Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Cajun in Colorado

Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
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ISBN/BIN:  978-1-77111-320-5
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Chris can’t believe that he not only lost a bet to his friends, on something he just knew was a sure thing, but now he’s dressed in drag and going into a straight bar of all things.  Manon always thought his mate would be a male, but after catching the scent of the pretty little thing across the bar he won’t complain about what fate gave him. 

Ms. Richard’s has added a twelve book to her ever-growing Wolves of Stone Ridge series.  A Cajun in Colorado starts with a big deception, one that plays heavily into the plot of the story.  I really felt for Chris.  Here is a young man, settling up on a bet with his friends, when he suddenly finds himself attracted to a large sexy man.  Normally not a problem for a gay man, yet the author throws in a lot of drama right from the beginning and, at times, I could not help but laugh.  I could understand his reluctance to getting involved with Manon, especially since he believes Manon is straight.  As for Manon, here is a man who is one of the Stone Ridge packs newest enforcers.  He’s tough and he knows it.  While surprised by the fact that his mate is a female, he wants her no less.   I liked the way Manon went out of his way to make Chris more comfortable, even though he did not completely understand why his mate was trying to retreat from him. 

Chris’ gender isn’t the only issue in this story.  Manon hasn’t yet had the chance to explain shifters to Chris yet, which leaves Chris at the mercy of someone else.  I like this change because, not only does it introduce the readers to several new characters when Chris’ friends become involved, it keeps the story interesting and moving along at a fast clip.   

Fans of this series will like this new addition and A Cajun in Colorado is one I will be reading again.

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