Breaking the Ice by AJ Marcus ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

Breaking-the-IceTitle: Breaking the Ice
Series: Hardwood Shifters 3

Author: AJ Marcus

Publisher: eXtasy

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 09/23/2016

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal


A young badger shifter runs into a bat shifter and finds himself trying to evade hunters while returning home to Hardwood Valley.

Ben Miner is happy with his life as a business major at Colorado University Boulder. For the first time in his life, he’s getting things planned out. He’s about to graduate and ready for anything life can throw at him, as long as he doesn’t have to go home to Hardwood Valley. He’s tired of the shifter community there and wants to stay among the humans.

Felix Chantal is doing his best to support himself and his sister as they struggle to get their degrees. When hunters ambush them at his sister’s work, the two fight back, then find themselves on the run.
When Ben and Felix run into each other, their lives change forever. They have an instant attraction, but with hunters on their tails, do the badger and bat have time to explore the feelings welling up within them before a hunter’s bullet ends everything?

My View:

This is not going to be an overly long review.  I can’t point to anything in particular that makes Breaking the Ice by AJ Marcus stand out, either good or bad.  If you love shifters, especially “unique” shifters, I would say go for it.  If you have enjoyed this series thus far, there is enough movement on the hunter front to need this installment in your life.  If neither of these situations applies to you, then you may want to give this one a pass.

As with most of the stories from eXtasy, this is not a deep story. It isn’t a legendary look at anything.  It is merely a couple enjoyable hours.


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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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