elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Breathe Me In (Tales of the Darkworld 6.5) by Lex Valentine

I maybe have already said it, but I think that Tales of the Darkworld is probably the only mixed series (heterosexual and gay) really working out there. And for who like me, is skipping the het stories to read only the gay ones, it’s also a series working just fine, you have not the feeling you are not gripping something due to the lack of connection.

Wilson North is one of my favourite characters in Sunstroked, maybe even more than the main characters there, Corey and Seth. He is a vampire and a really good friend, former lover of both Corey and Seth, and the one that helped them realizing they were mate and meant for each other. I didn’t find any jealousy in Will if not that he wanted the same for himself. As in almost all the other stories I read in this series, the author doesn’t spend a lot of time beating around the bush and she has Will meeting his mate, the wizard Garrick right then, right there. And the sex as well is sudden and good, sex apparently is never an issue for Lex Valentine’s men, having a relationship working fine, well, that is another problem.

I like this approach of the author, letting you know the men are meant for each other, also letting you know they would be great together, giving you a taste of it, but then having the same men suffering a little for what they really want; it’s not a trite, you are my mate now we will be happy and together forever and more, but more, well, yes, you are my mate but having a relationship is complicated as much if not more than ordinary human.

But it’s not even so much the outside dangers mining their relationship it’s also a task to find the right balance; Garrick is a Dom, Will more or less has always been a submissive, again a starting point that should be easy, like for the mate thing. But again the author didn’t want to have it easy for Garrick and Will and they will have to discuss this whole thing of top and bottom, Dom and submissive.

Nice story and again a confirmation I will wait for next book, a continuous of Holden and Garret’s story, the pair in Fire Season.


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Amazon Kindle: Breathe Me In (Tales of the Darkworld)
Publisher: Pink Petal Books (April 15, 2011)

Series: Tales of the Darkworld
1) Shifting Winds
2) Hot Water
3) Fire Season: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/762991.html
4) Ride The Lightning
5) Common Ground
6) Sunstroked: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1369135.html
6.5) Breathe Me In

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle
Tags: author: lex valentine, genre: paranormal, length: novella, review, theme: elves, theme: vampires

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