The Darwin Fox’s Revelation by Charlie Richards

Charlie Richards - The Darwin Fox’s Revelation Cover 3827hyTitle: The Darwin Fox’s Revelation

Series: Kontra’s Menagerie 23

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Short Story (76 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (January 5, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: On the Road: After being rescued from kidnappers, a young man must learn to free his mind in order to embrace his future.

Deter McNellis never thought he’d be a victim–living through a kidnapping, rape, and the threat of being sold as a sex slave. Getting rescued is only the beginning of healing. He’s forced to relive the experience over and over in his dreams and when he has to share it with the authorities. To Deter’s shock, he finds himself attracted to one of the deputies helping with the investigation–Marrakesh Anderson. The deputy invites him to call him Mac and gives off signals that he’s interested in Deter, too. Deter finds Mac’s clumsy attempts at wooing sort of sweet, and he struggles to overcome his fears so he can spend time with the handsome man. The appearance of the kidnapper’s buyers makes Deter worry he’ll never feel safe. To top it off, Deter discovers Mac is hiding something…something life altering. Can Deter gather enough courage to open himself to a future so full of change, or will his fears send him running?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1675-1

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in Kontra’s Menagerie collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This story is connected to Wolves of Stone Ridge, so I would suggest reading those first.

I started reading romance stories when I was a young girl, and have always been drawn to paranormal stories. It was not till a few years ago that I started reading gay romance but I still move towards the paranormal. Charlie Richards hits all my buttons with her books and the worlds she creates are ones that I would love to be in.

Deter and Max are fully developed characters and they make one drool. It is action packed, danger filled and down right fun to read. It caught my attention from the beginning and kept it all the way to the end. This is one of my favorite series and I can not wait to get my hands on the next book.

Fae on a Roll by Charlie Richards

Title: Fae on a Roll

Series: Kontra’s Menagerie 25

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (79 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (October 19, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: On the Road: When a serious fae warrior stumbles across his soul-mate in a fun-loving, paralyzed human, he discovers the hardest task in his life is learning how to connect.

Prudhoe Rison is a specially trained fae enforcer and had been sent to the human realm to search for a missing prince. After completing that task, he should have returned home, but feeling a pull to stay, he’s remained for several weeks. Wandering the town to discover the source of the sensation has proven fruitless…until he drives past the library. The pull he’s been feeling intensifies, and he follows it into the building. There he meets Korvyn Peruke—his paramour—the other half of his soul. Prudhoe is drawn to Korvyn’s friendly disposition and outgoing personality. Even though the human is wheelchair-bound, it doesn’t stop Korvyn from enjoying life.

At first, Korvyn doesn’t understand why the serious and handsome Prudhoe is taking an interest in him—until he puts two and two together. A visit from a fae enforcer alerts Prudhoe that people in his own realm are talking about him. It also tells Korvyn—who already knows about paranormals—that Prudhoe is something other. Can Prudhoe keep Korvyn safe when trouble from the fae realm comes calling, or will he have to make the ultimate sacrifice to keep Korvyn safe?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-2286-8

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Kontra’s Menagerie collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This story has branched off to several series and I would start with book one in the Wolves of Stone Ridge series.

Damn the fae are harsh. Old rule that their paramour can be any of the families and Prudhoe’s brother is an ass. When he came over to this realm to find his prince, he had not expected to come across his paramour. He also had not expected his brother to show up and try to abduct his man.

Korvyn, and I am glad to see him get his story, has always known about the paranormal world. When he had been younger he had been in an accident that left him paralyzed. However it also left him alone, most men were afraid that they were going to hurt him. So when Prudhoe started flirting with him and then getting just a bit possessive, yeah he knew what it meant. And damn if he wasn’t going to have a good time.

I love how Charlie Richards always adds in some pretty cool characters in her stories. Unique and fresh ideas plus a lot of hot sexy times are just a few things I get from these books. Add in a touch of mystery, lots of action and did I say some hot sexy times . The characters rock as always and I was glad Korvyn got his love story, he was always one of my favorites. I would have liked a bit more information on why Prudhoe’s brother hated him, but it wasn’t too hard to guess.

