Title: Joshua (Faeted #1)
Authors: Rennie Leigh
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Release Date: December 17, 2014
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 131
Reviewed by: Steph
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.63 stars out of 5
Life is simple. The only thing Sebastian Michael needs is a steady paycheck. Sebastian values his independence too much to let his secretive brother, Ed, pay his bills. He tried selling his paranormal romances with little luck. Looking for a steady job, he soon stumbles into a dragon’s den pretending to be a BDSM club. Gavin Thorvald, the dragon lord and club owner, recognizes Sebastian as his mate and begins to woo the sweet human. Gavin worries about how to explain a dragon’s reproductive cycle while Sebastian fears his past is catching up with him.
At the same time, hunters are attacking and Ed is taking an interest in Sebastian’s new life. Just when Gavin has everything he wants, Sebastian is taken from him by the hunters. Gavin fears the worst as he heals from the hunters’ attack. Once healed, Gavin begins a race against the clock to find his mate and save their egg.
Dragons, right!?! Okay, so the story got off to a pretty good start and I really like the premise. All in all, it was an enjoyable read with good flow and the normal instalove that you get from reading shifter books. As for the BDSM part of the story line, I would say it is light since it only consists of: spanking, a crop and other instruments for spanking.
With that said, I would also like to point out a few parts in the story where the author either forgets to explain why and how something happened. Case in point is that the mansion that the Gavin (and sometimes his clan) resides in is protected by enchantments placed by a few witches. Yet, the hunters find the place, just to go in and give Sebastian food poisoning to draw him out in the open. Besides the weird reasoning there, how did the hunters find the mansion in the first place?
In addition, Sebastian’s brother Ed has a hatred for dragons, but we are never told why. The author does bring this up, but leaves it as a ‘we will never know’. Unless, this is the author’s way of leaving us with a sort of ‘cliffhanger’ and will explained in more detail in the next book. Then there is Sam, who is also apart of the hunters that is never found. My only assumption is that he will be in the next book as well.
Overall, this is a nice start to the series.