Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Trill To Me Sweetly

Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publisher URL: www.extasybooks.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-77111-450-9
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Gargoyle leader Maelgwn’s plans to leave Stone Ridge and return to his home in Durango, Colorado change when he catches the scent of Bobby, his human mate. Bobby has shifter friends but he’s still ignorant of the paranormal world. That makes getting close to Bobby difficult. Maelwn’s forced to watch from a distance until the night he rescues his mate from a mugger.

Bobby tired of the abuse he gets from his boyfriend Seth’s buddies and needs a change in his life. When he’s attacked in an alley, Bobby is certain he’s going to be seriously hurt but then a man leaps from the shadows and rescues him. The sound of the man’s voice makes him tingle and he’s suddenly agreeing to dinner in the park. Meeting Maelgwn, even if he stays in the shadows, is better than he imagines. Can Maelgwn convince Bobby that being with a creature out of myth and legend is his destiny?

Trill To Me Sweetly is the first release in Charlie Richards new paranormal series, A Paranormal’s Love. It’s a spin-off from her popular Wolves of Stone Ridge series.

The series has a lot of potential if this first book is any indication and using familiar characters as secondary’s and the reason for Maelgwn to be in Stone Ridge is a great way to start off. Trill To Me Sweetly is only 118 pages but despite that short length, the author develops a pretty good storyline that kept my interest. Yes, Bobby and Maelgwn’s attraction is immediate as often happens in paranormal romances. Still, the author creates a getting-to-know-you personal relationship between the men—one that looks past Maelgwn’s well described non-human appearance. 

I like Bobby and Maelgwn. Both guys have nice personalities and do a good job of providing balance for the other. In the first half, there’s enough background of Bobby’s history with Seth to understand the need for their break-up. His abuse was ongoing and even if the friends were behind it, Seth does nothing to stop it. That’s why I’m shocked at how easily Bobby forgave him in the end. That didn’t make sense.

There’s plenty of tension once Bobby moves to Maelgwn’s home. Plus it’s not long before action, danger and suspense makes an appearance because of some unsavory vampires. There’s just a lot going on during this second half and many new people are added too. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next one. 

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