Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tristan's Despair by Lavinia Lewis

Title:Tristan’s Despair
Series:Shifters’ Haven, 8
Author:Lavinia Lewis
Publisher:Totally Bound Publishing
Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/M (oral and anal sex)
Page Count:121 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Wolf shifter Tristan Ambrose is delighted to finally meet his mate, but is human Joey Brooks prepared for the constant danger that life with a shifter entails?

When wolf shifter Tristan Ambrose unexpectedly meets human Joey Brooks outside the guesthouse where they both stay, he couldn’t be happier to have finally found his mate. But Joey is an ambitious young newspaper reporter who came to Wolf Creek looking for a story on the arson attacks that have recently ravaged the town.

Can Tristan trust Joey to keep, not only his secret, but that of his entire pack? And when Joey is nearly killed by a fully shifted wolf, will he decide that a future with Tristan is not worth the risk to his life?

I enjoyed Tristan’s Despair  by Lavinia Lewis.  While this story is eighth in the Shifters’ Haven series, it can be read as a stand alone.  I appreciated that Ms. Lewis tied up loose ends in such a way that it was easy to follow even if you were reading the series out of order which I have tended to do. 
I thought Ms. Lewis gave us two likeable characters in Joey and Tristan.  Both men were relatively young but had strong ideas of who they were and what they wanted.  I loved that both were willing to compromise for their relationship.  Ms. Lewis pointed out the importance of communication when both Joey and Tristan were offering more than their partners expected or wanted.  I loved that even though Joey and Tristan appeared at such a cross purpose, Ms. Lewis found a way to make their relationship work in a way that made sense.  She showed us that with commitment and determination love would win out.  I thought the emotion and chemistry between Joey and Tristan felt real and their frustration with their current lot in life was believable.
Overall, this was a well written addition to this series and I am looking forward to reading more from this author.

                 Four Twinkling Stars 

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