Saturday, February 29, 2020

Iron Master (Shifters Unbound #12) by Jennifer Ashley

Stuart Reid is an Iron Master—a Dark Fae with a rare ability to make iron do his bidding. Exiled by the High Fae who fear him, he now lives in a simple house in Shiftertown outside Las Vegas, watching over Peigi, a bear Shifter woman, and the cubs she cares for.

Peigi, rescued from an evil Shifter and welcomed into the Vegas Shiftertown, knows Reid and the cubs have helped her survive and heal.

She also knows Reid is alone and lonely, a strong man coping with his exile. The bond she feels pulling her to him scares the crud out of her—she’s been down this road before.

When Reid’s people send him a desperate call for help, Peigi senses danger to him—too much of it. She finds she’ll do anything, even sacrifice herself and her happiness, to keep him safe.

A Shifters Unbound full-length novel.

My review:
Finally! Two of my favorite characters come together in a story filled with love and adventure against the backdrop of hate and bigotry. Exiled Dark Fae Stuart Reid has lived and worked among the shifters for years now helping where he can while trying to find his way home. Peigi is a female bear shifter who was among the rescued abused shifters that found themselves in the Vegas Shiftertown. Peigi has taken in six orphaned shifter cubs and they’ve begun the journey to healing.
This is a story of two lonely people who find home in each others arms all while fighting off those who want them to do harm or want to harm them because they might do them harm.  This book made me laugh, cry and sigh. A terrific addition to the series.

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Valentine Honey 2 (Sweet & Dirty #10.5) by Cathryn Cade

The last thing this widow needs is a bossy biker up in her business... especially the biker who turned her down cold when she offered herself to him.
It may be February, but hearts and flowers are the last thing on Dani Geary's mind. She's too busy struggling to keep her art shop open.
When a nomad biker rides back into her life, claiming to be a part-owner of her business, she’ s furious, for more reasons than one. 
Because he’s not just any biker… he’s the man who rejected her when she needed him most.
But when she goes to the president of the Devil’s Flyers MC for help, she’s in for another rude surprise. 
Stick Vanko tells her to make it work with her new partner.
Dean ‘Grinder’ Geary is down on his luck. First, he wrecked his beloved Harley, and tore up his knee. Then, he lost his job as bouncer at a Seattle nightclub. At forty-four, the only thing he has left is part-ownership of a little art shop in Spokane, Washington.
But to claim it, he must deal with his dead cousin’s ex. The woman who ruined him for all others.
And the last woman he should ever trust—in business or in pleasure.
Will love's sweetness be worth the sting?
Ride along with the Devil's Flyers. The bigger the alpha… the harder he falls. 
Each book can be read as a standalone, with a HEA, no cheating, and honey-sweet, turn-up-the-heat romance!

My review:
I loved this story of second chance romance. Dani Geary is a biker widow and couldn’t be happier because her husband was a serial abuser. Dean ‘Grinder’ Geary is a biker down on his luck and cousin to Dani’s husband. When he shows up at her door sparks fly and not the good kind. But time turns these enemies to lovers and more. This is a sweet and sexy tale that will leave you smiling. I love this series. This story can be read standalone.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

You Had Me at Wolf (Wolff Brothers #1) by Terry Spear

First in a thrilling new series from USA Today bestseller Terry Spear featuring the hot, powerful Wolff brothers!

A wolf on a mission cannot be deterred...
The hot, powerful Wolff brothers have moved to the outskirts of Silver Town and opened a ski lodge. They've always wanted to live in a wolf-controlled area, and now they have their chance. They're settling in for a quiet winter, when their lives suddenly become way more exciting than they'd ever planned.

Private Investigator and Gray wolf shifter Josie Grayson is hot on the trail of a dangerous criminal hiding out at the ski lodge when her partner takes ill and must leave her to pursue the mission alone. Blake Wolff steps in--he can't resist the allure of this brilliant and focused she-wolf whose presence awakens a long dormant yearning in his heart.

As pursuit of their quarry heats up, Blake has a mission of his convince Josie that there's more to life than work...and that she's his perfect mate.

