Saturday, May 21, 2011


Title: Victor
Author: Joyee Flynn
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
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ISBN: 1-61034-364-6
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Victor hates the fact that he is jealous of his brothers because they seem to be finding their mates. He hopes his day will come soon but doesn’t expect to find his mate while on a mission for the Council. Or that his mate will turn out to be part demon.

I loved this fourth addition to the Marius Brothers series. Victor is told in the first person, which is a change from the previous stories. It is also one of the reasons I enjoyed this book so much. It not only gave the series a breath of fresh air but it allowed the reader to learn new tidbits about some of the previous characters we have come to know.

As for Victor and Malachi, the author could not have formed a more perfect couple. Victor is the oldest of the Marius boys and from the moment of each of his brother’s births, he has pledged to protect them, something his brothers never realized. His size and strength, as well as the fact that he comes across as very cold, has made him feared by many of the other vampires. The author wrote the perfect mate for Victor in Malachi. This is a young man who has had an extremely rough life. His need to be loved and protected meshes perfectly with Victor's need for a mate to cherish. While the mating bond calls to each of them, their joining is not the typical happy event, due to Malachi’s background. The angst that their mating causes, not only within Victor and Malachi, but also other members of the Marius family, comes through clearly, and while I could understand the reactions of some of Victor’s family members, I was disappointed in their behavior. The connection between Victor and Malachi is strong, however, and I loved that these two finally realized just how much in love they really were, even in such a short period of time.

With the appearance of several members of the Marius clan, as well as the unexpected appearance of a new family member, there is plenty to keep the reader happy while they await further additions to this series.

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