Friday, March 23, 2012

Gage’s Awakening

Title: Gage’s Awakening
Author: Stephani Hecht
Publisher: eXtasy Books
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ISBN/BIN:  978-1-77111-093-8
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

Gage knew the lion shifter was his mate the moment he saw him.  The problem is that Branson doesn’t seem to want him and there are only so many times Gage can handle being rejected. 

The newest book in The Lost Shifters series was a fun book to read.  From the first page, it is easy to get pulled in by Gage.  The author brings out Gage’s vulnerability and the pain caused by Branson’s rejection in such a way that it becomes believable for the reader.   Branson will tug at the readers, just as much as Gage.  The fact that he is blind, except when in his animal form, causes him a lot of emotional pain.  Add in the fact that he still has not gotten over what the hawks have done to the other shifters and that his mate is a hawk, it is easy to see why the big lion behaves the way he does.   Of course, the author has no plans to keep the men apart for long and with the help of Branson’s brother, the two come together wonderfully.   

The author, as always, continues to weave the main characters’ romance around the ongoing issues faced by the coalition and this time is no different.   With some twists thrown in along the way to hold the reader’s attention, the series subplot surrounding the ravens, human, and various others continues to grow, keeping the series from becoming stale.  Gage’s Awakening is a sure to become a reader favorite.

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