My review:
You Had Me at Wolf is the first in a new series. I loved that the lead character was a smart, strong independent female wolf shifter. This story had me laughing out loud and gasping with shock. A fun ride and a terrific lead in to the next book.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Calling on Quinn (Blackheart Brothers #1) by Blue Saffire

He's trouble--of the very best kind

Quinn Blackheart is a private investigator, former cop, and no-nonsense, take-charge kind of guy who adores his sprawling Irish family. He likes to check all the boxes, and his niece's gorgeous driving instructor just earned a place at the top of his to-do list.

Alicia Rhodes has had a tough, chaotic year, and she's ready to put the past behind her and find happiness in the present. When handsome Quinn Blackhart shows up at a driving lesson, she can see he's the very best kind of trouble--but is she game? Now isn't a great time to get involved with a man--even if he's the most romantic, supportive, understanding, magnificent man she's ever met.

So between unfinished business of Alicia's, and a dangerous case threatening the Blackhart family, Quinn is determined to both woo Alicia and keep her safe--which is going to make for one wild, sexy ride.

My review:
Calling on Quinn is a sweet and sexy romantic suspense novel. This is a terrific tale of a sexy ginger haired private investigator with an Irish brogue and a bit of OCD and a smart, tough pixie of a driving instructor. This is a fast paced, high energy story that will keep you flipping pages and wanting more.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Impact Zone (The Arsenal Book 6) by Cara Carnes

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

Rhea Strathmore creates death. Locked within her laboratory at The Arsenal, she concocts whatever’s necessary to protect those around her. She won’t ever negate her pre-Arsenal deficit, but she’ll try. Her past work now threatens everyone she cares for and exposes secrets she’s kept buried. The mysterious man tasked with keeping her alive is more lethal than anything she’s ever concocted.

Everything has a price.

Fallon Graves defies death with every assignment. He may have traded in his lone operative lifestyle for The Arsenal, but that doesn’t mean he’s a team player. He’s survived his entire life with no one. Why should he change? When Rhea’s past threatens The Arsenal, Fallon is forced to question everything he’s valued. She’s a liability in the field, but he’s not about to let anyone harm the woman who’s more dangerous than any explosive he’s ever created.

Together, Rhea and Fallon are one volatile chemical reaction away from going up in flames.

My review:
Fallon Graves is a lone wolf, a solo operator or was until The Edge saved his life now he runs a group of former merc’s for The Arsenal. He’s never had a home until now. Rhea Strathmore is brilliant. She enables The Arsenal operatives including Fallon and his team to do the job. But when trouble from Rhea’s past creates problems for the The Arsenal they are all going to have to pull together as a team to save the world. No room for lone wolves.
I absolutely fell for Fallon and Rhea. These two damaged souls are the perfect balm for each other. I love that the author normalizes mental health care. This is an exciting thrill ride that will leave you with a happy heart.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Spellbound in Salem (Casters and Claws #1) by Milly Taiden

Book 1 of an amazing new series! Get ready for witches, wolves, magic and romance. All in Salem!

Raven Bishop is happily doing inventory in her magic supply store Gemstones when a man walks in with an odd warning. Suspicious of his motives, Raven ignores his advice. He might be a police officer, but she knows she can take care of herself. She doesn’t need the help of a man, no matter how hot he is.

Sheriff and wolf shifter Zane Cross has one mission: get the Bishop women safely away from Salem and the order of witch hunters intent on riding the town of all witches. He doesn’t have time to deal with his wolf howling at him that they’ve finally met their mate. Especially not since the woman in question refuses to follow him to safety until she is attacked.

In the secluded cabin, far away from the threat of death, the grumpy sheriff and headstrong witch will have to find common ground in order to survive the Order of Salem’s attack. Can Raven put her pride aside and let love save the day?

My review:
This is a story of hate versus love. In this fast paced tale we have Raven a witch with trust issues. Zane a wolf shifter cop taking his job way too personally and a bunch of bigoted lunatics after Raven and her family. Zane knows he can keep Raven safe but what the sassy witch is doing to his heart he may never recover from. This is a sexy fun romp with serious undertones that will both entertain you and get you to thinking.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Shake That Sass (Dire Wolf Mates #1) by C.D. Gorri

He’s an Alpha looking for a home. She’s an outsider with no one to call her own. Can they find what they’re searching for in each other?

