Saturday, October 1, 2011

Salvation

Title:  Salvation
Author: Brannan Black
Publisher: Changeling Press
ISBN: 978-1-60521-667-6
Genre: {M/M} Futuristic, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx   

Daniel is in a psychological dilemma that could shatter his relationship with Mace.  Daniel is expected to be submissive to Mace, the pack leader as well as show respect in front of the pack.  However, Daniel’s past still haunts him, encouraging Daniel’s human nature to fight for his rights. 

Salvation is the fourth book in the Wolfman Series.  In this episode, Daniel is feeling guilty for injuring RK, a rabid wolfman.  Daniel defends RK against the other wolfmen, which violates the pack’s taming process, along with making Mace very jealous.   

Mace feels rejected by his mate Daniel.  Mace’s wolf instincts demand submission from everyone in the pack so Mace is torn between the two sides of his personality. Brannan Black’s Salvation is exceptionally emotional, as well as action packed with both internal and external chaos.  I especially enjoy the great interaction between the descriptive characters.

Fur and Flightless

Title: Fur and Flightless
Author: Joyee Flynn
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN: 1-61034-822-2
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

After Lysander Wolf drinks the spiked champagne supplied by the Elders at the UPAC Conference, he doesn’t have a chance to escape before another shifter grabs him from behind and bites him. Unfortunately, the other guy thinks Lys is a woman. Oops. Now their mating can’t be undone.  

Lys is a lonely penguin shifter and a wealthy mechanical genius. He’s always wanted a mate to love him since his family never did, so the idea of being bound to an arrogant Alpha wolf…that’s straight…is not what he wants for his life.  

It never occurred to Rip Corbin that the long-haired beauty he grabbed from behind might be a man, so he’s beyond irritated to discover his mistake. Rip believes he’s straight and doesn’t have much empathy, so he has difficulty relating to others, which doesn’t bode well for accepting Lys as his new mate. Can Rip learn to be a true mate to Lys or will the little penguin find a way to break their uneasy bond? 

Fur and Flightless by Joyee Flynn is release twelve in the Midnight Matings series and it’s another fun and lighthearted read that’s entertaining and easy to enjoy.  

Most of the other matings in this series haven’t started well but this one is, by far the rockiest, with Rip mistaking Lys for a woman. I mean how demeaning is that? Then Rip insults his newly claimed mate not once but several times in a matter of minutes. Ms. Lynn did a good job expressing how badly they started off their relationship and the arrogance of Rip’s personality, which is just the opposite of sweet Lys 

The pairings the authors come up with for these stories always surprise me and this one more so than most others. I mean come on…a wolf and a large arctic flightless bird? The wolf pack background wasn’t anything unusual but I loved what the author came up with for Lys. Who knew fish could be an aphrodisiac for a penguin? That’s just one example of the creative things Ms. Flynn came up with.  

I enjoyed this one. The characters are interesting, flow of the story is smooth, it’s filled with high emotions, there’s lots of conflict (at least part of the time) between Lys and Rip, and there’s plenty of blistering hot sex. My only real niggle is that I wish we’d seen more of Rip’s point of view so as to get a better understanding of his uncertain emotions at the beginning of their mating.

Howl and Harmony

Title: Howl and Harmony
Author: Gabrielle Evans
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
ISBN: 1-61034-785-4
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Milo Gavari is a man who doesn’t do relationships or commitments, which explains the steady stream of men through his bedroom for one-night stands. He’s not thrilled with the elders mating plans and while trying to escape the ballroom chaos, a sweet sound catches his attention.  

It doesn’t take long for Milo to lose control, claiming the song’s owner in the middle of the ballroom floor. Lark’s thrilled with his new mate and quickly realizes the hellhound is his other half. He doesn’t care about Milo’s cold reputation and knows that deep down, there’s a tenderhearted lover just waiting to come to the surface. Now if he can just get his nosy aunts and Milo’s arrogant father to leave them alone, they might have a chance to build a life together. 

