Monday, September 9, 2013

Skye’s Limits

Author: Stephani Hecht
Publisher: eXtasy Books
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ISBN/BIN: 978-1-77111-637-4
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Skye’s life has been hell since he was a little boy, thanks to the Ravens.  Unable to forget the things they did to his family, Skye now relies on booze to help him make it through the day.  But his big brother, Branson, has had enough and Skye now finds himself being mentored by Alden, a tough Tiger shifter.  Neither man expects this to change their lives, yet neither would have the changes any other way.

Skye’s Limits is the latest addition to Ms. Hecht’s ongoing The Lost Shifters series.  I like the way the author allows this series to evolve.  No longer is it just about those who are physically lost, but now encompasses a variety of shifters, many who have had to overcome traumas in one form or the other.  Two of those men are the center of Skye’s Limits.  

Skye is having a hard time forgetting what the Ravens did to his family.  The way he handles his memories is to turn to alcohol.  The author did a good job bringing Skye’s behavior across realistically.  Unfortunately, she also did a good job with Branson and Gage; and, while their attitude is normal for family members having to deal with an addict, that did not mean I did not want to smack them at times.

Alden has also had his life turned upside down by the Ravens.  Over twenty years ago, when the Ravens attacked the other shifters, Alden’s family was destroyed.  Unlike Skye, Alden turned to the Coalition and has now become one of their toughest trainers.  Alden is the perfect match for the younger Skye.  He is able to see past the younger shifter’s transgressions, especially as he can see all the hard work Skye has been putting forth to change.  The mating pull does exist between the two men, and while I liked that they decided to wait before starting their relationship, I thought others were extremely judgmental. 

Many previous characters show up to help move the story along and, of course, there is more than a few moments where the characters find themselves fighting the Ravens.  Although things don’t turn out well for all in one scene, I had to laugh a time or two when Shane and his previous actions came up.  

Skye’s Limits is a well written story and one fans of this author should not miss.

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