Derrick Rand is an Alpha Dire Wolf, a rare and powerful species of Shifter. Tired of the nomadic life, he’s looking for a place to call home. He receives an email from a female Shifter inviting him to a small town called Blue Creek. Seemingly ideal, he and his crew fill their tanks and mount their bikes for the long ride to meet Barbara Wolfe.

Lucy Corwyn is a Bobcat Shifter passing through the Wolf infested town of Blue Creek. After her junker breaks down, she is stranded there without a cent to her name. Not-so-big Cats rarely mixed with other species, especially not ones that considered her a snack!

Without the money to pay for the repairs needed, Lucy has to find a job. The only one available seems to be at the new biker bar in town, Serious Moonlight. Lucy knows she needs to get the hell out of town before some dumb Wolf tries to make her into a chew toy, so she seeks out the owner about a position.

Imagine her surprise when the sexy as hell Alpha turns out to be her mate!

Lucy isn’t about to make things easy on the big guy. No way.

If that big bad Wolf wants to catch this little she-Cat, he better shake that sass.

My review:
Cats and dogs don’t mix or do they?  Lucy Corwyn is a Bobcat Shifter and Derrick Rand is an Alpha Dire Wolf and fate has declared them mates. But Lucy isn’t going down without a fight. Lucy is sweet and sassy and nobody’s fool. Derrick is hot and Alpha and a bit used to getting his way. I loved this steamy tale and look forward to future installments.

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Bitter Falls (Stillhouse Lake #4) by Rachel Caine

She’s investigating a cold case no one else could—by going places no else would dare.

In spite of a harrowing past still haunting her, Gwen Proctor is trying to move forward. Until a new assignment gives her purpose: the cold-case disappearance of a young man in Tennessee. Three years missing, no clues. Just Ruth Landry, a tortured mother in limbo. Gwen understands what it’s like to worry about your children.

Gwen’s investigation unearths new suspects…and victims. As she follows each sinister lead, the implications of the mystery grow more disturbing. Because the closer Gwen gets, the closer she is to a threat that looms back home.

In a town that’s closed its ranks against Gwen; her partner, Sam; and her kids, there’s no bolder enemy than the Belldene family—paramilitary, criminal, powerful, and vengeful. As personal vendettas collide with Gwen’s investigation, she’s prepared to fight both battles. But is she prepared for the toll it could take on everyone she loves?

My review:
Bitter Falls (Stillhouse Lake #4) by Rachel Caine is a pulse-pounding, nail-biting non-stop adrenaline rush of a mystery. This story kept me on the edge of my seat and flipping pages and left me physically and emotionally exhausted. Just when things are going right for Gwen and the kids everything blows up in spectacular cascading fashion leaving them fighting to get out alive. This is an incredible tale of love and determination.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Striking Distance (Love Undercover, #2) by L.K. Shaw

She’s a damsel in distress.
I’m supposed to protect her, not desire her.
Especially since she’s my sister’s best friend.


I never imagined I’d get caught in the crossfire between the police and the Mexican cartel. After a failed kidnapping attempt, a bodyguard attaches himself to my hip.

Why does it have to be Victor: my best friend’s brother and the man I’ve had a crush on since I was sixteen?


Estelle tempts me like no other woman. I push aside my attraction though. My goal is to keep her safe, not sleep with her.

The stakes are at an all time high when someone betrays us to the enemy. Now it’s a race against the clock to find her before it’s too late.

My review:
Striking Distance is a sweet and sexy romantic suspense that will leave you breathless. The chemistry between Victor and Estelle is of the charts.  Watching them grow toward each other was exquisite torture. A terrific tale of love and intrigue.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Black Hollow: Finding Her Kings (The Drakki Chronicles Book 2) Gracen Miller

When an MMA fighter crosses paths with the head of a diamond empire as well as a demon from Hell, more than sparks will fly.

