Thursday, May 10, 2012

Barnabas Leopold

Title: Barnabas Leopold
Author: Joyee Flynn
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Publisher’s URL: http://www.bookstrand.com
ISBN/BIN:  1619267411
Genre: {M/M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

Five years ago, Barnabas lost his mother and both fathers in an accident.  Now at the age of 21, the half-vampire / half-fae has to take over his father’s seat as head of the East Coast Council.  Already feeling overwhelmed, Barnabas doesn’t know how to react when he meets Digger, his new guard and mate, or what to do when he realizes that his long time guard and confidant, Miles, is also his mate and never said anything. 

Barnabas Leopold is the third book in the Beyond the Marius Brothers series.  While the previous stories had some angst, this newest addition is full of it.  Barnabas is a young man who had to go through so much already and now, when he could use all the support he can find, he learns that the one man he has always counted on has kept a secret so big there may be no going back.  In Miles’ defense, he was under the impression that Barnabas had rejected him, and he had a good reason to believe that.  Throw another hunky warrior into the mix and you have a recipe for anguish.  I liked the three men and the fact that the author chose not to let them iron their problems out so easily.  When Barnabas, Digger and Miles get together, they really heat up the pages. 

Ms. Flynn also used this book to throw in new characters and new problems, as well.  With the close connection between three of her series, I would not be surprised to see some of the new additions to the Marius brothers’ world show up in all the other two series soon.

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