Locke, Stock and Barrel (Vampires & Mages & Weres, Oh My! #3) by Devon Rhodes ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

lockestockbarrelTitle: Locke, Stock and Barrel (Vampires & Mages & Weres, Oh My! #3)

Author: Devon Rhodes

Publisher: Totally Bound

Cover Artist: Posh Gosh

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 10/08/2012

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal

Blurb:

Faint heart never won fair…mage? What’s a werewolf to do when his mate runs away? Chase him, of course

Aspen, a master mage, has loved his foster sister Brie for years, but now that she’s been forced to become an acolyte, the only way to ever win her is to find another source of the power their faction needs before the new moon. Seeking information about the were, Aspen walks into Locke’s café and finds what could be the solution to everything. He could finally have Brie…but sometimes what you think you want and what you get are two very different things.

Locke is shocked when Aspen walks into his life. He’d always been told that as an omega, he would never have a mate. But the joyous occasion is marred by his banishment from the only life he’s ever known, and even worse, Aspen has disappeared. Now, with nothing more to lose, he must track down his wayward mage. But trouble has beaten him there and unless he acts quickly, Aspen could be killed. And that’s not even the worst possible outcome…

Reader Advisory: This book is part of a series, but can be read as a standalone.

My View:

I do not agree with the advisory that this one can be read as a standalone. While book two was a complete stand alone, this one has characters from the previous stories. You should probably read those first, but don’t worry, they are worth the time to read them.

This was a another quick edition to this series. It backtracked and overlapped timing wise with both of the previous stories. Which was a good thing because it gave the author a second chance to explain more about the Black family and mages and this world. We even got a bit more information of Lucifer’s origins, though I still want his story!!!

This one was light on the sex and light on the relationship as this was an instant mating and had a bit more action and plot than the previous stories. But I am loving this series because it is light and fun and easy to read and full of interesting goodness. I love paranormal worlds that don’t take themselves too seriously and this was a great example of that.

Ms. Rhodes, I know it has been awhile since this series has been published, but will Lucifer get his own story? Please?

Links

Locke, Stock and Barrel (Vampires & Mages & Weres, Oh My! #3) on Goodreads
Totally Bound
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

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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