Real Danger (West Coast Forensics #2) by Elle Keaton

How can one man be so incredibly frustrating but so sexy at the same time?
Ryder knows two things. Tragedy can strike at any moment so you have to hold tightly to the gifts life gives you. And, Shay is one of those gifts. To Ryder their fifteen-year age difference is nothing, Shay is the man he wants. Now he just needs an opportunity to plead his case with the sexy lawyer.
He gets his chance when Shay asks him to assist on a case involving a missing person, but the investigation quickly turns perilous. A stomach-churning rollercoaster ride of what the hell is going on, puts both men in danger—but from whom?
Will the two get their chance at love, or will a brutal criminal tear the future from their grasp?

This is me, playing catch up… again. At least with the West Coast Forensics series, it’s fairly easy to read each book as a standalone. I will say that if you know some of the previously introduced characters and know a little bit about what’s been going on in Piedras and the unique dynamics between its residents, it does add to the experience.

My first reaction when I finished Real Danger was that Shay and Ryder were my favorite couple so far. I kind of expected to like Ryder from meeting him briefly before, but Shay kind of took me by surprise. He just seemed kind of distant and well… lawyer-ly. Yeah, I know that’s not a real word or a fair judgement, especially since it was clear that Ryder saw something in him that not many others did. I think the reason why I liked them together so much is that Ryder not only wore him down, but brought out another side of him.

As I’ve come to expect from this series, there was plenty of suspense, danger, heat and humor. There was also a found family connection that pretty much always wins me over.

Next up is Real Risk (which is where I started…) followed by Real Hazard (which I recently finished). For the record, Shay and Ryder are still my favorite couple in the series – but I may have a new favorite character, but you’ll have to wait until I review Real Hazard to find out who that is. 😉

Stone Wings (The Gargoyles of Arrington #1) by Jenn Burke

His curse can only be lifted with true love, but can true love come from a fake date?
Being the personal assistant to a trio of cursed gargoyle brothers who sleep for a hundred years and wake up for twenty-five wasn’t a career proposed by Josh’s high school guidance counselor, but it’s a job that he’s eminently suited for. Not to mention a job his family has been doing for generations. The brothers are truly excellent bosses, but Josh is surprised when Drew offers to pretend to be his date for his high school reunion. And even more surprised by a supposedly fake kiss that feels as real as a kiss can get.
Drew and his brothers owe Josh and his family for watching over them each time they turn to stone for a hundred years, and for helping them reintegrate into the world when they wake up. The least he can do is pose as Josh’s boyfriend for a night. Even though true love can break his curse, he knows he won’t find it with Josh. Nothing that real can come from a lie. Or can it?
When the fake boyfriend situation stretches into two nights, and then more, Josh and Drew can’t fight the attraction blazing between them. There’s no harm in exploring it, right? No expectations. But when paranormal danger comes to Arrington, Josh and Drew are going to have to battle for every moment of peace…and maybe a real happily ever after too.

This book made it onto my reading radar the minute I noticed it was a new book that began a new series by an author that has a habit of getting me hooked on her series. The first example was when I fell in love with the characters in her Not Dead Yet series. Although I was sad when it ended, I was happy that the characters were brought back in her spin off series, Ashes & Dust. I’m still kind of hopeful that we haven’t seen the last of the vampires, shifters and ‘others’ that I adored in those two series, but now I have gargoyles as a very welcome distraction. 😉

I loved the premise of The Gargoyles of Arrington and Stone Wings was the perfect start to this unique world of gargoyles and magic. Josh had known Drew and his brothers for his entire life and although he technically worked for them, their relationship was more like family than professional. Even so, Drew’s offer to be Josh’s fake date still took him by surprise. It also didn’t help him ignore his attraction to the winged gargoyle. Nothing could ever come from it, especially since Josh would never stand in the way of any of the cursed brothers finding their true love. Acting on those feelings would only lead to heartbreak.

Drew’s offer to be Josh’s fake date started out as an innocent offer to help him out, but he couldn’t deny the attraction he felt toward him. He knew the risk of acting on those feelings though. His true love was the only person who could break the curse. The most he could offer Josh was the few years he had left before he turned to stone for the next hundred years. It was a no win situation for both of them. Josh would lose him when that happened and Drew would “wake up” to a world where Josh no longer existed. They both had to decide if a few years of happiness was worth the risk.

