Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Bayou des Enfants

Author: Lynn Lorenz
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL: www.loose-id.com
ISBN: 978-1-62300-616-7
Genre: {M/M} Shifter Series
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

The mating between Sheriff Scott and former New Orleans cop Ted is growing stronger each day. The community seems to have accepted their gay relationship, until a horrible accident lands two young boys into Scott and Ted’s care. That is when the hidden homophobia divides the residents’ opinion, regarding the welfare of children.    

Bayou des Enfants is the fourth book in the Rougaroux Social Club series. The setting is southern Louisiana. The issues presented in the storyline are realistic, for example dealing with orphaned children’s emotional turmoil, creating a sense of normalcy, together with shielding the children as much as possible from ignorant bullies.

Scott is the werewolf alpha mated to Ted who is a human. Before meeting his mate Ted, Scott assumes he would mate with a female and have children like most of the wolves in the pack. Scott did not realize his wolf was gay. After mating with another male, Scott’s desire for children became a lower priory.

Ted has known since his childhood that he was gay; having children had not been a consideration before he was mated to werewolf Scott. For the last year Ted’s focus has been on building his private investigator business, his painting as well as his relationship with Scott.

Another main character in this episode is Darlene, who is Scott’s mother. Darlene claims to be a devout Catholic by way of casting voodoo love spells. Unfortunately, Darlene’s spells stirs up trouble that Scott and Ted are forced to resolve. 

Lynn Lorenz has created a superb saga that I enjoyed immensely. All of the characters are entertaining, the storyline is touching and the intimacy is incredibly sensuous. 

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