Saturday, December 14, 2013

In Plain Sight

Author: Stephani Hecht
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-77111-727-2
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

First it was his twin’s, Finn, turn to use his special talents on a mission.  Now Kline is being asked to contribute.  While his older brother, Tate, may be a little more understanding this time around, he is no less overbearing.  But this is the least of Kline’s worries, as the leader on his mission is none other than Zaid, the object of Kline’s lust.

Ms. Hecht’s latest release, In Plain Sight, is the eighth book in the Wayne County Wolves series.  In this story we are introduced to Kline, who like his twin, is an omega with special talents.  Where his twin had an enhanced sense of smell, Kline is able to see in the dark better than any other shifter.  This comes in handy when the mission the young shifter is sent on takes place in some old tunnels. 

We are also re-introduced to Zaid, the leader of a small rag-tag group of shifters who find themselves members of the Wayne County pack.  In this story, Zaid has to come face to face with a monster from his past.  I love shifter stories, particularly when the shifter is something other than the norm.  However, the idea of snake shifters just freaks me out, especially when the shifted animal is larger than normal.  This made it very easy for me to understand Zaid’s need for revenge while at the same time, fearing the moment when he meets up with Obsidian again. 

The story spends a large amount of time on the search for Obsidian, which gives Zaid and Kline time to get to know each other, rather than jumping right into a relationship just because they feel the mating pull.  I liked this little switch up, not only because it gives the readers time to get to learn the characters, but also because it allows Kline to become more of an individual rather than Tate’s little reclusive brother. 

Many of the secondary characters in this story are ones readers may remember from various previous books, however, there are a few new ones introduced.  This, of course, leaves open the possibility of many more stories for the Wayne County Wolves series.  

Fans of this series are sure to enjoy this newest release and, while not all the books need to be read in order, I would strongly recommend it as it allows you to have a wide understanding of both the characters and the issues they face. 

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