The View Through the Looking Glass

I'm an avid reader and aspiring author with an unhealthy devotion to the written word. From the classics to guilty pleasures and all points in between...I just love to read.   My primary focus at the moment is male/male romance, usually with a paranormal element thrown in. This is a place for me to rave about books I loved and rant about those I didn't. 

Tattooed & Taken - Stormy Glenn Normally I read Stormy's shifter/paranormal stories so this series is a bit outside the norm for me. That being said...I'm actually really liking it.

This book did fall back on some of the more familiar tropes Stormy uses in her writing (size difference between the MC's, the dominant alpha male, the "spitfire" smaller character, ect) but I feel like Wren and Robby were much more equally matched then what tends to happen with her paranormal romances. Yes, Robby (the smaller male) was still in danger and Wren played the role of "protector" but Robby wasn't subservient and he didn't necessarily come off as fragile and needy.

The mystery at the center of the book was pretty easy to figure out-Robby's stalker is pretty obvious imo but there is a plot twist regarding the stalker's accomplice that I didn't see coming and was kind of interesting.

This is the second book in the series and one of the things I'm finding that I really enjoy about it is that none of the characters come off as being "feminized". They are all pretty masculine guys with varying degrees of ego and "machismo". There is vulnerability to each of the characters but their masculinity hasn't been sacrificed in order for that vulnerability to be present. I guess what I'm saying is that the characters come off as the "rough" military/law men they are billed as and I appreciate that.

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