Aside from the growing attraction between Josh and Drew, there was plenty of action, danger, twists and revelations that kept the pages turning. There was a lot to love about Stone Wings and aspects that gave Jenn Burke’s Gargoyles of Arrington more than a few unique twists. Like the fact that each brother had a different “talent” and gargoyle feature that they didn’t shed when they were in their human forms. For Drew, it was his wings. His brother’s talents and unique features were touched on in Stone Wings, but I can’t wait to learn more about each of them as the series continues. The final pages gave readers a taste of what’s to come in Stone Skin.

Real Trouble (West Coast Forensics #1) by Elle Keaton

Two men on opposite sides of the law: will they be able to set aside their differences and trust love?
Danylo Peters has issues, lots of them. He’s not on Piedras Island by accident, he’s not a nice guy, and Peters isn’t his real name. Dany’s in hiding, trying to escape his family’s influence and start a new life. But Dany must have been born under a bad sign because the very man he’s really running from is one of the first he runs into.
A new life in a new town seemed like the right decision for Soren Jorgensen, especially after a difficult case left him recovering from a gunshot wound and lonely as he’d ever been. Finding Dany living on Piedras brings back all the feelings he’d tried to lock away. He’s angry and bitter and Dany is not going to continue to get away with his old tricks. Too bad Dany is just as compelling as he ever was.
The two men find themselves on opposite sides of Soren’s first case on Piedras, but neither is able to deny the attraction between them. They keep finding themselves in compromising situations; if they’re found out there will be Real Trouble.

Before everyone gets excited about the fact that I’m reviewing the first book in a series (finally!) this is actually an example of me playing catch up. That would be because the first book I read in the West Coast Forensics series was Real Risk – the 3rd book in the series. We won’t even discuss the fact that this is a spin-off of the Veiled Intentions series – which I’ve only read Conspiracy Theory (which was at least the first book in that series. Yay me!) Now that we’ve gotten the confession portion of this review out of the way…

I really liked getting to know both Dany and Soren. The fact that they had history, made their encounter on Piedras even more interesting – for readers anyway. Neither man ever expected to run into each other again. Their parting wasn’t exactly a mutual decision, but nothing was exactly what it seems. Soren only thought that Dany was running away from him, which was true in a way, but not for the reasons that Soren thought.

Dany thought that hiding in plain sight was a good idea, but some things you can’t ever hide from. Running into Soren proved that. Their attraction to each other hadn’t died, but their trust in each other had, at least on Soren’s part. Dany wasn’t sure if trying to build that trust back was a good…or safe idea, but he couldn’t let Soren keep thinking that what they had before didn’t mean anything.

There was little or no down time in Real Trouble. There was danger around every corner and it was hard to tell who to trust. Secrets were revealed and confessions were made and the heat between Soren and Dany never let up – even when they knew there was nothing between them anymore. Fate’s a funny thing.

The next book in the series is Real Danger and since I’ve already read that one it means that I’m totally caught up. Whew! Just in time to pick up Real Hazard. 😉

Ruthless (Immortal Enemies #2) by Gena Showalter

Forbidden. Powerful. Ruthless. 
Micah the Unwilling, fae King of the Forgotten, can tame even the most violent of beasts. Forged on the battlefield, this iron-willed warrior considers his soldiers his family, and he will stop at nothing to reclaim their dispossessed land. Gearing for war with a sadistic enemy, he is disciplined and focused—until a feral beauty he encountered long ago wanders into his camp. 
Viori de Aoibheall wields a terrifying ability to sing monsters to life. Having spent her childhood in a forest, raising herself and her frightening creations—the only friends she’s ever known—she’s ill prepared for the scarred royal and his fearsome brutality. Not to mention the ferocity of their connection and the carnality of his touch. But the real problem? Her brother is Micah’s greatest foe. And though the sensual king makes her burn, she must stop him, whatever the cost.

Anyone want to take a guess about which book I read in the Immortal Enemies series first? I’m on quite a “reading out of order” streak, but in the case of Ruthless, I think it gave me an entirely different reading experience than if I had read Heartless first. Not that I’m recommending that anyone else follow my bad example, but not meeting Kaysar and Chantel in Heartless before reading Ruthless made things…interesting and a lot harder to tell the “good” guys from the “bad”. Of course, when you’re dealing with the Fae, it’s never easy to tell.

