Before I write this review I have a confession to make. This is book 18 in Knotra’s Menagerie and this is the first one I have read! I couldn’t resist the cover and the fact that it was about shifters.
Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: Extasy Books
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
On the Road: Sometimes intervention comes from the most unexpected places.
Having been married at one time, over a century before, Luc Laurent never expects to find another to spend his life with. His confusion is understandable when his son hands him an extra helmet and tells him to hang onto it. Luc understands later that afternoon when he rolls his motorcycle to a stop in front of a fellow shifter’s home and discovers that the shifter’s cousin, Dylan Sudderson, is his mate. While the fact that his mate can walk only with the aid of crutches concerns Luc, it’s certainly not the deal-breaker Dylan seems to think it is. Luc is far more concerned about the fact that Dylan is human, so very young…and in the closet. While Dylan is more than happy to get physical with Luc behind closed doors, he’s afraid of losing his parents if they find out he’s gay.
What will it take to convince Dylan to not only come out of the closet, but accept that Luc shares his spirit with a European Eagle Owl?
Luc Laurent oozes sex appeal whilst straddling his bike and speaking provocatively in French! He is a widow with a grown up son and an owl shifter who suddenly finds himself face to face with his mate. A very young human mate who has no idea that shifters even exist.
Dylan Sudderson walks with the aid of crutches after being hit by a drunk driver. He is cosseted by his parents, particularly his mother, and is terrified of them finding out he is gay. I liked Dylan. He needed someone to love him and look beyond his disability and scars and to help all the self doubt he carried. He was so desperate for Luc to want him, but so sure that he wouldn’t that it made you want to cry for him.
Besides the love story this is about a very mixed group of shifters who have to deal with an out of control Alpha who is kidnapping and torturing humans. The shifters are diverse in their nature and are joined by a couple of vampires. Luc is a loyal member of this group and an ideal candidate for Beta to the new Alpha Dorian.
I am going to go back to start this series from the beginning. It didn’t impede my reading of this book but there are so many characters involved in the story that I really want to know more about them all and read their individual tales. I think this is a series that will hold your interest and have you wanting more and more purely because of the diversity of the characters. There is a platypus!! I had to Google that one just to check what he looked like.
As a final note I want to give a big shout out for Dylans dad!! What a cool and important character who was supportive and loving. Who would have guessed the secret he knew!!
I would like to thank Extasy Books for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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