Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Goat Farmer’s Guardian

Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books Inc
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ISBN/BIN: 978-1-4874-0121-4
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 2.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

After the death of his wife, Zander Wheeler tried to put his life back together but instead things got worse. Zander discovered he’d been seduced by a married man and was unable to escape his clutches. Desperate for help, he called his friend Logan and discovered that the paranormal world existed and that a vampire has been using him as a blood supply.

The situation brought him into contact with Geoffrey, a gargoyle who claims to be his mate. Zander isn’t comfortable with the idea of a ‘mate’, which leaves Geoffrey on the edges of his life and living in the woods to guard him. When an overly aggressive Billy goat attacks Zander, Geoffrey comes to his rescue, giving them the chance to talk. Can they learn to trust each other and build a relationship?

The Goat Farmer’s Guardian is the latest release in A Paranormal’s Love by Charlie Richards.  Be aware that some of the characters are recurring and I suggest you read Restitution From His Mate where Zander is introduced.

I’ve been thinking about this review for several days and truthfully I had trouble starting it. I think my problem is that the plot had a great potential that fell flat. With Zander being so mistrustful of paranormals because of his previous bad vampire experience, his mating with Geoffrey is a seesaw of emotions. One minute he’s making accusations of being manipulated and then the next, he invites Geoffrey inside his home. Then BAM, he decides to move forward with their relationship as if he never had any doubts. 

Another peeve is the lack of information given to Zander about the world he’s entering as Geoffrey’s mate. I guess I’m frustrated with the number of things that are glossed over—roosting, molting, claiming and even the move to the gargoyle compound. And the conflict of the story seems to end in a flash. I wanted to see Zander and Geoffrey learn about each other and grown into their relationship. I’ve read the rest of the books in this series and had hoped to enjoy The Goat Farmer’s Guardian but instead, I was just disappointed.

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