Saved by the Shifter, (The Complete Lone Wolf Investigations Series), Ceci Thornton

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Saved by the Shifter, (The Complete Lone Wolf Investigations Series), Ceci Thornton

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  Romance, LGBTQIA, Fantasy and paranormal.

I like shifter romance so was pleased to be asked to review this. Its all four serial parts put into one complete book. Its still quite a short read for me at 2700 kindle locations, but its complete, well written and has no loose ends.

I enjoyed it but as a one off read. I liked Nate and Dexter but really would have liked a little conflict or something before they got together. It seemed like one day they meet, and next moment they’re in a relationship, though tentatively. One of my bug bears here too – condoms, or rather lack of them. In this current day its not good enough to have characters not using them. I know that usually fiction says shifters don’t carry disease but Nate doesn’t know what Dexter is and he never mentions condoms. That’s just irresponsible and a big No for me 😦

The story itself only covers a few days, and I missed the tenderness that usually develops in romance over a longer time, or the angst when there’s conflict. It just felt very straightforward, cut and dried, not much emotion.

The drama; Nate’s niece who’s gone missing, was a well written teen. They do think the world revolves around them, and need to learn their own mistakes. I so felt for her, she’d been hoping for a happy family reunion and what she got was the stuff of nightmares. Poor kid. I loved the relationship between her and her uncle Nate, I could feel the love and respect between them. He was so scared for her especially when he found out just what she’d got wrapped up in. That angle felt a little too much for me, there’s so much packed in with werewolves and vampires, and though I love all that usually, in such a short book it just felt rushed. There was lots of action towards the end, but it just didn’t really do anything for me, I didn’t get that sense of danger that I needed from it. Maybe because I didn’t really feel I knew the characters involved or the settings and local dramas enough to get really concerned.

Its a good story and one I enjoyed but just a bit lightweight for me to rate higher. However for those who want a simple, easy M/M shifter romance this could be perfect and a five star read. Horses for courses etc.

Stars: Three, a fun read but a bit light for me.

 

ARC supplied by author

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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