A Heart In The Right Place by Heide Goody and Iain Grant

#BookReview #BlogTour A Heart In The Right Place by Heide Goody and Iain Grant

Pages: 234

Publisher: Pigeon Park Press

Available: 3 November 2018

Genre: Comedy / Family Drama / Horror /Fiction

Thankyou #RachelsRandomResources and the Authors Heide and Iain for my copy of ‘A Heart In The Right Place’ and my spot on this Tour, I’ve loved every page and had many a laugh throughout!

Blurb:

All Nick wants to do is take his dying father for a perfect father-son weekend in the Scottish Highlands. It’s not much to ask, is it? A log cabin, a roaring fire, a bottle of fine whisky and two days to paper over the cracks in their relationship.

However, Nick didn’t plan on making the trip with a dead neighbour in the back of his car. Or the neighbour’s dog. He really didn’t plan on being pursued by a psychotic female assassin intent on collecting body parts. And he really, really didn’t plan on encountering a platoon of heavily armed mercenaries, or some very hungry boars, or a werewolf.

A Heart in the Right Place – a horror comedy about setting out with the very best intentions and then messing everything up.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this! Very easy to read, fast paced and had me laughing out loud throughout. Great to relax with and have a bit of fun, with a little darkness to it in a very unique way.

I really enjoyed this, and it was the perfect change of pace from thrillers and crime, but still with that little edge to it. The storyline is very unique, in fact I don’t think I can even think of a story to liken it to. Everything about this was just a little bit different, from the plot line to the Characters within the story and the writing style.

The story is very easy to engage with, and the comments from the Characters are witty a lot of the time. I loved the way these a Characters were drawn, each with a very distinct attitude and very human reactions that were perfectly ridiculous whilst maintaining that bit of plausibility to keep you hooked.

And hooked I was. The premise of the start up is sweet, a son who wants to take his dad on a roadtrip and spend some time together. Anyone who has ever been on a road trip will tell you that things very rarely go as planned, and in these Characters case it really does not go as planned, in ways that are hilarious. Now take your typical “oh no it’s going wrong!” Road trip, add in some heartwarming moments, werewolves and general shenanigans and mishaps, and you’re about there.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every page of this, and looked forwards to seeing how the next event would be handled, in fact I was a bit sad to reach the end! This was the second book I have read by these Authors, and I was so glad to get back to their writing! I can’t wait to see what they do next.

About The Authors:

Heide has been co-writing with Iain Grant for several years now.

The Clovenhoof Satan-in-suburbia comedy series goes from strength to strength, check it out!

You might also enjoy the Oddjobs series, especially if you’ve ever had a terrible job.

Don’t forget to look at the standalone novels too, there are some gems in there.

3 Fun facts about Heide and Iain*:

Heide and Iain are writers in residence of a Warwickshire phone box

Heide and Iain were commissioned to write an Adrian Mole story to celebrate the character’s 50th birthday.

Heide and Iain operate a premium line phone service where they will read stories to your pets when you’re on holiday

* One of these is untrue

Heide lives in North Warwickshire, England with her husband and children.

Find her at http://www.pigeonparkpress.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Clovenhoof-Books-285544508177333/

Iain Grant is a writer of comedy fiction and fantasy.

He is, with Heide Goody, the author of numerous comedy novels, including the ‘Clovenhoof’ series (in which Satan loses his job in hell and is forced to live in suburban England). They are also co-authors of the increasingly popular ‘Oddjobs’ comedy series.

Search for ‘Clovenhoof Books’ on Facebook or go to http://www.pigeonparkpress.com

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The Secret by Katharine Johnson

#BookReview #BlogTour #TheSecret by Katharine Johnston

My Rating: 🤩🤩🤩🤩

Publisher: Crooked Cat Books

Available: 14th April 2018

Genre: Historical / Crime / Fiction

With thanks to #RachelsRandomResources for the spot on this tour, and the Author Katharine for the copy of the book. I really enjoyed this!

Blurb:

Love, lies, and betrayal in wartime Italy.

Two girls growing up in Mussolini’s Italy share a secret that has devastating consequences. Against a backdrop of fear, poverty and confusion during the Second World War, friendship is tested, and loyalties are divided until a chance encounter changes everything.

