Monday, August 18, 2014

Trusting His Rat

Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-77111-983-2
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Paolo is thankful for the refuge that the Stone Ridge pack has given him.  However, being there brings the rat shifter one surprise he never expected – a mate.  Jamie has been protected by the members of the Stone Ridge pack from the moment he became a member.  When he meets his mate however, the young shifter does the one thing he has always done, run to his friends for help.

Trusting His Rat is the twenty-fourth book in author Charlie Richards’ long running Wolves of Stone Ridge series.   While I have enjoyed all the books in this series, Trusting His Rat is one of my favorites.  The characters are well done and have a strong chemistry that they do not try to hide.  Paolo has Dom written all over him, and he is thrilled to find out that Jamie, his mate, is a natural submissive.  With the mate pull and their natural leanings, you would think that these two would have an easy time of getting together.  But that is not the way things go and when a misunderstanding occurs after their first time together, Jamie does what comes naturally for him, he runs. 

When the readers learn more about Jamie’s past, they will understand why he acted as he did.  Both Jamie’s friends and Paolo himself help Jamie understand and overcome his fears.  The author could have chosen to draw this matter out; however, she did not, which kept the story moving smoothly.

There are many appearances by former characters and there are a couple of tense moments, due to the actions of some of those characters.  Thankfully Jamie and Paolo are surrounded by pack members and friends who help the two men when they needed it the most. 

Some of the books in this series need to be read in order however, this particular one can be read as a stand-alone if you wish, although I would highly recommend you read all the stories in order.  

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