Howl and Harmony by Gabrielle Evans is book eleven in the Midnight Matings series. This one’s a fun, lighthearted read and certain parts had me grinning or chuckling. I just couldn’t stop myself. There’s something about this well-thought-out pairing of a big, burly hellhound with a small, rather delicate siren that appealed to me. I especially liked that Lark’s wonderful voice could indeed soothe Milo’s savage beast…it’s corny but cute.  

Milo and Lark as different as different can be but from the beginning, they get along great, inside the bedroom and out…think sizzling hot passion and sex. It’s their two odd families creating problems for them. That initially means Lark’s 27 interfering aunts…I know, a crazy number. It’s during this portion of the story where we’re given a truly interesting look into Lark’s family history and how they know the identity of their mate. Then there’s Milo’s father, the mythical hellhound Cerberus, who isn’t a nice guy and has a really bad attitude problem. Adding these unique secondary characters changes this pleasant read, which is mostly entertaining fluff, into a story with depth, suspense and betrayal. It takes some twists and turns, including the unexpected appearance of a god, for Ms. Evans to get things straightened out but she does it and supplies the guys with a satisfying happy ending.

Sparkle and Purr

Title: Sparkle and Purr
Author: Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
ISBN: 1-61034-752-8
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Elder Davan Solaris bonded with jaguar shifter Manuel Tejarda at the last Great Gathering four years ago and still loves him, despite being abandoned without even a note.  The intervening years have been difficult and when they meet at this year’s Gathering, Davan freaks. He’s worked too hard to get past the hurt to have Manuel rip out his heart again. Besides, he has a secret…one he never intends to share with his one-time lover. 

Manuel is certain Davan betrayed him with other men and has the photos to prove it, but that doesn’t stop him from looking for Davan at the new Gathering. When he learns the Elders plan, he’s furious and in anger, claims Davan as his mate. Manuel is upset at first, still convinced of Davan’s unfaithfulness but it soon becomes clear that things weren’t as he thought and someone is trying to keep them apart. The question is who’s behind it, what’s the point and how does Manuel keep Davan safe? Then there’s the matter of the secret Davan’s kept from him.  

Sparkle and Purr by Stormy Glenn is release ten in the Midnight Matings series and is my new favorite. It’s a well written tale of what happens when a couple, separated due to a manipulated misunderstanding, gets an unexpected chance at reuniting.  

I love Davan. He’s a warm and sympathetic character you can’t help but like and the pain he experienced for years, because of Manuel’s abandonment, is nicely expressed by Ms. Glenn.  Manuel isn’t such a nice guy. His personality is arrogant, domineering and unforgiving but before long, Ms. Glenn has given us a little twist and shown that he’s not who I originally thought. I really appreciate her ability to add something unexpected and completely change the direction of a story. 

One such twist is the big secret Davan’s been holding (and which I won’t reveal). It’s a wonderful example of Ms. Glenn’s creative skill and is another reason for this couple to find the happily-ever-after they deserve. But first they have to get past the family members trying to keep them apart…and this part of the story is sad, horrifying and filled with betrayal. It’s tough dealing with the heartache of what the others did to them, but their relationship is filled with love, tenderness and passion. The blistering hot sex doesn’t hurt either…and in each other, they find strength.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Heart of Texas

Title: The Heart of Texas
Author: R.J. Scott
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Publisher URL: spsilverpublishing.com
ISBN: 978-1-920468-97-2
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Western
Rating: Golden Blush
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Playboy Riley Hayes seems to have it all until his father puts a crazy stipulation on his portion of the family corporation. His father demands Riley marry for love and stay married and he needs to do it soon. Angered by the arrogance, Riley sets out to find a way around the clause and decides blackmailing Jack Campbell is the perfect answer to his problem. There isn’t any mention in the documents that he has to marry a woman and Jack is the son of his father’s long-time enemy. What could be better? Except Riley didn’t count on the changes marriage would bring to his life, or that his sexy new husband isn’t a push-over. On the surface Jack might be quiet, but underneath he simmers with passion, and when his family’s threatened, he’s a force to be reckoned with.  

