Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Title: Sunstroked
Author: Lex Valentine
Publisher: Pink Petal Books
ISBN: 978-0-9829099-8-0
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal, Series
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx   

Werewolf Seth Dylan has been in the closet all of his life up to the moment he met Wildling Corey Green outside the small chapel at the Granville Cemetery.  Seth consents to go to Corey’s home and as Seth stepped into the foyer, he realized his life would never be the same again.  The darkness Seth had lived in brightened the moment Corey had spoken to him, Corey represented happiness, pleasure and freedom, in Seth’s opinion.  Sadly Seth did not realize that Corey is his mate. 

Sunstroked is the sixth book in the Darkworld series and can be read without the others but there will be things you may not understand if you’ve not read Common Ground or Hot Water or Fire Season.  Also included is an excerpt from Thunder and Myth, Tales of the Darkworld Book 8.  

The theme is the romantic discovery of mates.  The plot centers around the emotional turmoil involved when one mate is oblivious to love and happiness. Living with a painful past, Seth is not aware of what his instincts are trying to tell him.  Seth did not understand why he found only Corey’s scent so appealing, or why Seth desired only Corey’s touch.  

Corey has an optimistic personality, which balances the gloom in Seth. Corey also knew immediately that Seth is his mate. Nevertheless, Seth’s lack of insight is the source of Corey’s slide into a heartbroken darkness.  The storyline illustrates how emotional stress has an effect on the physical wellbeing. The in-depth characters encourage the readers to experience Seth and Corey’s misery, as well as their joy.  Just when I thought all hope is loss, revelations leads to Seth and Corey’s sensual make-up lovemaking scenes. 

Lex Valentine has a talent for building romantic suspense, with an extremely enjoyable happy ever after climax.

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