Friday, October 21, 2011

Kye’s Heart

Title: Kye’s Heart
Author: Marisa Chenery
Publisher: Summerhouse Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-936950-50-8
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary Shape-shifter Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Kye’s new assignment is sole Protector to Roxie and Beowlf’s infant daughter. He isn’t thrilled, so the idea of taking the three-month old to the local zoo doesn’t make him happy. Kye’s opinion quickly changes when he meets a tantalizing woman dressed in drab brown…and his hormones kick into overdrive, letting him know the zookeeper is his mate. 

Michaela feels sorry for the hunky guy with the screaming baby and offers to help calm the adorable infant. Kye’s thrilled with her help and to show how much he appreciates it, Kye kisses Michaela and invites her to dinner. Telling Michaela of his wolfie side isn’t easy and she soon finds herself in the middle of his life as a Protector. Can she adjust to life with a fur ball or will Michaela leave, breaking Kye’s heart? 

Kye’s Heart is release five in Marisa Chenery’s series Roxie’s Protectors. It follows closely on the storyline and relationships of the previous four books and as such, I recommend they be read first.  

Despite being as big and hunky as the other Protectors, Kye’s a sweetie. And I like the premise of him being assigned to solely watch over Roxie and Beowulf’s daughter. I just don’t know where this plot thread is going and figure the author will let us in on the “why” in a later release. That Kye doesn’t know anything about infants only makes the situation more humorous…the holding of the baby and the diaper changing…they both gave me a good chuckle. And I really like him finding his mate, Michaela, at the zoo. It’s a cute idea and her liking wolves gave him and Michaela an unexpected commonality.  

Getting to see Roxie, Beowulf and the other Protectors and what was going on in their lives is nice and their integration into the plot was well done. Their camaraderie is still present …they’re family and the fun and bantering conversation between them is nice to see. Michaela fits with Kye perfectly. They enjoy each other’s company and in the bedroom their passion and desire is sizzling hot.   

Where I had a problem:

  1. The book follows a specific pattern and didn’t have any real twists or turns.
  2. Limited action that is quickly resolved.
  3. Michaela ready acceptance of Kye’s being a werewolf seems unrealistic. She even got involved in the fight with the rogue werewolves and didn’t bat an eye.
  4. Miles (the bad guy) has turned into someone not to be bothered with but they still act like he could be a problem in the future.
Well that’s it. Despite its problems, Kye’s Heart is still a cute and romantic book that can be enjoyed on a rainy afternoon.

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