Skye Jones is an erotic romance author who likes to write about that moment when lust and love meet head on.
Author Name: Skye Jones
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Cover Artist: Liquid Silver Books
Pages or Words: 84,500
Categories: Bisexual, Erotic Romance, M/M Romance, Menage/Poly, Romance, Paranormal
Kayley Edwards has spent the last four years closing herself off after a vicious attack by her lover left her scarred and terrified. After fleeing her native Alaska, she ran the length of the country and began a new life in Miami far from her family and friends.
“Hey.” Luke’s deep voice sent another shiver skittering up Sean’s back. “Miss me?”
“Always.” Sean turned and buried his face in Luke’s neck. As he inhaled deeply
he heard Luke do the same. Soft lips nuzzled at him moving down until they found the mating mark he’d placed on him when they’d bonded. Luke’s tongue laved over the spot
dragging a low moan out of Sean. It always hit him deep in his belly when Luke paid attention to the sensitive area. “How did it go?” he murmured as Luke continued his ministrations.
“Crappy. The guy was a pain in the ass” Luke said with a quirk of his lips. “I mean literally. Dude had this big old set of stone thrones like something out of a movie
and he offered me the one next to him. My ass went numb about twenty minutes in.”
Sean waggled his eyebrows. “Maybe I’ll have to massage it later bring it back to life.”
“Ass CPR?” Luke snorted. “Sounds…interesting.”
Review by Ramona
Skye Jones has created a rather surprising variation of a shifter romance with Claimed by Love. While there are quite a few alpha shifters (or two, or more) that claim a submissive human as a mate, the background of these shifters is what makes this story unique and irresistible. There's no stopping once you start to read because you just want to see how it all ends!
Kayley has literally escaped with her life. She's fled her home state of Alaska and reached the end of the line - Florida. It's the complete opposite of where she'd grown up and she's happy because it doesn't inspire the nightmares and fears that caused her to spend the last few years of her life under treatment and in a medically induced haze.
Now that's she finally cleared and medicine-free, she's developed a disturbing side effect. She dreams of the same two men night after night, a voyeur to their hot private times together. Her nocturnal wet dreams show no signs of slowing down or stopping. In fact, they're escalating to where she can feel the passion vibrating off the two men. Not something she's enjoying when there's no one there for her.
Then Will calls out of the blue and Kayley realizes that the men she's been dreaming of are very, very real.
Luke is the quintessential alpha shifter and has felt Kayley for decades, even before she had been born. He has always known she would be his mate; it was just a question of when. It wasn't something that his small pack knew, however. The secret that he was destined to have multiple mates was shared only with his current mate, beta shifter Sean.
Sean is the light to Luke's dark, not just in looks but also in personality. Gentle and easygoing, he is the perfect foil to Luke's serious intensity. He also has more in common with Kayley than she suspects, a dark secret that only Luke knows that could still threaten his safety and sanity. The pull toward their joint mate is irresistible. It just remains for them to convince her that it's a true one.
Together they help each partner heal, and strengthen the other enough to face a force they didn't suspect would travel so far to destroy their fledgling relationship. How they play off each other is what, to me, makes this novel a sweet, passionate story. Also, how their packs are structured (and their various ages) make it a unique take on the typical shifter tales.
My only bone to pick here would be with Kayley's cousin, Will. His character is erratic, to say the least, and I found him a bit hard to swallow despite the explanation that he needed to acclimate to his new state. He was my least favorite character, no matter that he was instrumental in bringing Kayley, Sean, and Luke together. There seemed to be no one more selfish and immature than he was.
But the rest of the team - phew! Wow! I'd be most interested in reading more about bad boy Taylor and the irrepressible Julie. Now there should be some extremely interesting tales told about those two.
Would I read more of Skye Jones' stories? Would I love a sequel to Claimed by Love about Luke's family pack? Oh yes, I would. I would even say I'd be excitedly waiting for it.
A little bit of something about the author...
Cook at home or dine out.
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