Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Bite of Fulfillment

Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publisher URL: www.eXtasybooks.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-77111-607-7
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Being patient is difficult for vampire leader Adalric Bachmeier. That’s particularly true when it comes to wooing his reluctant beloved, Seth Goodwin, who has only recently learned of the paranormal world.  When an attack occurs at the coven house, Adalric doesn’t have any choice but to return home, but he refuses to leave Seth behind.

Learning of paranormal creatures is frightening for Seth and being the focus of a vampire’s attention even more so. He’s been rude to Adalric, so Seth can’t figure out why he’s hanging around. When Seth learns he must accompany Adalric home and needs a bite to keep other vampires away, he hesitantly agrees. But Adalric’s home isn’t what Seth expects, and the bombshell of their true relationship is shocking. Can Seth accept his place in the vampire world or will his fear end it before it even begins?

A Bite of Fulfillment is the second release in Charlie Richards’ series, A Paranormal’s Love.  It takes up shortly after the first book ends, so the books should be read in order.

Initially, Seth is frustrating because of his refusal of accept that his life has changed forever.  He’s rude to Adalric—annoyingly so—and while I understand his reaction, it continued longer than expected. These two guys are pretty funny at times and their communication skills—well, in the beginning—they need work. Despite how Seth starts out, I like him. I like Adalric too, and considering the length of this release, their personalities are pretty well developed.   

Once they arrive at Adalric’s coven house and Seth realizes the truth of their relationship, the pace of the story picks up. Here we get to meet some interesting new individuals who will play roles important here and later—so pay attention. My big niggle with Seth is how rapidly his attitude toward Adalric changes. I know—it’s the whole mate bond thing—but it’s still a bit quick for me.  Still, I like these two as a couple and once they get together, their relationship is believable. And I can’t forget the villains in this piece—adding lots of action and danger.  Look for Changing Owen's Mind next.

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