Series: Rock Bottom Boys 02
Author: Jana Downs
Length: Novella (82pgs)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand (15th December 2012)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3 ½Hearts
Blurb: The Cajun’s first Christmas with his mate is filled with the promise of many things. Chief among them is a key for Evan St. Germaine’s house and a collar for Gideon Green. Their relationship has progressed far enough that they both feel like the most important people in their lives should come together at a special party for both the French Quarter Brats and Evan’s wolf pack. It is promised to be a very eventful party, and Gideon and Evan are hopeful for a wonderful time.
However, tensions arise as the party begins and outside influences cause the partygoers to fall under a spell designed to make them behave cruelly toward one another. Hateful words are exchanged, and Gideon leaves the house to escape the conversation. Little does he know that old friends are waiting for him and an unexpected Christmas intervention will make the celebration a bit more exciting than the couple originally planned.
NOTE! This is a holiday book featuring the characters from Pet du Cajun and is not stand-alone.
Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/a-cajuns-christmas
Review: This story is part of a series which must be read in order. Evan has big plans for Christmas which include introducing Gideon to his pack. But, things don’t go to plan when the party for both sets of friends takes an unexpected turn and fears come to light. Can Evan convince Gideon that he wants him for good and can Gideon shake off his past and embrace what Evan offers him?
This is a good continuation of Rock Bottom Boys, letting us see how Gideon and Evan are progressing in their relationship. As Christmas approaches, Evan has decided that it is time to claim Gideon as his boy. He has the collar and a key to the house to give to Gideon, but Gideon has noticed that Evan hasn’t become his master fully yet and it has caused him unease. The insecurities break free during their party and when Gideon leaves he lands in trouble, and his friends and Evan’s have to come together to find him.
I must admit to having a bit of disquiet as I read at first because of how deep into the submissive mind-set that Gideon seemed to be in and how he seemed to pander to everything that Evan wanted, but I was soon set at ease as Gideon bit back with a snarl and showed that he still had his backbone. It is so easy sometimes for a character to get lost in the wants of others, but Jana Downs has these characters nicely balanced out, and although there is some butting heads from the dominate men; there was no walking all over the submissive men.
This is a really good book and we get to know the members of Evan’s pack, we meet Gideon’s friends and there is more from the vampire prince. We have a better idea of what is going on in New Orleans and there are some interesting connections made, and it is interesting to learn more about the paranormal aspects as well.
I will recommend this to those who love D/s relationships, hot sex, frustrating wolves, impish brats and a happy ending with the promise of more interesting stories to come.