Vi and Micah had a complicated relationship – even before they officially met. They both had their secrets, that they each had good reason to keep. That, among a host of other things, made a relationship between this unlikely pair almost impossible. Honestly, even after reading Ruthless, I have no idea how it happened – there was just so much stacked against them.

Enemies disguised as allies and allies disguised as enemies – it became hard to keep track. That along with magic and a heated romance definitely kept the pages turning. I’m kinda hoping that there’s more to come, but in the mean time, I need to go back and spend some quality time with Kaysar and Chantel in Heartless.

Dance with the Devil (Mercenary Librarians #3) by Kit Rocha

POWER IS NEVER GIVEN, ONLY TAKEN
Tobias Richter, the fearsome VP of Security of the TechCorps is dead. The puppetmaster is gone and the organization is scrambling to maintain control by ruthlessly limiting Atlanta’s access to resources, hoping to quell rebellion. Our band of mercenary librarians have decided that the time for revolution has come.
Maya uses her wealth of secrets to weaken the TechCorps from within. Dani strikes from the shadows, picking off the chain of command one ambush at a time. And Nina is organizing their community—not just to survive, but to fight back. When Maya needs to make contact with a sympathetic insider, Dani and Rafe are the only ones with the skill-set and experience to infiltrate the highest levels of the TechCorps. They’ll go deep undercover in the decadent, luxury-soaked penthouses on the Hill.
Bringing Dani face-to-face with the man who turned her into a killer. And forcing Rafe to decide how far he’ll go to protect both of his families—the one he was born to, and the one he made for himself.
Victory will break the back of Power. Failure will destroy Atlanta.

Finally! It seems like Dani and Rafe have been dancing around their feelings for each other for WAY too long. Their undercover assignment made their attraction to each other even harder to ignore.

Infiltrating TechCorp was a risky proposition, but when Dani is confronted with her past and Rafe finds someone he never expected to, things become even more dangerous.

As with the other books in this series, there wasn’t much down time and their seemed to be unexpected danger around every corner. Add to that the emotional roller coaster that both Rafe and Dani put readers through and it’s no surprise that Dance with the Devil was a hard one to put down. Both of these characters took turns breaking my heart for them. A lot was discovered about both of them and a past that defined them in very different ways. They both did things they weren’t proud of – even though they were in survival mode at the time.

It seems like each installment of the Mercenary Librarians series gets more intense and the stakes keep getting higher. Mainly because there are more people to care about and more people to protect. The twists and turns that took place during the course of Dance with the Devil didn’t stop with the final chapter. There’s definitely more to come and I can’t wait to see what this writing duo has in store for the characters next. 😉

Murder Most Deserving (Lacetown Murder Mysteries #2) by Hank Edwards & Deanna Wadsworth

An acoustic music festival comes to Lacetown, and with it, another dead body—this one found at Fleishman’s Funeral Home. Michael recuses himself from the autopsy, handing the job over to his arch-nemesis from a neighboring county.
Luckily Michael and local hairstylist Jazz are closer than ever. Between a trio of funerals, a blowout BBQ, and a couple of trips on Beulah, Jazz’s beloved scooter, Michael and Jazz do some sleuthing of their own. With the first gruesome murder still fresh in their memories, they can’t help but wonder if notorious murderer and famous author Russell Withingham might be targeting them from jail, where he’s awaiting trial.
The festival, however, brings in a veritable lineup of potential killers, including a familiar—and most unwelcome—figure from their past. As the murderer circles ever closer to Jazz and Michael, Sheriff Musgrave is quick to remind them that everyone’s a suspect until Sheriff Musgrave says they’re not!

I really like spending time with Michael, Jazz and most of the other residents of Lacetown. For a small town, the certainly have their share of trouble though, but they also have a lot of events that draw a fair amount of tourists.

As with Murder Most Lovely, the second book in the Lacetown Murder Mysteries is full of twists and turns and more than a few questionable characters. Add in a sweet romance, more than a little drama, witty characters and some creepy relatives – it was easy to get wrapped up in Jazz and Michael’s latest mystery. I’m pretty sure there’s more to come in the series and I can’t wait for it to continue.

