Thursday, July 11, 2013

Politician Won

Author: Amber Kell
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
Publisher URL: www.total-e-bound.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-78184-370-3
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Zander is frustrated. He and his Thresl have been together for two years and the beast has thus far refused to change out of his cat form. Without a true mating, Zander’s afraid his father will force them apart upon returning home from the royal wedding they’re attending. When he suddenly becomes ill, his Thresl shifts to protect him. 

As part of the newly mated pair, Zander finds himself helping the Thresl king investigate rumors of Thresls being kidnapped, sold and smuggled off-planet. Just when he and his Thresl, Leo, find evidence to help their case, Zander is drugged and Leo is kidnapped. Can Zander find a way to get his mate back before it’s too late?

Politician Won is the newest release in The Thresl Chronicles by Amber Kell. Because of the ongoing storyline, the books need to be read in order.   

The premise for this series keeps getting more interesting as the creative world building continues and I’m happy some of the questions left unanswered from the previous book are addressed here. By the end of Prince Claimed, I was expecting Saint to be the main focus of this story but I wasn’t disappointed to get Zander’s story instead. He’s a good guy with an interesting personality. I liked that the bond to his Thresl, Leo, has an unexpected beginning.  These two make a good match and the development of them as a couple works well. And the physical side of their mating—steamy.

There’s a lot going on in this release that doesn’t have anything to do with Zander or Leo’s mating. That means it’s a juggle to keep everything moving forward and integrated but Ms. Kell handles it well. It leaves the story pretty evenly balanced between the romance and other storylines. I enjoyed the investigation part of the plot, despite being rather short but Leo’s action scenes are well done. With the ongoing story arc, expect a few dangling threads to be handled in the next release and even beyond. From the ending, I’m expecting Saint to be the focus next time. Really. 

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