Frankie Bordeaux-Smith is content with her life out of the ring until a knock on her door thrusts her into the world of princesses and unicorns. According to the Romeros, she’s both, and now someone wants her dead.

Mated to each other, King and Hitchcock are settled in Black Hollow, running their coffee shop and diamond business. That is, until their quiet world is shattered by… a nun?

As assassins drift into the peaceful paranormal town, can the demon and dragon keep a unicorn alive while figuring out the latest twist of fate to their hearts?

One-click now to see if this modern day princess has found her kings!

My review:
King and Hitchcock are one of my favorite pairings so I was a little concerned when fate gave them a third but Frankie is smart, sassy and tough. She won’t let King bulldoze her or Hitchcock buy her. I really enjoyed this fast paced high energy story.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Gabe: Partners in Grime (The Brothers Grime #3) by Z.A. Maxfield

Can Gabe hold on to love in the face of disaster?

Gabe has loved elusive, closeted detective Dave Huntley since they were children. Unfortunately, he's had to watch from the sidelines as Dave makes his way through the available men in their lives. But on the very eve that Gabe senses things between him and Dave may be evolving exactly as he'd hoped, disaster occurs in the form of a violent liquor store robbery. Gabe is forced to put his desires on hold in order to help Dave heal from a head wound that damages Dave's memory and derails both their lives.

Caught between gratitude for Dave's recovery and the pain of lost intimacy between them, Gabe has to choose whether to share the truth or wait for Dave to recognize what Gabe's known all along: He and Dave belong together.

Can Gabe find the courage to place his faith in Dave, who must rediscover his past and make the tough journey from their shared trauma to a future free of fear?

Partners in Grime is a friends-to-lovers story with a guaranteed HEA.

My review:
I LOVE THIS SERIES! This installment is less forensics clean up and more emotional clean up. Dave is an in the closet cop and self-described ahole. Gabe is a good guy who thinks of himself as just okay when nothing could be further from the truth. Gabe is the gangs go to guy. He is sweet and kind and the one they can all count on in a pinch. This is the tale of Dave and Gabe. This is their moment when they either move forward or allow thing to lie in the past. I absolutely adored this story and hope we get to visit The Brothers Grime crew again.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Throne Taker (Heart of the Nebula #3) by Heather Long and Rebecca Royce

Everything in Khloe with a K's life changed when she crashed into the side of a food truck. Now with Earth in the rearview mirror, her future lies with Briggs, Goran, Reese, and Dalton. Forging their bonds was only the first step, but will it be enough to sustain them in the face of new challenges?*Please note, this is a reverse harem and the authors suggest you always read the forwards in their books. This is the third in a trilogy.

My review:
WOW! This story took a turn I didn’t see coming but boy did it make me smile. Khloe and the guys are neck deep in political intrigue and maneuverings and they need to find a way through that doesn’t mean war and the death of millions. Leave it to Khloe to find a unique solution. Loved this trilogy and will re-read when I need a smile.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Midnight Shift (Midnight Shifters #1) by Renee George

Can two alpha wolf shifters love Dani enough to put their differences aside to save her?

When Other Worlder monsters start hunting slayer Danoica "Dani" Dilian, she enlists the sexy genius Ian Arent and the hot telepathic werewolf Trace Calder to help find out who is trying to kill Dani--and why.

But as the investigation takes them deep into the Other Worlder community, Dani discovers a dark truth that may well destroy her. Only the love of the two very different men can help her survive and accept her ultimate destiny.

Content Notes: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Shifters, Action, M/F/M Scenes, Ménage, Love Story

My review:
Midnight Shift is the first in a sexy series by Renee George. Dani hunts monsters she isn’t one is she? This sexy tale is a story of self-discovery and love. Dani isn’t a normal girl and so you shouldn’t expect her love life to be normal either. Break out the fan a cold drink and enjoy.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Wicked Games (The Arcane Court #1) by Dagmar Avery & K. Margaret

Tasked with finding the remaining treasure hordes, Alyx Mayhem and her guards, Scur Nordscov and Khalid Ingvar, have their hands full. As she is uniquely suited for the treasure quests, she plans to do it her way with the men that love her by her side.

