Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Primal Desire

Author: Lupa Garneau
Publisher: Totally Bound Books
ISBN/BIN: 9781784302948
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Fantasy, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Humans know nothing about shifters and, as it turns out, even some shifters know very little about their world.  When the Rune Fang’s prodigal son returns home and meets Cole, a clumsy young shifter seeking temporary shelter, things start to change at a very fast rate.  Now Nexhan is worried that those in his pack, as well as others, will have trouble staying a step ahead of those changes. 

Primal Desire is the first book in the Children of Shairobi series by author Lupa Garneau.  Primal Desire sets up this series wonderfully, and gives the reader a refreshing spin on the shifter sub-genre.  The characters, both main and secondary, are well written, and Cole and Nexhan pull you into their story from the beginning.

There is some strong chemistry between Cole and Nexhan, however, both men have serious issues which keep them from understanding what is going on between them right away.  These issues, as well as others that pop up, result in many twists and turns that hold the reader’s attention and keep them turning the pages.  

I was curious to see how everything would play out, not only between Cole and Nexhan, but also between Cole and his family, as well as with the problems facing the various packs.  The author did a wonderful job wrapping up some of the story lines while keeping the reader looking forward to the next book.  Fans of the paranormal sub-genre should really give this story a shot, as I am sure it will end up on many readers’ keeper shelves.  Readers should also know that Primal Desire had been published elsewhere and has been re-edited and re-vised with this new edition.

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