by Barbara Elsborg
The Blurb Ryder’s on the company bonding trip from hell, five days of competitive cycling with competitive colleagues and an even more competitive boss. Faced with yet another vertical climb, he ignores his uninvited, insistent inner cheerleader. No, he cannot keep up, and what’s more, he’s had enough. And the weather appears to agree he should stop, when sun turns in an instant to thick fog.
Callan’s at Whittaker’s Auction House to bid on fae land that his werewolf pack need as their new home, when an unsuspecting human stumbles through the door. Ryder is out of breath, out of luck, way out of his depth—and apparently the newest item on the auctioneer’s block. Unexpectedly tempting, if Callan had the money.
As the bidding heats up and Ryder proves dangerously irresistible to the assembled supernatural creatures, the situation grows more and more precarious. When Callan interferes, he puts his pack’s future in peril. Despite knowing how devious faeries can be, desperation makes Callan accept a deal, a chance to win the land for his pack and a future with Ryder. But it’s a risk. Possibly a deadly one.
This is not ‘just another Valentine’s story’, it’s a Barbara Elsborg Valentine’s story (ish). So don’t expect the usual sonnets and flowers and Cupids, but do expect the unexpected – vampires, weres, witches and warlocks. Oh, and a vengeful fae. Things are not quite as they may seem. You have been warned!
Title: Second Chance
Author: Barbara Elsborg
Publisher: self published
Release Date: 2/10/2020
Genre/ Trope Themes(s): Gay Urban Fantasy; Contemporary; Fated Mates; Paranormal; Shifters; Fae; Love beyond Odds
SteaMMy Swordplay: 4 out of 5 ⚔
Goodreads avg: 4.30⭐
MMy Thoughts and Review
At first I thought the MC might drive me to drink with all his “inner dialogue,” but then it sort of grew on me. **giggle… 😂 We all talk to ourselves though some more than others. In books, authors have to be careful or their audience will become twitchy. There was a method to Elsborg’s madness however and man oh man was it a cool thing.
Even though you were able to work somethings out in this shifter/ human paranormal romance suspense heart racing OMG I really wanna spit in that Fae’s eye, I don’t care if he is hot and can kill me, what the WHAT is up with this weird tattoo and can a person die from too many orgasms? **BREATHE…Can I have butterfly appliques on my straight jacket, and are these wolves gonna eat me? There were still twists you don’t see coming, and fun things you can chuckle at imagining how you might act/ react in the same scenario. The final moments were sweet without being syrupy. I liked that.
My first read by Elsborg, even though I properly own four of her books. **sigh… If only I didn’t need sleep, I could get so many more books read. Perhaps in the next life. 😁
This was cute and quirky, but know there is quite a gratuitous steaMMy swordplay scene near the beginning that lasts quite a few pages… at least it seemed that way using my TTS. 😂
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange I am offering an unbiased review. 💋
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