back. Marty and Eaton’s friends are willing to go to war to get Eaton back, but with a sorcerer casting his spell will Eaton want to come back?
I love a good light-hearted story of friends pulling together to rescue one of their own and that’s what Amber Kell has created with her wonderful Banded Brothers series. a group of friends as close as brothers sticking together through thick and thin and finding love along the way. This is Eaton’s story, the quite, studious eagle shifter who has the hots for bad boy biker, Marty. With Marty so injured that he might lose his hawk, Eaton puts his trust in the sorcerer, Gallen, and discovers Gallen has his own plans. Marty has come to the point in his life when he wants to settle down and finally claim Eaton. Being injured and learning he might lose his hawk is a hard blow, but Eaton persuades him to trust Gallen. When Marty discovers the trust is misplaced, it is too late and there is nothing he can do, turning to Eaton’s friends they mount a rescue, but are it too late?
This is a really great little story that gives us that spark of excitement that we have come to expect from Banded Brothers. The fierce loyalty, the guns, the explosions and the idiots who think they can take on the friends. The writing is great, showing us not just the strong bonds that hold these friends together but the devotion that each friend finds in their mates. Does that confuse you? Me complementing the entire group? Well, Amber Kell doesn’t forget the exceptional bonds just because a character already has their story, and they are still there even if it is more in the background.
Eaton and Marty are sweet together and both will do anything for the other, they are very easy-going with their relationship with no recriminations from Eaton when he discovers Marty knew they were mates. Marty’s helplessness with the situation screams at you, but Eaton’s cunning is impressive. Although you sneer at Gallen’s behavior, by the end of the story you find a little pity for him. The new people you meet makes you wonder what will be coming after Harris’s story, and I really can’t help hoping for a story for Aden, he is soooo perfect for a clash with an Alpha male.
I will recommend this to those that love shifters, paranormals, magic, hot sex, great characters, a great storyline that leaves threads for the next book and a very happy ending.
Series: In Darkness 01
Author: C.M. Torrens
Genre: Paranormal, Dark Fantasy, Horror
Length: Novel (206pgs)
Publisher: Amber Allure (31st March 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½ Hearts
Blurb: Devonn has lived his entire life in Darkness and chained to the will of another for centuries. When the chance to become free arrives in the form of an ancient soul, Devonn grabs it and runs. But taking the soul and keeping it are two different things. Hunted by demons and a stubborn soul that tests his sanity, Devonn seeks sanctuary with a group of survivors, but he doesn’t expect to find himself drawn to the surly ironsmith thwarting his charms.
Since the world fell into Darkness and unleashed the monsters that prowl the Earth, Mitch Banos has seen more than his fair share of death. With people dying and dangers closing in around the group from all sides, Mitch is sure that attachment to people is a bad idea. Devonn’s persistence pays off, but with the fae woods closing in around the group’s tiny sanctuary and traitors in their midst, Mitch finds himself betrayed and trapped among the fae.
Devonn rushes to find Mitch, which leaves the survivors vulnerable to the traitor within. With the soul tugging at Devonn’s sanity, finding Mitch may become far more difficult than Devonn had expected. With so many things pulling at him, it’ll be a miracle if they all survive…
Advisory: This book contains graphic violence, hardcore bondage and punishment, torture and blood play. May not be suitable for the more sensitive reader.
Purchase Link: http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/InHeartDarkness.html
Review: Since the Darkness came, the world has fallen to paranormals. Monsters prey on humans and no one is safe. Devonn is scavenging for food in an abandoned store when Mitch and his group of survivors burst in and disturb a banshee. After fighting for their lives, Devonn joins their group. Mitch isn’t sure what to make of the new arrival when the man keeps flirting with him. Holding Devonn at arm’s-length seems to be the best idea, but Devonn slowly works his charm. The situation for the group begins to become dire as the fae woods are creeping closer to their church every day and a traitor is causing dissent in the group. Mitch is betrayed and finds himself trapped by the fae. Devonn rushes to rescue Mitch, but to save Mitch’s life he has to reveal his own dark secret and it nearly drives them apart. The traitor finally turns on the survivors at the church and it just might kill Mitch and Devonn to rescue the few who escape the traitors clutches.
