Sunday, June 16, 2013


Title: Revenge
Author: Bailey Bradford
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
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ISBN/BIN: 978-1-78184-342-0
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

The shifter world is dangerous, which Ryder Johansen finds out when he’s kidnapped and turned against his will. It’s a situation that gives him the chance to makes changes in his life and become a man worthy of being trusted. And considering his past—that’s a big change.

Maarten Visser doesn’t know what to do with himself. When his brother returned and resumed his position as Alpha, he didn’t have anything to do. Maarten’s hoping that getting away from his pack and going on a diplomatic mission to the Alpha Anax of North America will help him move on with his life.

What neither man expects is for Marcus and Nathan’s pack to be under attack. The culprit is unknown but deadly. The reason is unknown but the collateral damage to the pack is widespread.  What is certain is that Marcus is the target and if everyone doesn’t work together, they could all end up dead.

Revenge is the newest release in Bailey Bradford’s Southwestern Shifters series. I recommend the books be read in order so you’ll understand the ongoing plotline and relationships.

I wondered how the author planned to get the series back to America and having Maarten go on a diplomatic mission for his brother is the perfect answer. He’s an interesting guy but I wish his personality was better developed.  I feel like I have a better feel for Ryder and what makes him tick. I like these two guys and on the surface, they make an odd pairing but as far as mates go, it still works—it’s the two halves make a whole. It’s unfortunate their relationship is short-changed. By this I mean the overbalance of the plot. Nathan, Marcus and the attack on the pack really overshadow them. I’m hoping we’ll see a book more focused on Ryder and Maarten in the future and a more developed relationship at that time. 

Marcus and Nathan are desperate to determine who’s attacking their pack, so they have a very strong role in the book. It also means the plot’s filled with danger, pain and fighting as they and everyone else try to survive. Ryder and Maarten get pulled back into the midst of what’s going on so watch for what happens (spoiler alert). It also means there are plenty of emotions, so be ready for the grief and angst of some of these scenes. Overall there’s a satisfying ending and I look forward to the next book.

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