Shifting Cargo (Shifting Paradigms #3) by Tina Blenke ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

Shifting-Cargo Title: Shifting Cargo (Shifting Paradigms #3)

Author: Tina Blenke

Publisher: eXtasy

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars


Ramey has to pull his life together or he’ll risk losing the best thing that has ever happened to him.

Ramey’s world is shattered when his brother dies suddenly. He tries to go through the motions, day by agonizing day, doing the best that he can at his job, but it’s not enough. Months of depression escalates into alcohol use and drug abuse to numb the pain. For the past year, he’s been dreading meeting with his lawyer and accepting his brother’s death. The pain becomes too much to bear and Ramey is caught with cocaine at work and fired immediately. When he hits rock bottom, he realizes that he’s disrespecting his brother’s memory and checks himself into rehab with the help of an unlikely friend.

Londyn’s life is perfect living as a wolf Shifter in the Pack Lands. He’s been working in the family business and happy living in his cabin in the woods. Londyn has high expectations for the perfect mate to make his life complete.

Can Ramey accept his destiny as a Shifter’s mate? And is his love for the wolf Shifter worth leaving behind the demons and the only world he’s ever known?

Brandilyn’s View:

When I read the first installment of Tina Blenke’s Shifting Paradigms series, my review was less than complimentary. I felt the writing was simplistic and the plot was thin. I debating picking up book 2, but I did and found many of the same issues. Neither of these installments is bad, they just aren’t anything special.

When book three came out, I decided to give the series one last shot. See if maybe the author’s style had matured. Unfortunately, I was once again disappointed.

While I admire the author’s attempt to tell the story in a slightly different manner, with chapters alternating between past and present, I found the switches more of a distraction than a help. With the exception of the prologue, the past was only a couple weeks old. It could have had more impact if told chronologically.

In addition to the odd effects of the timeline jumps, there was once again no angst. Once again, I found the blurb misleading in this instance. All conflict took place off page. We were only told about it, usually after the fact. We are never shown the struggle through which Ramey went.

If you have read the first two installments, you will remember Ramey from Connor’s club, he was the employee fired for drugs. We are told the whys of his addictions and we are told that he had them. We are also told he went to rehab (for a week or two maybe). We are shown nothing. We are only given glimpses into how he found love with his fated mate.

I have no ties to the characters or this series. I do not know if there will be more coming, but this will be my last installment.

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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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One thought on “Shifting Cargo (Shifting Paradigms #3) by Tina Blenke ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

  1. OMG, It looks like I have a lot of reading to catch up on, as I am 2 books behind on this series. I am a newbie to a lot of M/M writers and their books. I have found another great writer to read and follow. Thank you Brandilyn’s for your review, thought you were not to happy I find that I will give these books a chance just because I am so new to reading M/M books. I found that I was getting I little bored with the same book themes with all the genre’s out there.

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