Friday, September 14, 2012

A Summer in Paradise

Author:  Tianna Xander
Publisher:  eXtasy Books
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ISBN/BIN:  978-1-77111-259-8
Genre:  {M/F/M}, BDSM, Shape-shifter, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph

Pearl fled Paradise when things got bad for any female in Paradise.  Pearl returns to Paradise to visit her sister and take a break at the cabin she used to go to when she was a child.    Duncan and Jarrod know Pearl is their mate and are taking the weekend to fish before trying to find her.

The latest installment of the Paradise series gives a reader a little bit more about the history of Paradise and the rebellion that took place.  A Summer in Paradise brings more shifters into the story looking for people that left Paradise.  There is the realization that a lot of those that left are mates to those that either returned or never left Paradise.

The author is very true to the abuse that women were subjected to before the rebellion returned Paradise to the town it should have been.  The characterization of the personalities and feelings of jealousy that shifters experience once they find their mates can get very intense.  Pearl is not sure about accepting her own feelings because she feels she has bad judgment in men, given the man she just fled from. 

I did have to laugh at Pearl, Duncan and Jarrod and the game they used to play.  Pearl thought she spied on the two men and they knew she did and intentionally played on that. The chemistry is intense between the three. 

I was a little surprised by Pearl’s ex.  He shows up earlier, but the author throws in a twist toward the end that I did not see coming. I loved the resolution though. 

This series can be read as stand-alone books, though a reader will get more out of it reading all of them.  The author is slowly giving the reader a look at a thriving community that has overcome a lot of diversity.

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