First things first, the warning is not nearly strong enough. This is a paranormal horror story first and foremost and everything else falls in around that. The violence is bloody and horrific and snaps out of nowhere. The torture is disgusting and if I ever see a rat again I will run screaming in the other direction. C.M. Torrens has a disturbing imagination which gives James Herbert and Stephen King a run for their money. There are many, many things that happen in this book that are horrific and gut churning, so a cast iron stomach is a must.
The storyline is brilliant. The Darkness came out of nowhere and now the paranormals and monsters run amok. Human survivors band together as much as possible, but the outlook is bleak; especially when some of the monsters can look human. Devonn managed to escape his captivity by taking a soul into him, if he loses that soul he will be back in chains. Taking a chance with Mitch gives him brief happiness, but Devonn knows his time is running short. Mitch has kept people from getting too close for two reasons; because of his scars and because there is little chance of happiness in this new world. Together they make an interesting relationship and are good together, but in a paranormal horror story anything can happen.
I have to recommend this to those who love paranormal horror, dark fantasy, nasty BDSM and torture, a brief glimpse of happiness and developing love, great characters and an ending that leaves you chomping at the bit for more.
Series: Triad 03
Author: Poppy Dennison
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Length: Novel (220pgs)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (6th May 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½ Hearts
Blurb: Blood runs soul-deep. Cormac hasn’t been the same since the night the High Moon Pack was attacked. With his magic weakened, he’s consumed by a bloodlust he hasn’t felt since he first became a vampire. His need to replenish his power makes him a danger to his last remaining family member, and his hunger makes him careless. And that’s just the beginning of his troubles. Feeding from pack beta Liam Benson was supposed to slake his appetite, not leave him craving more.
Simon Osborne and Gray Townsend are trying to fight a being history says shouldn’t exist—one with all three types of magic. The pack must use all of their resources to combat the mysterious triad, even turning to the shady Council of Mages for help. While Cormac struggles to reconcile his past failures with his current desires, Simon must attempt the impossible: an alliance between mind, body, and soul.
Review: This book is part of a series and must be read in order. After being gravely injured when the High Moon Pack was attacked, Cormac has been unable to slake his thirst. Terrified that he will be a danger to his family, he has been avoiding them until pack beta, Liam comes searching for him. Liam’s offer to feed him to take the edge off his hunger works, but both men are drawn to each other for more than just convenience. Simon and Gray are facing a foe that is powerful. Trying to find a solution to their problems is hard when they have the Council of Weres breathing down their necks and they have to turn to the disbelieving Council of Mages for aid.
Soul Magic is the final installment of the Triad series. weaving together all the tendrils from the previous books to bring us a final showdown that is brilliant. Cormac is struggling to keep a leash on his blood lust, when Liam insists on feeding him so he can help the pack. it is an experience for both of them. Cormac and Liam become close and start to develop a relationship as they wade through the problems that someone from Cormac’s past throws at them. We see a great amount of Gray and Simon as their strong relationship is tested and they support each other through the trials they face, as they pull together their pack, family and the Mage and Were Councils.
I loved the way this story didn’t miss anything from the previous books. everything that we have learned in the past comes to fruition in an amazing confrontation between a true triad and a poor imitation triad. The storyline has stayed strong throughout the series. Each relationship has been brilliant and Cormack’s and Liam’s is no different. they are really hot together and burn up the pages. Although I adored the story I just wish we could have seen more of Cormac and Liam and their relationship developing. Instead, we got scenes of them together, but Simon dominated more of the storyline, so I felt that Cormac and Liam got cheated.
I will recommend this story to those who love paranormal, fantasy, mages, vampires, shifters, a complex storyline coming to fruition, loving characters, danger, loss, finding love and a very happy fantastic ending.
Author: Ann Anderson
Length: Short (7,000 words)
Publisher: MLR Press (March 21st, 2013)
Product link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=AA_CHPWR
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Blurb: Will Kris’s sire assist him in saving a pack of wolves from an Ancient one, or will Kris find himself abandoned again when he needs his sire most?
Kris has been fine, even happy, while living in the territory of wolves, giving help when needed, but when the wolves start dying and Kris is asked for help, the only one he can think to turn to is his sire. While Kris might fear being abandoned again by the one he holds most dear, he’ll do anything to save those who welcomed him when he was broken, even if it means seeking out the man who left him broken in the first place.
