Sunday, June 16, 2013

Four-Letter Words

Author: Gabrielle Evans
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand
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ISBN/BIN: 978-1-62740-023-7
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Zasha Gershwin doesn’t let his emotions control him. He controls his emotions. That means he cares for Thane but falling in love with his witch mate is just too frivolous for him to even consider. He understands the pull of the mate bond but love—it’s not something he plans for his life. Thane Braddock, on the other hand, remembers the love he shared with Zasha in another life time and wants it again—and he’s determined to get it back. The problems—making his stubborn mate remember their past without driving him crazy and making every mistake possible while doing it. The other—children are being kidnapped, evil is rising and the Braddock brothers are needed to stop it. Can Zasha and Thane rebuild their relationship in the middle of a crisis or will it crumble to dust?

Four-Letter Words is the latest release in Gabrielle Evans paranormal series, Haven.  Because of the interconnection of characters and the continuing plotline, I recommend the books be read in order.

There’s a lot happening in this book, so the pace is pretty fast all the way through. In fact, so much is occurring, it’s a wonder Zasha and Thane have time for each other. Between the kidnapped kids who need rescuing and the numerous characters required to help defeat the villains responsible, the distractions to their romance are numerous. More quality time before the rescue attempt becomes the prominent focus would have been nice. Even so, the story descriptions are good, there are a couple of scenes that made me chuckle and I enjoyed seeing the Braddock brothers all together. 

Now to Zasha and Thane. I really enjoyed Thane and I feel his personality is more developed than Zasha. I certainly like him more. He’s a warmer individual, while Zasha is just a tad too self-contained and aloof. That means there’s lots of angst as they try to work out their issues, but it also allows the opportunity to throw in a few twists and turns to grab your attention. It’s really a bit of an emotional rollercoaster with these two and what’s going on all around them. With the new characters added, I don’t have a clue who will be featured next but I look forward to the next release to see where the storyline goes next.

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