Friday, December 23, 2011

Surrounded by Pleasure

Title:  Surrounded by Pleasure
Author:  Mandy Harbin
Publisher:  Amira Press
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ISBN: 978-1-937394-11-1
Genre:  {M/F}, Shape-shifter, Series
Rating:  4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph 

Toby doesn’t think he will ever find a mate, especially since he stays on his family’s farm.  Krista arrives to help Mikaela for a month, unaware that Mikaela is matchmaking for her brothers-in-law. 

Surrounded by Pleasure picks up after the first book, Surrounded by Woods, ended in the Woods Family series.  Because of the situation with the Woods family, Mikaela decides to become a matchmaker.   

There are a lot of insecurities on everyone’s part as relationships progress, especially when Toby tries to resist being with Krista.  I am not sure that I approve of the “that person’s taken but go ahead and have a sexual relationship with someone else” mentality. I understand why the author is going that route, but it takes me out of my comfort zone.  That being said, the story is an interesting and emotional one. Be aware the author threw a monkey wrench in the mix in the epilogue. 

Both stories can be read alone, but please read the series in order.  Things make much better sense as you read, though explanations are in both books.  Even though some information is a repeat, the author gives it a fresh feel in Surrounded by Pleasure.  I can’t wait to see how things are going to be resolved in the next book.  I will be reading this series again.

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