Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Wicked Caress

Title: A Wicked Caress
Author: Stephani Hecht
Publisher: eXtasy Books
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ISBN: 978-1-55487-607-5
Genre: {M/M}, Shape-shifter, Paranormal
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

All Noah ever wanted was a family. After living on the streets he finds himself in a make-shift family, one made up of outcasts like him. Unfortunately, they soon draw the wrong attention and Noah and his friends are held hostage by a crazy man. When Noah is finally rescued, will he end up with the family he always wanted?

A Wicked Caress is the latest addition to the Lost Shifter series. Both heroes are men we have met before. Noah, one of the lost shifter children, was rescued in the last story. It was also at this time that we learned of the hardships Noah has faced. It is understandable, therefore, that he would worry about whether or not he is worthy of his family’s, or anyone else’s, love. I liked that the author showcased Noah’s issues rather than glossing over them, making the story more realistic.

Seth is one of Mitch’s many soldiers and has issues of his own, least of which is the age difference between the two men. While I knew the author would find some way to bring these two together, I wondered how long it would take for Seth to see the light. Seth and Noah sizzle once they get together and I loved how Seth refused to let Noah’s past be an issue.

Since this is a part of a series with interwoven story lines, many past characters are present. The snappy dialogue and crazy antics will leave you chuckling, while the twist at the end leaves you wanting more.

This is part of an ongoing series, whose stories, while centered on different couples, have an interwoven plot. I would highly recommend reading this series in order so that you will have a better understanding, and appreciation, of the characters as well as the story line.

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