Sunday, June 12, 2011


Title: Lawman
Author: Regina Carlysle
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
ISBN: 9781419934056
Genre:  {M/F} Paranormal, Action/Adventure, Suspense, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amethyst Nymph 

Katalin Petrova has suffered so much in her life.  Until recently, she only had her sister to look out for her but now, Katalin has found her mate.  Gabriel makes her feel things that she longs to explore.  But until Katalin is able to control her power, it’s too dangerous for her to be around Gabriel. How long can she avoid the one person who makes her feel safe?  If this complication isn’t enough, Katalin is also plagued by danger from her past that threatens her new pack life.   

Sheriff Gabriel Dunham is tired, mentally and physically.  The lack of sleep and sex is taking a serious toll on the shifter.  Gabriel would do anything to protect his mate, even if it means sleeping outside her home in his truck.  Claiming her is all Gabriel dreams about, but the timing is definitely all wrong.  Katalin is way too fragile and Gabriel intends to shield her from harm however he can.  If that means staying away from her for now, then so be it. 

Even though she doesn’t feel strong most of the time, Katalin is a fighter.  It takes some time and a lot of drama, but eventually Katalin learns to control her gift.  Up until this point, her gift has been nothing but a curse in her eyes.  Gabriel turns out to be the biggest help to Katalin and this brings them closer together.  Just as they reach a comfortable spot in their relationship, Katalin and Gabriel discover that the enemy has been nearby all along.  With the support of the pack, these Lycan lovers are able to find the happiness they deserve.  There’s also the introduction of a sister and brother who receive help from the Wolf Creek Pack. 

Lawman, the fifth story in the High Plains Shifters series, has hooked me like a rod and reel.  I’m always touched by the tenderness these Lycans have for their mates, just as I’m impressed with their strength.  There are some very adorable scenes between Gabriel and Katalin, especially when he is trying to comfort her.  There were times when they were both overcome with emotion and I got to see the strength of their bond, even though they barely knew each other.  Between the action and the romance, I was pleased with Gabriel and Katalin’s ending.  As always, Regina Carlysle has created memorable characters that left me feeling like a member of their pack.  The possibility of more strong and sexy shifter men keeps me hoping for another story.  There’s some unfinished business and I can’t wait to see how it turns out.  Readers will agree. 

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