Thursday, March 3, 2011

Leap of Faith


Title: Leap of Faith
Author: Gabrielle Evans
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Publisher URL: http://www.sirenpublishing.com/
ISBN: 1-61034-055-8
Genre: {M/M}, Shape-sifter, Paranormal
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Braxton has had to make some changes, since kicking out his ex. Now, with a new place and a new graphic novel in the works, everything should be going well. Unfortunately for Braxton, he’s having a little trouble with the book and his ex, Mason, is trying to work his way back into Braxton’s life. Luckily, for Braxton, he’s also just met Xander, who doesn’t plan on letting anyone take his mate away.

Leap of Faith is the first book in the new series Moonlight Breed by Gabrielle Evans. I have to hand it to the author for coming up with an unusual twist to a classic story line. The shifters that make up the 'pack’ in this story are not your normal lot. Each of the men is cursed and for that reason, have come together to form their own family of sorts. Xander is the pack’s unofficial Alpha, and as befitting that position, is big, tough and just a little bossy, the fact that he is a firefighter make him Braxton’s dream man.

The chemistry between them is hot and they heat up this story on more than one occasion. The instant attraction they feel for each other does not always play in their favor, as soon as conflict rears its ugly head. The personal problems the men encounter are realistic when you think about the fact that these are basically two strangers who have not yet gotten the chance to learn about each other. If the interaction between these two does not keep you glued to the story, the mystery surrounding Mason will. The many twists and turns concerning Mason and his reasons for getting back in touch with Braxton had me shocked on more than one occasion.

Not only do Xander’s fellow pack members make up the cast of secondary characters, but so does Braxton’s best friend, Keeton. The quirky interaction between all the characters will no doubt leave you laughing. This is one series that I am glad to have the chance to read and can’t wait for the next book to arrive.

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