Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Cold Winter’s Day

Title: A Cold Winter’s Day
Author: Lynn Hagen
Publisher: Siren -Bookstrand
ISBN/BIN: 161926384X
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

Malcolm has been watching his sons meet their mates one by one.  Although his family keeps growing, Malcolm finds himself feeling lonelier.  Returning home after doing a favor for Maverick, Malcolm is surprised to find a young man and little baby nearly frozen in the back of his truck.  He’s even more surprised to find out the young elf is his mate. 

A Cold Winter’s Day is the 25th book in Ms. Hagen’s long running series Brac Pack.  Several stories back, Ms. Hagen introduced a family of bear shifters into the series.  As several of the sons found mates, I could not help wondering if there was a chance that their father, Malcolm, would get a story of his own.  I never really expected to see his story so I am glad I was wrong.  This was a great book and I loved Malcolm and Luke together.   There is the instant connection between the two that readers of this series know to expect.  Watching as Malcolm tries to navigate the waters with his new mate was interesting, especially as Malcolm has never really had a relationship with another man.  It was fun to watch the Lakeland boys’ reaction to their father’s new mate, as well as the addition of a new baby brother.  I almost fell off the chair laughing when several of them had to change little Cody’s diaper. 

The Lakeland family has more than a few problems to overcome however.  Not only is Maverick upset over D’s actions, which puts the Lakeland’s in a tough position, but the leader of the Wood Elves wants Cody and will do anything to get him.  I was surprised with the reason why Shanta wanted the baby and wonder if it will come up in further stories. 

As usual, Ms. Hagen has produced another entertaining read and fun addition to the Brac Pack series.

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