A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Astrid Cooper
Shifter, Romance, M/M
TBR Reviewer: Brutally Honest
This is another shifter story in the Monster’s Ink series by Astrid Cooper. This one is about Alex and Kellyn. Alex has dreadlocks and is a recluse furniture artist. I haven’t read too many books with the main character having dreadlocks, which is a shame because they can be damn sexy. Kellyn is a shifter, scared and beaten by his fight with the vampires. Can they help and heal each other?
The beginning was slow moving but once Alex saw the starving cat things were very rushed. Eventually the pace balanced. What really made this story enjoyable were the characters. Kellyn and Alex had such strong back stories and their personalities were fabulously flawed. Shifters aren’t new but the author did a great job of adding to this genre. The plot was solid and entertaining. Again, the characters were really fantastic. Their interaction was so well
A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was a great read and I recommend it!
M/M, Romance - novella
TBR Reviewer: Amanda
Severin, a sixth-level wizard is thrown out of Sanctuary for the crime of defending a human family against a vampire attack. He chooses to leave his world behind and move to a small town in Australia where he opens a bakery called, Decadence. He leaves behind a lover of many centuries that does not understand why he will not fight the political machinations that got him banished. However, he finds himself questioning many things when one of the first people he meets, Will, the lawyer that handles the sale of the bakery, turns out to be someone his wizard side knows he could love. When Severin finds that someone has leaked his whereabouts to his enemies, he again questions who he can trust and if everything he has ever learned is wrong.
I enjoyed Will and Severin's interactions - especially as Will seemed to play up his Aussie slang more whenever Sev was the most confused. Will's sister and Sev's ex-lover were wonderful side characters. They were both protective of the people they loved, even to the point of jumping into a fight that wasn't theirs to begin with. I would have liked more of the political wrangling that played out in the background and would have loved to see the villain's
come-uppance, but all in all it was a fun magic-filled story. I especially liked the no calories, lose weight while you eat them, erotic pastries that Severin made - I wish I could find a wizard baker locally!