Saturday, September 21, 2013

A Very Marius Christmas

Author: Joyee Flynn
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand
ISBN/BIN: 9781622422593
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Seasonal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

The Christmas holiday is fast approaching and what should be a wonderful time for the Marius family is anything but.   With all the attacks the warriors have had to fight lately, their families are starting to feel the pinch and the various couples are wondering if they should even stay together.

A Very Marius Christmas is the sixth story in the Marius Brothers series.  This story is different from other holiday stories, but will still keep the reader’s attention.  From the time the book starts, the reader is able to tell that they’re in for a change.  When each couple’s original story ended, you found yourself believing that their story would always be a happy one, yet the various conflicts each couple is facing makes you wonder just what the author has planned. 

Since the whole Marius family is present, and the book is written in the first person, the author titles each section keeping the reader from getting confused.  I was unsure if I would like this alternating first person format, especially with all the characters involved, yet soon found myself enjoying hearing from each of the men, as well as their parents.  Wait until you get to the scene where Desmond and his sons go shopping; the way he gives advice will leave you laughing.

One of the things I enjoyed about this story was that the author made each of the couple’s issues seems believable, therefore making the story more real.  She also does not whitewash their issues; instead most of them end up seeing their version of a marriage counselor, Ayden.  When the couples find themselves at peace, be prepared for the pages to heat up. 

Even though he has yet to find his mate, Virgil also shows up throughout the book.  Be prepared for a little shocker at the end of the story.

Fans of this series are sure to love A Very Marius Christmas.  If you love this genre, or are reading this series, don’t miss this story.  

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