The Strings We Play (Artists & Athletes #3) by C.D. Rachels

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As the new music professor at Korham University, I need to focus on my job. I can’t get entangled with that tall and handsome Facilities Manager who I keep bumping into on campus. Did we have a hot moment together at Christmas? Maybe, but that doesn’t change the fact that he’s taking my music lecture. Students are off limits, no matter how flirty and sexy they are.
The problem is that Logan’s not just a student; we’re co-faculty, neighbors, and we’ve become good friends. I’ve started to peel back the layers that make up who he really is. It turns out there’s more to this sweet guy whom I’ve been growing closer and closer to. As the semester winds down, the days of him being my student are numbered. Pretty soon, nothing will stand in the away of us hooking up. It’s scary, but can an athlete like him really fall for a performing artist like me? Because I’m afraid I’m already there.
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I’ve been broken for a long time, so I make my job at KU my life. No one has been able to tug on my heartstrings for years. So of course I’m blindsided by this talented and gorgeous new professor I meet. He makes me smile and gives me something to look forward to for the first time in so long. The one catch: I’m taking his intro to music class.
That’s fine by me, I can push down these feelings. I can totally ignore the blazing hot chemistry Wei and I have in the tiny practice rooms while he teaches me scales. But as the semester goes on, I realize he can offer me so much more than just a pretty face; it’s possible that everything I lost all those years ago exist in Wei. When he plays a song, or whenever it’s just the two of us, it feels just like magic.
I refuse to make a move on my professor, even though we’re both faculty. Good things come to those who wait, right? I just have to not let him realize I have a massive crush on him and not let him kiss me…again. And again. 

This is another series that I need to catch up on… (do you see a theme here?) Honestly, I don’t do these things on purpose, but in my defense, I only skipped the first book in the series and that’s only because Artist and Athletes wasn’t on my reading radar until I stumbled on The Moves We Make. Which means, of course, that now The Lines We Draw has now made it to my ever growing TBR pile. 😉

Even though I didn’t start from the beginning, I’m proof positive that you don’t have to read the rest of the books in the series to jump into this series with pretty much any book. Especially since the events that take place in The Strings We Play coincide with the events that take place in The Moves We Make. Although, it was kind of fun reliving some of those moments with Landon and Dane knowing how things finally worked out for them.

I don’t want to give anything away, but I will say that the inevitable “drama” that took place in The Strings We Play wasn’t what I expected. I could see it coming though and it was heartbreaking as well as the set up for an incredible twist. The Strings We Play turned out to be a story of love, trust and eventual healing. A sweet love story between two characters we deserved to find their HEA. ❤

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The Gargoyles of Arrington, Book 1

His curse can only be lifted with true love, but can true love come from a fake date?

Being the personal assistant to a trio of cursed gargoyle brothers who sleep for a hundred years and wake up for twenty-five wasn’t a career proposed by Josh’s high school guidance counselor, but it’s a job that he’s eminently suited for. Not to mention a job his family has been doing for generations. The brothers are truly excellent bosses, but Josh is surprised when Drew offers to pretend to be his date for his high school reunion. And even more surprised by a supposedly fake kiss that feels as real as a kiss can get.

Drew and his brothers owe Josh and his family for watching over them each time they turn to stone for a hundred years, and for helping them reintegrate into the world when they wake up. The least he can do is pose as Josh’s boyfriend for a night. Even though true love can break his curse, he knows he won’t find it with Josh. Nothing that real can come from a lie. Or can it?

When the fake boyfriend situation stretches into two nights, and then more, Josh and Drew can’t fight the attraction blazing between them. There’s no harm in exploring it, right? No expectations. But when paranormal danger comes to Arrington, Josh and Drew are going to have to battle for every moment of peace…and maybe a real happily ever after too.

STONE WINGS is a 50,000 word male/male paranormal romance featuring a mechanic who happens to have wings and is a literal monster in bed, a personal assistant who’s always had a crush on him, stone skin or not, and a relationship that’s going to take a leap of faith to give the fairytale a happy ending.

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I tossed an envelope with a bill on the “to be paid” pile, and couldn’t hold in a groan at the next bit of mail in my hands.

“What?” Before I registered that Drew, one of Teague’s younger brothers, had joined us, he’d plucked the postcard out of my hand between the claws of his forefinger and thumb. He scanned it, then grinned, showing every one of his pointed teeth. Unlike Teague, Drew didn’t have tusks, but a row of shark-like daggers filling his mouth. His features were more feline, and he also had wings, which, as far as I knew, couldn’t support him in the air—they were for show only. I’d always wondered if he was disappointed in that.

“Your high school reunion is coming up?” he asked incredulously.

