Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Kort’s Treasure

Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publisher URL: www.extasybooks.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-4874-0441-3
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Gargoyle Kort is a flirt, but he’s been waiting three hundred years for his mate and to have him be the first male in his bed. It’s been difficult especially when others are finding their mates, but one day he catches a whiff of the one meant for him. It just happens to be on the clothes of another gargoyle’s mate. Kort learns the scent comes from a human named Mace Capston, who’s been a patient in the emergency room after suffering several injuries.  

Kort’s anxious to meet his mate and sets up a vigil outside the human’s home. When the opportunity to talk with Mace arises, Kort takes it but it leaves him wanting more. One night while watching, Kort spies a man sneaking into Mace’s home and to keep him safe, Kort takes Mace back to the estate. Can Kort convince Mace they were meant for each other and that he’s not a monster to be feared?

Kort’s Treasure is release thirteen in A Paranormal’s Love by Charlie Richards. I don’t know that it’s necessary that all the books be read in order but readers should be aware of the close ongoing relationships of the characters.

I like Kort and Mace. They seem like sweet guys who deserve committed life partners. The author did a nice job setting up the plot in the opening pates by describing what is going on in their lives. The details of how Mace ended up in the ER are just descriptive enough without making the story maudlin. Then there’s Kort and how he became aware that Mace is his mate. Finding Mace’s scent on another man’s clothing is a fun and unexpected twist that made me smile after the seriousness of the previous pages.

These two are a good match and I like them together. As with all the other releases in the series, this one is about the same length, so Kort and Mace feel the pull of the mate bond and their relationship moves on immediately. It’s not that I think it wasn’t written well. I’m having a problem because of the emotional and physical abuse Mace suffered. He should have some residual problems and aside from his cast, nothing is mentioned. I’m not trying to be nit-picky but I find that lack totally unrealistic. 

Even so, the rest of the book worked for me and I enjoyed seeing so many of the previous characters woven into the plot. I can’t wait to see who is featured next.

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