Title: Sweet Cravings (Pantarius Brothers #1)
Author: Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Release Date: April 5th 2018
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance, Shifters
Page Count: 120
Reviewed by: Jia
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Gabriel Pantarius had a problem, and he’s pretty sure if he didn’t find a solution, he’ll lose his mind. When he finds an old man at a bookstore who seems to have the answers he seeks, Gabriel is astounded to discover that the paranormal world is alive and well, and he’s a card carrying member. Hoping to find more answers, and the brothers he never knew he had, Gabriel starts searching. What he finds is more than he ever could have dreamed of. One of his brother owns a motorcycle shop with a man claiming to be his mate.
Chayton Garon is excited to find his mate, but shocked to learn Gabriel knows nothing about being a shifter. He doesn’t even know anything about mates. Refusing to give Gabriel up, Chayton tries to stand by his mate’s side and support him as he searches for his long lost brothers.
The threat that separated Gabriel from his brothers is looming closer every single day. If he doesn’t find them soon, the homeland where they were born could be lost forever.
It was off to a really good start where Gabriel battles the symptoms of maturing into his shifter nature, which was fun reading, I wouldn’t have minded to read a bit more about that part of his story. I feel like it was over way too fast.
I liked the characters although since the story was rather short Gabriel’s and Chay’s relationship progressed quickly. Chay’s the type wanting to dominate and it was mentioned he could be a bit overbearing, now people can change with new situations and partners, still this part of him and Gabriel could have been delved deeper into as to get the reader to better understand his change of personality.
Another point of confusion was his brother Dominic’s shifting, which should have taken four weeks to happen, after what Gabriel was told but happened after only two days after meeting Gabriel. Now this isn’t necessarily an impossible thing if the author explained why, but it’s easily felt as a flaw in the plot or something that was forgotten by the author this way.
It’ll be interesting to see how the series develops as the bookstore clerk had him introduced into a bigger plot involving his parents but at the same time each story seems rather short. I feel like the author is a very good writer but should have taken the time to develop this story into something longer and go more in-depth with the characters and the action. The story entertained me but didn’t reach its full potential in my opinion which is unfortunate because I really liked both the writing and the plot.