Riley’s Regret by Stephani Hecht

Riley's RegretRiley’s Regret by Stephani Hecht
Reviewer:  Tj
Publisher:  eXtasy Books
Short Story:  23,603 Words
Purchase at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords
Roses:  2

Hawk shifter Colin has been mentoring Eagle shifter Riley for several months now. Because Eagle shifters are so rare, Riley is constantly in danger of being captured and forced into slavery, so Colin has his hands full with training Riley to be a halfway decent soldier, protecting the younger man from their enemies and trying to fight the growing attraction they have for one another. Then Colin discovers a bigger threat to Riley, more dangerous than all the others. Riley can’t run away from this threat since it comes from within him. Will Colin be able to save Riley from himself, or will the Eagle be lost to his own internal demons?


So after I’ve had a stressful read I enjoy a less complicated and positive story.  This is one of those.  This is not a high quality read.  I found a lot of editing mistakes that the publisher should have caught.  Still I enjoyed the story.

To get a good grasp on this story it is best to read the series.  This is the 11th book in the series so it is quite far into it, but the dynamics of the whole “world” are important to this read.  This otherwise feels like you’ve started halfway or more into the book.

In all honesty I won’t be able to give this one a high rating.  Yes, I did enjoy the book and have the series as a whole but not for being a fabulously writing story.  The writing in this book was ok but not anything special.  I enjoyed the author making an attempt to write a character that has a mental issue and still give him love and support in the story line.  The characters were shallow and I really didn’t get much of a feel for Colin and though a bit better not really even one for Riley either.  Still if you want a short relaxing read with a guaranteed HEA then this is a good book.



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Posted on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013, in Book Review, Contemporary, Fantasy, M/M Romance, Short Story: 1-100 pages, TJ, Two Roses and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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