This is the 3rd book in the Fur, Fangs, and Felines series by this author, and we get to explore the new mating between Remi, our kitty-cat, and Marshell, a Vetala.
Vetalas are sort of snake-like non-shifting creatures that share some traits with vampires, primarily the one about living off blood.
I liked Remi a lot, including the hilariously snarky shirts he so adores and wears as often as possible. He's pretty straight-forward, and likes to snark just as much as his shirts. Marshell is a very likable guy too, but if you've read the last book, you already know that. Scary, sure, but definitely likable. He's got a lot of power but he uses it wisely. For the most part.
The characters from the previous books all make an appearance as well, including Marshell's sister Janelle who's mated to one of the male weres from Remi's clowder.
Marshell has a bit of a problem. Hunters are on his tail, and he's also dealing with a stalking werewolf. Add to that his recent meeting of his mate, Remi, who's just as dominant and toppy as Marshell, as well as some pushback against him joining the clowder from some of the elders, and it's a bit of a fuster cluck all around.
The only thing going well for Marshell is the actual mating. He and Remi set the sheets on fire, with lots and lots of dirty, dirty talk, and finish the mating. Learning about each other has never been so much fun or so very hawt!
I really enjoyed reading this. Remi and Marshell fit really well together, and there's little drama between the two men - no, the drama is all about outside forces trying to tear them apart. And at the very end, the author rather enticingly sets up the next book in this series, I believe, what with the deluded hunter and the werewolf... and the werewolf's Alpha, one Carter Lovelock, and Adraic, one of Dolf's betas... well, I'll let you read this for yourself. I'll foresee some fur flying in the next one, hahaha.
A nicely done and solid addition to the series. This shouldn't be read as a standalone, as each subsequent book builds on the previous ones, and you'd miss out on a lot of good stuff if you ignore books one and two.
As a side note, there was a mathematical error in my ARC regarding the age of the hunter and his age when the alleged murder occurred. 35 - 16 does not 21 make. I assume this is fixed in the published version. I also noticed after some googling that the Vetala mythology in this series appears to closely follow that of the Supernatural TV series.
** I received a free copy of this book from its publisher. A positive review was not promised in return. **
At the start of their marriage Marsh Rutherford made a mistake, now his marriage is in trouble and he must find a solution because losing her isn’t an option in this transfixing paranormal romance.
A new opportunity presents itself and a fresh start for his family seems to be in reach and the readers can’t help but become mesmerized by this second chance romance that is threatened by secrets. There’s no denying Marsh and Caroline’s love for each other or the chemistry that sizzles between them but secrets and the situation play havoc with their relationship causing some extreme emotional distress which grips readers by the heart and has them empathizing with these strong, bewitching characters and their situation which is complicated by their children. This fast paced and smooth flowing plot draws readers in and refuses to let go and it’s full of suspense, excitement and romance.
Expectation grabs readers in its thrall from the get go as they wonder just what kind of solution Marsh will find and will he find it in time to salvage his marriage with additional suspense and excitement involving the secret Marsh has and some dangerous excitement spicing things up regarding cattle rustlers. The story holds readers captive with an expectant air and emotional turbulence that the readers can feel flowing from the pages and let me just say that it certainly had me holding my breath and wanting to step in and knock a few heads together and help Marsh out.
Another great story in the Middlemarch Shifters series, this one brings a whole new perspective introduces new characters and new scenery for readers to enjoy and the cute and precocious child in this story added quite a few surprises and a few chuckles to my delight…I can’t wait for my next visit.