Title: Branding an Icy Heart
Series: Wolves of Stone Ridge, #32
Author: Charlie Richards
Genre: Paranormal/ Werewolves
Length: Novella (108 Pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (November 15, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Out of the Cage: A vampire in motion remains in motion…until he runs into his beloved.
Between discovering that two of his brothers have accepted male beloveds and learning his eldest brother is moving their coven to the United States, Aleksei Kuznetsov’s world has been turned upside down. He’s never been good with change, so he flees his family and what he believes are their unnatural predilections.
After several months of soul searching, he’s ready to make amends. However, realizing that being gay isn’t unnatural, and accepting it for his brothers, doesn’t prepare him for running into Remy Smithson. The human’s blood calls to him like he imagines a beloved’s should. Can he wrap his mind around what’s happening quickly enough, or will he lose the best thing that may have ever happened to him?
Review: Each book in the Wolves of Stone Ridge collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order, but it is not necessary.
I can tell you that this one is my top favorite but not for the reasons one would think. I learned about Aleksei a few books back and he was a homophobic asshat. He would say crap and ended up getting his ass kicked by his family. So when he meets his beloved it is payback time. I got a kick out of that.
Alex shows up to make amends to his family, and meets his mate. His problem is his mate is a male. He is not known for taking change well but now he has to make the biggest change of all. He has to figure out what the hell to do, because he has to have his mate.
Remy had been gay bashed about two years ago, and his leg didn’t come out so well. He had to relearn how to walk, and now walked with a cane. To his dismay, he went out with friends and ended up getting tired. So he goes to the bar to rest, and in walks the sexiest man he had ever seen. Shocking of all shocks, this sexy man is a vampire. And not just any vampire, but his vampire mate. More shocks to come I can see.
I know that Charlie’s books will always entertain me. When she puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. They do have a bit of a serious tone to them but there is a lot of humor in them that I love. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me everything I could want in a book.
I would definitely recommend reading this book. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.
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