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Chasing Seth
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The Romance Reviews – Chasing Seth

Book Reviewed by J9 (reviewer)
[ Review Posted: Nov 17, 2011 ]

CHASING SETH is an amazing action packed, sensual but tender GLBT love story. The leads are outstanding, the secondary characters strong and the world-building stellar. Readers who enjoy shifter romances MUST read CHASING SETH.

Seth has rebuilt his broken life through his own strength of character and buys a veterinary practice in a small Wyoming town bordering the Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Seth has a special affinity with animals and thinks he will be safe in this remote town. But then Seth meets the handsome but bigoted Sheriff Whitedove. Kasey Whitedove doesn’t think a white man can care for animals the way the mostly Cheyenne townspeople need. Kasey pushes Seth away but when Seth’s troubled past threaten their future, Kasey steps up to protect his mate.

The heroes Seth and Kasey are remarkable characters. Seth is bruised and battered but displays incredible strength to rebuild his life after a horror others can’t begin to imagine. Seth is vulnerable but self-determined and that juxtaposition made him so compelling. Kasey is utterly delicious! He never thought his mate would be a white man but once he realizes it doesn’t matter to him, he throws himself head first into his relationship with Seth. Kasey’s tender compassion and care of Seth had me sighing–and I am not kidding! Erotic gay romances are a dime-a-dozen but to write such an erotic but tender and sweet romance is rare and J.R. Loveless has accomplished that here. The emotional intimacy which slowly develops between Seth and Kasey is believable and shows their mating is beyond physical or instinctual. All this combines to make Seth and Kasey’s contenders for my favorite couples of 2011.

Also fascinating is the world of natural born wolf shapeshifters and their evil counterpart, created wolf shape-shifters. Ms Loveless writes a unique world here and she explains the culture and rules without overloading the romance. The plot is gritty and fast paced but is in perfect balance with the romance. The dialogue between characters is realistic and progresses both plot and romance adeptly.

Lastly, the secondary characters are outstanding. Kasey’s family, especially his parents, are so well developed and really add warmth to the story. I adored the scene where Kasey proudly takes Seth to meet his family and Kasey’s mom brings out the naked baby pictures. It’s so heartwarming to see a gay couple welcomed in society and family. Kasey’s friends from his deputy to Seth’s vet assistant are wonderful additions to the story too. But best of all, readers are tantalized with a glimpse of the future romance between Kasey’s globe-trotting brother and Seth’s best friend. I can’t wait for their story!

So let me admit, I read and review hundreds of books a year–no exaggeration. I very rarely give five star reviews and am nit-picky with books’ characters, plots, dialogue, intimacy and editing. But having said all that, I heartily give CHASING SETH five stars. I’ve already reread the book to be sure it’s a keeper and it was just as good the second time through. CHASING SETH is on my keeper shelf and if you enjoy GLBT shifter books, I promise you, this book will be on your keeper shelf too.

 

MM Good Book Reviews

http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/chasing-seth-by-j-r-loveless/

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating:  5Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Veterinarian Seth Davies comes to Senaka, Wyoming, looking for peace and anonymity, trying to escape his past. He’s always been a target for trouble and pain, and Seth has had more than his share of both. Kasey Whitedove takes one look at Seth and assumes the worst. No white man could love animals the way the mostly Cheyenne population expects, and Kasey makes Seth’s first days in Senaka more than unpleasant.

Then an accident puts Kasey in the uncomfortable position of eating crow—and helplessly desiring Seth—despite the danger of Kasey’s life as a werewolf and Seth’s stressful secrets. Chasing Seth down and keeping him safe from his past has just become Kasey’s most important job.

Review: Another touching angst filled book by J.R. Loveless. Seth has only now started having a semblance of balance after a traumatic event over two years ago.  He has come to Senaka for the peace it brings him; little knowing that his life is about to change again. Kasey is the Sheriff of Senaka and he really can’t believe that the old vet sold his practice to a ‘white man’ I mean come on what would a ‘white man’ know about animals except how to hurt, hunt and kill them.

This is quite a controversial story as it has racism and a bigoted attitude by the Cheyenne but not about being gay (no everyone is fine with that). What we have in this story is a firm belief that only the Cheyenne or a Native American could be a werewolf and any person who was white that could change into a wolf is one of the Created and to be hated and feared as well as killed, as they would eventually give themselves over to the wolf and become a monster. Fantastic absolutely fantastic.   J.R. Loveless has given us a great story to chew on; one to make us think and to give us a story that isn’t all sweetness and light when it comes to werewolf abilities. A fantastically written storyline and plot that doesn’t give us an easy ride as you will hate and love these characters in equal measure. Although, there is just a little extra sneer from you for Kasey’s father for not telling his pack the truth years ago.

