Saturday, April 14, 2018

Book Review: 'Feral Serenity' by Kelly Nicolson


I really enjoyed this lovely paranormal story.
I’d say that this book was one of the better developed novellas that I’ve read lately. The author definitely did a great job with that part. She gave me a good feel for the characters, their fears, frustrations, and feelings for each other. Dax had a strong drive to protect his mate and his people, while Mellissa was obviously a nurturer. She started out in a timid direction but I could soon see her potential for growth. It turned out that she was strong enough to put her foot down when she needed to. She took care of Dax and tried to protect him, which was actually funny because he’s a powerful bear shifter.
Much to my delight it had sexy times aplenty. I’ll admit that was real nice, but it didn’t dominate the storyline at all. Meaning that this one had a strong storyline to go with the hot love scenes. It was fast paced and had excellent grammar. It also had a bit of suspense and a fairly climactic ending when the bad guys, who were shifter mountain lions, showed up to wreak their havoc. Lastly, I felt that it was romantic and sweet, a requisite for most of the books that I enjoy as much as I did this one.
I enjoyed this book immensely. I’m interested in finding out if it’s part of a series. That would be just fine with this happy reader.

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