Monday, May 6, 2013

Compromises for his Moose

Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-77111-518-6
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Adam and the rest of Kontra’s pack are still visiting the family of the pack’s newest mate.  Wanting some time to himself, Adam heads out to the woods for a little cat nap.  The last thing he expected to find was a couple of young shifters, or that their older brother would turn out to be his mate.

Compromises for his Moose is the eleventh addition to the Kontra’s Menagerie series.  Most of the pack members have found their mates, which is leaving Adam feeling a little jealous.  This is something that is totally understandable and while it does not play a big part in the book, I think the story would have come across as unrealistic if he wasn’t.  Adam begins to wonder if he’ll ever find his mate, so the fact that he does means he’s willing to do anything to keep him.  Some readers may have a problem with the instant connection the main characters in these stories have, but this is one of the points I like, so the fact that Adam was so willing to stay with Noah was not a problem for me. 

Noah is a moose shifter who became the guardian of his younger siblings after the death of their parents.  Noah isn’t very dominating, but when someone tries to abuse his sister, he doesn’t hold back.  Noah is an easy character to like and everyone will be able to understand his need to protect his siblings.  One of the things I like about Ms. Richards series is the variety of shifters that show up.  Noah is the first moose shifter I have ever read about and I wondered if the author planned to show any difference between Noah and the others, other than their animal.  The way she goes about showing the differences was refreshing and I never thought about what kinds of trouble the larger animals could run into if they had to shift inside a building. 

Although there are a few new characters introduced into Compromises for his Moose, a majority of the characters are returns from previous books.  I always like when these guys show up, especially if the new character comes from a pack that does not approve of same sex pairings.  While there is some action in this story, the issues are cleared up right away. 

Compromising for his Moose is a fast-paced read that is sure to be enjoyed by many of the author’s fans.  While this could be considered a stand-alone, it would be beneficial to read the books in order so that you can get a full understanding of the characters.

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