Friday, January 9, 2015

Trouble Comes in Threes

Author:  M. A. Church
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 9781632165510
Genre: {M/M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Kirk’s had a hell of a day.  In fact, after all he’s been through already; he can’t help wondering what is going to happen next.  The last thing Kirk wants is to become the owner of two stray cats, which is just what happens as his day from hell ends.  What he does not realize is that his new ‘pets’ are more than what they seem.

Trouble Comes in Threes is the first book in The Fur, Fangs, and Felines series by author M.A. Church.  This shape-shifter story is a little unusual on two points.  First, while the shifters are felines they are domestic cats, just slightly larger than what you or I might have at home.  Second, the story is written in different points of view, starting with Kirk whose story is told in the first person, while Dolf’s and Tal’s side is told in the third person.  While I have read books that alternated between character views, I don’t believe I have read one that switched between points of view, and wondered if I would like this.  The story was actually pretty easy to read and the author did such a good job moving between the viewpoints that the story flowed easily.

Kirk is not your typical hero.  He’s older, slightly pudgy, and close to losing everything he’s worked so hard for.  He is under no delusions and knows he is not anyone’s idea of a great catch.  I think that is one of the things I liked about him, as he comes across more approachable and realistic.  Dolf and Tal are what you would expect from shape-shifters.   They’re tall, gorgeous and make a beautiful couple.  Kirk can’t believe they want him sexually, let alone as a mate.  I love the chemistry that exists between these three.  The author did a good job with the relationship that these three men find themselves in.  They complete each other in a way that strengthens their relationship, allowing them to face the various issues that arise as they get to know more about each other.  One of the things I absolutely loved about this story, however, was the way the author brought Dolf’s and Tal’s cats to the forefront.  The fact that the men had a variety of cat toys lying around, and practically built their house so that it was a giant cat house had me laughing. 

There are, of course, twists and turns that pop up throughout the story.  I was surprised by the way the story played out and did not see some of the revelations that came out.  I am curious to see how this series plays out, and wonder if someone from this book will get a story of their own or if the author will be introducing us to someone new.  Trouble Comes in Threes is a great story to start with for those who have not yet read anything by M. A. Church.  It is also one that her fans are sure to love.  

1 comment:

MA Church said...

Thanks for a wonderful review!
~M