Their lives diverge when beautiful, daring Martina marries and moves into Villa Leonida, the most prestigious house in their Tuscan mountain village, while plain, studious Irena trains to be a teacher. But neither marriage nor life at Villa Leonida are as Martina imagined. And as other people’s lives take on a new purpose, Irena finds herself left behind.

Decades later, a tragedy at the villa coincides with the discovery of an abandoned baby, whose identity threatens to re-open old wounds among the next

My Thoughts:

I really wasn’t certain what to expect from this book, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the ride!

There are a few perspectives that this story is told from, and different points in time. Sounds confusing I know, and when I first realised that this was the case I wasn’t certain whether ai wanted to continue, purely because I often end up frustrated with the swapping and changing, and end feeling no connection to any of the characters.

I am glad to say that I not only continued, but I enjoyed every page. The Characters were wonderfully varied, and the changes in time and view added ti the mystery of the situations we were given.

The story is set between present times, and views considering situations within the same village in the second world war, and the details and descriptions are absolutely wonderfully done. It’s easy to see the distinctions between the two times, although they are also clearly marked.

I loved that we got to see different views and thoughts, and I really enjoyed how the Author pulled all of this together with the conclusion, in fact I was especially impressed with how the concluding chapters were handled. As the answers were given, I was shocked by how little I had guessed!

Although this is the second book, it was my first venture inti this authors work, and I loved every page! Enough to have now ordered the first so I can read that and then return to “The Secret”. There wasn’t anything in the book that I didn’t understand, or seemed to be relating much to the previous book, and is very easily readable as a standalone novel.

Overall, this was a gorgeously created book that’s quite a quick read, but is certainly one that will leave a lasting impression.

About the Author:

Katharine Johnson is a freelance writer and editor and has worked for a variety of magazines. She has a passion for crime novels, old houses and all things italian (except tiramisu). She grew up in Bristol and has lived in Italy. She currently lives in Berkshire with her husband, three children and madcap spaniel. When not writing she plays netball badly and is a room guide in a stately home. She is currently writing her third novel.

For Katharine’s latest news, writing advice, book releases and gossip follow her on

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Changeling by Matt Wesolowski

#BookReview #BlogTour #RandomThingsTours Changeling by Matt Wesolowski

My Rating: 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

Series: Six Stories

Publisher: Orenda Books

Available: 15 Jan 2019

Genre: Thriller / Mystery / Crime / Fiction

Thankyou Anne fir organising this BlogTour, with Special thanks to the Author Matt Wesolowski and Karen of Orenda Books for this brilliant read!

Blurb:

On Christmas Eve in 1988, seven-year-old Alfie Marsden vanished in the Wentshire Forest Pass, when a burst tyre forced his father, Sorrel, to stop the car. Leaving the car to summon the emergency services, Sorrel returned to find his son gone. No trace of the child, nor his remains, have ever been found. Alfie Marsden was declared officially dead in 1995.

Elusive online journalist, Scott King, whose ‘Six Stories’ podcasts have become an internet sensation, investigates the disappearance, interviewing six witnesses, including Sorrel, his son and his ex-partner, to try to find out what really happened that fateful night. He takes a journey through the trees of the Wentshire Forest – a place synonymous with strange sightings, and tales of hidden folk who dwell there. He talks to a company that tried and failed to build a development in the forest, and a psychic who claims to know where Alfie is…

Intensely dark, deeply chilling and searingly thought provoking, Changeling is an up-to-the-minute, startling thriller, taking you to places you will never, ever forget.

My Thoughts:

I’m really not certain where to start with this astounding story! This is a very powerful story that I am certain will be in the back of my mind for a long while to come, and for many reasons.

This is a unique style of writing and way of telling a tale, and certainly a story that will stick with me! Changeling is eerie, and made creepier for being unexpectedly realistic.

So where to start? The way the story is told, we have our narrator interviewing, and discussing those interviews, several people involved in some way with the disappearance of a Child years before.

As the story unfolds, we see the situation being pieced together, with startling and downright spooky revelations along the way. Many times throughout this story, I have had shivers down my spine and then jumped because of it. I have never come across a story written in such a way before, and although it has seriously creeped me out, I have enjoyed every single page.

The story is horrifyingly believable, and all the more gripping for the fact. As much as the storyline made me want to look away, and the more that was revealed the more the sensation grew, I needed to know what had happened. The author pulls you into the story, then traps you inside. You feel the emotions of the people involved, and you need to know how this is going to turn out, even whilst a part of you really doesn’t want to look.

