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85 Ratings
Avg - 4.35
Alan's Anger (MM) by Lynn Hagen (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.99
Categories: Paranormal, Shape-shifter, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

This book needed to be longer and explore these characters a bit more. We never did get to really feel how Alan dealt with being convicted of a crime he didn't commit. We also never really got to see these two guys explore their world. This book felt like a departure for Ms Hagen. The shifter part of the characters was really understated, I thought it was not needed. A really welcome part was the fact that neither character was wealthy. Both were struggling to get by. A gyro from a street vendor was a treat. Far too many of the para-normal books suffer because the shifters are rich beyond imagination. It was nice to read one where they were just two guys falling in love. I wanted to get to know these guys better and wished it had been longer.

Reviewed by: scrub14 (Date: 07/15/2012)
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67 Ratings
Avg - 4.61
John Henry's Beautiful Charlie (MM) by Stormy Glenn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.99
Categories: Contemporary, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 1 - Poor

Once upon a time Stormy Glenn was an automatic buy for me. But lately I've avoided her para-normal books because they've been to formula, generic, and confusing. Too much intsa-love and not enough character development. Well this is the last book I'll ever purchase from this author. Good grief was a phrase I said about every 20 minutes. Very little character development, loads of generic sex, and way too many characters coming out of the woodwork. Charlie is the new guy in town, John Henry is the local sheriff. Charlie has bad guys after him, two kids from a fake marriage, a drug lord in the next town over who wants him dead, and his former marine unit hanging around. Oh, and a really rich family wanting custody of his kids. Both a former marines, both have grandfathers who knew each other in the war. John Henry's marine brother knows Charlie and his unit. Weapons galore, a security system, 8-10 armed marines... and yet the lame bad guys get in over and over again. The book skips weeks at a time with the guys supposedly falling in love, but we get none of those scenes. Instead we get a rehash of another of Ms Storm's bad books. The house scene is ripped straight from "His Dirty Little Secret". Right down to armed guards, moms and dads in danger, wife dead/dying from cancer, two little kids, and medics who can do major surgery on a living room floor. The final scene with the bad guys was beyond stupid. No one guards the secret room, the injured Charlie, or locks the door. I really feel ripped off by this book.

Reviewed by: scrub14 (Date: 07/15/2012)
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