Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Title: Reluctance
Author: Bailey Bradford
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
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ISBN/BIN: 978-0-85715-660-0
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

It’s been a year and Keegan’s still agonizing over the death of several wolves that died guarding the Alpha Anax. He’s riddled with guilt, works constantly, never smiles, can’t sleep and has pushed all his friends away.  When a security breach is brought to Keegan’s attention, he’s forced to go outside the pack to find an expert to build a system to secure the compound.

Going to Brazil isn’t what Keegan expects but that’s where Marcus and Nathan send him to pick up security expert, Olin. His plane trip is unsettling and then his initial meeting with Olin doesn’t go well either. They snap and snarl at each other as an unwelcome mating bond kicks in. But Keegan can’t deny their pull and he follows Olin into danger. Can these new mates survive or will they die in the rainforest before getting to know each other?

Reluctance is the newest release in Bailey Bradford’s Southwestern Shifters series. Be aware that there are aspects to Keegan and Olin’s relationship that fall into BDSM.

Now onto the rest of the review—It’s fun, entertaining and I found Reluctance to be an enjoyable read. Truthfully, the last couple of books in the series dragged a bit for me but this one turned everything around. My attention was really caught with the attention to detail, complex story line, integration of previous characters and fast pace. But that’s not all. It also has a mystery in the depth of the rainforest, which gives the story action, danger and suspense—all great reasons to keep reading.

Then there’s Keegan and Olin. These two guys are so different—in every way—and Olin has such a chip on his shoulder, I sometimes wondered if their mating would work. Yet, the author manages to get them together and does it convincingly.  The ongoing story line is coming along nicely and the twists here were interesting. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next release.

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