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. 

Keaton's Lessons - Lynn Hagen I really liked this one. My only real complaint is I wish that the MC's had been developed a little more-I feel like I got a general outline of their personalities but I don't really know the core of who they are, especially Keaton. I'm sure there's more to him than the easy going, healthy eating, open minded person he was in the book. Where is that little hint of an accent from that Kade kept mentioning? Why is he so open minded? Why does he react to the news of shifters and mates and the paranormal with such ease, especially since it came about under such traumatic circumstances? Why is he so okay with becoming a snow leopard himself?

I also have to say that I liked this book b/c it tied up a loose string that had been bothering me since Blair and Oliver were introduced. At the same time I can't help but think that Kade's entire ordeal could have been avoided if they'd dealt properly with Oliver and Blair's father in the first place. Sure, they got Oliver and Blair out of harms way but a child molester does not just stop b/c the victims they have easy access to are removed. They go out and find more victims. The man was ALWAYS going to victimize someone else and it never sat well with me that they just left him free to his own devices. I can't help but feel like Kade and his "friend" -and boy do I use that term loosely- paid for that poor decision. I also wish that we'd seen more of a reaction from Blair b/c he was the one who, arguably, suffered the most due his father's depravity, not just when Blair was under his roof but after he'd been kicked out and forced to prostitute himself to survive as well.

I really look forward to seeing how things develop with Kevin and if there's a bond of some sort between him and Keaton and the ending! Ahm and Bryce have a little girl! Oh goodness...heaven help anyone who tries to date her. I have a feeling Ahm is going to be ten times more protective than Maverick ever was.

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