Instinct (Awakenings #2)
Genre: LGBT Shape-shifter Paranormal
Series: Awakenings; Previous Book: Virgin
Joam is a varnal, a shape-shifter endowed with otherworldly sexual powers. Until recently a virgin, all Joam wants to do is drive his new lover Blake, a former hustler, wild. But the hotter things get between them, the more out of control Joam's varnal powers become.
The next thing he knows, he's s...more
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Virgin and Instinct are a simple 2 book series about Joam and Blake. Blake's a male prostitute who ran away from the city after witnessing the murder of a friend and fellow hustler by a dangerous man. He ends up running into Joam, a varnal which is similar to a type of shapeshifter, who's lived under the thumb of one of the three men who run the small town he was born in.
I was impressed with many aspects of this short series, including the aim to create a totally ...more
(view spoiler)[What I didn't want to see:
- the motherly figure character getting naked and starting an orgy
- all the sex in shifted form. And the shifted form seemed very unattractive. My mental picture was something like a huge greyhound with monkey hands. And I don't like either greyhounds or monkeys.
- the fact that after being in a coma twice Blake still thought Joam was being overcautious by trying to protect ...more
Uhm, I still like the characters BUT there are many things that bother me in this book -- especially the love-making between human/varnal AND the idea of non-monogamous sex play. It's just plain stupid!! Though it turns out to be a ploy, it just drains my liking. Still, I kind of like Joam and Blake