Title: Emerald Eyes (Bloodrose Series)
Author: Julia Talbot
Publisher: Torquere Press
Release Date: September 23, 2015
Page Count: 92
Reviewed by: Kristin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.4 stars out of 5
When Jonny, the owner of club Bloodrose finds out his shifter mate Luc has a twin brother, he decides Yves needs protection from the bad guys who have tried to kill Luc. He sends Reuben, a werewolf security agent, to keep Yves safe from the killers. And from Yves himself.
Reuben has never met someone as determined to find trouble as Yves. The guy has this obsession with a set of emeralds, a dead younger brother, and some kind of demon ritual. All of this should make panther shifter Yves a bad bet as a mate, but that doesn’t keep Reuben from falling hard. Can he and team Bloodrose keep everyone alive long enough to convince Yves they’re made for each other?
Author note: While the story can stand alone, this book is best when read as a sequel to Belling the Cat.
This was more fleshed out character-wise than Belling the Cat, but at the same time, provided a great deal of background information for Luc’s past while staying firmly rooted in the present. All the favorite Bloodrose characters are there.
This is also a fast and fun read – easily finished in day or lazy afternoon. I love dry and witty humor sprinkled throughout. Just be careful about chuckling out loud around others – very embarrassing to have to explain why.
I enjoyed this simply for enjoyments sake. This isn’t an emotionally in-depth book – expect to be pulled along for a very merry werewolf and werecat exchange.
Overall, Recommended if you’ve read Belling the Cat first. Plan on reading in one sitting. Contains droll humor, hot vampire/werecat/werewolf action, matching werecat brothers, and one wolf who’s fallen in love.