Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Leannan by Olivia Black

Title: Leannán

Series: Federal Paranormal Agency, 6
Author: Olivia Black
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.
Genre and Pairing: Paranormal and M/M
Word Count: 42,118
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, HEA]
You have to be the best to go to war with the worst.
That’s the motto the agents of the Federal Paranormal Agency live by. They train hard to hunt down those that go rogue, enforcing the laws set down through the ages. They deliver justice to those that break the law and save the innocent. They are the enforcers of the paranormal world.
Toby Winters is a fox shifter and the youngest member of the FPA. Three years ago, when he was only eighteen, Toby went on his first mission. He was supposed to get close to a man named, Duncan Ó Branagáin, a former IRA agent who became a powerful leader in the Irish mob. When they meet, Toby quickly realizes Duncan is his mate. Toby’s loyalties are tested and he must choose between working the case and protecting Duncan.
Duncan Ó Branagáin is a powerful man. He was raised in a dangerous world and took over leadership when his father passed away. Duncan isn’t a saint, but it’s the only life he knows. 
Everything changes when he meets Toby Winters aka Thomas Doyle. The young man turns his world upside down, making Duncan second guess everything he’s ever done.

Toby is finally getting his first assignment as an agent. He is ready, willing and able to protect the innocent. And then he meets Duncan. Duncan…a powerful, Irishman. Duncan…a criminal and the focus of his assignment. Duncan…his mate. What does Toby do when honor clashes against fate?
In Leannán by Olivia Black we find out just how painful finding your future is when your future is a criminal. While this is the sixth installment in Ms. Black’s Federal Paranormal Agency I do not believe I missed anything having this be my first time reading this series. I struggled with this story but not for any other reason than Toby’s age. He was eighteen when this story begins and he felt so young. Even though his past was filled with heartache it didn’t feel like it affected him in a noticeable way, at least to me. But meeting Duncan changed that for him. He now struggled with doing what is the right? He has a job to do but he only gets one shot at a mate. What should he do? Duncan had a type and Toby fit the bill. But again I struggled with just how quickly he allowed Toby within his world. He was the leader of a crime family and I couldn’t quite grasp how he made it that far with how quickly he lowered his guard. Why? Did he feel the mating pull as well? Ms. Black never fleshed that out and if she had, maybe I could have accepted the quickness of the relationship. I had more questions as a read this story but overall it was okay. It was technically well written and ended on a high note. Although I struggled to connect with these particular characters, I will give this series another shot because I did enjoy the secondary characters and want to see them find their happily ever after.

                      four twinkling Stars

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