Book Reviews

Kiplin's Coming Out (Lost Shifters 32) by Stephani Hecht at C&J Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 23-November-2018

Book Blurb

After years of being raised by a strict, by-the-law aunt, Kiplin is now free, and he’s ready to let his Cougar out to party. That is until he finds out that he has a brother who was one of the Lost Shifters and the guy is as straitlaced as they come.

After finding out a troubling secret about his own Coalition, Panther shifter Brody runs to his cousin North for help. Not only does North give him sanctuary, but he also finds him a place to work within the new coalition in the IT department. Then one day, Brody sees Kiplin, and there is an instant connection between the two, which is crazy, because the two of them couldn’t be more different. Brody likes to play it safe, whereas Kiplin likes to live things fast and crazy.

Will the two of them be able to overcome their differences? Or are they too different to find true love?

First edition published by eXtasy Books, September 2014.

Book Review

This thirty-second installment in a much loved series began right where the prior story, Marty and Lawson’s, ended and I really liked that. There are a lot of very individual personalities at the Coalition and Kiplin is no different. He pretty much likes flying his freak flag high but once I discovered the extent of the horrific upbringing he endured at the hands of his aunt, I could understand better why he is the way he is. No matter how much he tries to deny it to himself though, Kiplin is lonely and would like to have a friend and someone who cares about him.

Brody is a computer geek and found out what his old Coalition leader and his top men were up to that prompted Brody’s escape. His cousin, North, is the psychiatrist at Mitchell’s Coalition and eagerly welcomes him. Brody knows if anyone from his old group found out where he is, he’d be dead before he could say “boo”. Brody isn’t ready to share his knowledge with Mitchell yet – not until Brody can get some more hard evidence.

Brody and Kiplin gravitate to one another pretty quickly and regardless of what the blurb says, I didn’t find Brody to be staid or straitlaced at all. It was fun watching them fall in love and even better was seeing some long overdue comeuppance for some members of the Coalition. It’ll be interesting to see how the final story (at least, I think it’s the finale) will play out and I can only hope the editing gets much better.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 65 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 07-April-2018
Price $3.99 ebook
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