Thursday, April 14, 2011

Oliver’s Heart

Title: Oliver’s Heart
Author: Lynn Hagen
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Publisher URL:
ISBN: 1-61034-321-2
Genre: {M/M}, Shape-shifter
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Micah knew, from the first moment he saw Oliver, that the young man was his mate. Unfortunately, Oliver has more than a few problems and Micah wonders if a time will ever come when he can finally claim his mate.

Oliver is Blair’s younger brother and was introduced to the readers in Sunshine’s Savior. From that moment, readers knew that the young Oliver was also Micah’s mate. Yet, the two have a couple of major problems that need to be worked out first. The first problem is easy; Micah just has to wait until Oliver turns 18, in order to claim him. The second problem is Oliver’s attitude about gays and his brother are a little harder to overcome. Although Oliver has slowly been working things out, the readers can see the changes he has been making, Micah is slow to notice. More than once, I wanted to smack Micah for being so slow about seeing how far Oliver has come. When Oliver returns home after spending some time at a fair with the rest of the mates, the scene that followed had me in tears. Although everyone knew Oliver was facing many different issues, I don’t think they really understood just how those issues affected the young man.

Oliver’s Heart is a wonderfully written story that helps further the plot of the Brac Pack series. New characters are introduced, the ongoing situation between Cody, Jasper, and Zeus continues to heat up and once again, the mates find themselves in trouble. This is a long running series, 19 books in all, so there are many more mates to be found and I can’t wait.

No comments: