Title: Natural Instincts
Author: M. Raiya
Genre: Other Paranormal / BDSM
Length: Short (54 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 7th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Most people would consider near perfect recall, an ability to crunch numbers that rivals a computer’s, and an uncanny knack for predicting the stock market to be remarkable gifts.
But for Kyle, those abilities also curse him to recall every moment of his horrible, abusive past. Searching for an escape, he takes his therapist’s advice and leaves his finance job behind for a weeklong camping trip on a remote lake in Vermont. He’s not sure how a week in seclusion with nothing but his own thoughts for company will be the reprieve he needs.
Then he stumbles across a man engaged in a pagan ritual and is drawn into mysteries he never dreamed existed, and realizes nature is more distracting than he thought.
Review: Kyle has been hurt and abused a good part of his life, first by his family and then a former lover. Even with his incredible mind, he has issues left over from trauma he has suffered. On the advice of his shrink, Kyle has taken a vacation to a campground in Vermont. After his GPS sends in through the no longer used back way, Kyle comes across a naked man on a picnic table. After a flash of lighting, the man is gone. But a bound has already started.
This story packs a lot into a little package and I liked it. The author was able to get in the true hell Kyle’s life was a few sentences. I got a feel for Kyle right from the start. He is a wounded young man, who has managed to survive and make a living for himself even with the issues he has. The man he meets feels a need in Kyle and makes him happy and most of all feel safe.
I have never read this author before, but after this, I think I will be checking more of their work.
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