One of two newly minted princesses in the Nightmare Courts, Alyx is determined to ensure her court is indispensible to the others, by filling the hole of a warrior house. With one horde down, and several more to be found, they think they have it in the bag…

Except they didn’t count on a competitor, and one who is set on ruining the Nightmare Courts.

And when something monumental is unearthed, Alyx and her men will have a decision, one that will take them on a grand adventure…or doom them all.

My review:
Wicked Games is the start to the tale of newly minted tom-boy princess Alyx Mayhem and her guards, Scur Nordscov and Khalid Ingvar. They are tasked with a mission and determined to succeed.  But Alyx’s court isn’t complete and there are factions rising against her.
This is a sexy fast paced in your face adventure that will leave you breathless and wanting the next book asap.

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Genetic Attraction (Genetic Attraction #2) by Tara Lain

At a conservative Long Island university, geneticist Dr. Emmaline Silvay has two great loves -- her life-saving work and her younger research associate, Dr. Jake Martin. But Em knows she’s crazy. She's Jake’s boss and he lives with his girlfriend! When Em discovers that Jake’s "girlfriend" is really his boyfriend, the beautiful supermodel, Roan Black, she resigns herself to a platonic friendship. But the men have other ideas, and make their intentions clear on a passionate three-way weekend. Em’s never wanted anything more, but her unconventional love breaks rules her University superiors haven’t even written yet. Roan’s fame makes secrecy impossible and the ménage threatens her carefully constructed world. What – or who – will she give up?

My review:
Genetic Attraction follows up on The Scientist and the Supermodel.  Jake and Roan got together but Jake still longs for his boss Dr. Emmaline Silvay. She is older and despite being raised by a free spirited mother she’s never been the one to go against convention but if were Jake and Roan would be reason to. Can she defy convention and go for what her heart desires?
I really liked Em. She is smart, driven and brave. Jake and Roan are so good together. This is a sweet and sexy tale of learning and love.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Love Overrules the Lawyer (Cat's Paw Cove #10) by Kerry Evelyn

Can he win his case for a second chance at love?

Once upon a time, Rachel Saunders told Javier Consuelos she was truly, madly, deeply in love with him. And he ran.

Fifteen years later, Javier still regrets breaking Rachel’s heart, but watching her succeed as a corporate attorney confirmed he did the right thing. A long way from his troubled childhood, he's cooking for celebrities and giving back to the community that believed in him.

But Rachel has had a tougher fifteen years than she's let on. When she's offered an opportunity to start over, she realizes her dream job will put her in constant contact with Javier. Distraught, Rachel flees to Moon Mist Manor on Guinevere Island to connect with her long-time feline adviser, Ameerah, who has always steered her in the right direction.

When Javier unexpectedly shows up to make amends this Valentine's Day weekend, and with no vacancies in town, the trio are stuck together. That is, until mischievous visitors threaten to overtake the island. Can Rachel and Javier overcome magical forces and their painful past to save the resort and get a second chance at love?

My review:
Love Overrules the Lawyer is a sweet second chance romance. This is a sweet if angsty tale of two hearts meant to be together, a man doing what he thought was best for her (without discussing it with her), a forgiving woman and the magic of Cat's Paw Cove. Javi is smooth and sexy if a little too high handed. Rachel has grown up and is an amazing attorney but that confidence doesn’t follow into her personal life. This is a story of growth, forgiveness and new starts.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

A Falling Starr: The Complete Trilogy by Dani Hoots

A year ago I had woken up with no memory of who I was. No one seemed to know anything about me and for months the police investigated only to find nothing. The only thing I had was a necklace with the name Angela Starr.

The government gave me an ID with that name and let me enroll in a community college to get my GED. All the psychologists that they had examine me thought that would be best and going to school might jog some memories since they figured I was in my late teens. Well, it did, as I ran into a boy my age that I felt I knew, but before I could fully recover those memories, we found ourselves being chased into a portal that led to the other side of the universe.

But why did this other planet seem so familiar?

