Monday, November 12, 2012

My Spotted Dream

Author: Joyee Flynn
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand
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ISBN/BIN:  978-1-62241-644-8
Genre: {M/M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Cam has learned to live with being blind but when he loses his sense of smell, he’s not sure what to do. Not wanting others to know what is going on, Cam’s disabilities have kept him isolated for the last several months.  Now that his mates have shown up, Cam’s secrets are revealed, changing his life in more ways than one.

My Spotted Dream is the eighth book in the Purrfect Mates series.  Fans of this series know that once a feline shifter has found their mate, they have a certain amount of time in order to claim them. If they do not, the shifter faces dire consequences.  The vamps in this series are equally challenged as they face the possibility of going insane.  Because of Cam’s inability to smell, he has no idea that a year ago he met, and kissed, his mate Hayden.  For Cam, the past several months moved along the same as usual but this was not so for Hayden. 

When My Spotted Dream opens, the men come together after this long period apart.  Readers should know that while the characters acted true to form, their initial coupling borders on dubious consent.   Given the vampire mentality, it was easy for me to understand why Hayden behaved the way he did and, at times, I even felt for him, as he knew he should be treating Cam differently and was unable to do so.   I also felt for Cam during this time; not only is his first time not going the way he always thought but he feels guilty for not realizing that Hayden is his mate.

Before the men even have a chance to work things out, Denver, the men’s second mate shows up.  In the beginning, this character comes across as a bit of a prick.  Needless to say, the first meeting between the three is not a happy one.   Once the reader gets over their initial introduction of the characters, he is quite interesting and, in fact, brings about some changes for the Cowell family.  My only issue with the threesome is that Cam is the focus of the relationship and I would have liked to have seen more interaction between Hayden and Denver.

The author has many twists and turns tucked into this story that will move this series along.  Some of the twists I did not see coming and was a little surprised.  I’m curious to see what the author has planned for this series, especially now that they are figuring out who their enemy is.    My Spotted Dream is a good addition to this series and should not be missed.

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