Monday, December 5, 2011

Quinn’s Need

Title: Quinn’s Need
Author: SJD Peterson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 978-1-61372-198-8
Genre: {M/M}, Western, BDSM, Series
Rating:  4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

After being away for a year, Lorcan and Jess are heading back to Pegasus.  When the news reaches Quinn, he’s not sure if he’s ready for the return of Lorcan, the one man he can never forget. 

I wasn’t sure what to expect with Quinn’s Need, the second story in the A Whispering Pines Ranch series.  The first story was so full of angst that I was unsure if I was ready to go there again.  Yet I was pleasantly surprised by this book.  The author was able to carry over the same intensity from the first story, while making the characters more likeable at the same time.  This does not mean that Lorcan and Quinn no longer have their dark sides; in fact Lorcan seems to have mellowed while Quinn has become more intense.   

Feeling as if part of his life was spiraling out of control, Quinn turns to the world of BDSM, where he is on the path of becoming the type of Dom that gives those in the BDSM world a bad name.  The feelings Quinn went through after Lorcan left are understandable, yet his treatment of the subs he uses at The Push almost borders on abuse and, in the beginning, it was hard for me to like him.  It is only after he meets Ty that Quinn begins to understand that being a Dom means more that dealing out pain. 

For Lorcan, the time away has given him time to mature, and while his relationship with Jess is still going strong, Lorcan knows he will never love anyone other than Quinn.  With the deep feelings Lorcan has for Quinn, I thought it was crazy for Lorcan and Jess to return to Pegasus. I could not help wondering how the author planned on moving the story along, especially as it seemed as if Quinn was starting to move forward by starting a relationship with Ty.  I must say I was surprised by the steps that the author took but can’t wait to see what will now happen in future books. 

I enjoyed Quinn’s Need and loved the way it moved the series along.  Readers will need to read Lorcan’s Desire first, however, as this is one series that needs to be read in order.

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