Book Reviews

Ranger's Folly (Lost Shifters 12) by Stephani Hecht at C&J Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 03-July-2018

Book Blurb

Exiled from his childhood pack and hated by his family, Wolf shifter, Ranger vowed that he’d always protect others from sharing his same heartbreak. He fulfilled his promise, first by taking in stray shifters and then later on becoming a soldier for a feline coalition. So when he finds a strange Eagle shifter stalking one of his friends, it’s only natural that Ranger becomes protective. Especially when said Eagle is in the company of two Ravens—the most evil of all shifters.

Eagle shifter, Xavier lost everything dear to him when tragedy struck his family years ago. Taken in and raised in extreme seclusion by a family of Ravens, he’s always felt as if a piece of himself was missing. When he finds that his twin is alive and living with feline shifters, Xavier can’t resist his curiosity.

Fighting their mutual distrust, Xavier and Ranger also find themselves becoming drawn to each other. In a world that’s not always so black and white, can they get beyond prejudices and the taboo, or will their love be lost to hate?



First edition published by eXtasy Books, August 2011.


Book Review

Stephani Hecht really left a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of the previous book, the eleventh in the series, but it set the stage for 'Ranger's Folly' quite nicely. Now this is the twelfth book in the 'Lost Shifters' series and I just can't seem to stop buying and devouring them. Yes, they can be pretty predictable. Yes, they could be a little more fleshed out. But, I'm still addicted as if they were the biggest and best chocolate sundae in the world. Obviously the author is doing something right. *grins*

I hadn't gotten a really good picture of Ranger until this story. I knew he was the alpha of the young, homeless shifters he found on the streets, and he made them family and protected them as best he could, until they were rescued by the feline coalition and now live there. Ranger is a wolf who was kicked out of his pack for being gay, so he was certainly familiar with being on his own. Xavier is Riley's twin, and he apparently escaped the devastation of his mom murdering his siblings, dad and herself that night long ago. He only recently discovered that Riley was alive and he's been watching him. Now Riley was raised by a nice human woman, Xavier, on the other hand, was raised by a family of Ravens. Granted, they're a reclusive family who have nothing to do with other Ravens, but this still causes some issues in the beginning. Uh-oh.

Ranger tracks Xavier spying on Riley and confronts him. Which brings up lust on both their parts and a Taser gun on just one of theirs. Ranger wasn't very happy. So Ranger sets out to hunt down Xavier and he finds more than he was expecting. Returning Xavier and his adopted siblings, Chance and Dulla who are Ravens, to the coalition brings about some interesting changes. Chance and Dulla are nothing like the Ravens seen so far and it's an interesting difference for the coalition. Ranger just wants to spend more time getting to know his mate, and yes, he stakes his claim pretty much from the get-go.

I'm really liking the direction the author is taking the series with introducing the concept of good Ravens, showing the coalition members that there are good and bad in all species. This was a nice addition to the series and I look forward to Chance and Thomas's story next.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 86 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 24-April-2017
Price $3.99 ebook
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