Monday, January 20, 2014

Wayne County Holidays

Author: Stephani Hecht
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-77111-749-4
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Holiday, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

It’s the Christmas season and Cassie, alpha-mate of the Wayne County Pack, wants the house done up right for the holiday.  Hale isn’t thrilled that he was given the job, but isn’t brave enough to go against a pregnant Cassie either.  With the help of others in the pack, the place is soon brimming with Christmas cheer until their enemy shows up without warning.

Wayne County Holidays is the ninth book in the Wayne County Wolves series.  This holiday short story gives the readers a glimpse at some of the previous couples, introduces a set of twins, and brings a twist into the series that is sure to show up again in the future.  The book is well done and allows the readers to catch up with a few of the Wayne County Pack members.  I love that the author choose Hale and Troy to lead this story, as Troy is almost as crazy as his brother Shane, which always make for a fun read.  I also enjoyed the re-appearance of some previous characters, who show up to give Hale a hand with the decorations. 

Unfortunately, the decorations don’t last long when Rand and his people show up.  I felt bad for Hale and his friends after spending all that time decorating just to have it destroyed the way it was, but liked that he soon realizes that the holiday is not about the decorations.  There is also a glimpse of the next possible hook up and I hope that story will come out soon.

Lastly, there is the birth of the twins.  Everyone has been waiting for the arrival of Cassie’s and Chris’ twins, but this brings about a change in the dynamics of the pack as some members are shifted around to protect the new babies.  I did expect a little more hyperness from some of Cassie’s family members, however the touch with Jacyn did make me chuckle. 

Wayne County Holidays is a fun little read that gives the readers a look at some of the past characters while advancing the series plot.  Unlike other books in this series, Wayne County Holidays can be read as a stand-alone.  However I would recommend reading all the books in order.

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