Friday, November 2, 2012

Riley’s Downfall


Author: Lynn Hagen
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand
Publisher’s URL: http://www.sirenbookstrand.com
ISBN/BIN:  978-1-62241-105-4
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Sterling is driving Riley crazy, and the way things look now, the young man won’t be leaving anytime soon.   If Riley doesn’t come to terms with having a mate, however, he may just loose the man.

Riley’s Downfall is the 29th addition to the Brac Pack series, and it made its way to my favorites pile right away. For those who may not know, this story is about characters that have been introduced in previous stories.  The main characters are Riley, the oldest Lakeland son, and Sterling, Darcy’s baby brother who happens to also be a human.  I absolutely loved Sterling.  This character is terrifically written and more than once, he had me laughing out loud.  He literally steals the scenes he’s in and I could not narrow down one scene that I loved more than the others.  Sterling is also the perfect foil for Riley.  As his father’s right hand man, Riley is steeped in responsibility, so far that he’s forgotten how to have fun.  Poor Riley, I almost felt sorry for him at times when he was dealing with Sterling.  Watching as their relationship changes was fun to see and when they finally do come together, they really heat up the pages. 

Riley’s Downfall is littered with previous characters, some of whom are crossovers from other ongoing series.  While this may be the case, it is not necessary to read the other series in order to read this book, although you would be missing out on some great stories if you didn’t.  The author throws in some twists and turns so that the story isn’t just about the main characters.  The twists are entertaining and set up a variety of future plot lines. You also get a glimpse of two future pairings, both of which I am anxious to read.

Riley’s Downfall is a great story and one that should not be missed.  Readers should keep their eyes out for Bacon.  I loved how Sterling was with her and their relationship is sure to cause a few readers to smile. 

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