Friday, September 14, 2012


Title: Gilbert
Author: Bailey Bradford
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
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ISBN: 978-1-78184-078-8
Genre: {M/M} Shape-shifter Series
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx 

Chained to the wall, Amur leopard Jihu Warren can barely hear the fight taking place in the next room. However, the battle allowed Jihu to escape when his door is suddenly broken open. After making his way to the home of Bae, Jihu meets snow leopard Gilbert Trujillo, who just happens to be Jihu’s mate.

Gilbert is the fifth book in the Leopard’s Spots series. The thrilling plot is very enjoyable. Jihu was not raised in the Colorado lepe with his father and half brothers. He was brought to Colorado for the sole purpose of breeding the few fertile Amur females who had proven to be successful in delivering healthy babies. Since Jihu is gay, refusal to participate resulted in his imprisonment. During his captivity, Jihu is kept drugged, which prevented his ability to shift and distorted his senses. Jihu could not scent Gilbert was his mate. Also, Jihu feared rejection from Bae, yet Bae as well as all of Gilbert’s family welcomed Jihu with open arms. Jihu is the mate Gilbert has always dreamed of having, a small man he could cuddle and protect. Gilbert is shy around humans, he was always afraid of accidently revealing his shifter nature. Gilbert’s remedy for this problem was to work at home as a computer administrator, thus limiting human contact.

When it became necessary to raid Chung-Hee’s lepe, all of Gilbert’s available family agreed to help; their goal was to rescue Warren family members as well as to destroy the psycho Chung-Hee. In Chung-Hee’s quest to build a dynasty of pure race Amur shifters, Chung-Hee’s breeding program actually increased the possibilities of extinction instead of preventing it. Plus any males who oppose him, Chun-Hee attempted to exterminate, even his own sons and grandsons.

During the skirmish against Chung-Hee’s lepe, two shifters went missing, Gilbert’s cousin Esau and Jihu’s brother Ye-sun. I am looking forward to their upcoming story.

This amazing series is best read in sequence. 

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