Review: When members of his adopted pack are killed, Kris seeks help from his sire, willing to face the one who hurt and abandoned him for the sake of his adopted family. When they meet the attraction between them flares hot and strong, but Will stills sends Kris away.
Disregarding his sire’s advice not to pursue the rogue vampire, known as Tiger, Kris instead sets himself up as a decoy to draw him out and protect his pack. The ploy works too well. Tiger is far stronger than Kris. However, Will arrives and defeats Tiger, and his desire for Kris explodes into life.
Kris races, with Will at his heels; to the one place they both feel safe. Once inside, Will confesses he sent Kris away out of fear; fear of losing him, and fear of admitting the power of his love for Kris. They claim one another in a night of passion.
When Kris wakes, he has physical reminders of their passion, and the mental link to Will denoting their relationship, but before he can luxuriate, he is transported before Gaia. Gaia had warned Will against fighting Tiger, and threatened to take Kris from Will. The entity kidnapped Kris as Will’s punishment. However Kris is quickly returned to Will.
Although I liked this story, it felt a little rushed. The werewolves and their leader, John, are barely in the story, except as a reason for Kris to seek out Will, and the end felt very rushed. But, if you like vampires and are looking for a short, sexy read this is for you.
Author: J. Rose Allister
Length: Novel (225pgs)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand (21st March 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥2 ½ – 3 Hearts
Blurb: Peter is up for a coveted job at Wellington Enterprises, and when he catches the eye of the brutally sexy Jarred Wellington, he wins a far more seductive position than he ever dreamed.
Jarred is helping his father fix their struggling business when the annoyingly gorgeous Peter Andrews arrives to screw up his plans. Peter is the one, the werewolf mate whose appearance is a harbinger that the current alpha, Jarred’s father, is about to die.
Jarred has no intention of giving in to fate, but the inescapably erotic mate-bonding process has begun—and Drew Wellington is not the only one in danger. Secrets about Peter are about to be revealed, even to himself. A rival wolf with an old claim and a new plan unleashes an alpha transformation Peter cannot control. Saving Drew and claiming Jarred will mean learning to tame the power of the wolf.
Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/peter-and-the-wolf
Review: Peter is all set for an interview for a coveted job, when he catches the eye of the boss’s son and nearly gets turfed out on his ear. Jarred is shocked when he first sets eyes on Peter, but at his father’s (Drew) urging accepts the other man. Peter is about to be confronted with his new future, a future that will change his life forever. But, with Jarred by his side anything is possible. Both Peter and Jarred might be able to circumvent fate and save Drew and put a stop to the wolf who is laying claim to Peter. But, just who is the Alpha between them?
This story has some great ideas, but the execution was weak. Peter has no clue what he is walking into when he goes for an interview. Meeting the Wellington’s is about to shake the foundations of his life. Jarred never wants to meet his mate, because he knows it heralds his father’s death and the last thing he wants is to lose his father. When Jarred and Peter meet and their hands meet the connection is made. Jarred thinks that all he has to do now is keep an eye on his dad and keep him out of danger, but Peter reacts strangely and they discover that Peter has a secret of his own that Peter didn’t even know.
Jarred and Peter are great characters who both battle to be top dog. Their connection is primal and passionate and the sex is explosive and hot. They both hurtle head long into their mating, even when they want to hold back. They both have a lot on their plates, with Jarred worried about his dad, discovering his mate and trying to keep the business afloat. Peter has to cope with his sudden discovery of shifters, the secret about himself and the Alpha wolf who wants him. They both have to deal with the urge to mate and they have to work together to keep Drew safe and to keep Peter out of the hands of the Alpha wolf.
When I read the blurb I expected the book to have more of a corporate setting, but other than Peter and Jarred meeting at work and some vague mentionings about the business being in trouble, the setting of the story is mainly outside. I liked how the shifters were though. they are much more primal and back to basic shifters, with the moon being the main influence and with the human sides keeping a very tight rein on the wolves. The actual relationship between Peter and Jarred is a very basic want/need with no emotional connection developing between them, but the whole storyline is set over just a few days so there was no real time for them to progress with it.
I will recommend this story to those who love passionate paranormals, a touch of danger, an interesting storyline, hot men, even hotter sex and a very happy ending.