The plot line is superbly handled, crafted in such a masterful way as the reading can link back to things that have been said, putting pieces together even whilst being given new information. I love the style, which only adds to the suspense we feel. As the reader, you become heavily invested in finding out what happened, almost as though you are sat in the room joining in with the interviews.

For myself, I usually find that shorter books are lacking in depth, or feel rushed towards the end. Not only is this not the case for Changeling, instead I found the ending gorgeously eerie, and perfectly handled to give that final punch of shock to the system, that final dose of chills as though ice cold water has poured down your back.

Then consider some themes, for anyone who has been in a controlling or coercive relationship, or anyone who is currently, this is a powerful piece of prose that puts the potential dangers, the damaging effects into a devastatingly clear light. I think, for anyone who has been or is in such a type of relationship, this becomes that bit more unnerving, yet that bit more vital an addition to a TBR pile.

This is certainly a story that will stay with me for a long while yet to come, and one I will certainly be rereading many times over! If you enjoy a thrilling, fast paced, shocking yet gorgeously written book, then read this. Make it your next read, and you won’t be at all disappointed.

About The Author:

Matt Wesolowski is an author from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the UK. He is an English tutor for children in care and leads creative writing workshops for young people in association with New Writing North.

Wesolowski started his writing career in horror and was a winner of the Pitch Perfect competition at ‘Bloody Scotland’; Crime Writing Festival 2015. His subsequent debut crime novel ‘Six Stories’ was published by Orenda Books in the spring of 2016 with follow-up ‘Hydra’ published in the winter of 2017.

‘Six Stories’ has been optioned by a major Hollywood studio and the third book in the series, ‘Changeling’ is newly released.

Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

#BookReview Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

My Rating: 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

Pages: 380

Publisher: DoubleDay books

Available: 17th January 2019

Genre: Fantasy / Fiction / Mystery / Historical Fiction

Blurb:

On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open and in steps an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a child.

Hours later, the dead girl stirs, takes and breath and returns to life.

Is it a miracle?

Is it magic?

And who does the little girl belong to?

An exquisitely crafted multi-layered mystery brimming with folklore, suspense and romance, as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as Setterfield’s bestseller The Thirteenth Tale.

My Thoughts:

There are some books that you reach the end of, and even after starting another book, your thoughts wander back time and again. Books that stay with you long after the cover has been closed and the book is back on the shelf, scenes replaying and characters whispering.

This, is one of those books.

The first thing I noticed and adored, was the style of the writing, the tone and the approach in general. This is written in a way that makes you think of an old world pub, with a roaring fire, pint of ale and a Bard playing whilst telling a story, the tone rising and falling with the tension, their voice changing for each character, making your mind paint the scenes in sharp colours.

This is not a book that you should skim, ever. You need to devour every word, appreciate every character whose story is told. Take in the scenes, the emotions and thoughts that go with them, and the reasons for the actions taken. The genius of this story is in the Style and The Characters whose lives we see flashes of.

So why do I love the Characters?

Each one has a distinct personality and a History that we find out for each as we go, and pay attention. This is important. There are NO unnecessary Characters, this Author has created a story where everyone is necessary, you never know when one of them will have a vital role in the story, or when you’ll find out a new bit of the tale to explain something from another perspective.

The story twists and turns wonderfully, like the River the story is set beside. At first it seems a simple plot, a dead girl and finding out why, if you’ve read the Blurb then you know it’s about her coming back to life, but this isn’t magic. It’s so very much more than that.

This is a story that takes you on a journey, through the eyes of the Narrator. We see the story of each person, why they have made their choices, what happened as a result. In this story, we see clearly how our choices have rippling effects, how one choice can effect many lives. A scary consideration really, wonderfully expressed in this powerfully emotive story.

I have to say the Blurb sounded intriguing, but I got so much more than I expected, and having read this, I know Iw ill happily pick up another from the Author without needing to reading anything about it. This is an Author with a traditional talent for telling a tale, drawing you in, the gripping you until long after the story is done.

These are certainly Characters that will stay with me for a long while! And as a general note to the Author, THANKYOU for writing this! Even if the bit with the ‘piglet’ in the sack did have me in tears 😭 such a mixture of emotion going on with one scene!!

Even if you don’t think this story sounds like your ‘type’ of thing, give it a go! An amazing story, brilliantly told.

