Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Spider Sense


Title: Spider Sense  
Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publisher’s URL: http://www.extasybooks.com
ISBN/BIN:  978-1-77111-279-6
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Although a member of Kontra’s pack, Haben has felt lonely for a long time.  When an old friend asks for help, Haben has no problem going to Kansas to lend the man a hand.  Once there, he’s surprised to find his mate is the one he’ll actually be helping.

Spider Sense is the newest addition to the Kontra’s Menagerie series and fans of this series are sure to enjoy it.  The author likes to use an unlikely species as the shifter’s animal half and Haben is no different.  The spider shifter is intense, yet also has a soft side - something that comes through when he is momentarily rejected by his mate.  Lou is a human, raising the son of his late partner.  While he knew his son would eventually shift into his lion side, he did not know this shift would bring the boy’s mother back into their lives.  Nor did he know that his new troubles would bring someone like Haben. 

I really liked the interaction between the two men.  The attraction is intense right from the beginning and I had to keep from laughing as the men tried to hide their reactions to each other when they first met.  Although this is a story surrounding a shifter’s many aspects, from Lou’s reaction to Haben’s spider and Lou’s worries about losing his son, it comes across believably.  The secondary characters, most whom we already know, help move this story along, while also bringing a few laughs. 

While it is not necessary to read these stories in order, I would strongly recommend it.  I can’t wait to see what the author will cook up for fans next.

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