Series: Deadzone 02
Author: Jana Downs
Genre: Paranormal, MMM
Length: Novel (180 pgs)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand (20th April 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Andrew Ainsley is a Deadzone-sponsored runner participating in the most intense cross-country race of his life. However, a double marathon through the wilds outside the safety zones will bring trouble he didn’t anticipate.
Marcel Carter has been in love with Andrew since he started running for Deadzone five years previously but never had the courage to ask him out. It isn’t until Andrew is lost that he realizes he’s been wasting time.
Matthew Gibson volunteers frequently for dangerous field missions, leaving little time for real relationships. He thinks he’s ready to put that life behind him until his cousin, Brooklyn, asks him to help rescue Andrew. When the three meet, sparks fly, and Matthew thinks he’s finally found what he’s been missing.
As they fight to survive zombies unlike any they’ve faced before and uncover dangerous government conspiracies, they’ll have to determine if their newfound love is real or if it only exists in the dead zone.
Note: This book contains double anal penetration.
Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/relay-for-life
Review: Andrew is a runner preparing for the most intense run of his life, a fifty-two mile run through the wilds for his sponsors, Deadzone. Andrew has had a crush on Marcel since he joined Andrew’s run security team, but Marcel only seems to see him as a brother. Marcel has wanted Andrew for years, but has always been reserved. But, now with Andrew missing Marcel is determined to tell him how he feels when they find him. Matthew volunteers to be a member of a small team sent in to find one of the most famous athletes of their time. Finding himself attracted to his fellow rescuer, Marcel, he has no qualms in letting the man know he is interested. Finding himself also attracted to Andrew, Matthew makes it his mission to get Marcel and Andrew to accept how they feel and all three find what they have been missing. But, getting out of the wilds is dangerous, especially when they uncover a government secret. Can the three men protect their new-found love?
This story is a great addition to the Deadzone series, giving us a mysterious government conspiracy and the love of three men. Andrew lives to run. it is what he is good at and he loves it. Marcel works as a field agent at Deadzone. His first assignment was for the run team and he has stuck with it ever since. Matthew worked for SCAB, but after a traumatic assignment he isn’t sure what he will do next. The three men come together when Andrew’s run goes horrible wrong and he is running for his life in an area overwhelmed by zombies. Andrew, Marcel and Matthew make a startling discovery as they make their escape, a discovery UFM doesn’t want to get out.
Although this story still has zombies, chases, escapes and new discoveries, it is mainly focused on the relationship between Andrew, Marcel and Matthew. As they explore their new love and relationship, they also discover where they fit together in the relationship; Matthew and Andrew have to put their fears to rest. Marcel is the most well-balanced and is a calm influence who will push his men when needed. Matthew is losing himself to depression when his dad disappears and he is unable to get a job. and Andrew has a fear of crowds and prefers his solitude life, although he opens up enough for his two lovers to share his life.
I really enjoyed this story and its new discoveries. The characters are excellent and I found their relationship to be loving, with just a few difficulties thrown in to shake it up a bit. The storyline moved well and I liked that they had normal worries like finding a job to think of. Their relationship slotted together perfectly and while they were in the wilds they had some really hot sex that only gives you a slight niggle about appropriate places. The support they showed each other was wonderful and I was happy that they waited before declaring their love. I really can’t wait for future stories from Deadzone because the discoveries that are made are really tantalizing and have really got me intrigued.
I will recommend this to those who love threesomes, zombies, chases, hunting, government secrets, hot sex, great characters and a very happy ending.
Author: Piper Whitney
Length: Novella (126pgs)
Publisher: Silver Publishing (27th April 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥2 ½ – 3 Hearts
Blurb: The hottest nightclub in town. A man with a penchant for watching others engage in sexual acts. A shapeshifter with an obsessive ex. Nothing can go wrong, can it?
Lights, cameras, and a whole lot of action.
Voyeur was built on a simple premise: people like to watch. When Gage Sinclair hires Chi Zimmer, it’s strictly because he wants to bed him, but what Gage learns about Chi could lead to Gage’s death at the hands of Chi’s obsessive ex.
When confronted with Chi’s secrets, Gage must decide whether to stay with him or give up the one man who means the world to him.
Purchase Link: https://spsilverpublishing.com/voyeur-ebook-p-1442.html
Review: Gage has worked hard to get Voyeur off the ground with his friend, Ben. Now they are finally opening the exclusive nightclub. Employing the young man who walks in off the street is an impulse. An impulse driven by Gage’s wish to bed him, but what he wants from Chi soon changes when he becomes jealous. Chi hasn’t been in town that long, so he jumps at the chance to work at Voyeur. Getting involved with Gage is not his brightest idea, especially when his ex refuses to let him go.
