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?

Purchase Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/texas-longhorn-surprise/

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.