Book Reviews

A Ruthless Pursuit (Lost Shifters 6) by Stephani Hecht at C&J Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 20-March-2017

Book Blurb

For Panther shifter Vapor, nothing is more important to him than his feline coalition. A true soldier, he has never let them or his leader, Mitchell, down. So when he’s given his latest assignment, he doesn’t think twice before accepting it, even if it is to track down Mitchell’s youngest brother, Andrew, and bring him in. This isn’t going to be a regular rescue mission, since Andrew is a wanted fugitive and Vapor will be taking him back to face charges for crimes against the coalition. Still, Andrew is young and inexperienced so Vapor knows the mission will be a snap—or at least he does until Andrew shows him otherwise.

Before he knows it, Vapor has been shot with his own gun, arrested by the human police and his favorite car is blown up. Andrew is behind every humiliating incident, too. Things climb to a whole new level of embarrassing when Andrew seduces Vapor, then leaves him naked and handcuffed to a fence. Vapor vows that he will track down the brat and make him pay, not just for his prior criminal activity, but for each degrading encounter. As Vapor gets closer and closer to capturing his prey, he finds himself falling for Andrew. Then when Andrew runs to him, instead of away, Vapor finds he has to make the hardest choice of his life—his coalition or the man he loves.

First Edition published by eXtasy Books, 2010.

Book Review

I was even more excited to jump into 'Ruthless Pursuit' than any of the prior 'Lost Shifters' stories because, for once, the lost sibling isn't a good guy. Or, at least, he isn't apparently so. In fact, Andrew was introduced at the end of the previous story where he restrained and locked up a member of the coalition whom Mitchell had sent to get his last remaining brother, and Andrew hacked into the coalition's computer system. Both of these offenses carry life imprisonment in a shifter prison. Mitchell had no choice but to send Vapor after Andrew to retrieve him for prison. Vapor had no idea that before it was all over, Andrew would blow up his car, shoot him with his own gun, and get him arrested. The final straw comes when Andrew seduces Vapor and then leaves him naked trussed up to a fence. Bwahahaha!

I totally couldn't help myself. I completely fell for Andrew. How could I not? All that mischievousness and genius bundled into a hot and sexy self, then pair all of that with a guy who was betrayed at the most hurtful level, and…well, I just had it bad for Andrew. He's so deliciously naughty with all of his bad behavior that there was no way for me not to adore him. Andrew has been raised with Owen and Shane by a cruel foster father, Edward, who never allowed them to speak to any other shifters and told Andrew that Mitchell sold him because he didn't want him. Even though Edward is dying, the fear he's instilled, along with love and respect, have kept these young shifters with him using their skills for criminal acts to keep the family fed and taken care of. Since he was little Andrew has learned about burglary, breaking and entering, weapons, explosives, and more.

This is definitely my favorite so far. I loved Vapor and Andrew together and getting to see what might possibly be the next couple in the series sparked definite interest. The action was awesome, the snarky comments even better, and the happy ever after the best of all.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 91 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 07-February-2017
Price $3.99 ebook
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