Cataclysmic Shift (Tosha’s Review)

Title: The Cataclysmic Shift (The Aloysius Tales #3)
Author: Tara Lain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press 2nd Edition
Release Date: September 13, 2017
Genre(s): Gay paranormal romance, magic, witches, crazy ex, danger
Page Count: 201 pages
Reviewed by: Tosh
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

An Aloysius Tale?

Aloysius, the magical black cat and powerful witch’s familiar, isn’t afraid to go into battle to protect his master, but the outcome of the fight turns his feline world upside down. A direct hit of magic steals not only his memories and power, but even the body he’s lived in for several centuries. When he wakes up naked on the floor of a veterinarian’s office, it isn’t as the cat Aloysius, but as the sixteenth-century French gentleman Alain Bellarose. And when Alain sees sexy and enigmatic veterinarian Luke Elliott, he decides he’ll make the best of his time as a human.

Luke is a man with secrets who generally prefers the company of animals—though the flamboyant boy who washes his face with the side of his hand and tries to lick his own privates might prove an exception.

Meanwhile, Witch Master Killian Barth and his secret weapon, Sammy, struggle without Aloysius’s power to draw on. Two evil females are circling, and seeing the coven’s weakness, they’re about to move in for the kill. When Alain’s memories return, he’s faced with the ultimate dilemma: protect his community or stay with the man he loves.

I really just love this series. It is so full of drama and danger that you never know what to expect. I was once again blown away with what Tara Lain was able to come up with and then portray in this book. It was such an exciting read and I definitely highly recommend it.

I fell in love with Aloysius in the previous book in this series but I fell more in love with Alain in this book. Even when he could not remember anything about himself, there was still things that came out that was truly Aloysius. When Alain met Luke it was what fate had in store for both of these men.

Seeing as how Luke is a vet, he could not been a more perfect fit for Alain then he is. I love how all the animals in this book respond to Alain. He can read them and they can read him too. It makes for a perfect fit for a vet who owns his own clinic.

Luke is so attracted to Alain from the moment he lays eyes on him that I cannot believe he held out as long as he did before these two men got together. The chemistry been the two is explosive. But both have pasts and both men’s past seems to be coming back to haunt them. The way they handle it is what is going to determine whether they can make it as a couple or not.

This book was such an incredible read. I hope there will be another book in this series because I would love to be able to read more about all of these men in this series.

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Galley copy of Cataclysmic Shift (The Aloysius Tales book 3) provided by Dreamspinner Press 2nd Edition in exchange of an honest review.


Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time.

I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books.

Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.

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