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You know what sucks?
Meriel Byrne became a selkie – a shapeshifting seal – just because Great Granny Whoever dumped some loser a few generations ago.
What also sucks?
Ronan Burbank, ex-billionaire and ex-boss, was blamed for her disappearance and became a recluse with an attitude problem.
How to make things not suck?
When Meriel saves a sailor in trouble, she and Ronan get another chance to find real magic together. All they have to do is defeat an ancient curse with love’s sacrifice.
Now that would make for a very happy ending…if Meriel can pull it off.
This is a 21K fantasy romance novella featuring shapeshifting seals who are sick of sushi. (Say that three times fast.)
I've long been a fan of the Shielder series from Ms. Spangler, so my expectations were pretty high.
I read the first page with my fingers crossed that I wouldn't be disappointed, and I wasn't. With incredibly deft handling, Ms. Spangler managed to make the reader feel every emotion Jenna had, all the worry, trepidation, and the sadness. Once on Saura, Jenna had to battle her dislike and mistrust, but you could see the budding romance to come, all in the subtle details. Each chapter moved the story forward, providing glimpses into each of the main character's state of mind.
The hero, Arion is formidable at first, even a little scary in true alpha fashion, but soon we learn he's made of more than sheer muscle and arrogance.
I won't give away spoilers, but I can promise lovers of SFR and Ms. Spangler will cheer when they finish Shadow Fires. I know I did. Is it too early to rub my hands together in anticipation for book six in the series?* ;)
Love the Tahoe Tessie series and have Hey Big Spender on order. The book sounds like my kind of fun whodunnit romp.
I love Ms. Troutte's hearty blend of pulse pounding action and romance. The sizzling chemistry between the lead characters flows smoothly, as does her dialogue and prose. The plotline feels so very real, you may think it could have happened. I really enjoyed the tension between Willy and Charlie, two brothers who want the same woman.
I also got a kick out of the subplot cameos return of Jenna and Mack, the two protagonists from the first book (Coming In Hot) in the series.
Although Lock and Load can be read as a stand alone, I always prefer reading books in order, so I suggest you pick up Coming In Hot and then read Lock and Load to get an idea of the scope of what promises to be an exciting series.*