About The Author:

Diane Setterfield’s bestselling novel, The Thirteenth Tale was published in 38 countries, sold more than three million copies, and was made into a television drama scripted by Christopher Hampton, starring Olivia Colmanand Vanessa Redgrave. Her second novel was Bellman & Black, and her new novel is Once Upon a River. Born in rural Berkshire, she now lives near Oxford, by the Thames.

The Liars Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard

#BookReview #Blogtour The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard

My Rating: 🤩🤩🤩.5

Pages: 304

Publisher: Corvus

Available: 1 March 2018

Genre: Mystery / Thriller / Fiction / Suspense

My Thanks to the Author Catherine Ryan Howard for the copy of her book, I look forwards to seeing what else you come up with after reading this! With thanks also the the Publishing Company Corvus, and Anne Cater from #RandomThingsTours for my spot in this BlogTour!

Blurb:

Her first love confessed to five murders. But the truth was so much worse.

Dublin’s notorious Canal Killer, Will Hurley, is ten years into his life sentence when the body of a young woman is fished out of the Grand Canal. Though detectives suspect they are dealing with a copycat, they turn to Will for help.

He claims he has the information the police need, but will only give it to one person – the girl he was dating when he committed his horrific crimes.

Alison Smith has spent the last decade abroad, putting her shattered life in Ireland far behind her. But when she gets a request from Dublin imploring her to help prevent another senseless murder, she is pulled back to face the past – and the man – she’s worked so hard to forget.

My Thoughts:

This was an intriguing read that kept me entertained throughout, and was made eerie by the potential for realism. Scenes were well crafted so that even in different times and places, they flow well together and keep you invested in what will happen next.

I enjoyed this book, and it was certainly a unique Psychological thriller! The multiple perspective approach often puts me off a story, as i find it takes me too long to understand and connect with each of the differing views and mannerisms.

I often find that with this, I wind up rereading the same sections constantly trying to get back into the Character I am reading about, but I was surprised to find that this wasn’t the case, in fact the different perspectives were well handled and worked well within the storyline.

The plot for this is both similar to others and wholly different. I have previously read several books based on the premise of the ex in jail who will only talk to their ex, but I love it because it’s logical, and it is an approach that has happened in real life a lot, making a deal to garner information on a crime. It intrigues me, and creeps me out, but I love the approach for that.

The story was a little slow to start with, but not enough so to be off putting, and it certainly doesn’t drag, in fact had I not been so busy I would have flown through this in a day! Rather, it takes a while to set the scene and understand what is happening, but this is expected from multiple perspectives, and the Prose flows wonderfully.

I was eager to know how the story would draw to a close, and It was certainly an interesting end at that. The twists weren’t as hard hitting as I am used to, BUT they were good!

Having read many Authors in this Genre, the twists ALWAYS improve with each book! Previously, I have read an authors first few books and guessed the twists before they happened, in this case I didn’t guess them. They weren’t as shocking as some perhaps, but they were clever and well thought up, and I will certainly be interested to see what she comes up with next!

If you enjoy the Genre then this book is certainly well worth reading, and was very enjoyable!

About The Author:

Catherine Ryan Howard was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1982. Her debut novel Distress Signals was published by Corvus in 2016 while Catherine was studying English literature at Trinity College Dublin. It went on to be shortlisted for both the IBA Books Are My Bag Crime Novel of the Year and the CWA John Creasey/New Blood Dagger. Her second novel, The Liar’s Girl, was published to critical acclaim in 2018. She is currently based in Dublin.

Burning Embers by Fiona Jeeves

#BookReview Burning Embers by Fiona Jeeves

Series: The Shadows Return 1

My Rating: 🤩🤩🤩🤩

Pages: 364

Publisher: Little Wolf Publishing

Available: 1st December 2017

Genre: Young Adult / Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal

Blurb:

The empire has been crumbling for three hundred years. But among the kingdoms fighting for dominance, Feia must learn that the most powerful thing in any world, is to be able to accept and love who you are.

Abandoned as an infant at a Temple, it is time for Feia to break free. Persecuted and held at knife-point, she is forced to defend herself and destructive magic awakens within. This new power brings premonitions of her homeland, Arngeir destroyed by a mysterious army. In order to warn the nobility, and save Arngeir, Feia must leave everything behind and make the dangerous journey north.

