Blackwing Defender

Blackwing Defender

By T.S. Joyce

Kane’s Mountains, BOOK 1

Category: Erotic Fantasy

 Overall Rating: 3.9

  • Captivation: 4
  • Sizzle: 3.5
  • Romance: 4
  • Enjoyment: 3.5
  • Literacy: 4.5

Book Description: Panther shifter, Winter Donovan, has her life all planned out: claiming marks, marriage, cubs, and pledging to the Red Havoc Crew. But when the man she cares for chooses another, her life gets caught in a tailspin. A new crew announcement could mean a change in her stars, but there is a catch. It’s the Blackwing Crew, and is run by fire-breathing dragon shifters. Not only that, but when she finds her bravery to travel to the Smoky Mountains and apply, the crew has somehow attracted the most damaged and terrifying shifters in the world. And one of those has his sexy eyes on her.

Logan is decisively deadly when it comes to protecting the fledgling Blackwing Crew, but the grizzly in his middle is a monster. He’s here for one reason, and one reason alone – to go out fighting. But the quiet beauty, Winter, has him wishing he could be saved. When the alpha of the new crew, Dark Kane, finds out what Logan really is, the choice of life and death may not be up to him anymore. And now he and Winter will have to go to war if they want a chance at forever.

Captivation:  This is an interesting book.  I like the semi-shorter story development and the plot does keep one engaged.

Sizzle: There are a couple of good intimate scenes, nice foreplay and seduction scenes.  I am not a fan of “dirty” talk much, and some of the more crude language in this book did put me off…

Romance: I struggle with rating the romance and sizzle for this book a bit.  On one hand, it was fast and not very personable, but on the other hand, I think that is the point-the author writes her characters with more of the animal personality than human… so short and unromantic it may be, but if you look at it from an animal perspective, it makes sense.

Enjoyment: Despite not being much of a dirty talk fan, this book was still rather intriguing and enduring.  I have to say that though I rolled my eyes at some of the language, I still enjoyed it.

Literacy:  I didn’t see any alarming issues with the editing or grammar.  Still the crudeness of the language bothered me and for me, that hits multiple categories.

Overall, even though I generally don’t tend to like books with dirty talk, and rougher language, I really enjoyed this one.  Though I wouldn’t necessarily read this book again frequently, I will add to my read-again bookshelf with a note on the language, but highlighting some of my favorite parts… definitely worth a read.

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