My review:
A Falling Starr is a YA SciFi tale of a young woman with amnesia and her journey to finding herself.  This is a trilogy but reads as one story. I enjoyed watching Angela find her strength and courage to fight for what she believes in. An enjoyable escape.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Magical Blessings (Cat's Paw Cove #7) by Candace Colt

Can love overpower her lonely curse?

Abby Blessing is cursed. Every time she says the word “love”, there’s an unexpected power failure. She’s tried everything—hypnosis, Reiki, meditation, crystals, vitamins, a Keto diet. Nothing works. Back in Cat’s Paw Cove for a short visit, she’s resigned to live a secluded life.

Beau Grayson, the sexiest and best electrician in town, is a technical genius with a magical gift to talk to cats. But around beautiful women, he’s as tongue-tied as King George VI and has zero ability to manage his office. When an out-of-town chain threatens to force him out, Beau has to step up his game.

With her uncanny organizational skills, Abby agrees to help Beau. But her curse and his inability to solder three words together around her doom any chance for romance.

The only one who believes they are a perfect match is Scarlett, a tortoiseshell cat with a real “Tortitude”. Does she have enough kitty magic to bring these two humans together for the happy ever after they deserve?

My review:
Magical Blessings tells of the healing power of self-confidence. Believing in yourself allows others to believe in you too. Abby and Beau each needed to learn this for different reasons but when the lesson is learned they could fall for each other. This is a sweet story with an important lesson and an adorable teacher. 

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Sated in Ink (Montgomery Ink: Boulder #2) by Carrie Ann Ryan

The Montgomery Ink saga continues in a seductive romance where a runaway bride and two best friends might just take the chance of a lifetime.

Ethan Montgomery thought he had his life figured out until the moment he and his best friend met a woman in a wedding dress drinking wine out of a paper bag. He might work too many hours and always seems to put his family and friends first. Still, when he finally opens up to Holland and Lincoln, he may just get everything he’s ever wanted.

Holland Yeaton made a horrible mistake, and running out on her wedding seemed like the only thing to do at the time. Taking the next step of her life on her own won’t be easy, but now she has two sexy and bearded strangers to help her figure out exactly what she desires.

Lincoln McClard has loved his best friend for as long as he can remember. Only he’s never dared to do anything about it. Instead, he puts all of his sexual frustration into his art. As soon as he meets Holland, he realizes exactly why he waited for Ethan and what has been missing all along.

However, it’s not only the three of them in this tangled and steamy relationship. And if they aren’t careful, it won’t only be their feelings that get hurt…and broken

My review:
Sated in Ink is a steamy friends to lovers/runaway bride tale that will have you reaching for a cold drink and a fan. The chemistry between Ethan and Lincoln is combustible add in Holland and its explosive. This book kept me smiling and rooting for their happiness.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

A Touch of Danger (Surviving Vihaan #1) by Elaine White

Drew’s life sucks. Saving money to escape his homophobic family is one thing, but his only paying gig at the moment is playing his father’s “only gay in the village” plus-one to every LGBT friendly business event.

Then his brother comes up with a plan. Sheffield needs someone to go undercover for his police investigation. Drew has all the qualifications: he’s gay, he has experience with exotic animals, and he’s college-aged. And he’s easily bought.

Going undercover to solve the mystery of a college campus smuggling ring was never in his plans. Neither was hot, perfect, house captain Rylee. The inside jokes about cats, animal prints, and talk of a place called Vihaan that forbids same-sex relationships, are just the tip of the suspicious iceberg.

Little does Drew know that he’s about to expose more than an illegal smuggling operation. The truth could be more lethal than he could imagine. And, despite it all, it might be his own secret past that kills him before the truth can be unveiled.

My review:
A refreshingly different take on the two natured. This story is built on the premise that earth is a sanctuary for LGBT shifters from a place called Vihaan that forbids same-sex relationships. Drew is angsty as heck but he has reason to be. It took me a bit to warm up to Rylee but eventually he one me over. This is a terrific start to a new series. I love the world building and am looking forward to more adventures Surviving Vihaan.

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