I had a blast reading this and can not wait to get my hands on the next book. I can tell you that this book is one of those that will be read more than once.

Counting on a Crow’s Wing by Charlie Richards

Charlie Richards - Counting on a Crow's Wing CoverTitle: Counting on a Crow’s Wing

Series: Kontra’s Menagerie 22

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Short Story (75 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (September 1, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: On the Road: When a fae prince makes a bad bet, he must rely on strangers to win his freedom.

Lord Elron Paxton is a fae prince–one of many. Bored with the never-ending politics of the Fae Court, he takes a dare to enter the human world. Elron gives his bodyguards the slip, finds a fun gay club, and prepares for a night of revelry. Unfortunately, Elron wakes in a dirty room crowded with other men. He finds himself stuck there for days, weighing the pros and cons of revealing his true nature to a number of humans–something against fae law–just to save himself. When a crow shifter appears outside the window, Elron hopes he’s found an alternate way of saving not only himself, but those stuck in the room with him–even if they do think he’s nuts for talking to a bird. Can he trust the crow to get help before the men who kidnapped everyone sells them on the black market…or will he have to break fae law to save them, sentencing himself to certain death?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1527-3

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Kontra’s Menagerie collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This story is branched off to several other series, so you might want to check those out also.

Warning for those of you who have triggers, this tale talks of abuse and rape.

I have never really cared for the fae in stories, but Charlie made him rock. He is a prince and usually has to have guards watching and protecting him. But thanks to a bet, he manages to enter the human world for a bit of fun. He just hadn’t expected to wake up in dirty room filled with men that were being abused. Now his night out has led him into a few days and trying to find a way out for them all. Then he see’s the answer, a crow shifter. However that crow shifter, turns out to be his mate.

Castor is flying around enjoying the day. He see’s something and decides to check it out. What he finds is his mate and several others being held. He goes to find help and it leads him straight to Kontra.

Excitement, danger, trouble and some hot sex is just a bit of what you get in this story. And what a story it was, rocked it out of the park this time. I got a kick out of it and cannot wait for the next story.

I had a lot of fun reading it and will definitely recommend it.

The Scorpion and his Prey by Charlie Richards

Title: The Scorpion and his Prey

Series: Kontra’s Menagerie 24

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella

Publisher: eXtasy Books (June 8, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Rusty Peruke works as a mechanic and is close with his family. His wheelchair bound brother, Korvyn, lives with him, and he sends extra cash home to his parents on a regular basis.

When he meets Acheron while the man is at the shop buying a set of fast wheels, Rusty is both excited and concerned—and it’s not because he’s never been with a guy. Acheron is a loner scorpion shifter who hasn’t stayed in one place since he left his family home over eight decades before. Rusty has no intention of running out on his family. To him, their needs come first. Can two polar opposites find enough common ground to build a future? Or will assumptions and miscommunications create a wall between them that’s impossible to scale?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-2021-5

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in A Paranormal’s Love collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This story is a branch off of Wolves of Stone Ridge, so I would start with that series first. There are several series that are connected to this series as well.

Rusty has been taking care of his family for some time now. His mother and older brother had been in an accident that left his brother in a wheelchair. He was a serval cat shifter and is cute as can be. He is also shy and well you can guess. He had not expected to meet his mate though.

Acheron is a very dominated scorpian shifter but you could not tell it if you saw him in his human form. He had been abducted and was sold off, but Kontra’s gang saved him and several others. Want to get the juicy details though, your going to have to read the book.

Danger, excitement, adventure, action and some hot sexy times are what you get with this story. It caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. Now I will admit that this one was not one of my favorites, came off a bit dry to me. Other than that it was pretty good.

I had a blast reading it and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

Soothing the Zebra's Fears by Charlie Richards

4607soothingthezebrasfears510w-430x645Title: Soothing the Zebra’s Fears
Series: Kontra’s Menagerie, #20
Author: Charlie Richards
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter
Length: Novella (110 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-4874-0076-7
Publisher: Extasy Books (October 1, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: On the Road: We always find what we’re looking for in the last place we look.

At nearly three centuries old, Diego Tamang decides to take a more proactive approach to finding his mate. He walks away from leading his pack, so he can travel with Kontra Belikov and his shifter motorcycle gang. His decision pays off when he walks into a backwater town’s diner and scents his mate, Zachary Young.

