Title: Fighting For Honor (Okanogan Valley Pride, 1)
Author: Kacey Hammell
Length: Novella; 38 pages
Genres: Paranormal, Erotic, Shifter
TBR Reviewer: Liberty Ann
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read
Heat: 3/5 – Blush Worthy
Loving a good shifter story like I do, I was very excited to start reading Fighting for Honor. Little did I know that not only would there be fighting for honor in the traditional use of the phrase but also for Honor, the female White Tiger shifter as well.
Dominic returns home to claim the Alpha leadership role that is rightfully his from his Cousin Kenneth who has been ruling in his stead since Dom’s father died. Dom left to deal with the grief constructively without really realizing the depth of poor leadership he is leaving the Pack with. Upon learning, however, he is fully prepared to do whatever it takes to oust Kenneth and return the Pack to its natural safety and honor. This includes Honor as well. She belongs at Dom’s side, not Kenneth’s. So he gathers some evidence and goes before the Council of Elders to see what they decide. I shall stop there to avoid spoilers.
As the first in a shifter series, I felt like we came in mid-story and while several things are explained, I still felt some things were missed. This is one of Evernight’s fun Romance On The GO novella’s , at only 38 pages it is perfect for anytime you want a quick read – waiting in the car line at school, waiting at an appointment, or even during lunch. I enjoyed the story and look forward to the next book in the series, with the hope that it will be longer. *grin* All in all, a good book that’s a fast read.
Sweetest Salvation by Kacey Hammell
Genre: erotic romance; BDSM-lite; contemporary romance
Length: novella (90 pgs.)
TBR Reviewer: Amanda
Rating: 3 stars - A Good Read.
Heat: 5 - Orgasmic.
When Andrea "Andy" Sheaver loses first her son and then her husband, she spirals into a self-destructive depression for a year. When she seeks out the sex club owned by her husband's best friend for sex and pain, Hunter steps in to try to keep her from making terrible decisions she will regret in the future. Andy has avoided Hunter since her husband Patrick's death, feeling that he was trying to
make decisions for her and boss her around, but the subtext of their ten-year friendship finally comes out of the woodwork in the form of an ultimatum - Andy can visit the club only with Hunter himself.
Although there is one sex scene that walks into D/s sex, mostly Andy's kink is voyeurism. The sex between Andy and Hunter, though, is more sensual than kinky, and this novella is more about two people healing from the loss of family and finding a second chance at love than anything else. Although I appreciated both the past that Andy and Hunter were drawing from and the time they spent together before deciding they were "in love", I never fully connected with them as people. However, the sex
was well written and the story was still enjoyable.