elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Spider Sense (Kontra's Menagerie) by Charlie Richards

The best achievement of this book? Having me read a story where the main character is a spider shifter! I hate, totally hate spiders, really, I cannot find anything pretty about them, and instead, when Haben shifts into a tarantula, the author manages to make him cute, in a way that, when Lou, rightfully got scared by his shifter appearance, I felt bad for Haben, and wanted to cuddle him.

This story was really quick, or maybe, as I said, the author was good in having me caring for Haben that, when it ended, I was sad, I wanted a little more. Haben is quite an interesting character, he is for sure the top in the relationship with Lou, but he was also really caring, sweet and protective of Lou, but never once overwhelming or domineering; not in a way that made him weak, but more making him a really good candidate to be the partner of a single man with a child, I could totally see Haben as a father of a teenager.

And also Lou was a nice and original character, from his pudginess (again presented in a totally positive way), to his “homely” sexiness: Lou is not a party boy, but he is also someone who enjoys sex. Maybe I missed a little having a backstory on Lou’s previous partner (and the biological father of his son): was he gay and used a surrogate mother for his child? Was he bisexual? How was his relationship with Lou? But this man is already dead, so maybe it wasn’t necessary to dig on him.

Publisher: eXtasy Books (August 15, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Spider Sense (Kontra's Menagerie)

Series: Kontra's Menagerie
1) Mutegi's Sweet One
2) Catlin's Appaloosa
3) Hope for a Buffalo
4) Dominating the Wolf
5) Spider Sense

More Reviews by Author at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Reviews

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Tags: author: charlie richards, genre: paranormal, length: novella, review, theme: shapeshifters

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