Book Reviews

Russell's Reversal (Lost Shifters 14) by Stephani Hecht at C&J Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 20-July-2018

Book Blurb

Sometimes even the strongest of love can’t erase the past.
Russell has always liked his men the same way he likes his sex: fast, hard, and without any emotional attachments. As leader of not only a pack of rogue Wolf shifters but also almost every illegal enterprise in the shifter world, Russell knows he’s not the type to ever find a mate and settle down. Then Dalton slips into his life, turning it upside down. Not only is Dalton a Lynx shifter, he’s also sweet and innocent: everything that Russell never liked in a man…or so he thought.

But Dalton has a tragic past, which left him scarred inside and out and without a family. Dalton discovers that Russell may have had something to do with that tragedy just as Russell thinks he’s finally going to be able to claim his mate. Will Dalton be able to forgive Russell, or will their love be doomed to end before it even begins?




First Edition published by eXtasy Books, November 2011.


Book Review

Seriously? I can't believe I'm already at book fourteen in the 'Lost Shifters' series. But, let me tell you, when it comes to bad boys, Russell is the epitome, and Dalton is so not. I have a soft spot for this series and the characters and having met Dalton in the previous book, I'll just admit that he gave me the warm fuzzies from the get-go. He's sweet, shy, beautiful, mischievous, loyal, loving, a sarcastic brat, and he doesn't take crap from anyone. So now all I needed to do was get a handle on Russell since the only thing I knew about him was he was kicked out of his wolf pack for being gay and he was a criminal. Huh. Interesting pairing, as many of this author's have been.

Dalton lives with Shane and Trevor, who make it very obvious they don't want Russell anywhere near their charge. Since Shane is the coalitions top assassin that should have scared him off, but Russell isn't afraid of much and he wants to get to know Dalton. What shocks Russell is how Dalton seems convinced that there's good in Russell and that regardless of how he makes his living, Dalton still wants to spend time with him. When the Ravens change the playing field by killing humans and showing themselves as shifters, the gloves come off between all shifters and the government, leaving Russell and his pack to ally with the coalition.

Russell and Dalton as mates are so adorable. Russell went legit for his mate and Dalton was right that there's plenty of goodness inside Russell. Dalton's belief in Russell gets tested, but they come through it with flying colors. Plus, there's a little bonus in the ending that was super sweet. Now I'm sad again because I finished another installment, but happy, too, because I can move on to the next book.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 72 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 29-May-2017
Price $3.99 ebook
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