Escaping Christmas by Lynn Hagen

Title: Escaping Christmas

Series: Brac Village 21

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Ménage

Length: Novella (108 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (December 4, 2017)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Christmas isn’t always a joyous time of year. Not according to Robbie. After suffering a devastating loss a few years ago, he wants nothing to do with the holiday. Too bad he can’t simply escape Christmas, but fate has other plans.

Abner loves everything about Christmas, but his excitement is hampered by Robbie’s sour mood. He’s at his wits’ end on how to cheer Robbie up—until they’re splashed by freezing water while trying to cross the street. Abner is livid, ready to tell the driver off. Instead, he stares at the second most gorgeous man he’s ever met.

Malachi ran into town for errands, unknowingly heading right toward his mates. He’s baffled that Robbie and Abner have been together for weeks, and Abner is clueless about mates. When a rogue terrorizes the town and a deer starts stalking Robbie, it’s up to Malachi to set the holiday right and show his men that sometimes three is better than two.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-7905

Product Link: Siren-Book Strand | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each Book in the Brac Village collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading them in sequential order. This particular story is connected to the Brac Pack, Zeus Pack, Christian’s Coven, Brac Pack Next Generation, and Demon Warriors. To enjoy this to get the full impact I would suggest starting with the Brac Pack series first.

Three mates in an action packed story is what you get to enjoy. Malachi is a panther shifter, Abner is a human and Robbie is an impala. Mix that in with Christmas and a magic reindeer and watch out for some fun times. Robbie and Abner are the first to meet but Robbie has kept the fact that he is a shifter from Abner. So imagine Abner’s surprise when they meet Malachi and finds out that humans are not as alone as he thought.

However a few problems are in store for them. For one Robbie hates Christmas with a passion, talk about a scrooge. Then there is the fact that a rogue shifter is out there, well they are going to need that reindeer’s help to make Christmas perfect.

The rogue shifter was not truly explained on why they couldn’t get their hands on him and how he escapes them. Where this story was pretty cool it just didn’t have the impact that I would have expected from it. It felt rushed and was missing some good parts to it. The reindeer was a funny character he wasn’t truly as outstanding that I have found in other stories. The whole story just lacked as much excitement that I would have wanted to see.

Other than those few issues with the story I did enjoy reading it quite a bit.