Beyond the Temple boundaries there is no protection from the elements, the dangers of the road or the Champions of Light, hunters of anyone who dares to be different.

Her power could be her salvation or her damnation.

A young adult fantasy, with danger, romance and a desperate need for self-discovery.

My Thoughts:

This was a wonderful Young Adult Fantasy story, and I enjoyed so much!

I will admit that in the first couple of Chapters, I wasn’t certain how i was going to feel about the story, but by the third chapter I was hooked. The more I read about Feia the more I loved her.

This is a girl who, through no fault of her own, is in a position where her situation gets less and less desirable in the beginning, she goes through an awful lot in a short amount of time, and there are themes woven into the story that are so important for some to read about.

Feia doesn’t know anything about her father, about why she is where she is, and she doesn’t have an easy time of life where she is. Being different to the others, Feia is picked on in brutal ways, and makes the decision to take some big steps and risks to try and figure out who she is.

I adored the story, because it’s not just about literally finding out who she is in a genetic sense, but also about learning who she is as an individual, and who she wants to become. The type of person she wants to be and be seen to be, and the type of acceptance she wants to gain. She is far from a weak person, but she is learning her strengths as she goes.

I adored the magic and Romantic elements, they were eacb just that bit different! I didn’t think I would finish this today, but in the end I read instead of watching a film, because I was desperate to see how things would turn out. Now, after that ending, I NEED more, I NEED to know what is going to happen in this world next!

A great book from Fiona, and I will be eagerly awaiting the next!

My only comment would be that the names of the places took some getting used to, with all of them being different, it took me a while to get them straight in my head. For myself, I prefer to have places added gradually, as with unusual names. It helps to get them to stick in my head! But this didn’t effect my enjoyment at all!

About The Author:

Fiona Jeeves lives somewhere between England and the place where we go to day dream. She has a BA in Literature and an MA in Creative Writing. She is also dyslexic and tends to interpret the world with a slight twist.

Fiona loves writing about strong female protagonists, usually in a fantasy setting but has been known to venture into realism – but not for long!

You can find more at fionajeeves.com

Or follow Fiona at @fibiwolf

Were Trilogy by Dixie Lynn Dwyer

#BookReview #SeriesReview Were Trilogy by Dixie Lynn Dwyer

My Average Rating for the Trilogy: 🤩🤩🤩.75

Series: Were Trilogy

Pages: 234 / 237 / 241

Publisher: Siren Publishing

Genre: Romance / Erotica / Revers Harem

Book 1: Were She Belongs

Blurb:

[Ménage Amour: Erotic Fantasy Ménage a Quatre Romance, F/M/M/M, Shape-shifter]

After being abducted, Lexi was unable to escape and about to be murdered. Growls. Bodies flying. The next thing she knows, she’s staring into the eyes of some sexy wolf she met at the club. Her old friend, Sierra, helped save her, along with three very sexy and intimidating Alpha males.

Although they are triplets, Lexi soon finds out that they are just as powerful individually as they are together. But she’s never really belonged, and all she can give them is danger and pain. Paul, Saber and Andre have found their mate, and they’re ready to claim her body and soul.

The one problem, Lexi trusts no one. She’s lived on the streets, survived on her own, and she’s not about to be pampered. They know she’s in danger and that she’s safest with them. It’s going to take some sneaky, dominant sexual tactics to convince Lexi she’s where she belongs. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

My Thoughts:

I have read this Trilogy a few times now, and I’ll explain why I always return.

I love this Authors writing style, mixing Fantasy, some action, romance, shifters and Reverse Harem all into one story. It’s so easy to read yet exciting too! The characters tend to be full of sass and be string Characters, though sometimes situations where the responses frustrate me, I still love every page.

The sex scenes are soooo steamy! So if you enjoy some smoking hot moments in your stories, then this Author is queen. This is the woman who started me reading Erotica and Reverse Harem, and I still come back to my favourites regularly.

In this books case, I love how the story starts out, it’s unpredictable and just a bit different, I was never entirely sure what the Characters and plot would reveal next! It had me on the edge of my seat, excited to see where the storyline was going.

The men in the story are very different to one another, though for myself, Saber is very definitely my favourite, just WOW! Lexi is one very lucky lady 😏😏

I loved Feldman and the revelations we were given along the way! It was surprising and sweet, and brought tears to my eyes a couple of times. If you enjoy Paranormal Shifter Romances, then this is certainly something you should pick up soon! And you can now grab the Trilogy boxset on Amazon kindle!

