Ranger’s Folly by Stephani Hecht
Exiled from his childhood pack and hated by his family, Wolf shifter, Ranger vowed that he’d always protect others from sharing his same heartbreak. He fulfilled his promise, first by taking in stray shifters and then later on becoming a soldier for a feline coalition. So when he finds a strange Eagle shifter stalking one of his friends, it’s only natural that Ranger becomes protective. Especially when said Eagle is in the company of two Ravens—the most evil of all shifters.
Eagle shifter, Xavier lost everything dear to him when tragedy struck his family years ago. Taken in and raised in extreme seclusion by a family of Ravens, he’s always felt as if a piece of himself was missing. When he finds that his twin is alive and living with feline shifters, Xavier can’t resist his curiosity.
Fighting their mutual distrust, Xavier and Ranger also find themselves becoming drawn to each other. In a world that’s not always so black and white, can they get beyond prejudices and the taboo, or will their love be lost to hate?
I have liked this series as a comfort read from the beginning but I have to say this book, like the last, just wasn’t as good.
Xavier is Riley’s missing twin. Xavier was saved by a passing outcast Raven. Unlike most Raven’s this one and her family were different. They were kind and softhearted people that had run after refusing to kill their eldest daughter because she was “defective”. Ranger is an outcast wolf who lives and works with the Feline Coalition. Ranger was ran off by his own father when it was discovered he was gay. Ranger took in stray shifters until he and his friends were captured and sold into slavery. Saved by the Coalition, Ranger now works with them to help protect other shifters. When Ranger sees a strange shifter stalking Riley, he tries to capture and question him only to discover it is Xavier and more than that that he is intensely attracted to Xavier.
Xavier is a very innocent guy. He and his adopted siblings were raised in seclusion so Xavier is a bit lost in the world. He is a bit of the typical smaller mate that some shifter stories have. Ranger isn’t near as naïve. The characters in this series have really made it fun to read. I have enjoyed the humor and snarkiness of them. I was a bit disappointed that this one was so short and so lacking in development. It felt like a lot of other shifter based books. There wasn’t much development to the story or the characters. The story itself was lacking in much of anything for a plot. I would still enjoy as a comfort read but wouldn’t recommend it much more than that.
Posted on Sunday, November 10th, 2013, in Book Review, Fantasy, M/M Romance, Short Story: 1-100 pages, TJ, Two Roses and tagged eXtasy Books, M/M Romance, Shifters, Short Story, Stephani Hecht, Two Roses. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.