Book Reviews

Doc Featherstone's Return (Lost Shifters 25) by Stephani Hecht at C&J Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 05-October-2018

Book Blurb

Ever since Hawk shifter Ash suffered near fatal wounds in a Raven attack, he has slumped into a deep depression. Now unable to walk, let alone shift, he has lost his spark for life. His friends and loved ones fear they will lose him forever.

Desperate, they think that the only one who can give him the will to live is Doc Featherstone, the one man that Ash has ever shown any interest in. The problem is Doc Featherstone has returned to his family to recover from his own wounds from the attack.

Bobcat shifter Joshua Featherstone has harbored a secret attraction for the spunky Hawk shifter for a long time. But he has kept his distance, afraid that their age difference would be too big to overcome. Although once he hears that Ash is in need of his help, Joshua rushes back to the Coalition. Will he make it in time? Or has Ash turned to the darkness forever?

First edition published by eXtasy Books, April 2013. This book has been re-edited and there are some additions from the previous version. These changes add to the story but do not impact the overall story.

Book Review

I'm almost certain that I've never, in my entire life, read twenty-five books of a series. And, yet, here I am with 'Doc Featherstone's Return' in Stephanie Hecht's 'Lost Shifter' series. I realize that I've said it many times, but I was very excited to read this installment. For many reasons, but the biggest is that Doc has been in so many of the previous books and I wanted to hear his story. I mean, what makes him so grumpy and short-tempered with everyone?

At the end of the previous installment, the Ravens got inside the coalition and a lot of damage was done before they were successfully defeated. Both Ash and Doc (Joshua) were injured, and Joshua went home to his family to heal. Ash, however, is convinced that Joshua just wanted to get away from him, especially since the man has made Ash's life a living hell since Ash came to the coalition. Ash jumped in front of the bullets heading towards Joshua, the least the man could do would be to thank Ash, not disappear without a word. Of course, it no longer matters because Ash knows there's no hope of him ever walking or being able to shift again. Granted, he's refusing to partake in his recovery, so it's no wonder he still can't use his legs.

When Shane shows up at Joshua's family home to convince him to return to the coalition and help Ash, even though they all know how much Joshua "hates" the younger man, Joshua can't say no. Which is why Mitchell sent my boy, Shane, in the first place. Joshua is a bobcat shifter and while the coalition would have no qualms with him mating Ash, a Hawk shifter, Joshua's family would and he'd have to sever all ties with them. So, when Joshua returns to the coalition and the infirmary, he and Ash have got some things to work out. And, I'm not telling whether any of it was explosively hot. You can guess, though. *grins*

I was very happy with Ash and the Doc's story. They each really needed the other in their life and both deserved a happy ever after. Now I have book twenty-six to look forward to.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 71 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 16-January-2018
Price $3.99 ebook
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