Title: Cabin Fever, 2nd edition
Author: Sarah Masters
Genre: Fantasy/ Fairytales/Shapechangers/Morphers
Length: Novella (99 Pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (December 6th, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Blurb: Sometimes Fate can be a bitch and take away everything you hold dear, but sometimes she finds it in her heart to give something back…
Ten years after Charlie’s death, Ben still hasn’t faced the fact his first love is gone. Unable to grieve, he’s acted the office clown and made his life so busy he never has time to think. Upon a return to the home he once shared with Charlie, Ben finally admits that Charlie is gone. Then a black panther appears and chases him through the forest, changing his life forever.
That panther is Francois, a mesmerizing man who breaks Ben’s self-imposed celibacy and shows him it’s time to move on. Ben visits Francois at his secluded cabin, and a fever overtakes him, compelling him to have sex with the alluring man. Ben finds he wants to live again, but although the sexual attraction between himself and Francois is strong, he knows Francois isn’t the man for him. He’s just a stepping-stone on the path of grief, encouraging him to embrace a new life.
When Ben visits a gay club that caters to people who have fantasies he’s never been able to act out, he meets Dave. There is no instant spark like there was with Francois, no immediate falling in lust or love, but an easy camaraderie and sense of wellbeing makes Ben realize you can love someone over time. Knowing something otherworldly has been involved in his transition, Ben is finally forced to think, to accept that everything happens for a reason. Now all he has left to do is say goodbye to Charlie, something he never thought he would do…
Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/cabin-fever
Review: This was previously published by another company. It has been revised and reedited. This story is bizarre to say the least however, it is really good. I loved parts of it and not so much on others. It will tear your heart out knowing that someone is in so much pain from losing someone they love with all their heart.
Ben had loved Charlie with all of his heart. He gave up everything to be with the man he loved. However when Charlie was killed he slowly gave up not realizing that he did.
He acted like a class clown at work and made sure that he was busy all the time. Until one day, he realized that he had never let go that he had never grieved. Deciding to go somewhere that he and Charlie had spent time at he decided to let himself grieve. What he had not expected was to come across a black panther. Knowing you are not supposed to run, he runs for home. The panther gives chase.
Then when he is caught, it is by a man. Francois is the Black Panther but it is not till later when Ben realizes that. It is to teach him to love again, to show that he is ready to give it another try. When it is ready, he goes to a club and meets Dave. Dave has his own pain but not in the way one thinks, he just doesn’t think that this sexy man would want him. Ben however realizes that Dave is the one he wants.
This story is sad in certain parts but it shows one how to overcome all the pain. It has some pretty cool kink. Dave is a Dominate and Ben is a sub it just takes a bit of teaching and patience. I thought it was an amazing story, but just a bit strange. It was missing something to me. It shows the pain that death causes the ones that love them. It also shows the strength that it takes to grieve and find love again. I would recommend reading this story. It is tender, caring and will show you what love should be like.