Series: Shivers, #3
Author: Remmy Duchene
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 152 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing (April 19th 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: When a Shiver’s fed up, no one’s safe.
Koi Pyktis is the last of the Shivers and, lately, he’s been feeling as if the whole world is in love, leaving him the odd Shiver out. Though he has his eyes on Kofi’s friend, Christophe Sidler, he knows he must keep his hands off him. His father’s enemies are out there and they seem hell-bent on starting a war between the Shivers and anyone else they want.
Christophe Sidler has loved Koi Pyktis since the moment he laid eyes on the studly Greek. But he’s fresh from mourning his mother, getting his feet wet in the business world and trying desperately not to put his foot in his mouth around Koi.
However, what will Christophe feel and say when he finds out what Koi really is, and where will Christophe stand in the battle ahead?
Review: Koi Pyktis, along with his brothers Ciro and Osaki, are other worldly protectors of our race. Call them demi-gods, immortals or Shivers, and Koi is the last. His brothers have met their mates and though they would still come when called if needed, Koi feels the need to handle everything on his own and allow them peace with their partners. While Koi cares more for the human Christophe Sidler than mere friendship, he avoids any attachment for fear that his enemies will go after Christophe, so he continually pushes the man away.
Christophe doesn’t understand why Koi pushes him away. His moods run hot and cold, much like the weather and the random rain storms and typhoon like mood swings. Once Koi, Ciro and Osaki let Christophe in on their secret, things start to make more sense. But an enemy has discovered that the unbeatable Koi has just one weakness, love, and will stop at nothing to destroy that love and bring Koi to his knees.
I’ve been with this series from the start and while I am always anxious to see what’s going to happen to this brotherhood of immortals also known as Shivers, this book was a bit chaotic. There was so much going on and at times, I couldn’t keep up, I got confused and had to skip back several pages to be sure I was in the right persons head. What made it even more confusing was, sometimes I thought I was reading one character, when it was actually another.
The world building though continues to amaze me, this world of immortal men and their human lovers. How their moods affect things like the weather, how fiercely loyal they are and how they love with every fiber of their being. They are passionate creatures and all those emotions really jump off the page while reading. Christophe was just as fierce as his lover was and determined to stand by his side, regardless, and I loved that about him.
Overall, it was an okay read for me. Had it not been so chaotic at times, more stars would have been given. I would still recommend this series to any fans of PNR/Supernatural type reads or those that like stories with a twist on the Olympus, Greek Gods, and Demi-gods trope. Start at the beginning though, the stories will read and flow better that way.
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