Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Just Lion Around

Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-77111-629-9
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Valarius isn’t in Colorado for play, but for serious Pride business.  While he is not thrilled to be the one representing his Pride at a meeting concerning the government’s knowledge of shifters, he is willing to do anything to show his appreciation to his new alpha.  Deciding he needs a break from all the tension he heads to a local bar, hoping to find a quick hook up.  What he doesn’t plan on finding is his mate.

Just Lion Around is the newest story in the Wolves of Stone Ridge series.  This tells the story of Valarius and Brice.  Fans of this series may remember Brice from a previous story and his harsh introduction to the shifter world.  Needless to say, the introduction left Brice with some issues, all of which come into play when he meets Valarius. 

Valarius is thrilled to meet his mate and only wishes it were under different circumstances.  The way in which the author brings these two together is a little harsh and may be a problem for some readers; however it works out well for this story.  I like the connection these two have and the chemistry between them is hot.  I liked that Valarius is conscientious of the problems ahead of him, due to Brice’s previous dealings with shifters.  I did expect Brice to be a little more upset when he finds out about Valarius, but liked the way he kept his head and was able to help his mate.  As you would expect, several past characters show up to give the two men a hand, which they need when members of Valarius’ former pack show up.  

The nineteenth book in the Wolves of Stone Ridge series picks up with the various shifter groups coming together in order to figure out how to deal with the knowledge that the U.S government knows about their existence.  This opens up many new possibilities for the series. I am curious to see not only how the CIA will play into the series but also how the gathering of shifters will change things up.

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