Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dirk’s Love

Title: Dirk’s Love
Author: Marisa Chenery
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-59578-916-7
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary Paranormal Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

The idea of creating an online dating service to pair werewolf males with compatible human females has been Dirk’s driving force for months. It’s ready to go on-line, so he hires Ryann, a mortal female computer tech to assist him. They’ve gotten along well in phone and computer emails but when they meet for the first time in person, Dirk’s certain she the one he’s been waiting for—his mate. 

Ryann’s life revolves around raising her son and avoiding her arrogant ex-husband as much as possible and when she meets Dirk, her long dormant sexual cravings come back to life. She can hardly believe he can be interested in a woman with a child but is thrilled when he and he son take an instant liking to each other.  Can it be that the sudden sizzling attraction she feels means he’s the man she been waiting for her whole life? What will she do about her still possessive ex-husband since he hates the idea?  

Dirk’s Love is the latest release in Marisa Chenery’s Roxie’s Protectors series. Due to the character relationships and underlying storyline, I recommend the books be read in order. 

I’ve read all the books in the series and I liked Ms. Cheney’s idea of Dirk setting up the dating service. It really showed the pack coming into the computer age and is the first sign that I can remember of one of the guys starting a business.  It’s a wonderful, if unexpected twist that Dirk found his mate doing it and there’ even a cute child involved, which is even better. The unfortunate thing is that the story is too short to develop a believable relationship between Dirk and the two new people in his life. We also have a stereotypical arrogant ex-husband to deal with and when problems arise with him, they’re resolved too quickly. Something a little different would have been nice. There’s so much potential in this premise that’s just not realized. And then there’s Miles. He used to be a bad guy but he’s been on hold for the last several books. Look for Miles' Redemption coming next.

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