Quickly making his intentions clear, Diego wonders what will be harder to overcome—Zachary’s young age, or his mother’s clearly displeased attitude. It turns out, neither, for soon Diego discovers that witches may have caused Zachary’s injury, which forces him to use a cane…and Zachary doesn’t know he’s a shifter.

Can Diego ease his young lover into the paranormal world while keeping him safe from those that would do him harm?

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Review: This was an amazing story. Each book in the Kontra’s Menagerie Series focuses on a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, we recommend reading the series in sequential order. It keeps me from getting a bit lost in the stories and gives me an insight in to their world. A world that captured my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. I love the way each character just mixes with the others. How fast they are to defend what is theirs and what they believe.

Charlie always gives me a wonderful book to read when times are getting hard to deal with. She always has beautifully created characters that have a way to suck you right in. You can tell that she puts all her heart in to her stories.

Diego was over three hundred years old and had wanted his mate for a very long time. He had even gotten married once, had children and grand children. He had not expected to find his mate in the diner on the way to search for others. He had left his pack to run with Kontra and his men. They were all gay and had decided to turn their pack into a refuge type. When he finds Zachary, he is surprised to find out that Zachary is a shifter. Too bad Zachary had no clue.

Zachary was just sitting at the diner with his mother when he met the sexiest man ever. After agreeing to a date, he has to let his mother down with the knowledge that he was not going to change like she wants. He had started having what he had originally thought were seizures and a bad leg when he was a teenager.

Now thanks to Diego’s pack he has found out not only about shifters, but also that the medicine he had been taking was suppressing his change. He was finding out quite a bit about the magical world and shifters.

When these two get together, you can just tell by the way they glance at each other that they are going to be hot. This story gives you everything you could want in a hot love story with angst, anger, betrayal, deadly witches, kinky situations, feisty mates, strong alpha’s, passionate glances, tantalizing sex, dangerous situations and not to mention two very sexy men.

I loved this book and cannot wait to get the next book. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. I love the way even with a serious tone it has quite a bit of humor in it.

I would recommend reading this book. It will give you all that you asked for and so much more. Charlie has an amazing gift that will draw you in and make you wish for more.

Wooing His Wolf by Charlie Richards

4583wooinghiswerewolf510w-430x645Title: Wooing His Wolf
Series: Kontra’s Menagerie, #19
Author: Charlie Richards
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter
Length: Novella (107 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-4874-0043-9
Publisher: Extasy Books (September 1, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: On the Road: Traveling was supposed to open his eyes, but it opened his heart, too.

Logan St. Clair made some bad decisions and fell in with the wrong crowd. After believing a fellow wolf shifter’s bigoted opinions, he helps attack their pack’s brand new alpha and alpha-mate…his male alpha-mate. They lose and Logan is exiled. To his shock, Logan is approached by another alpha, Kontra Belikov—a bear shifter who leads a nomadic group of bikers. Even knowing Kontra is mated to a male, the allure of a new pack is too strong. Logan accepts. Most of Kontra’s pack-members are in gay matings, and Logan learns to be polite and accepting of those who are gay, even forming his own opinions.

While Logan no longer loathes homosexuals, he never expects to feel attraction to a guy. That’s exactly what happens, however, when he meets Kai’s human friend, Tyson Grubler. He doesn’t understand it and fights it with every fiber of his being, except, when Logan sees Tyson head into a club bathroom with a stranger. He then loses control of his wolf’s possessive instincts. Logan tosses Tyson’s trick out of the stall and sinks his teeth into a very shocked Tyson’s neck. Realizing what he’s done—starting the bonding process—Logan flees. Can he come to terms with what his wolf already knows—that Tyson is his mate?

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Review: This is book nineteen in this series and they don’t need to be read in order. Of course, if you do,  it will give you an idea on who all the characters are and what their lives are about past and present. It also gives you a glimpse into their amazing world. A world that you will find yourself sinking into and driving all your troubles out of your mind. It caught my attention from the moment I opened the book and kept it all the way to the end.

