Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Lynx Who Claimed the Sun

Title: The Lynx Who Claimed the Sun
Author: Scarlet Hyacinth
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN: 1-61926-127-8
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

From the moment lynx-shifter Garth Mckenna first laid eyes on Nicolas, he thought the hummingbird-shifter was the hottest man he’s ever met. He quickly becomes the center of Garth’s world, his love and his unexpected mate, but making a relationship work isn’t easy for two such different individuals. When Garth’s sons reject Nicolas, he’s upset and doesn’t know what is wrong or what to do. 

Nicolas has problems of his own. He doesn’t remember much of his past and has kept it a secret from his friends. He’s loves Garth and is hurt about the kids change in behavior and doesn’t understand their rejection. But things get worse when his past comes back to haunt him, threatening the people he cares about.  When Nicolas disappears, it’s up to Garth to find him before what started twenty years ago, comes full circle, ending his life. 

The Lynx Who Claimed the Sun is release four in Scarlet Hyacinth’s Mate or Meal series. Note: Due to the interweaving of characters, the books should be read in order. 

It’s another fun and entertaining look into this unique shape-shifter world and it just keeps getting better and better. Garth and Nicolas are interesting guys and each has problems they’re dealing with, and I really appreciated the inclusion of Garth’s children. They certainly add an extra level of strain on their relationship and let us see another side to Garth...that of parent. Too bad the kids are little monsters to Nicolas…but it did fit in nicely with the plot.  

The story has a little bit of everything. A nice plot with a steady pace, good personality development, plenty of secondary characters, a fun, snappy dialogue and lots of sizzling hot sex. You don’t learn too much of Nicolas’ background until the later part of the story when a dramatic twist finds him back in the Mexican rainforest where he was born. Its here you’ll also find action, danger, betrayal and deceit as Nicolas struggles to survive and Garth attempts to save him.   If you enjoy shifter stories or have read the other books in this series, I know you’ll like this one. Give it a try. Look for The Shark Who Rode a Seahorse next.

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