Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Myth and Mischief

Title: Myth and Mischief
Author: Gabrielle Evans
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN: 1-61034-632-7
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

After finishing his champagne toast and hearing the elder’s edict, Colton is furious, even if he’s desired a mate of his own for centuries. When he spies the small, cream colored ferret running from two angry pursuers, he’s determined to protect the man and soon decides to claim the small shifter for his very own.  

Sly’s wanted a mate for as long as he can remember and realizes as soon as he crawls up Colton’s back that the huge shifter is perfect for him. Ferrets don’t have a long life span and if he has any chance of spending eternity with his mate, Sly must keep his powerful family treasure from the people determined to steal it. 

Myth and Mischief is the sixth and last release in the Midnight Matings series. While the beginning still starts off with the forced mating announcement by the elders, this time there’s a twist that changes the usual routine of the opening scene. While running for his life, Sly isn’t in the ballroom during the toast so he didn’t drink the bespelled champagne, so it’s a nice variation to the otherwise same opening. The other opening aspect of the story I enjoyed was the unusual pairing of ferret-shifter Sly with the large, hippogriff Colton, making it different from other stories of the same genre. 

Overall the story is a quick and entertaining read, with two sweet characters I liked from the start. Sly is a cute and adorable bundle of energy, while Colton is calm, thoughtful and protective. There are sections that are funny, some which are intense and sizzling hot and still others that turn serious or dangerous. Through it all, the love between these two mismatched mates grows stronger as they strive to bring some treacherous villains to justice without getting killed.

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