Charlie Richards is one of my top favorite authors and I cannot wait to get my hands on all of her future books. I have to admit that I have probably read all of the books probably a dozen times or so and this one is no different.

I love the way Tyson just comes across. He is so tender, sweet, and loving. He is also attracted to Logan, a shifter who is a bit of a homophobe. So when he sees him once again at a club he is shocked with Logan’s attitude change.

Logan has given everyone a hassle over that fact that they all loved men. If he had to admit it, so does he. But, he never took it to the next stage. So wasn’t he shocked to find out that fate gave him a male mate? A mate that could not give him children. He had decided to find a woman and mate with her, well that was until he saw Tyson at the club heading to the bathroom with a redhead. His wolf was in control now. He finds out though that he is falling for his mate, which is a great thing for them both. He also realizes that the sex is hot and full of passion.

I loved this book and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book. It gives you everything you would want in a book. It gives you sexy men, hot shifters, quirky mates, excitement, adventure, the love of a mate and men that will do everything in their power to love their men. It actually gives you that and so much more. It will captivate you the way the their worlds just seem to mix and mingle, the love that they have for each other, their protective streak and their jealous streak, the strength that they have to keep their people safe.

I would recommend reading this book and the others because once you start you won’t be able to stop.

Love on an Owl's Wing by Charlie Richards

22028377Title: Love on an Owl’s Wing
Series: Kontra’s Menagerie, #18
Author: Charlie Richards
Genre: Paranormal/ Shapeshifter
Length: Novella (117 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-77111-931-3
Publisher: Extasy Books (May 1st, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: On the Road: Sometimes intervention comes from the most unexpected places.

Having been married at one time, over a century before, Luc Laurent never expects to find another to spend his life with. His confusion is understandable when his son hands him an extra helmet and tells him to hang onto it. Luc understands later that afternoon when he rolls his motorcycle to a stop in front of a fellow shifter’s home and discovers that the shifter’s cousin, Dylan Sudderson, is his mate. While the fact that his mate can walk only with the aid of crutches concerns Luc, it’s certainly not the deal-breaker. Dylan seems to think it is. Luc is far more concerned about the fact that Dylan is human, so very young…and in the closet. While Dylan is more than happy to get physical with Luc behind closed doors, he’s afraid of losing his parents if they find out he’s gay.

What will it take to convince Dylan to not only come out of the closet, but also accept that Luc shares his spirit with a European Eagle Owl?

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Review: This is book eighteen in this series and they need to read in order. It will help you get to know the characters of each book and give you an insight into their lives. I have always loved Charlie’s books. She has one amazing gift at telling a story. I hope she never stops either. I always have loved the paranormal world. It gives you a fantasy that you can lose yourself into every time you pick one up. When it comes in a romance, it is even better. You will love Luc and Dylan.

Dylan was injured pretty badly by a drunk driver and since he was human, he wasn’t healing as fast. He was interested in guys, but was afraid to tell his family. However, that changed when he met Luc. Luc is everything he ever wanted in a man, and he wanted him more than he thought possible. However, he was afraid of what his parents would say.

Luc knew he wanted his mate. From the first time, he not only seen him but also got his smell. He knew that there might be some trouble but he definitely wanted him. Now all he had to do was figure how to tell him that he was a shifter. He turned into a European Eagle Owl.
Talk about a sweet and hot story. The sex is tender and very loving. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series. I loved it, but then again with Charlie it is usually a given. This book has everything you ever want in a story, love, sex, danger, excitement, two hot men, and adventure.

Portia’s Two Cents: I love this series, but I was a little disappointed with this episode. Luc is to die for hot, and I’ve been waiting for him to fall, for a few books now. Dylan would not have been my choice for him, but hey…I’m not Fate. But, my biggest disappointment was the lack of action. Charlie has a way of weaving romance with action, like nobody else, and I missed that in this title.

