Saturday, June 20, 2015

Driving Borscht Batty

Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-4874-0417-8
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series          
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Borscht has been head of his family for some time and has watched as some of his siblings found their beloved.  He’s not jealous of what they have, but he can’t help wondering if he will ever be as lucky.  Little does he know that things are about to change.

Driving Borscht Batty is the 29th story in the Wolves of Stone Ridge series.  This book really grabs your attention from the beginning and I wished it could have been longer.  The author did a good job with the characters in this book, especially Sekani, who is new to the series, unlike Borscht. 

Since Borscht is Tullion’s brother, readers may remember him from The Vampire’s Geek.   They may also remember that not all of Tullion’s and Borscht’s siblings were happy about the fact that Tullion’s beloved was a male.  You can only imagine how those same siblings will react when Borsch finds his mate, who is also male.  Sekani is a shifter, one that has spent most of his life in a cage.  Because of this, Sekani knows next to nothing about the outside world.  As much as I felt bad for the young bat, I loved the innocence he had about him and thought it was the perfect foil for Borscht’s seriousness. 

There is a lot of action in this story, and I was surprised to see an old enemy make a return as I thought they had been handled once already.  I also like the fact that the author has opened up the possibility of many more stories in this series with the rescue of Sekani’s friends.  In fact, I would love to see one of those rescued shifters turn out to be Aleksei’s beloved.

Although over way too fast, I found this story to be a well done addition to an ongoing series.  It is one I plan on re-reading again in the future. 

No comments: