Saturday, June 29, 2013

Kallen’s Atonement

Author: Stephani Hecht
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publishers URL: http:/
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-77111-594-0
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Kallen’s life within the Coalition is not going the way he hoped.  Being a Hyena shifter, he really was not expecting a lot, but he at least hoped to get closer to his brother.  Not wanting to cause problems, Kallen puts up with the abuse he receives from his fellow shifters, but he has a hard time not feeling crushed by the actions of Drake, a tiger shifter.

I really enjoyed Kallen’s Atonement, the latest The Lost Shifters story, by author Stephani Hecht.  Once again, the author brings the readers an unusual pairing in the form of Kallen and Drake.  Theirs is not an easy relationship as Kallen is a little leery about entering into a relationship with the tiger shifter.  I could understand where Kallen was coming from, especially after the way some of the other Coalition members had been treating him.  I had forgotten that Kallen was Gage’s brother so I could not believe that Gage took so long to stand up for him.  I did like that Gage went out of his way to clear things up, however.

While I was able to understand Kallen’s concerns regarding starting a new relationship, I could also see where Drake was coming from. I was glad that he decided to take the advice of Kallen’s few friends about how to win the younger shifter over. 

The author takes the readers on an action packed journey as these two men try to find their happily ever after.  A lot of previous characters stop by to give Kallen and Drake advice, which at times, will make you laugh.  I love seeing old friends and especially loved the way the author introduced a little twist regarding two old characters at the end of this story.  

Kallen’s Atonement is the 25th story in this long running series.  While some series would start to feel a little old about now, the author continues to make each new story exciting and fresh while leaving the reader wanting more.  While it is not always necessary to read this series in order, there is information that carries over from one book to the other. 

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