Educating the Platypus by Charlie Richards

4372EducatingThePlatypus510w-430x645Title: Educating the Platypus
Series: Kontra’s Menagerie, 17
Author: Charlie Richards
Genre: Paranormal/Shapeshifter
Length: Novella (107 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-77111-900-9
Publisher: Extasy Books, March 15, 2014
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: On the Road: Life’s blessings can come in the darkest moments.
Enjoying a last hoo-rah before another tough year of college begins, Kai Sudderson and his friends vacation in Kansas. He takes advantage of the secluded pond system behind his rented cabin to go swimming…in his platypus form. Living with his aunt and uncle, Kai had never met anyone else with the ability to turn into an animal. That is, until he gets himself snared in a beaver trap and a penguin shifter rescues him. Unable to pass up the opportunity for not only knowledge but also medical treatment, Kai accompanies his new friend home. There, he meets Dorian Yaris, who—despite being so much older and having such a serious disposition—calls to Kai like no other. When Dorian explains about mates, will Kai consider the bonding thing with someone so obviously different or will he deny everything and return to his former life?

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Review: This is book seventeen in the Kontra Menagerie series and they should be read in order. Charlie always gives me an amazing world to lose myself into. She gives you characters that you will fall in love with and want to cheer on. Although this particular book didn’t really make me jump up for joy, it still gave me a great read.

Kai had been raised by his aunt and uncle most of his life. He knew he was a platypus but didn’t know of any other shifters. So when he got his tail stuck in a trap he was surprised to be rescued by shifters. Taken back to their pride and pack lands he comes across Dorian. Dorian is a shifter but not like his. He also claims to be his mate. Never knowing that much about what he was he let Dorian explain some of it to him, especially the mate part. He was a bit scared but he knew that he wanted this alpha.

Dorian was close to two hundred and fifty years old and had always wanted his mate. He also knew that he had a long way to prove things to Kai. He knew things would not go perfect but he knew that he could love his mate with all of his heart. You can tell that their sex lives are always going to be heated up. It is funny that they can watch someone have sex, but they are very jealous when another sees them naked. I love how they connect with each other.

I would recommend this series to anyone who loves different types of shape-shifters. This one gives you a platypus and a California condor. Two sexy men, lots of hot sex, and a lot of action comes real handy for me. I loved this book and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book. It caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to end.

Catting Around by Charlie Richards

91L3QSFhM6L._SL1500_Title: Catting Around

Series: Kontra’s Menagerie, #16

Author: Charlie Richards

Length: Novella (69 Pages)

Publisher: Extasy books (January 15th, 2014)

Heat Level: Mild

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: On the Road: Sometimes, learning to get past your own problems, means focusing on someone else.

As an orphan, Chip had never really had a home or even much to call his own. After being adopted, he’d hoped he’d found acceptance. Unfortunately, a year later, he shifted into his bobcat for the first time and his new parents had thought him possessed. Forced to run, Chip lived mostly as an animal for decades. Having grown up alone in foster care, it hadn’t been much different and he hadn’t thought it too bad…until the day he’d been captured and tortured by scientists. Rescued by Kontra and his gang, Chip finally sees the light at the end of the long, lonely tunnel of his life. Scarred, malnourished, and suffering from panic attacks, Chip struggles to get his body and mind back under control. When the gang visits a pride of lion shifters, Chip meets Grimes, who claims they are mates. Can he manage to get past his hang-ups and grab onto the happiness Grimes offers him?

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Review: Once again, Charlie has written an amazing story that I love. She has such a gift at story telling that I will always buy her stories no matter what. She has a way with characters that you can’t help but love them and cheer them all the way.

Chip is sweet, innocent in pack ways and mating, tender-hearted, and scared to death of crowds. Kontra and his gang had rescued Chip from scientist who was cruel and hated with a passion. He just wants to get over what had happened in captivity and his mate. Grimes is a lion shifter, wanted by many of the females of the pride but only interested in a certain bobcat. He has found his mate only to realize he had to go slow and tender with the little cat. He is strong at will and heart, tender and caring with his mate and loved by many. He wants to protect his mate with everything in him even if it meant his death. The sex between them is hot and fierce.

This story has an amazing story line that has pain, anger, danger, excitement, and love throughout. I have always loved the paranormal and when it comes with two sexy men loving one another, getting through the past problems and finding a way to go forward makes the story even better. I can see myself sitting on the couch, my feet tucked under me with the light on besides me and loosing myself in this story more than once. It was amazing and I loved every minute of it. It captured my attention from the start and kept it to the end. I would recommend reading it, but you should start with book one in this series to get the full context to everyone. I can’t wait to read it again. I also can’t wait for the next book of this series to come out.