The Heart of Texas is the first book by R.J. Scott that I’ve had the pleasure of reading and after experiencing the quality of the writing and the depth of the storytelling, it won’t be my last. Honestly, I don’t gush about a book very often but I really liked this one. It grabbed me on the first page and didn’t let go until the very end. 

The story has a rich and complicated plot…it’s a sprawling family saga that flows smoothly from one scene to the next. In fact, there are so many story threads popping up that you might think it would be confusing or that some would have been left dangling, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Ms. Scott used some pretty impressive skills to creatively weave them all together into a fast-paced and believable story I didn’t want to end. I mean what’s not to like. Riley and Jack are unique and interesting guys with well developed personalities and watching them go from virtual strangers to believable lovers over the course of the story kept me riveted. 

Ms. Scott did a great job showing just how different the Hayes and Campbell families are. While the Campbell’s are warm and caring, most of the Hayes are cold and power-hungry…and two members are particularly villainous…just the kind you love to hate. Add in witty, bantering conversations, blistering hot attraction between Riley and Jack, betrayal, misunderstandings, family skeletons, an arson, and plenty of twists and turns, and you’ve got everything needed for a keeper contemporary romance. Read and enjoy. I know I did.

Cereus: Building

Title: Cereus: Building
Author: Sean Michael, Julia Talbot and BA Tortuga
Publisher: Torquere Press
Publisher URL: www.torquerebooks.com
ISBN: 978-1-61040-570-6
Genre: {M/M} {M/M/M} Paranormal
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx  

Jonny, a vampire and the owner of the club called the Bloodrose, has been offered a wonderful business opportunity from his friend Daniel, an undersized dragon who owns six hundred acres of land in the Cascades Mountains.  The deal is Jonny can build a kinky resort with a house for Daniel on the outskirt of the resort.  This is a win, win situation for both business parties, Daniel will be afforded a safe haven from the big dragons and Jonny will have plenty of land for the weres to hunt.  However, like with any project, a few problems arise. 

It's Elemental by Julia Talbot - 4 Nymphs

Construction manager and wolf shifter Chayton has a schedule to meet or suffer the wraith of newly appointed club manager Duke, a wolf shifter with a bad temper.  Chayton’s problem is the little decorator Kenny, an earth demon alarmed that Chayton’s window seat will ruin the feng shui in the room.  

The Third Course by BA Tortuga - 4 Nymphs   

Twin cat shifters Stephan and Marco are the Chefs, in charge of supplies.  When wolf shifter, as well as bar manager, Faelen enters the kitchen to place an order, he discovers there is more the trio can do together than work on the supply list. Warning: Twincest 

Smoke and Gold by Sean Michael - 3.5 Nymphs

Demon Zee, master of the playrooms, is on a rampage; none of the rooms had panic buttons installed.  On his way to rip someone apart, Zee plows into Daniel, a fire breathing dragon.  Their meeting becomes an ongoing debate of who will be master and who will be submissive. Warning: BDSM 

The theme in each story is the exploration of finding a balance with your mates.  Discovering each other’s desires and sexual kinks is the basis of each plot. Cereus: Building is a mixture of humor, a dash of emotional turmoil and plenty of intimate scenes.  Overall, Cereus: Building is remarkably enjoyable.

More than Life

Title:  More than Life
Author:  Amanda Vyne
Publisher:  Loose Id
Publisher URL:  www.loose-id.com
ISBN:  978-1-61118-515-7
Genre:  M/F, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph 

Katya finds out she has been experimented on for the majority of her life and also thinks Raife is the one that betrayed her by putting her in the research center she has been for most of the last year.  Raife allows himself to be captured and taken to the center so they can find out about former captured Arcane members. 

More than Life is the second book in the Arcane Crossbreeds series and is a lot more intense than the first book More than Blood.  While a lot of the purebreds among the different paranormal species don’t want anything to do with crossbreeds, it doesn’t seem to matter when it comes to mating.  Each mating brings its own set of problems, depending on the species, but Drachons are bordering on extinction, because the mate must be able to take a dragons blood to breed.  Katya and Raife have been friends forever and Raife knows she is his mate, but he lets Katya go because her uncle said she was contracted to a vampire in Wales.   

