Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Stronger, Better, Faster, More

Author: Katey Hawthorne & Carlin Grant
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN/BIN: 978-1-68252-057-4
Genre: {M/M}, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal          
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Beau is working hard to make a good life for himself.  He’s got more to overcome than most, since Beau hasn’t always been known as Beau.  He’s also picked up a few new traits and he’s not sure what is going on.  While he’s out one night he gets a surprise, in the form of Vel, his high school crush.

Stronger, Better, Faster, More is the new book by co-authors Katey Hawthorne and Carlin Grant.  This story is one that fans of superheroes are sure to like.  The main characters, and even a few secondary ones, suddenly find themselves with a few unique characteristics that they didn’t have before.  While the way they received their ‘superpowers’ are similar, the powers themselves vary.  For Vel it is speed, while Beau’s is super-endurance. Both men have been using their new gifts to help others and it is during one of those moments that the two run into each other.

Beau and Vel know each other from high school soccer, however, at the time Beau was on the girl’s league.  When they meet up again, the crush Beau had on the other man comes back full force yet, because of all the obvious changes in his life, he’s afraid to tell Vel.   The connection between the two men grows as Vel moves in with Beau and they start looking into why they suddenly have superpowers. 

It is fun to watch the romance grow between these two young men and once they come together, they really heat up the pages.  But the story isn’t just about the two coming together, it also looks into why Beau and Vel have developed superpowers.  This part of the story is going to surprise some of the readers, especially the part when Beau and Vel meet the main bad guy.  Without giving too much away, the bad guy is a bit of a creep and I am surprised that he was able to get away with what and how he did it.  

I was not sure how I would like this story, but the blurb really grabbed me and I needed to see how the story would go.  Once I started to read Stronger, Better, Faster, More I was pulled into the world created by these authors and could not put the book down until the end.  Fans of the authors are sure to like this new story and I, for one, will be checking out their backlist.

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