Monday, November 14, 2011

Faith, Trust and Stardust

Title: Faith, Trust and Stardust
Author: Gabrielle Evans
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN: 1-61926-002-6
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Kendall Orion is crazy about vampire enforcer Cassius Reynard, but Kendall has a big secret. He’s kept it hidden for nearly a hundred years and to keep Cass, he’s willing to try to get rid of it no matter how much it hurts.   

Cassius is going crazy trying to make sense of Kendall’s mood swings but he’s knows his little man is hiding something. When a misunderstanding leads Kendal to self-mutilation, Cass is determined to learn the truth, which only leads to more questions. As they work on their relationship, Haven is threatened from the outside and just when Kendall needs him most, Cass is away on business. Can he get back in time or will it be too late? 

Faith, Trust and Stardust is the second release in Gabrielle Evan’s Haven series.  The plot and characters are closely intertwined so it would be best to read them in order. 

It’s a fun and entertaining story that’s perfect for an afternoon read. It’s filled with action from the opening pages, has a well scripted fast pace and the characters are likable, funny and warm. Big, burly Cassius is a soft marshmallow when it comes to his little mate and some of their conversations…their bantering…had me chuckling out loud. Ms. Evans did a nice job developing their personalities and their struggle to come to an understanding on their mate status is handled well. Kendall’s an emotional wreck, Cassius is ready to tear his hair out in frustration and it’s all expressed with a believable depth of feeling. There are also some twists and turns to watch for involving Kendall. 

It is nice seeing more of Jory and Stavion from the previous release and well as Raven, who I’m anxious to learn more of. I’m hoping he has his own book sometime in the future. There’s also numerous other secondary characters sprinkled throughout for interest, aggravation, annoyance or support, including an interesting Elder that I’m expecting to see again…fingers crossed. I look forward to the next release in the series, Forgotten Sins.

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