Friday, January 25, 2013

Revolution


Title: Revolution
Author: Bailey Bradford
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
Publisher URL: www.total-e-bound.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-78184-204-1
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Paranormal Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

It’s been three years since Luuk and Jameson went on the run and during that time, they’ve almost been killed numerous times. As their health and spirits lag, finding a way to stop running and for Luuk to resume him usurped position as Alpha Anax is in the forefront of their minds. It’s been a difficult time for Jameson since he didn’t even know shifters existed before he became involved with his mate and being on the run has put Jameson on the ragged edge. He loves Luuk and is determined to see that he retakes his rightful position as leader and will help however he can. It seems they have help coming—and they could make all the difference—not just in the success of defeating the man trying to kill them, but returning Jameson’s best friend and his peace of mind.

Revolution is the latest release in Bailey Bradford’s Southwestern Shifters series. Note: reading these books out of order will be confusing.

I was surprised how much darker this book is than the others but what I didn’t expect was how much I would enjoy this different slant. For a good portion of its length, Luuk and Jameson are running for their lives. There’s nothing lighthearted or funny going on. It’s truly a tale of two men trying to stay ahead of the men chasing them. That means fear, danger, pain, anger and guilt.  All these emotions are woven through the story well, or maybe I should say believably, as Jameson and Luuk look for a place of safety. And that’s where the two priests come in as secondary characters. These men are just the first of the individuals the author weaves into the story to help them.

There are places that drag a bit and the sex at odd times, such as when one of them is injured, I just found unsettling. I also hoped to learn a little more about Luuk and Jameson as individuals but that didn’t happen, which I found disappointing. Lastly, the big build up to the fight for Luuk to get his Alpha Anax position back is resolved too quickly. 

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