Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Removing the Gargoyle’s Mask

Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-77111-755-5
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Dragon Minx

One night Marty Beakman see’s a bearded but cloaked man at a local coffeehouse and is captivated. He returns numerous times afterwards trying to learn more besides the name of Raymond. Marty’s there so much his brother notices and confronts him about his odd behavior. Marty’s obsessed with Raymond and one night follows him from the coffeehouse and gets the shock of his life when Raymond removes his clothes and flies off. He isn’t human.

At first sight, Raymond knows Marty is his mate. That doesn’t mean he knows how to have a relationship, so starts with the internet to learn all he can about him. Raymond finally contacts Marty and they start communicating online, which leads to friends getting involved in ways he never imagined. Can two guys from vastly different worlds find a way to be happy to together?

Removing the Gargoyle’s Mask is the newest release in A Paranormal’s Love by Charlie Richards. With all the recurring characters, I strongly recommend the books be read in order.

What a fun and entertaining addition to this series. Once again Ms. Richards has created a great couple, so different on the outside but a perfect match at heart. I like these two and how their relationship develops. We learn bits and pieces about them throughout the story, which rounds out their personalities pretty well. It makes me hope for more of them in future releases, particularly since we don’t get to see Raymond in his human form at book’s ending. Maybe he’ll molt in the next one. 

I enjoyed the previous characters—and there are a lot—but they’re a good addition to the plot, not a distraction. They make me smile and give a good sense of family, loyalty and camaraderie. Now to the stalker/villain. His part of the story is important to the overall plot but his actual part of the story is resolved quickly (my niggle). The results of his actions—what happened to Marty—are believable and continue to the story ending. There are several new characters I hope to see again in future books—maybe as mates?

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