Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Pride and Were

Author: Joyee Flynn
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand
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ISBN/BIN:  978-1-62241-919-7
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Cody loves sex in any way, shape, or form.  Working at Anything Goes: The Leather Edition allows him to fulfill his needs without worrying about getting hurt.  Cody also doesn’t make friends or ties of any kind.  Staying on the run keeps him, and those around him, safe.  But then he meets Belz and finds things are changing, but are they for the better?

Pride and Were is the fourth book in the Anything Goes series and I really liked the main characters in this story.  Cody is a rare shifter who has gotten used to being on his own.  It’s easy to see that underneath the shifter’s tough skin hides someone who wants to be loved for himself and not for what he is.  This makes him the perfect counterpoint for Belz, a pride demon, who is used to being taken for what he can give others. Cody and Belz are hot together so watch for the pages to really heat up on occasion.  The author likes to keep things hopping, however, so just because they go well together does not make their relationship a smooth sailing one. A major misunderstanding in the beginning, and Cody’s insecurities, cause the two men to have a rocky start. 

The author brings many of the previous characters back to help the two men along the way and when Cody’s past catches up to him, they find that they really need the help.  The author also hints at a future story with Nolan and I can’t wait to see what she has planned, especially since his significant other is someone we may already know.

Unlike some series that can be considered stand-alone, this series is one that needs to be read in order so that you will have a better understanding of the various paranormal beings and their mythology.  Something that newcomers should know up front is that this series revolves around the demons, shape-shifters and other paranormal beings in Las Vegas.  As a rule they are open about sex until, and sometimes even after, they meet their mates, which some readers may have a hard time with.

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