Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Lamb Who Cried Wolf

Title: The Lamb Who Cried Wolf
Author: Scarlet Hyacinth
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN: 1-61034-977-6
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Shape-shifter Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

When Brody’s wolf meets lamb shifter Carson, instead of making him a meal, he wants to make the little lamb his own. It’s confusing to him because Carson should be prey but that doesn’t change the fact he’s Brody’s mate. 

For years, Carson’s felt isolated from his flock and the ridicule of not growing into a strong ram is only getting worse. He knows his half-brother and his friends don’t like him but Cason doesn’t expect to be attacked and then rescued by a wolf who claims to be his mate…or to fall in love. 

There are many people who don’t want Brody and Carson to be together and if Brody can’t find a way to save their bond, Carson could still end up as a wolf-snack. 

The Lamb Who Cried Wolf in the first release in Scarlet Hyacinth’s new and unusual paranormal series Mate or Meal.  

Okay. I admit it. The blurb for this one caught my attention and I just had to read it to discover whether a shifter story with such an odd pairing would be as interesting as the blurb sounded.  The idea of writing a whole series with strange but believable pairings appears challenging but if this entertaining story is any indication, Ms. Hyacinth will manage it just fine. I look forward to the next one, The Wolf Who Hatched an Egg 

I really like Carson and giving him an obnoxious brother, willing to hurt him so terribly, was an initial twist I didn’t expect. Caron’s a cute and kindhearted man who hasn’t had an easy life. Then there’s Brody. He’s a much bigger, more dominant and protective man who’s willing to go against his pack to be with his mate. Ms. Hyacinth also threw in some nice differences in how the two shifter races interacted, compared to other shifter stories. 

There are plenty of secondary characters…most not very nice…but they do add a lot of color and interest to the story. You have to wonder how Brody and Carson turned out to be such nice men with families as horrid as the ones Ms. Hyacinth created for them. So with that, she did a good job. Throughout the story, there are plenty of twists to keep you turning the pages and the action packed scenes at the end tie up the dangling threads, and the epilogue give our guys a satisfying happily-ever-after. Enjoy.

1 comment:

Kate R said...

A lamb? Wouldn't that be child molestation? How come he's not a ram?

I still say the penguin and werewolf is the most huhhhh? combo.