Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Title: Flawless
Author: Gabrielle Evans
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN/BIN: 1-61926-493-5
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Lynk Braddock might want a mate but doesn’t expect to find him, or to be claimed in front of a room full of people. Kieran’s everything he’s dreamed of…protective, dominant and despite his large size, caring and kind. Lynk’s afraid that his magical powers and dangerous past could spell disaster for them. Again. 

Like any typical werewolf, all Kiernan wants is to keep his mate safe, but something isn’t right. At times, Lynk trembles in apparent fear and he has submissive needs Kiernan doesn’t understand. At other times, Lynk’s powerful, using his magic for defense and wants to be treated as equals…and it’s confusing. They and their friends are in a desperate search for Lynk’s missing brother, Thane, when their rocky relationship takes a hit. A vampire from a nearby coven claims Lynk’s his mate, forcing them before the Council. Can they prove a mate bond exists or will Lynk and Kiernan be separated forever? 

Flawless is the newest release in Gabrielle Evans’ Haven series. Due to the continuing plotline and returning characters, I recommend the books be read in order.  

Usually I’m not a big fan of prologues but this one is different. The opening scene is warm and fuzzy with cute toddler Wren, but it quickly morphs into an attention grabbing moment and the story picks up speed. From this point on, I don’t think it really slows down but barrels on to the end. I like Lynk and Kiernan. They both have an interesting history that we learn gradually as the story progresses. I guess if I’m truthful, I do like Lynk more. Don’t get me wrong. Ms. Evans has done a nice job developing both their personalities. I just feel more for Lynk. He’s a wreck and his emotional pain is often nearly palpable.  

The plot is well thought-out and follows the build-up from the previous releases, the flow is smooth and the integration of the secondary characters is seamless. Please note that there are lots of returning characters, so pay attention, or you might be confused. The connection between Lynk and Kiernan is intense and believable and their physical bond is sizzling. I liked that this book pulled in vampires again (I’m a vampire fan, did you guess) and I’m anxious to see what happens with new cast member, vampire Zasha and Thane. Watch for Speechless coming next.

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