Wednesday, March 6, 2013

In the Eyes of Crazy


Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publisher’s URL: http://www.extasybooks.com
ISBN/BIN:  978-1-77111-442-4
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Smell is one of the most important senses for a shape-shifter because without that, they may never realize who their mate is.  To balance out his loss of smell, Payson sleeps with whoever catches his fancy, hoping his hyena will let him know when he has found their mate.  When he finds Land in a bar, he can’t help but want the shy young man and thinks that this time he has finally found his other half.  Only Payson has been wrong before and is worried that this time is no different.

Charlie Richards has done a wonderful job writing the various pack members in the Kontra’s Menagerie series, so I am always anxious to see each of the men find their mate and if that mate will be human or paranormal.  Payson is the latest pack member to find his mate and fans of this series will remember that the hyena shifter has had problems in this area before.  It’s not too long into the story that readers will be able to figure out what had happened the last time Payson thought he found his mate.  This did not ruin the story for me however, but left me wondering how everything would be resolved. 

I thought Land was the perfect choice for Payson.  The shy young computer nerd is just what the cocky shifter needs in his life.  The younger man, in my opinion, helps balance Payson out, giving him someone to love and care for.  At the same time, there’s someone who will care for Payson when thoughts of his past become too much.   Land is a virgin when these two meet and the way in which Payson introduces the younger man to sex will really heat up the pages.

While there isn’t any danger that the men must face in the book, In the Eyes of Crazy, they do have a run in with the law that has a surprise or two thrown in.  Of course, most of the secondary characters are all pack members we have met before.  There are some great scenes between them and Land in the beginning of the story that will leave you laughing.  In addition the way in which Payson reveals the fact that he is a shifter was definitely an ‘oops’ moment.

In the Eyes of Crazy is another great addition to the ongoing Kontra’s Menagerie series and should not be missed.

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