Unwrapping the Alpha's Mate by Charlie Richards

19474164Title: Unwrapping The Alpha’s Mate

Series: Kontra’s Menagerie, Book 15

Author: Charlie Richards

Length: Novella (111 Pages)

Publisher: Extasy Books (December 15th, 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: On the Road: Sometimes family makes decisions for you…and you just have to roll with the punches.

Richard Ponders joins the Tamang wolf pack when his younger brother, Crain, mates with one of its members. When the pack gathers to celebrate passing, the alpha mantle from father to son, naming Abbott Tamang as alpha, Richard discovers his mate is part of the Tamang pack, too…and it’s the new alpha. Sensing unrest in the pack, Richard decides allowing the pack to settle is the safest thing for everyone. Unfortunately, the choice is taken from him when Crain asks him to come over and discuss more changes in pack dynamics, bringing him face to face with Abbott. Now, not only will Richard be fighting for a position in his new pack, he needs to fight for the trust of a man he’s been hiding from for weeks. Can he and Abbott come to terms? Or will the unrest in their pack tear them apart?

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Review: This series is best read in order to get the full effect and knowledge of who the characters are.

I have always loved anything paranormal, and when it comes in a sexy romance, it is even better. Richard had known the Alpha was his mate two weeks prior and hides it trying to protect his mate. With the help of Richard’s brother Crain, Abbott meets his mate and tries to understand why Richard didn’t let him know. He knows however that he will do anything and everything to have his mate beside him for all times. Richard comes very close to being the perfect man although as you know full well, men are not perfect. He is hot and sexy with a touch of hero in him. He loves with all of his being. He is loyal and dedicated to those he considers friends and family. Abbott at first comes off kind of arrogant and bossy but if you look closer you would find that it is just an attitude because he is very caring and is the truest alpha one would know.

The story line is absolute perfection and I loved every inch of this story. It had my attention from the first sentence and kept my attention all the way to the end. The sex between Richard and Abbott is so hot that you will be fanning yourself. It is tender and caring also with just a bit of learning mixed in. It has a bit of humor mixed in with a little seriousness.

I have always loved this series and Charlie made another perfect story. I would definitely be reading it over and over.

Texas Longhorn Surprise by Charlie Richards

18333334Title: Texas Longhorn Surprise

SeriesKontra’s Menagerie #13

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal/Shape-shifter

Length: Novella (97 pages)

Publisher:Extasy Books (August 15th 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb:On the Road: To combine two lives, first one must understand the components of each.

When Ryan Carpenter realizes the scientists he works for are torturing sentient beings, he feels the need for penance in the form of helping the shifters free their comrades. To that end, Ryan heads to Oregon to offer aide in shutting down one of the scientist’s training facilities and freeing any captive shifters. He’s unprepared for one of the men, Sam Abbott, a Texas longhorn bull shifter, to express an attraction to him. Unfortunately, Ryan has secrets of his own, and knows if he becomes involved with Sam, a shifter, his own transgressions against Sam’s kind would eventually come out, and destroying anything, they might have built. Walking away—especially for the good of everyone—should be easy, right?

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Review: Ryan used to work for scientists that had convinced him shifters were bad and not sentient. He found out after a while that they had lied and he regretted his life and agreed to help Kontra free the captive shifters at the compound. When Ryan arrives immediately, a shifter grabs him. He didn’t know what to think especially when he found out Sam thinks they are mates. Both men have secrets that could affect their decisions.

This is actually the thirteenth book in this series and my first. I can say it stands well alone. I do however want read the other books to find out more about the other men.  The characters are interesting though you don’t learn much about any of them; not even the main ones. The story line of the rescue is good but a bit short, but the romance between Sam and Ryan was amazing. I usually grimace when the first meeting is yelling Mine, etc. Ryan’s reaction and reluctance really made it much easier to swallow and both characters were so likeable I was rooting for them from the beginning.

I recommend this if you like a fresh take on shifters, a fast-moving romance, some actin and some sweet loving sex with a satisfying ending.