Control Reviews

Rainbow Gold Reviews A very unusual pairing in the shifter genre and I soon learned that the two authors happily left behind any shifter cliche I could think of :) The hawk alpha may be strong, but he's also small like avian shifters in this book tend to be. He is also a control freak, who craves to release the control in bed. The bear shifter is even stronger and dominant in his human form when he is in bed with his lover, but he is usually completely tame and couldn't hurt a fly as it seems. He's even a vegetarian (like me – yay!) and it makes for very striking oppositions between the characters! …I loved that they aren't just opposites, they complete each other and there was a lot of chemistry from the very first time they met… One of my favorite aspects was the different take on bonds. Well, let's say the different perspective one of the MCs had. Insta-love is usually not my cuppa, so I applauded him for not letting fate determine his destiny but for wanting to take destiny into his own hand and make his own decisions… The animal halves seemed to be a big part of the characters and I loved the mythology of this world and the heartbreaking backstory of one of the MCs. I also really enjoyed the secondary characters in this town and it was fun to watch the characters interact ;) … I can really recommend this book. Try something that's different. And come on… a hawk AND a bear. That's pretty awesome, right?

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Redz World Reviews There is a lot of depth of character in this book that made me want to turn the pages and want more. I like how they learn to be friends and lovers… There is a lot about trusting yourself and letting yourself be who you really are. That and the great storyline makes this book one for the keeper shelves. Highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a different kind of shifter story you can fall in love with.

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Sensual Reads Cardeno C and Mary Calmes are both amazing authors and combined they have written and story that is sensual and yet gritty. There is something to be said for a story that is not predictable and these characters are definitely anything but easy to figure out. The story itself is not the usual fare and it is great to read about characters that don't just fall into an easy relationship. The fact that they each have to learn about themselves on their way to learning about the other person made for a story that seems so much more realistic. This was without question a story that was crafted by two amazingly talented authors in a way that is not the average story.

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Sexy Erotic Xciting Control by Cardeno C. and Mary Calmes was so sweet and romantic, I couldn't keep the smile off my face. I loved Vy and Robert. Tender-hearted, loving and fiercely protective described both main characters in this wonderful tale of duty and love....Calm in the face of turmoil and danger, Robert burrowed into Vy's heart and eventually into the ket, as Vy's mate. The sex was steamy, yet not he-man over the top. Sensuality was the key, every time Vy and Robert coupled, whether it was lazing on the couch or steaming up the sheets...Both authors write with compassion and never lose the integrity of their stories. Control is a must read!

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Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews The love scenes are awesomely hot, steamy and sexy but there's also some lovely moments of true romance mixed in there too and that lifts them up a notch. …Vy and Robert are meant to be together but it's watching them both come to that realization, each in their own way, mate bond or not, that's so lovely to watch…. As you can guess it's another one that goes onto my 'I loved it' shelf and another one that makes me thank the day I discovered m/m! … an appealing, engaging, feel good, nice and spicy shifter book that uses a familiar topic yet still manages to be innovative is just what the doctor ordered! Smiles all round!

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