Saturday, November 13, 2010

Ethan's Freedom

Title: Ethan's Freedom
Author: Jade Archer
Publisher: Total-E-Bound
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ISBN: 978-0-85715-325-8
Genre: {M/M} Shapeshifters
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Michael Barnes returns home after working a double shift at the hospital, only to find an adorable tabby cat, exploring his kitchen. Ethan is a cat shifter who escaped from another world. Sensing that he could trust Michael, Ethan accepts the food offered by Michael. Feeling in safe hands, Ethan reveals his sensual human form to Michael. The mutual attraction is immediate.

Ethan's Freedom is book one in the Portals series. The well-written plot is packed with tension, action, mystery in addition to fantastic intimate scenes. The characters are psychologically true to life. Ethan is a pleasure cat who was destined to spend a wretched life confined in a harem created for the sole purpose of powering a mage’s spell casting. Ethan was never allowed to socialize with the servant cats, nor was he allowed outside the mage’s castle. Ethan has an adventurous spirit that yearns for the freedom to choose his mate. When the opportunity to escape into a portal is presented, Ethan takes it. Ethan’s biggest fear is rejection from Michael. Deception from a former boyfriend leaves Michael with trust issues. However, the time he spends with Ethan slowly erases Michael’s negative memories. Ethan and Michael are well-matched; both men are looking for a lifetime commitment relationship. The secondary characters add drama, as well as chaos, to the plot.

On the whole, Jade Archer has created an impressively enjoyable saga. I look forward to reading the next installment to this series.

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