The society that this author has created about the various Arcane breeds is very detailed and has a lot of complexities not seen in other paranormal books I have read.  The various twists kept me on my toes and there were quite a few surprises as I read More than Life.  The suspense and the drama in the story just added to my enjoyment, as I could just see some of the things described in my mind.

The betrayal that both Katya and Raife feel is normal, especially as additional facts about Katya’s life unfold.  Most of the secondary characters were in the first book, as well, and the reader learned a little more about a few of them as they helped Raife and Katya.  The surprise toward the end of the book regarding the Arcane species is going to make for some intense reading in future stories and totally blindsided me. This is a very different way of looking at how the species came about and something I haven’t seen before.  I am looking forward to seeing how this author is going to resolve the very big problem the Arcane Crossbreeds are facing.  While both books can be read as standalone stories, I suggest you read them in order to get the full picture of the wonderful society Ms. Vyne has created in her series. 

Sand & Water

Title: Sand & Water
Author: Shae Connor
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 978-1-61372-090-5
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

It’s been nearly five years since the death of John McConnell’s wife, giving birth to their daughter Bethy and single fatherhood is finally getting easier.  That doesn’t mean he isn’t haunted by his memories, but living on Georgia's Tybee Island and working from home has given him the flexibility he needs. John hasn’t felt like dating until he meets Bryan Simmons in the park with his young nephew Jeremy. Now John’s ready to move on with his life but the idea of putting his heart on the line again is scary. Then he discovers Bryan has some serious emotional baggage of his own to deal with. It’s going to take John’s love and support for Bryan to put his demons to rest so they can move their relationship forward. And one misstep on John’s part almost destroys everything. 

Sand & Water is the first book by Shae Connor that I’ve read. It’s an interesting and heartwarming story that begins by showing the relationship between John and his small daughter Bethy. The author does a great job portraying this exuberant and loving child and how her father dotes on her. It is fun watching them interact together and with various people on the island, some of which are more important to the story than others. 

That’s how Bryan enters the picture. He’s the uncle of Bethy’s friend, Jeremy and through the two children; he and John first become friends. That means their personal relationship begins slows…really slow. Ms. Connor’s made John and Bryan into two interesting guys, each with a unique background that gives them some pretty painful emotional baggage to deal with when their relationship turns personal. I loved the thoughtfulness of the slow moving storyline; I just wish the pace had been less plodding in places. It’s not that the guys waited weeks to kiss or have sex. It’s the detailed writing in each scene/chapter that makes it seem that way. Maybe less focus on others and more on John and Bryan would have been better.  For example, there is one dinner scene with John’s disapproving mother that seems thrown in. The mother doesn’t appear or isn’t mentioned again that I recall…so what’s the point? 

It’s a sweet story, sometimes too sweet, but John and Bryan make a nicely matched couple. The kids are adorable, the support of John and Bryan’s families is wonderful and since they attend church services, I appreciated the obviously well researched details of the Vicar and Bible. But some of the scenes I liked most are the ones in which Bryan visited the facility where his former lover lived. I won’t give too much away but let’s just say that these heart wrenching moments will make you tear up and are particularly well done.

Out of the Past

Title: Out of the Past
Author: Terri J. Lynn
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN: 1-61304-580-0
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary, Suspense
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx 

Detective Mike Rawlins has a new case - to hunt down an assassin whose out to kill Melissa Wendell.  His main concern is why she would become a victim after checking out her background.  When Mike questions her, he begin to see a pattern unfolding of how the villain is working and there is more involved than he thought there would be.  Mike is very skeptical of Melissa’s sister’s ability to sense evil lurking, but he becomes a believer as time passes. 

Amateur genealogist Melissa is working on her family’s history and unknowingly uncovers a secret from her past.  What she doesn’t know is that by asking questions, she has put herself in the line of fire with the Mafia, because of land previously owned by her grandfather.  The first time she meets Det. Rawlins, she feels an intense attraction and sparks fly between them.   She is immediately interested, but makes every effort to hide her feelings from him.  When her sister comes for a visit, Melissa wonders if there is more to the visit than expected. 

