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Book Review: Haven by Mary Lindsey (Kindle edition)

617Wr71F0fLWe all hold a beast inside.  The only difference is what form it takes when freed.

Aaron Ryland, aka Rain, lived on the streets of Houston assuming his “typical defiant, don’t-give-a-shit teen thug persona”, but all he wanted was to stay in one place and have a normal life.  Regrettably, his chance came when his mother was found dead and he was shipped off to live with his Aunt Ruby in the middle of the Texas Hill Country in New Wurzburg.  Aunt Ruby is all right, but the people of this hick town are just plain weird.

Friederike Burkhart, aka Freddie, is rebellious, daring, and a challenge that Rain is ready to accept.  “He’d never met anyone quite like this girl–fierce and smart and painfully sexy”.  She is surrounded by her male cousins who have to be dealt with so Rain can get to know Freddie better, but there are forces more incredible to get past first.

The Enchanted Rock near New Wurzburg is steeped in magic according to the Native Americans of the area.  In fact, they say the magic is strong enough to change man to beast.  What does this have to do with Rain and what are these Watchers and Weavers that Freddie is talking about?

This is another young adult paranormal fantasy that has an interesting plot to the story.  I enjoyed the variety of characters and the twists and turns had me guessing right to the end.  I would definitely recommend this book to a friend.

Thank you to Ms. Lindsey, Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read this book.


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Book Review: Forbidden Temptation by R.L. Kenderson (Forbidden, Book #3) Kindle book

51FRvg6qQOL._SY346_To say they had a complicated past would be an understatement.

Human, Mackenzie (Kenzie) Swanson, and cat shapeshifter, Sawyer Lennar, were kidnapped by mistake and were able to escape their kidnappers and hide out for a while.  Sawyer hated humans so when he got amnesia from a blow to the head and his personality changed for the better, Kenzie was grateful for small favors.  In the past, he was downright cruel to her, but now he was sweet and accommodating.  How long would this last, why did he hate humans so much and why did she let him mark her?

Cat shapeshifter and female sentinel, Phoenix Kaplan, was drawn to vampire and Guardian, Dante Leonidas, after he saved her from a dire situation.  He had once fed from her which had embarrassingly resulted in her first ever orgasm.  She was a she-cat and seemed to not like sex, but he would die before letting her get hurt.  Why does a vampire make her feel so safe?

Vampire and Guardian, Lexine Harlow, didn’t understand why Dante liked a shifter who dressed like a homeless man and had a surly attitude.  She had been in love with him for five years.  She disliked the cat-shifter, and she deserved to be with Dante.  Will her new friends help her make her wish come true?

This is story three from Kenderson’s Forbidden series and even though I haven’t read the first two stories in the series, this one stands on its own.  The humans, cat-shifters and vampires are well-developed, interesting and sexy characters. It was an all night read for me which is a great compliment to this book.  A definite must read, and I plan to read the other stories in the series!

Thank you to Ms. Kenderson and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to review this book.



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