I couldn’t look at him, but instead tidied the piles of mail that didn’t need any tidying. “I’m not going.”

“Why not?” Teague asked around a mouthful of fiber.

Ugh. How could I explain? The brothers had never attended high school—they had zero concept of modern day education except for what they’d watched on TV. Which, to be fair, was both horrible and not horrible enough. Sometimes when someone got bullied, there was no magical glow-up that showed everyone they were wrong, that the person was smart and handsome and worth their attention. And it wasn’t even that I was really bullied. I mean, I’d dated one of the most popular guys in school, and I hadn’t been ugly by any stretch of the imagination. But I just hadn’t fit, probably because I had this huge secret I could never share with anyone. I’d always known there was more to the world than the rest of my classmates even suspected, and that had made me a little weird. My uber-popular high-school boyfriend Brandon made sure I realized, over and over again, that he was doing me a favor by being with me.

“There’s a reason I don’t have any friends from high school.”

Teague grunted.

Drew rolled his eyes at his brother. “They were assholes, huh?”

It never failed to impress me that the gargoyles had so quickly adapted to modern language. For only having been awake for twenty-three years—this time—they’d managed to pick up the lingo pretty well. But I guess they had to be incredibly good at adapting to their circumstances to survive the curse without going mad.

One hundred years asleep, twenty five awake, until they broke the curse. It was some true love nonsense that would do it. Or, well, maybe not nonsense because one of the brothers had managed to break the curse the last time they were awake. According to their youngest surviving brother, Rian—who was probably off researching somewhere this morning—it had been love at first sight for Finnian, when he’d seen Elizabeth walking down the main street of Arrington, British Columbia, when the town was made up of barely more than a tavern, a general store and a warehouse. Despite the era demanding women dress a certain way, Elizabeth had been scandalous in a man’s shirt and trousers, her hair braided down her back, smile wide and eyes sparkling as her father made her laugh. Finnian had fallen head over heels at that moment, and though it had been a rough ride to their happily-ever-after, they’d achieved it and—boom—curse broken.

I knew the brothers were happy he escaped their torment, but their eyes were always a little sad when they spoke of him.

With a sigh, I shrugged. “High school sucked.”

Teague frowned, his pronounced brow wrinkling. “Didn’t you have a boyfriend in high school?”

Of course he’d remember that. I evened out the edges of the stack of mail in front of me. “I did.”

“And he broke up with you.”

I looked up with an exasperated sigh. “Thanks, Teague. Glad you could help me revisit one of the most embarrassing moments of my life.”

Whose boyfriend breaks up with them on prom night? Mine, apparently. Like, at prom. In the middle of the slow dance right after Brandon had been crowned Prom King.

Ugh.

“So that’s why you don’t want to go.” Teague, as always, was way too perceptive.

“Can you blame me?”

Drew tapped the postcard. “It says you can bring a plus-one.”

“You might have noticed that I have a distinct lack of plus-one candidates at the moment.”

One of his wings lifted and flexed, his version of a shrug. “I’ll go.”

I rolled my eyes. “Great. The only thing more embarrassing than going by myself would be to go with one of my bosses.” Gathering up the mail I needed to open and deal with, I waved a hand. “It’s no biggie. I don’t have to go.” Even if, by not going, I felt I was letting all the assholes in my past win.

I wanted nothing more than to show them all I’d succeeded. I mean, not in a Carrie kind of way. More in a you knocked me down, but I got up again sort of way. Maybe I’d even sing Chumbawamba while I was at it. That would definitely secure my reputation.

“What if I pretended to be your boyfriend?”

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Jenn Burke has loved out-of-this-world romance since she was a preteen reading about heroes and heroines kicking butt and falling in love. Now that she’s an author, she couldn’t be happier to bring adventure, romance, and sexy times to her readers.

Jenn is the author of a number of paranormal and science fiction romance titles, including the critically acclaimed Chaos Station science fiction romance series (authored with Kelly Jensen) and her newest series, Not Dead Yet, both from Carina Press.

She’s been called a pocket-sized and puntastic Canadian on social media, and she’ll happily own that label. Jenn lives just outside of Ottawa, Ontario, with her husband and two kids, plus two dogs named after video game characters…because her geekiness knows no bounds.

