Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Claimed By Love

Author: Skye Jones
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Publisher URL: www.lsbooks.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-62210-177-1
Genre: {M/M} {M/M/F} Paranormal; Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Rose Nymph

Kayley has had a pretty rough few years, ever since the man she thought loved her destroyed her trust and almost ended her life. Fearing for her family’s lives as much as her own, she took the only option left open to her – she ran. Time, distance and the help of medication allowed her to carve out a new life for herself, but the fear of what she left behind never truly goes away. To make matters worse, she’s started having strange dreams – highly erotic dreams involving two men that she has never even met. She wakes up flustered and horny as hell but try as she might, she just can’t seem to find the release she craves.

She hadn’t kept much contact with her family – things just seemed easier that way – but when her cousin Will and some friends come to town on vacation, Kayley decides that she has let fear rule her life for too long. She thought she was ready to be social again, but nothing prepared her for the shock of meeting the men of her dreams, Luke and Sean. On the surface, Luke and Sean are colleagues of Will’s but unbeknownst to Kayley, they are wolf shifters. They have been dreaming of a woman who will make their unit complete, but they never thought it would be a human. Kayley can’t deny the pull she feels towards the two beautiful men, but she is so very afraid to let anyone get close again.

She wants to let go of the fear once and for all, but Kayley can sense Luke and Sean are not all that they seem. Can the promise of love and protection be enough for Kayley to accept all that these men are? Or will the threat of the past and worries about the future destroy their bond before it’s even taken hold?

Claimed By Love is the first book in the author’s Wild Hunters series. The book is full of strong, believable characters that I could empathise with. The only character I struggled with at times was Will, as I found his behaviour a bit frustrating. Although this first book did well to set the scene and introduce characters that I look forward to seeing again, reading this felt a lot like I was picking the story up half way through. The characters’ back stories are very interesting but are written in such a way that I felt like I’d missed out on something. This distracted me slightly from being able to completely lose myself in the story.

There are some nice twists and turns in the plot and I was certainly eager to find out what fate had in store for these characters. By far the biggest success is how well the connection between Kayley, Luke and Sean is written. Their bond is palpable, the build-up and tease of it all fantastic to read. The sex scenes between these characters are extremely erotic. Their chemistry is thoroughly enjoyable to read and I love how they are three distinct individuals, all with rich backgrounds that drew me in, coming together to become one very sexy, loving unit. I recommend this book to fans of the genre and look forward to catching up with this world again soon.

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