The characters aren’t immediately loveable.  They grow on you as you get to know them.  With Seth your heart aches when you learn that he has been sheltered from the wolf-shifter world and not even told the most important facts that would keep him safe, the abuse he suffered at the hands of the Created or the prejudice of non-white wolves.  I think that after everything that he has been through and now finding a mate who is disgusted with him, that his breaking down and crying every now and again is understandable. He has fear; anger and depression with little hope or joy to look forward to. With Kasey you have a bigot who thinks that the whites are a waste of space and you see his struggle when he finds out that his mate is white and according to him must be a Created One because he’s white.   When he accepts the truth you then see his struggle to get his mate to accept him and to be patient while his mate overcomes his fears.

I fully recommend this to everyone who loves shifter and interracial stories because the conflict is good.  For those who love hot sex, as it’s scorching and those who love angst and danger… danger with a twist that is.

 

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 His Salvation

HisSalvation2MM Good Book Reviews

http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/his-salvation-by-j-r-loveless/

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 3 – 3 ½ Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: In an attempt to atone for his sins and find some solace, ADA Agent Gabriel Romero helps other Deviants in need. But with threats from both sides—Normals and the Deviants who despise them—he finds it harder and harder to outrun his ghosts, especially after a difficult mission to rescue twin brothers held at an enemy compound, where Gabriel meets Alexander Ryker. Gabriel finds his new charge unexpectedly attractive, and that’s a complication he does not want—one he thinks he doesn’t deserve.

Despite the frosty reception from the stubborn agent who rescued him, sheltered telepath Alex feels an instant connection through the pain he sees in Gabriel’s eyes, and he does everything he can to gain his attention. The realities he must face while mastering his ability are hard, but failing to learn to defend himself is not an option. Soon he’ll need his newfound strength to convince Gabriel he deserves to live and love again.

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Review: Gabriel is a Deviant, a human with special powers, to atone for sins in the past he rescues and helps other Deviants for the Agency for Deviant Assistance (ADA), but he finds it harder and harder to outrun a past that haunts him with their enemies consistently upping the stakes. Alex and his brother Jason have been captured by Deviants who are set on using them for their own needs, when rescue comes in the shape of Gabriel Alex finds himself drawn to the older man, but getting the man to open up to him is impossible. Alex works on getting Gabriel to forgive himself, while Gabriel teaches Alex how to survive. But, will either of them survive when Gabriel’s past comes to call?

This is a great paranormal story where being different will get you killed. When some humans began to develop special powers they became Deviant’s, the normal’s began to hunt them down and then the Government’s decided concentration camps would keep them safe… it just made them sitting ducks. One man created the Agency for Deviant Assistance after the murder of his wife and son and has dedicated his time and resources to saving Deviant’s… one such man was Gabriel. Gabriel’s power is strong, a group of Deviant’s captured him, and during his rescue, he lost the one person most precious to him. Gabriel has spent years fighting back and rescuing all the Deviants he can. This is how he comes to meet Alex. Alex is drawn to Gabriel but is resentful that he has to change to live in the world, cracking through Gabriel’s shell is harder than learning to defend himself but when Alex is in danger Gabriel finally accepts his feelings for the younger man.

I quite enjoyed this story and liked the world building; we are drawn into a world where there is no hiding if you are suspected of being a Deviant, there are no real repercussions from the Government for murdering a Deviant and the danger for being different is brutal and swift. There seem to be two groups of Deviant’s, those that want to be left alone and those that want revenge on the humans for the treatment of Deviant’s and the ADA is the former group. This shows humanity at its worse, destroying what they don’t understand in a bloody and brutal fashion and it doesn’t matter how old the Deviant is.

I wasn’t sure what to make of Alex and Gabriel’s relationship as Alex spends his time trying to get close to Gabriel, and Gabriel pushes Alex away with every breath, so I was beginning to think Alex was a glutton for punishment but finally you see Gabriel begin to soften. Gabriel is tortured by his past and Alex tries to heal him, and while there is an attraction between them, it gets pushed to the back a lot by the circumstances they find themselves in. We meet many characters in this story and with some of them. You get the feeling that there will be stories for them in the future. Although we do get a bit of a happy ending for Gabriel and Alex the ending isn’t really an ending, it’s left open for the next couple to continue the main storyline, so not really a cliffhanger but no real conclusion.

I recommend this to those who love paranormal stories, danger, a difficult relationship, letting go of the past and accepting a new fate.

 

 

Top 2 Bottom Reviews

http://top2bottomreviews.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/his-salvation-by-jr-loveless/

Kisses: 4

Blurb:

In an attempt to atone for his sins and find some solace, ADA Agent Gabriel Romero helps other Deviants in need. But with threats from both sides—Normals and the Deviants who despise them—he finds it harder and harder to outrun his ghosts, especially after a difficult mission to rescue twin brothers held at an enemy compound, where Gabriel meets Alexander Ryker. Gabriel finds his new charge unexpectedly attractive, and that’s a complication he does not want—one he thinks he doesn’t deserve.

