Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Leopard Who Changed His Spots

Author: Stephani Hecht
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-77111-618-3
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Everyone knows that Leopards are crazy.  For Toby that’s just one more reason why he can’t have a normal life.  For some reason, Hale hasn’t gotten the message and he can’t seem to stop watching the assassin every chance he gets.  When Toby finally acknowledges him, neither man’s lives will be the same.

I was so glad to see that The Leopard Who Changed His Spots was going to be the next release in the Wayne County Wolves series.  Ever since finding out that Toby was Shane’s younger brother, I have being waiting to see what would happen.  While nowhere near as crazy as Shane, Toby is definitely the older assassin’s brother.  I loved watching these two get to know each other and their first meeting goes just as fans would expect.  The snarkiness that these two bring out in each other will have readers laughing and wait until you get to the bar scene.  I felt so bad for the poor mouse shifter. 

But this is not the story of two brothers; instead it is the tale of an assassin and a young beagle shifter.  Hale is an innocent in many ways, but he is also the perfect match for the jaded assassin.  I liked the connection between Hale and Toby.  Although it took some time for the two to come together, each man was aware of the other.  It is only after Hale sees Toby in need of some attention that they go from strangers to something much more.   These two are hot and seeing Hale step up to defend Toby to his friends was wonderful.   

There is some action in this story, especially when the assassins go up against spider assassin, Razor.  These scenes are well done.  The action comes across strongly, and I loved the way the author makes them seem so realistic.  Their battle with Razor also sets up the next story in this series. 

Fans of this author are sure to love this newest story and The Leopard Who Changed His Spots will sure to become a fan favorite. 

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