This book is great for a quick easy shifter read. Gage likes playing the field, after being in a long-term relationship, he still doesn’t feel ready to try permanent again. Opening Voyeur is a dream of his. A place where you can enjoy voyeurism in all its forms, while having a good time with friends. When he employs Chi. he has no idea what awaits him with the sexy young man. Chi left his home and family to get away from a controlling relationship, when he meets Gage, Chi has the chance to be himself and after a rocky start Gage and Chi begin to dream of more. But, Chi’s past won’t let him go and Gage’s life is in danger.
This is quite a good story that has a strong relationship developing between Gage and Chi, but I found that the shifter part was a hard part of the story to swallow. Chi is a great character; he has strong views of what he wants and doesn’t like to play games. Gage thinks he knows what he wants, but meeting Chi throws him. Discovering the truth about Chi, shocks and scares him. Their relationship is very hot and sexual, but there is a slight touch of the unknown as they fumble with what they both want and what they can have.
Although I liked this story it didn’t quite feel right for me, there was just something that made it awkward and Chi’s behavior wasn’t always consistent. The shifter part was cloaked in quite a bit of mystery and although I would love to say that it made it more interesting, well it didn’t. and the way that Chi resolved the issue wasn’t realistic to the story, even if he was defending the man he loved. Gage’s reaction to Chi’s secrets was brilliantly done and I did like how Gage and Chi’s relationship developed and how they were together.
I will recommend this to those who love new beginnings, finding love when least expecting it, hot sex, shifters, a touch of kink, a touch of danger and a very happy ending.
Author: T.A. Chase
Genre: Paranormal Romance (shifters)
Length: Novel (146 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure (April 7th, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Nashville Rocky Rhodes roars into Fallen Creek on his motorcycle one day, and nothing is ever the same again…
Nash is trying to find his path in life, after leaving Nashville and his biker gang in the dust. Fallen Creek, Wyoming, isn’t where he plans on spending the rest of his life, but it’s a nice place to rest for a while, and take stock of his life. Yet Nash has secrets he doesn’t want to share with anyone, especially not a taciturn, scarred cowboy.
Cullen O’Murphy is a lone wolf, and he’s been fighting a losing battle against the local shifter pack. He doesn’t want to become part of their pack, not knowing what they do for a living. Cullen’s not afraid, since he knows he can defeat the Alpha, but he doesn’t want to lead. He simply wishes to be left alone.
One night, Cullen goes for a drink at the Watering Hole, a local bar, and he meets Nash. The lust is combustible, yet both men are leery about trusting the other with all their secrets. Unfortunately, neither man might have a choice as circumstances spiral out of their control…
Review: Nash Rhodes rides into Fallen Creek on his Harley thinking it’s just another pit stop on his ride. Not looking for any trouble, but trouble finds him nonetheless. Cullen O’Murphy is a lone wolf that just wants to be left alone. When Cullen meets Nash at the local bar, more than just chemistry will force these two together.
These two men share more than a mutual attraction to one another. Nash left his motorcycle gang because of its homophobic leader, who was less than thrilled to have a gay man in his ranks. Cullen has had to deal with homophobia among his fellow shifters, hence the reason he prefers to not be part of a pack. There’s another juicy detail that makes these two more alike than even they could imagine, but that would be a spoiler so you’ll have to read this story yourself for that little tidbit!
Equal parts intrigue, mystery and secrecy make this an enticing read. Nash and Cullen try to ignore the sexual tension at the start, but when circumstance finds them in close quarters they give in to the desire. The alpha male in Cullen wants not only to protect Nash, but to claim him as his and his alone. Cullen easily takes out the local pack leader, but when Nash’s former boss tracks him down, he isn’t quite so easy to maintain.
The story started out a little slow but found steady footing in the end. If you are a fan of gay, shifter stories with a HFN ending then this is a must read for you. The characters have depth and realism to them and the story flowed well once it got going. I am anxious to see if there will be a continuation to this story as the author left a few unanswered questions and I’d really like to hear Ten’s story. Overall this was a fun lazy day kind of read!