Despite the frosty reception from the stubborn agent who rescued him, sheltered telepath Alex feels an instant connection through the pain he sees in Gabriel’s eyes, and he does everything he can to gain his attention. The realities he must face while mastering his ability are hard, but failing to learn to defend himself is not an option. Soon he’ll need his newfound strength to convince Gabriel he deserves to live and love again.

Review:

His Salvation is a sad, funny, heart stopping and an unable-to-put-down book. In this story there are two types of people Deviants and Humans. Deviants are beings who have special abilities and are hunted by humans by fear. This story is a twist of sad and happy moments but in the middle of all the chaos love blooms. ADA Agent Gabriel Romero is instantly attracted to Alexander Ryker but doesn’t believe that with the sins he carries he is allowed or able to love another person. I highly recommend you read this book, you won’t regret it.

Reviewed By: Jen

 

 

Confessions from Romaholics

http://confessionsfromromaholics.com/his-salvation/

Reviewer: Fashionta

Review:

A man haunted by his past and a young man being hunted for his abilities must find a way to heal one another’s hearts and souls. Both are Deviants capable of unimaginable powers caught in a vicious war between the Normals and Deviants.

The Normals are just regular humans while the Deviants are humans who have unique gifts that manifest usually when emotions are under stress. The Agency for Deviant Assistance was created to help the Deviants learn to control their powers in a safe environment while teaching them how to survive safely and blend in with the Normal humans.

Gabriel can’t help but feel the weight of this war on his very shoulders. He is a mercenary of sorts but also a Deviant who goes in to rescue those who have been captured or are being hunted because of their powers. With a team of trusted allies and close friends, they have formed a brotherhood mixed with both Normals and Deviants—showing that not all hate and judge what they don’t understand. They work for Bryan Sorensen who started The Agency for Deviant Assistance after the deaths of his wife and son, all because a neighbor saw his son showing sign of gifted powers.

Gabriel is sent on a mission to save twins Alex and Jason Ryker, both level five Deviants who are just barely adults. They have been captured by Vincetti, a Deviant who is hell bent on destroying all those who refuse to follow and obey him whether they be Normals or Deviants. Jason is telekinetic while Alex is telepathic. After losing their grandmother, they find themselves on the run due to Jason inability to control his temper. Getting into the location where the twins are held is the easy part, getting out, though, is cause for concern.

The attraction between Gabriel and Alex is strong and emotional, even while Gabriel resists and pushes Alex away. There is an almost underlining connection between them that makes it impossible not to crave each other … their powers sort of resonate when together.

But something or someone is manipulating everything and it’s centering on Gabriel and his past. A past he is unable to forget, one that haunts his very thoughts daily. To get to Gabriel, Alex is being targeted. Once Jason and Bryan are kidnapped and The Agency for Deviant Assistance is forced to scatter, Gabriel takes the guilt upon himself, believing he is to blame for not being prepared.

Just when they have a plan in motion to save Jason and Bryan, Alex gets taken. But this time something is different. Who is really in charge of capturing all the Deviants? Will Gabriel be able to hold his promise that he’ll come back alive?

I absolutely loved how J.R. Loveless pulled this all together, such a well developed story with a whole crew of character you can’t help come to love. I couldn’t put it down. Just when I thought I’d have a moment’s rest, I was off again, as the story twisted and turned, whether it was battling the heated looks passed between Gabriel and Alex or rescuing other Deviants. The emotions from all the characters felt honest and real. The only thing I found I disliked was the death of one of the side characters. Why kill off a character I’ve gotten to know and like? It’s not right! Other than that, I love it! I’m looking forward to the next book in The ADA Chronicles!

I give His Salvation 5 couples. Definitely Recommended!

 

 

The Cat’s Meow

http://cathybrockmanauthor.blogspot.com/2013/01/review-for-his-salvation.html

Heat Level, Explicit

Heart Rating: 4

Reviewer:  Cat

Review:   A riveting, fantastic, world of supernatural beings. A breath of fresh air from the normal vampires and shifters. The story is exciting and page turning. I can’t wait to read the next!

Gabe is a deviant and a special ops agent that helps find and protect and retrain deviants.  He is sent on a mission that brings back memories and pain and also finds a man that perhaps can break through his walls and save him form himself.

I highly recommend this book to anyone that likes lots of action (and mm sex action too), a great mystery, alternative worlds, and different paranormal beings. Telepath, secret agencies, (did I mention hot mansex?)

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