Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Catching a Bit of Irish

Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publisher’s URL: http://www.extasybooks.com
ISBN/BIN:  978-1-77111-331-1
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Reb takes his pack duties seriously. When he goes to Ireland with the pack’s alpha and the alpha’s mate, he expects to be kept busy guarding them against harm.  What he doesn’t expect is to find his mate, or that his mate will be a human with a boyfriend.

Catching a Bit of Irish is the thirteenth story in the Wolves of Stone Ridge series.  The author takes us out of the U.S. for this story and drops us in Ireland.  Right away the reader is given a refreshing look into an ongoing series.  The main characters, Reb and Daithi, mesh well together and, from the moment Reb introduces himself to Daithi, the readers will be able to see the chemistry between them.  Although both men feel the pull of the mating bond, their decision to try to get to know each other first made the story more believable. I found it interesting that Daithi knew about shifters and how he found out was unique, although I did no quite understand how that applied to Daithi’s boyfriend, who is also human. 

There is some conflict in the story, which introduces a new paranormal being to the series. The background players in the conflict the men find themselves in are a little predictable and I wish we could have seen more of a conclusion concerning Daithi’s family. 

The characters, both main and secondary, are interesting and play important roles in the story.  The introduction of new characters into the series not only helps move the stories along, but also ensures the reader that more stories are to follow.  I, for one, am hoping that Reb’s brother will be getting his own story soon.

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