Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: Alternative Romance
Heat Rating: 3
After his ex-boyfriend beats him up, erotic romance e-book author Winter Ryan is forced to contact his sister for help. Little did he realize that in doing so his life would change in ways he never would have imagined.
Garrett and Hawk Sullivan, the youngest set of Sullivan twins, are visiting Charlotte when Spring asks them to help her brother. Arriving at Winter’s door in the middle of the night, they don't expect to meet their mate—Spring’s baby brother. The shape-shifting Irish wolfhound electronics geeks have found their mate who also happens to be their favorite gay erotic romance author. Life couldn’t get much better.
Life couldn’t get much better—until Winter’s violent ex shows up.
Clare C's Review
Winter and His Twins in the second book in the Sanctuary series. The theme of the series, people finding a safe place to live and love, continues in this novella. After being beaten by an abusive ex, Winter calls his sister, Spring, for help. She sends Garrett and Hawk, two of her brothers-in-law who just happen to be in the same city, to check on him. Winter’s injury leaves him with casts on his arms that mean he can’t really use his hands. Garrett and Hawk recognize their mate immediately. They take care of him and take him back to Sanctuary with them.
The story is told in Ms. McKenzie’s usual fluid, inviting writing style. I think that’s what keeps me coming back to her stories again and again. However, the characters and the plot in this one didn’t quite ring true and the climax seemed a bit contrived. A little more character development would have solved both problems. Winter, Garrett, and Hawk were very flat characters, and I really wanted to know them better. I wanted to know why they fell in love with one another, aside from the whole ‘meant to be’ aspect. I applaud Ms. McKenzie for mentioning some of the ‘coming out’ and abusive relationship issues gays must deal with.
Overall, the characters were sweet and loving. The sex was romantic, and the story was a fun, quick read.
3 Tea Cups!