Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Helpful Swan

Title: The Helpful Swan
Authors: Amber Kell and Stephani Hecht
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-60735-506-9
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

When Prince Kedrik Cobb sees a gorgeous man through a shoe store window he’s out on a date with another man. A couple of days later, unable to stop thinking about the sexy leather clad stranger, he heads back to the store in hopes of finding him. 

Cadell Shumaker has known Kedrik was his mate for years and even followed him from Aria to watch over him. He’s been waiting patiently from afar until Kedrik matured before claiming him. When the spell cast by Kedrik’s evil sister takes effect they’re on the run, just barely able to stay ahead of the Hunters determined to end Kedrick’s life.  Can these new mates find a way to safety in Aria? Will they be able to find Kedrick’s brothers in time? 

The Helpful Swan is the latest release in the Cob Brothers series. Due to the recurring characters and ongoing story line the books should be read in order. 

This is my favorite book in the series. There’s just something about Kedrick and Cadell that really clicked for me. The story length is short at only 27K but even so, their personalities are still pretty well-developed and the authors even managed to weave in interesting pieces of background information. The beginning scenes are filled with sexual tension, bantering conversation and even some sizzling time between the sheets. It’s not until later that the danger kicks in and they’re on the run for their lives.  It’s here where you get all the additional secondary characters that help round out the plot. 

My niggles. Some of the scenes are very short and the constant changes got distracting. Secondly…there are too many additional viewpoints. Lastly…the cliffhanger-type ending. Not only was Cade and Kedrick left up in the air, but Prince Eaton had been brought into the plot and he was really left hanging. Still, I enjoyed the storyline progression and look forward to the next book.

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