Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Review: Touch of Silver by Nicole Gestalt

Touch of Silver by Nicole Gestalt

Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Alternative Romance

Heat Rating: 3



When Tammy arrives in town to find everywhere but a single bar closed and shuttered, as if in preparation for a storm, her curiosity is aroused. Little does she realize exactly what kind of storm is approaching, as she is swept up into a world apart from her own.

A world of excitement and danger, one that she could never have believed existed. One that will herald many changes, and not merely for her as she experiences the touch of silver.

Dodie's Review

Nicole Gestalt has written a book, where the characters are fully formed. All the characters introduced in A Touch of Silver have a life and a history outside of a A Touch of Silver. As a reader, I really appreciate it when the author takes the time to figure out who her characters are, beyond the fact that they’re going to fall in love and live happily ever after. Nicole Gestalt has done that here. Reasons are given for why Tammy is new in town, and complicated sometimes erotic glimpses are provided into Kathleen’s past. I enjoyed the shifter element in the book, and how that is explained and revealed to unknowing people.

There were many strong elements in the book. That being said, I did not buy into Tammy’s and Kathleen’s relationship. For me personally, there wasn’t enough set up and emotional development in the beginning of the book for the type of strong, enduring relationship that Tammy and Kathleen seem to have by the end of the book. There definitely was a strong attraction between the two that lead to some highly entertaining erotic scenes. I’d love to see how their relationship works out, and how they resolve the fact that one of them is a shifter and one isn’t.

Despite not buying into their relationship, this was very well written, with many redeeming qualities. If you like to read shifter romances, and/ or F/F relationships, this was a very good book.

3 Tea Cups!


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