Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
This novel is a compilation of short stories by various authors. Some of them involve the paranormal and there are M/M relationships. There is a little bit of everything and enough to satisfy anyone’s taste.
Temper: Siobhan Crosslin – 4.5**** Stars
Reese Greymist is a private investigator and a wolf. He is asked to go undercover to find out who is kidnapping and murdering wolves. He is to infiltrate the Deepine Pack who is suspected of being guilty of the murders. It doesn’t take long for Reese to get into the pack and into the good graces of the Alpha, Donovan. This is a pack totally different than his; it is a pack where there is laughter and trust. The Alpha of Reese’s pack, Ryan, is cruel. Will he betray his new pack and Donovan? He is happy for the first time in years but will it continue? This is a wonderful story of love and trust.
The PI and the Rockstar: K-Lee Klein – 5*****Stars
Forty-year-old Mason Cason is the owner of Mason Cason Investigations. His newest assignment is finding the baby daddy of sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Durango. His job is to find the man who impregnated Elizabeth. Her father wants him arrested, but Elizabeth insists she wants to keep him. The supposed baby daddy is none other than the lead singer of a popular band known as Iron Wolf. He is called Iron Balls, but his real name is Jade Jonathan Lee. This case has an impact on Mason’s personal life. Why? I won’t tell. I loved this story it either had me laughing aloud or grinning from ear to ear.
Glamour: Holly Rinna-White – 5*****Stars
Jason Kelley is the legal guardian of his fourteen-year-old brother, Liam. When Liam disappears, Jason knows his brother is in trouble. Jason has a mild talent for precognition, but Liam has stronger ability. Jason has never revealed their abilities for fear of what could happen to them if the authorities knew. Is that why Liam was taken? With no other recourse, Jason hires Eric Donahue, a private investigator, and a man Jason has had a crush on for a long time. What Jason does not know is that Eric has secrets of his own. Can Jason and Eric find Liam? Will Jason’s feelings for Eric be reciprocated? This was a wonderful story.
The Virginia Gentleman: Alison Bailey – 5*****Stars
The Virginia Gentleman arrives in Lovell, Wyoming looking for trouble. In the Old West, it is not hard to find. While standing at a bar, he sees what he is looking for, three men plotting to rob a train filled with gold. Before long, he convinces the men that they would be better off robbing a passenger train that will be carrying a Royal from Europe with jewels and money and way less guards. One of the three men is a young man named Elliot who is very sick with a violent cough and pneumonia. At lot happens on the trail. There are some real surprises that made this story a wonderful read. Oh, and there is definitely a private investigator in there somewhere.
The Royal Inquisitor: Megan Derr – 4.5****Stars
It has been three years since Esmour Locke has worn his penance bracelets, and three years since the man he loved betrayed him. Now an Inquisitor for the King, he is called upon to accompany Prince Teigh in investigating slave trade. He is to pose as the prince’s husband and the prince will pose as a spice merchant named, Amabel. There is quite a bit of tension between the two, but I am not going to discuss it in this review. There are some things that you just have to read for yourself. There is betrayal, romance and surprises.
Regarding the Detective’s Companion: E.E. Ottoman – 2**Stars
Jamie Griffith was injured at the age of twelve and left without the use of his legs. He depends on crutches and a wheelchair. In spite of that, he has become a private investigator. His newest case is to find the killer of the Dean of the College of Natural & Computative Science. Professor Robert Daniel Hallingsworth is the suspect. I found this story to be long and drawn out and quite boring at times. There was a lot of discussion about Karl Marx and various science experiments. This was definitely my least liked story.
The Demon Bride: Isabella Carter – 4****Stars
Twenty-year-old Quinton cannot understand why dead bodies keep showing up in front of his father’s detective agency. One of the dead men is someone he knew. Quinn is determined to find the killer, since his father won’t. Quinn’s pursuit of answers leads him to find out things about himself he never expected. Who is he? Will he find more trouble than he is capable of handling? Who is killing these men and why are they leaving them so Quinn can find them? Lots of surprises in this story making it a very good read.
Too Dangerous: Sasha L. Miller – 4.5****Stars
Private investigator Shi has a special license with the military. He has been called to locate a missing member of an elite Special Ops group. The abducted member is being held by a major drug lord on one of his space ships. The missing man is none other than his ex-lover, Elis. Against his better judgment Shi, accepts the job. In spite of the fact that he and Elis are no longer together, and the fact that Shi has no training in this kind of military mission, he still loves Elis and wants to do everything in his power to save him. Can a simple private investigator pull off such a complicated job? Some very interesting surprises make this story exciting.