Thursday, September 16, 2010

Understanding the Past

Title: Understanding the Past
Author: T.A. Chase
Publisher: Aspen Mountain Press
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ISBN: 978-1-60168-295-6
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Mason Richardson is a snow leopard shifter. Even after six months, Mason still is not accustomed to waking up beside anyone. However, Heinrich is his mate. In fact, the more time Heinrich spends close to Mason, the less pain and weakness Heinrich has. Haunted by the past, Mason struggles to open his heart to Heinrich. It was Heinrich’s father who created Mason, along with all of the other shifters living on the secluded ranch hidden in the hills of the United Mexican States.

Understanding the Past has an elaborate well-written plot of deceptions. The characters are detailed and the storyline is enthralling. The setting is a ranch in the foothills. Heinrich, and all the created shifters, had been held captive at von Mertz’s compound as part of the psychotic scientist’s sinister experiments. With aid from the outside, Heinrich was rescued and taken to the ranch. One by one the escaped, as well as wounded, shifters made their way to the ranch’s safe haven to heal. None of the inhabitants of the ranch could live in peace among the human society, so they remained secluded from the rest of the world. The storyline illustrates how small minded people fear what they do not understand, choosing to lash out with violence rather than seek knowledge. Also exhibited is the God-like syndrome men of science must guard against becoming a victim of. The very talented T.A. Chase has created a fascinating saga with an intense plot, along with fantastic love scenes that I found extremely enjoyable.

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