Friday, March 23, 2012

A Very Shaney Valentine’s Day

Title: A Very Shaney Valentine’s Day
Author: Stephani Hecht
Publisher: eXtasy Books
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ISBN/BIN:  978-1-77111-104-1
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series, Holiday
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

It’s Valentine’s Day and Shane wants to get the perfect gift for his mate.  The only problem is that Shane has no idea what the perfect, normal gift would be.  Shane couldn’t be more surprised when the perfect gift falls in his lap during the course of a coalition mission. 

A Very Shaney Valentine’s Day is a fast-paced holiday read set within The Lost Shifters series.  I never thought about how Valentine’s Day would be so difficult for someone like Shane.  Yet, having learned much about the young assassin since he joined the series, it is easy to understand his need to get something wonderful for his mate that did not involve blood and guts.  I think readers, in some way, will be surprised by his gift, yet at the same time, not be surprised at all. Although this is a short story, the author has filled it with so much that it ends up having the feel of a much longer book.   I loved A Very Shaney Valentine’s Day, partly because it stars Shane and Trevor, who have become some of my favorite characters, but also because the author introduced new characters who I hope get their own stories soon.    

While it is not necessary to read the whole series before reading this book, I do recommend that you at least read Shane and Trevor’s stories so that you will have a clear understanding of the character’s complex natures.

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