Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Lysander by Frey Ortega

Lysander (MM)Title:Lysander
Series: Lykaios, 2
Author:Frey Ortega
Publisher:Siren Bookstrand
Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/M
Word Count:32,067
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, werewolves, HEA
Cursed a thousand years ago for the crimes of their forefathers, the warrior men of Lykaios are imprisoned to stay on their island home. This changed when Fate brought forth a solution: instead of them finding their mates, their mates will be coming to the island. Thus, the idea to turn the island into a paradise resort was born.
Construction for the island resort is well under way. Gabriel Montgomery, with his several degrees, was tasked to go to the island and conduct a feasibility study. What he didn’t know was that among its residents was his mate.
Lysander was a broken man who lost all hope of ever finding his mate. Angry, with a short fuse, and living as a pariah for a thousand years, Lysander is surprised—and delighted—when an intriguing man who piques his curiosity enters the forge one day. Unable to help himself, they share a searing kiss that changes both of their lives forever.

Lysander has only wanted one thing…someone to call his own.  So when the fates cursed him and his brethren he is angry.  But a thousand years has shown Lysander how to channel his anger into the forge.  And then he meets Gabriel.  Gabriel is innocent but afraid of him or is he?  In the second installment of Frey Ortega’s Lykaios series Lysander gets his opportunity but is he ready to take a chance?  I enjoyed meeting Lysander and Gabriel.  On the surface you could not get two men more different than these two.  But their similarities were equally obvious.  Could Mr. Ortega blend those characteristics in such a way as to be believable?  I think he did a great job in this story.  Both Lysander and Gabriel were innocent but in different ways.  Where one was lacking the other was not and together they made a wonderful whole.  I enjoyed seeing Lysander lose his angry edge.  And I loved seeing Gabriel take a chance on something more that logic and numbers.  This story showed an innocence and an old fashioned courtship which I thoroughly enjoyed.  The journey Mr. Ortega took us on as Gabriel and Lysander learned to trust each other as well as in each other was well articulated and well worth the read.

                                 Four Twinkling Stars

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