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Aura of Night (Krewe of Hunters #37) by Heather Graham

True evil never dies. It only waits in the dark.
All book editor Megan Law wants is to bury the memory of her brutal kidnapping and move on with her life. So when her publisher asks her to spin her hellish experience into the next bestseller, Megan agrees only because it might help keep other women safe. Then a mysterious, gruesome package arrives in the mail–a reminder that the nightmare isn’t over just yet.
FBI investigator Ragnar Johnson is running out of time. He knows in his gut there’s more to the recent Embracer killings, and he needs Megan’s help. Even with their rocky past behind them, working together now isn’t going to be easy. But when things take a deadly turn, Megan and Ragnar discover a deep connection that they’ll have to use, because something is trying to tear them apart…forever.

Well, if I’m going to read books out of order, at least I got lucky and picked up Krewe of Hunters in an interesting story arc. The Law triplets have definitely gotten my attention. Maybe I can continue my backtracking while I’m waiting for Voice of Fear.

Readers met both Ragner and Megan in Sound of Darkness. For a lot of reasons, Megan wanted to put that time behind her, but that didn’t seem to be in the cards – for either one of them. Even though I’ve jumped into this series haphazardly, as I mentioned, I got lucky with where I started because of this particular story arc that’s not only centered around the Krewe of Hunters, but particularly around Colleen, Megan and Patrick Law – triplets with their own unique special powers. I do have to admit that before I picked up Sound of Darkness, I did read Phantom Evil just so I’d have a little bit of background and introduction to the series. It’s going to take a while, but I’ve since read Heart of Evil and Sacred Evil and I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m now officially hooked. 😉

There was an attraction between Megan and Ragner that began in Sound of Darkness that neither one of them had any intention of acting on… again. Close proximity and the need that Ragner felt to protect Megan made it hard to ignore. The attraction grew into a mutual respect for each other.

There was a lot more to Aura of Night than the growing romance between Ragner and Megan. The suspense and danger kept the pages turning. The psychological aspect centered around the mystery of who exactly The Embracer was kept changing and shifting and the mystery is far from over at the end of this story.

I also loved seeing the familiar characters and meeting new ones. I can’t wait to both continue playing catch up with the Krewe of Hunters and get to know Patrick Law better in Voice of Fear.

Again (Fox Hollow Zodiac #2) by Morgan Brice

The fast, furry, and furious! A lynx shifter, pursued by a cryptid trophy hunter. A wolf shifter desperate to rescue a lover who’s not just his fated mate—but his one true pairing across past lives. And a love that transcends time.
Lynx shifter Noah Wilson narrowly escaped being captured by the Huntsman. While recuperating in Fox Hollow, he meets his fated mate, wolf shifter Drew Lowe.
Noah has to return to Canada to finish filming his TV projects, so he and Drew visit when they can and come up with creative solutions to their long-distance relationship. Noah and Drew are sure they’re meant for each other and start making plans.
Drew’s dreams make him wonder if he and Noah are more than fated mates—could they be a true pairing, destined to find each other lifetime after lifetime?
Then Noah accidentally records a murder, and the killer is on his trail. Can he elude a master tracker and reach the safety of Fox Hollow, or will he and Drew have to wait to find happiness in another life?

I’m not sure how this happened, but I somehow skipped the first book in this series – however, I’m pretty much caught up with all the novellas in between. *sigh* So… even though this is my first official Fox Hollow Zodiac read, it isn’t my first visit to Fox Hollow. I will say though that the “Zodiac” connection isn’t really a part of the short stories in the series AND I will be going back and reading Huntsman because there is definitely a HUGE backstory for both Noah and Drew that I need to catch up on. It didn’t keep me from getting totally wrapped up in Again though and I wasn’t lost at all as the story progressed. Romp, Nutty for You, Imaginary Lover, Gruff, Trash & Treasure and Haven all give readers a glimpse into what a special place Fox Hollow is… in more ways than one.

Again begins with Noah putting his life back together and recuperating after his ordeal in the Huntsman. It didn’t take long for both he and Drew to figure out that the connection they shared was much more than simple attraction. It took them a little longer to figure out that their connection might be even stronger than that.

There wasn’t a lot of down time in Again. Even though Drew and Noah didn’t spend a lot of time physically together, their connection was still strong. I don’t want to give anything away, but I loved the way this story progressed and the twists it took. I also loved the witty banter between Drew and his wolf and Noah and his lynx it added a lightness to the story that cut through the danger and suspense.

It probably will surprise no one that I can’t wait for this series to continue… in the mean time I should probably go back to where it all began. 😉