Out of the Past is a very intense story that I really enjoyed reading.   There is so much truth and realization relating to everyday life; it makes the book more believable.  All of the characters contributed so much and I am just thrilled watching Melissa and Mike cultivate their relationship, because it seems they need each other. 

Ms. Lynn did a great job of creating a story that shows how secrets can unknowingly cause harm or bring family members closer.  Mike has some insecurity that seems to keep him from having a better life, although it seems he is eventually able to get past them.  Melissa is a very reserved person, who is a rooted workaholic and loves her family a lot.  These two characters knew what they wanted, but didn’t want to rush life.  This is a new author for me and I look forward to reading more from her. 

Dead Run

Title: Dead Run
Author: Josh Lanyon
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL: www.loose-id.com
ISBN: 978-1-61118-464-8
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary, Action, Suspense Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

After living on different continents for nearly a year, the strain is beginning to tell on lovers, Special Agents of the Department of Diplomatic Security Taylor MacAllister and Will Brandt. A week-long vacation together seems like the perfect answer to their problems so when they get vacation at the same time, Taylor arranges for a flight to Paris. A wrench is thrown in his plans when he spies a ‘70’s terrorist long thought dead trying to board a plane. Taylor still gets to Paris…just behind schedule and nothing goes as planned. He and Will end up fighting and instead of making up, they’re chasing a dangerous foe threatening the city with violence. Just when they think things can’t get worse…it does. 

Dead Run is the fourth release in Josh Lanyon’s Dangerous Ground series and begins at least eleven months after their job-forced separation. While some series start to lose steam after a few releases, this newest story of Taylor and Will’s life is just as fast paced as before, even more complicated…and with plenty of drama. Except this time they’re juggling some well scripted relationship misunderstandings with a terrorist subplot that threatens the city of Paris. I really liked this one. In fact, it might be my favorite. 

For someone who’s never visited the city of lights, the vivid details of historical Paris is deeply appreciated. It’s a great backdrop for this romance that highlights the uncertainty and vulnerability that Taylor feels about Will putting his career before their love for each other. Consequently, his reactions are often expressed without thought, leaving them upset and angry. Mr. Lanyon did a very nice job with their emotional upheaval and their inability to express what they are really feeling. This only gets worse after Will is injured in one of the rather dramatic twists and turns interspersed throughout the story.  

I like these guys more with each book. They’re smart, sexy, dynamic, loving and at times so bullheaded and dense, you want to hit them upside the head with a two-by-four. In this, at times bittersweet, story, Mr. Lanyon has crafted two men caught in a situation filled with resentment and loneliness. He’s covered an unbelievable amount of emotion with Taylor and Will in this novella length release, and he’s done with witty dialogue, passion, lots of angst, suspense and action. Read and enjoy.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Hot as Hades

Title:  Hot as Hades
Author:  Alisha Rai
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
ISBN:  978-1-60928-628-6
Genre:  {M/F} Fantasy
Rating:  5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amethyst Nymph 

Lord of the Underworld, Hades, was relaxing on his throne when a naked female appeared.  As his desire for the mysterious beauty grew, so did his curiosity as to why she was really there.  Someone had to be playing a trick on him and Hades intended to get to the bottom of it. Just because she needed help didn’t mean he wanted to get involved.  

Persephone is a Goddess who has much to learn.  Since she’s going to be stuck in the Underworld for a while, she decides to make the best of it.  Persephone had heard many rumors about the dark one, but never the fact that he was so attractive.  She was torn between fear and arousal, but arousal was quickly winning.  The more time she spent with Hades, the more time Persephone wanted to spend with him.  

Hades and Persephone clicked perfectly together, even though they were like oil and water.  Their happiness gets put on hold when Persephone makes the hard decision to leave.  Hades wants to trust her, he tries to trust her, but doubt creeps in.  Persephone finds a perfect balance between her obligations and her heart’s desire and everybody wins. 

