Book Reviews

Dante Burning by Amanda Steiger at Changeling Press

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 04-May-2013

Book Blurb

For years, Dante's lived in denial, trying to hide his feelings for his best friend. Now -- at last -- sweet, sexy Devin is his. Problem is, Dante's a cat-shifter, and Devin is human.


Shifter desires are dark and intense, and their sex is wild and rough. Their bodies are strong enough to withstand it, but humans are so fragile. Dante knows he has to be careful. But keeping his inner animal on a leash is going to be tough... especially when Devin is so eager and willing to experiment.


Between Devin's disapproving family and Dante's self-distrust, they've got plenty of obstacles to surmount. But love has never shied away from obstacles.


Book Review

One of the many liaisons that bigoted people don’t like (or wouldn't like, if shifters really existed) is that between a human and a shifter. "It won’t end well," and that came from the cast shifter's own mother. No wonder Dante is hesitant to act on his feelings! What he, and the people who make this type of pronouncement, always seem to forget is that the individuals concerned should have something to say about it. As long as everyone affected is a consenting adult, who is to say a cat shifter and a human can't mate?

Dante is sure he'll be too much for the human he has loved for years. Too strong, too demanding, too kinky, you name it, Dante thinks it's an issue. He gets more and more desperate, to the point where Devin, the object of his affections and his best friend since third grade, notices that something is off. When Dante finally admits his feelings, there is no holding him back, and that alone creates more issues. I was tearing my hair out by this point.

Devin may seem the quiet, harmless type, and he is totally innocent and very shy, but he knows exactly what he wants. And that is Dante! As soon as he has an opening, and Dante makes the smallest comment about what is really going on, Devin jumps at the opportunity. Thankfully, he doesn’t let go. As for his stupid parents who think a cat shifter is below Devin? It's a tough situation for Devin to handle, but he deals even with that.

If you like stories about "forbidden love" and men who think they can never be together, if you enjoy reading about shifters and humans finding a new way of relating to each other, and if you're looking for a very hot read with lots of emotion and quite a bit of angst, you may like this short book.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 60 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 12-April-2013
Price $4.99 ebook
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