Monday, March 11, 2013

Jaded


Title: Jaded
Author: Gabrielle Evans  
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand
Publisher’s URL: http://www.sirenbookstrand.com
ISBN/BIN:  9781622425389
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Zuriel is having a hard time getting over what was done to him by The Hive.  To handle everything, he goes overboard with the flirting and comes across as a slut.  Normally he would not care what anyone else thinks about him, but he’s found his mate and can’t help wishing he had behaved differently.  It’s up to Spiro to show the young fox that the past is just that and now is the time for them.

The Moonlight Breed is one of Ms. Evans ongoing series, which revolves around a variety of paranormal characters.  The latest release in the series, Jaded, picks up shortly before the last book ended so readers will get a short refresher.  The story centers on Spiro and Zuriel, both shifters staying at Haven.  Zuriel is one of the shifters recently rescued from The Hive and, as readers can expect, the torture done to him has left him with many issues.  The author did a great job pairing him with Spiro, the doctor assigned to help with any problems the rescued shifters have adjusting to being members of a regular pack.  Poor Spiro has a rough time with Zuriel, yet the way in which the younger shifter acts is totally understandable.  I liked that, while he was saddened by Zuriel actions, Spiro stood by his mate, letting him come to terms with their relationship.

The men barely have time to settle into their relationship before Spiro, who is part elf, is called home.  From there, the story really takes an interesting turn and I was surprised by what happened.  Through everything, many of Zuriel’s friends stand by his side offering support.  When Zuriel and his friends get together, readers can expect laughs as well as trouble. 

Many of the stories in this series are closely tied together, yet most books can be read as stand-alones.  If you have not yet given this author a try, this series is a great place to start.

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