Monday, November 18, 2013

Second Chance to Mate

Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-77111-713-5
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

The curse that has weighed heavily over Aaric’s family has finally been lifted.  Unfortunately, it comes too late for Aaric who has already met his mate, but did not claim her because of the curse.  But then Aaric picks up a scent and can’t help hoping that maybe fate is giving him another chance.

Kontra’s Menagerie and it’s sister series were built on the concept of each shifter having only one true mate. However, the author switches that up a little and in a way that makes total sense and opens both series up to new changes.  Second Chance to Mate, the fourteenth story in the Kontra’s Menagerie series, once again visits the Tamang family curse, which was broken in Breaking the Playboy’s Curse

Pulling the readers in from the start with the introduction of Aaric, and later Crain, the author shows the readers some of the collateral damage done by the Tamang curse.  I did wonder how the author would fix the problem of Aaric already having met his mate and I was surprised to learn that his last mate was a female.   I liked how this issue was solved, but could understand Aaric’s reluctance to believe that fate was giving him a second chance. 

Of course this means that while the first meeting between Aaric and Crain is intense, it does not go well and Crain’s reaction is understandable.  Because this is a fast paced story, the author does not keep these two apart for long and the fact that she makes Aaric woo Crain works well.  Once they come together, they burn up the pages, and Aaric’s introduction to gay sex is really hot, so be prepared.  

Second Chance to Mate is another well done story by this author, and one fans of the series should not miss. 

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