Thursday, September 13, 2012

Miles’s Redemption

Author: Marisa Chenery
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-59578-960-0
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary Paranormal Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

The idea of using an online dating service to find his mate doesn’t appeal to Miles but because Jaden insists it’ll work, he gives in, fills out the forms and waits to see what’ll happen. When his date doesn’t show up at the restaurant, he’s annoyed and ready to leave when his nose catches a tantalizing scent. His mate is one of four women who’ve just walked in the door.

After dating the same man for seven years, Kareena expected to marry her fiancé, not get dumped. It’s destroyed her self-confidence and despite her attraction to the hunky guy at the nearby table, she doesn’t have the nerve to approach him. But a little liquid courage changes that. Being with Miles is wonderful and thrusts her into a world she never knew existed. When the truth about Jaden and the foretold one, is revealed it’s up to Kareena to keep Miles walking the path of redemption and away from the dark.

Miles’s Redemption is release seven in Marisa Chenery’s Roxie’s Protectors series. All of the relationships of characters of this series are interconnected, and the books should be read in order. It’s another short and quick look into the lives of this interesting group of werewolves.

Now that all the protectors guarding Roxie have found their mates, the only character left to finish out the series is the long-standing villain Miles. Okay, so he’s changed his attitude and altered his actions since he was told his daughter was the chosen one. My problem is that, even though Miles seems pretty benign now, I remember he spent centuries on the dark side. And I can’t forget he kidnapped and beat Leif, his daughter’s mate. Nothing was too horrible to get what he wanted. No matter how well written and how much it makes sense in the context of the plotline, call me silly, but I’m having trouble getting my head around his past actions with how Miles is acting now.

Moving on. Kareena is a great character. I really enjoyed the opening scene with her girlfriends but my absolute favorite comes near the end. Jaden’s gone into labor and Miles gets to see that his mate won’t tolerate his bad behavior and says, “Pull your head out of your ass…” She’s strong, determined and willing to take on Miles even after she learns of his history from several of the previous characters. So, despite the issues of Miles past and residual bad feelings, Ms. Chenery turned around Miles’ life, wrapped up the loose ends and gave everyone the happy endings they wanted. 

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