Title: Cowardly Cowboy and His Sultry Swan
Series: Pariah Pack #7
Author: Susan Laine
Genre: Paranormal, Science Fiction
Publisher: Siren Publishing (November 29, 2017)
Length: Novella (134 Pages)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts
Blurb: Huck Cassidy is a cowboy at the Lazy L dude ranch. He’s a reformed bully trying to turn his life around and find redemption. One day Huck spots odd animal tracks by the perimeter fence. They’re massive in size. The discovery is soon proved dangerous when dead animals start appearing on the grounds and in the woods.
Séraphin Deschamps is a swan shifter, an exotic dancer, and a guest of the pariah pack. He’s sent to safety at the ranch where he encounters a handsome cowboy—who happens to be his mate.
But Huck is too timid to act on his desires. Séraphin sets out to seduce his would-be mate. Huck soon finds his resistance faltering.
A black beast stalks the midwinter night with murder on the brain. Humans and shifters must unite forces to battle the mysterious monster. When Séraphin ends up in mortal danger, Huck must choose whether to flee or fight for love.
Product Link: Siren-BookStrand
Review: Each book in the Pariah Pack collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.
Huck is a sweet young man who choses the worst friends. He now has a record because of one. He helped burn down the ranches barn, all because Rex had been a bigot. Now he was trying to fix his past, and start a new one. Thankfully the boss of the ranch let him stay, but still tried to be a decent person. He has always thought he was a straight man, but when Seraphin showed up at the ranch, bets were off.
Seraphin is a sexy little swan shifter who also has a past. He is one of the most desired exotic dancers around and was a member of the pariah pack, although he says he is just a guest. When a strange creature shows up, the pariah pack sends the ones who could be in danger to the neighor ranch for safety. It is also where he finds his mate. A mate that is trying really hard to stay away. Huck wants him, but he has to let go of his past to go forward. That and keep them all safe, but sometimes the past comes back to haunt them.
Now this story caught my attention and kept it all the way to the end. It doesn’t flow the way it should however, but it isn’t enough to pay attention to it. It is an enjoyable read with sexy characters, unique shifters, danger, excitement, a little adventure and danger. I liked the story line and what it gives you, which is a very different type of paranormal shifter romance.
I had a lot of fun reading it and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. I would definitely recommend this story and the series as well.