Book 2: Were Love Found Her

Blurb:

[Menage Amour: Erotic Fantasy Menage a Cinq Romance, M/F/M/M/M, shape-shifters]

The Sinclair, McFay and Crimson wolf packs are not out of danger. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Lexi’s cousins, Jacob and Troy Crimson, are about to be murdered. As they join the party in their club, VALERIES, they are attacked. If not for the quick reflexes of one sexy blonde, Jacob would have been killed by the blade of silver.

Antoinette is stunned by her reaction to the two Alphas and finds herself in a heap of trouble, quadruple style. Not two, but four alpha males claim her for their mate, and she’s not sure how to handle them.

There’s an evil force set on destroying all alphas and ruling the world. He wants to obliterate the circle of elders and sets his sights on destroying Crimson, McFay and Sinclair. The battle has begun, and both Lexi and Antoinette must combine their powers, with the help of their alpha mates, to destroy the evil force before their packs are annihilated. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed reading this, the beginning of the relationships involved so very different to the first book! I loved the fact that the people involved in the relationship were a bit different, their start and organising the relationship not as easy as previously.

I enjoyed the different storyline, with surprising situations along the way, magic and mayhem galore. As with all the authors books, there are many steamy scenes! And in the case of this book, they’re not as instantly “perfect”, there is some figuring out necessary, but I can’t explain that without spoilers.

In fact, I really enjoyed the book and there are many things that I WANT to say, but I can’t without telling you what happens.

So, I will simply say that if you enjoyed book one, this is even better. If you enjoy fantasy romance with shifters and magical bad guys, then this is the series for you!

Book 3: Were Love Conquers All

Blurb:

[Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Paranormal Menage a Quatre Romance, M/F/M/M, werewolves]

Princess Charity Mossano of Milan is the Chosen One. She is forced to remain in hiding as a magical rogue wolf named Devlon continues to hunt her. He wants to mate her to gain her powers, destroy the circle of elders, and rule the world. She establishes Caliber, a security firm, to protect the last Royal were family, the Venificus triplets.

Maximus, Luther, and Dante are individually powerful and dominant males. They get what they want and are superior in battle, in wealth, and in charm. Fate leads Charity to the Royal Venificus estate. She realizes that the three handsome, powerful royal Alphas are her mates.

While there, someone Devlon is working with attempts to kill Dante. She reveals herself and the battle of all times begins. With the help of her spirit sisters, Lexi and Antoinette, along with their Alpha mates, Charity must fight the evil villains and save the world. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

My Thoughts:

I love the previous two books, both of which were quite individual, and I do enjoy reading this one too, but I do have a couple of issues with it, however I’ll get to them later.

I enjoyed learning about the Chosen one, and seeing the previous Characters pop up so we can see how things have gone hears down the line is nice!

I enjoyed the addition of new Characters, and seeing more magical elements rearing up in this tale. As with the previous ones, the sex scenes are steamy and interesting, with a few provisos.

It frustrated me that in book three, Lexi and Toni seem to have different personalities suddenly. People grow and mature, but they seem entirely different in this book, and that’s frustrating. That being said, this can be explained in growing and maturing, and learning more about their powers, and perhaps this would be less prevalent if the books aren’t read back to back.

Also, as much as I adore this authors writing style, the fact that once again the female says no and the men basically say “tough” annoys me. These are strong, independent women. Or so they are described to be initially, so it has irritated me that this seems to go the same way at each point in the Trilogy.

Perhaps something for the Author to consider, would be having them try to build a relationship to get her attention? As much as I love Were type storylines, and I have reread these a few times, this is my least favourite purely because it once again is a strong female character, whom is pressured by use of sex.

They’re attracted to one another. Mating instinct. GREAT. But I don’t personally see why this has to mean their relationship building through the men pressuring her into sex and using sex to then influence her emotions. It seems odd to me that this Character is supposed to be stronger and more dominant as the chosen one, yet the relationship still begins in much the same way.

That being said, it is just one thing that frustrates me. I still very much enjoy reading the trilogy, and it was my first delve into Ménage/Reverse Harem romance, which has become a favourite genre for me! So the trilogy is WELL worth the read! I have lost count of how many times I have read these stories, ad even with my frustration at this final book, I enjoyed every single page of it!