Monday, December 3, 2012


Title:  Taber
Author:  Taige Crenshaw/Aliyah Burke
Publisher:  Total-E-Bound Publishing
ISBN/BIN:  978-1-78184-126-6
Genre:  {M/F} Contemporary, Paranormal, Multicultural
Rating:  4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amethyst Nymph

Lainey Mercer is excited about starting a new chapter in her life.  With the help of her best friend, Lainey lands what she thinks could turn out to be the perfect job.  Finding a new home for the last displaced animal is a relief to Lainey.  Feelings of relief quickly turn to confusion when she meets her new boss.  First impressions leave her feeling aroused and annoyed at the same time.  Sure, she’s a sucker for his untamed demeanor, but not so much for his arrogance. 

Taber Ellis was impressed with Lainey on paper, but in person she was so much more.  Her sharp tongue didn’t hide the fact that she was drawn to him and Taber welcomes the challenge.    After all this time, Taber never expected to find a mate, but now that he has, nothing was going to keep him from her.  Up until this point, animals have been the most important things in his life.  Gaining Lainey’s acceptance as a man is proving to be difficult, so how will she react when he tells her he’s a God? 

Lainey feels betrayed when she finds out the truth about Taber and doesn’t want to hear his excuses.  Painful memories from her past make it hard for Lainey to forgive Taber easily.  I have to admit that I sided with Taber on this.  The hurt that Lainey was holding onto was completely different from Taber not telling her he was a God.  I think she made a bigger deal out of the entire thing than she should have.  Taber tries to make Lainey see his side in this situation, but he has little success.  In the end, it’s their love of animals that finally bring Taber and Lainey together.  It’s funny how tragedy sometimes brings on the happy ending you hope for. 

Taber is the fifth book in the Kemet Uncovered series, and it’s left me wondering what I missed in the first four books.  The passions and problems of Gods always seem more intense, especially when dealing with women who aren’t afraid to drive them to the edge.  I love the fact they at the end of the day, Taber is still just a man who messed up and needs to get back in his woman’s good graces.   Aliyah Burke and Taige Crenshaw are skilled at showing all the sides of a character, so readers understand them.  This is another gripping story that will draw you in and keep you hoping to see the characters reappear in another story.

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