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Review – Purrfect Protector by S.A. Welsh

Review: Purrfect Protector by S.A. Welsh

Publisher: Totally Bound
Publish Date: January 30, 2015
Reviewed by: Heller
How I got this book: E-Arc from Publisher

Shifter Protection Specialists Inc. #1

23492162Never play cat and mouse with a saber-tooth tiger.

Kale Andrews is dragged to the Shifter Protection Specialists Inc. office by his brother when he gets disturbing mail from an obsessed fan. He reluctantly agrees to have a bodyguard but when a the tall muscular blond walks in to the office emanating power and a sexy dose of danger Kale’s doubts about needing the man with him twenty four hours a day quickly disappear.

The easy babysitting job Aleksi was promised quickly changes from strange mail to threatening deliveries and Aleksi has to get creative to get his protectee out of the line of fire. Everyone knows models are self-centred and shallow, so why does being with Kale make him feel like he finally has a home? Being a saber-tooth tiger means that most people aren’t strong enough to be with him in a relationship or even as friends, he’s too naturally dominant. Yet Kale seems to calm his beast at the same time as exciting the man in him.

Neither men expected nor wanted a relationship with strings, but as they grow closer Aleksi realizes that Kale might just be his mate. With the obsessed fan escalating to murder, Aleksi isn’t sure even his tiger can keep his mate safe.

This is my second book by this author and while I had issues with the first one I did enjoy parts of it enough to try another one. Unfortunately, those issues seemed compounded here to the point where it was a struggle to finish it.

I did like the characterization of the MC’s, Kale and Aleksi were intriguing men with interesting background stories and they did have well written chemistry and sex scenes so that was a plus.

The villain in the first book I read was over the top insane and so was the bad guy in this one. I just found the stalker storyline was way too far out for me to enjoy in any way. The story is centered on shifters so I’m willing to suspend belief on a lot of angles but this just had me rolling my eyes more than once over situations that the characters had to deal with and I often found the dialogue stilted and unrealistic.

In the end this just isn’t an author that works for me. There are pieces of the story that work well but as a whole it felt fractured and wasn’t a read I enjoyed.

I’m giving Purrfect Protector a D-

By Heller

In the United Nations of Book Pushers I represent the Canadian contingent. I've known Has, Lou, E and Minn for a few years now and I've discovered many a new author from them for which I will be forever grateful. New to me often translates to "Where has this book been all my life?" and leads to endless re-reads.

The majority of my childhood was spent with my nose in a book (not that it's any different now) and I always carried at least one with me wherever I went no matter whatever trouble I was up to. My e-reader is something I could never give up now, despite my initial resistance to it. I love my books but carrying around a library in a small electronic device is a thrill that never gets old.

I read anything and everything that strikes my fancy: Regency, Retro-Romance, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Urban Fantasy, Post-Apoc...the list is pretty much endless. I tend to cycle through interests so it really just depends on my mood at the time. I would say that right now M/M books have me firmly in their grasp and they've been the majority of my reads for the past couple of years. I think there's nothing better than headjacking into a story and characters created by an author, I'm always up for a ride to a place I've never been before.

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