I love, love, love this story!  Greek gods have always snagged my interest but especially Hades.  He deserves a chance at happiness, even though his job is a dirty one.  I’m always drawn to the villain in a story because I wonder what makes them so different from the good guy.  And Hades is a good guy.  The author has cleverly thrown in some modern day details, which made the story pop.  Those leather pants and that tattoo made me drool a little.  Hades and Persephone had some of the most humorous conversations and comebacks.  Who would have expected such levity in Hell?  

Passion is timeless and I’m thankful to have read this positive version of Hades’ story.  Hot as Hades has reinforced my love for bad boys and the women who understand them.  Alisha Rai is an author to watch and after this memorable story, I look forward to reading more from her.

Sins of Summer

Title: Sins of Summer
Author: D.J. Manly, A.J. Llewellyn, Serena Yates
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
Publisher URL: www.total-e-bound.com
ISBN: 978-0-85715-613-6
Genre: {M/M} Vampires
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx   

Mayze by D.J. Manly - 5 Nymphs

Lust in its many forms is the theme of this plot.  Featured is the lust to be viewed as the most pious of men and the destroyer of evil, such is the goal of a priest who has appointed himself as a vampire hunter.  Then you have the lust for power, conducted by a vampire set on building a vampire empire to rule over.  Interwoven in the chaos is Jas Adem, whose life is turned upside down with the death of his older sister and Mayze Senokoff, a vampire whose lust for revenge against his maker plus his lust for the flesh sparks a love for Jas so strong that Mayze cannot resist.   

Burnt Island by A.J. Llewellyn - 4 Nymphs

Thane Covey is the focus of desire for three men.  Each man is jealous of the time Thane spends with someone else.  However, in the twisted mind of one of those men, jealous desire turns into a deadly stalker’s obsession.    

Summer Escape by Serena Yates - 4 Nymphs

Carlton Jaymes Pearce receives an ultimatum from his doctor: reduce stress levels or have a heart attack. Carlton decides to finally learn how to sail.  Meeting Troy Nicholls proves to be the best health decision Carlton has ever made until the distorted wrath of his past comes back to haunt Carlton.  

Each story in the Sins of Summer anthology showcases a common theme of lonely men who discover love in unlikely ways along with fanatical villains bent on destroying the men they have been denied personal access to.  All three stories illustrate the intriguing psychological crossover between temporary losses of control and the almost undetectable progression into a psychotic.  Sins of Summer is an exceptionally enjoyable romance with a twist.

Hunter

Title: Hunter
Author: Lynn Hagen
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN: 1610346351
Genre: {M/M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating:  4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

Hunter is thrilled with all the business he’s getting from the rebuilding Zeus is having done.  He’s even more thrilled by the fact that his interaction with Zeus’s soldiers introduces him to not one, but two mates.  Now he just has to overcome the littlest one’s insecurities, while making sure both his mates stay safe. 

Hunter is the fifth book in the Zeus’s Pack series and the first that is not about one of the soldiers.  While a pack member, Hunter is not a member of the inner circle. Instead he owns the hardware store supplying the needed items for the rebuilding of the pack’s house.  He’s thrilled when he finds his mates but knows the journey ahead of him will be a tough one.  Quinn is one of the construction workers on the site; he is also human and has no idea there is a paranormal world surrounding him.  Tristan is a shifter, running from an extremely abusive ex.  Being on the small side, he becomes afraid when encountering the bigger shifters.   

As with all the characters in this series, when the three mates first meet, there is an instant connection.  That does not mean that their road to happily ever after will be an easy one, though.  Tristan comes with a messy load of issues and the author does not steer away from the problems encountered by an abuse victim.  The fact that both Quinn and Hunter realize that there is something wrong and are willing to wait for Tristan to learn to trust them was something that I found very endearing.  Just as the problems Tristan faces come across believably, so does the hurt that Quinn feels when he realizes that the other two men are his mates and they have yet to tell him.   

Of course the men, as well as the rest of the pack, must deal with the problems they encounter from outside forces, but there are still many lighthearted moments that will leave you laughing.  I could not help but laugh out loud, not only at Tristan’s fashion style, but also the results of his first visit to bingo night.   

Once again the author has brought the readers a fun filled story that is sure to find its way to many keeper shelves.