Delany’s Catch by Diana DeRicci
Publisher: Purple Sword Publications, LLC
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (75 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Peppermint
Can love overcome the destructive force of an unnatural secret?
Alone since his boyfriend left him for another man, Jake Holiday has been working his bookstore, treading water, and keeping to himself. It was simple and uncomplicated.
Delany Coltrane changed that.
Turning a corner looking for an address, Del wasn’t expecting to find the hot guy hidden under the stack of boxes, but couldn’t regret needing to ask for directions. Not when Jake was his wolf’s mate, and too damn sexy to ignore even if he weren’t.
But with money problems and safety at the bookstore an issue, can Del and Jake find a middle ground to let their attraction flourish? Because trust is essential to share Del’s largest secret with Jake. A secret that encompasses not just Delany, but his whole family.
It isn’t often that mates are equally matched. That is exactly how I see Jake Holiday and Delany (Del) Coltrane. Both are built similarly, both men love unconditionally, and both come with baggage. Jake is so worried about his problems and how they will affect his relationship with Del that he doesn’t even realize that Del may have just as many if not more issues that will be brought to the bedroom.
The writing style of this story was lovely. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a story I could finish within a few hours because the author wrote it in a way that was easy to read, and her creativity drew me into the story immediately. The only detail I would have liked to have seen elaborated was the lycanthrope aspect of the story. I like to see the second nature of a person/shifter to play a large role in their behavior and actions. The only time Del’s shifting abilities played a role were in the bedroom. If it would have been elaborated just a little more this would have been the prefect story for me.
The relationships develop within this story worked really well. I think that Del is the perfect pursuer and when he sets his mind to something he sticks with it. While this helps the relationship it proves to also hurt it in the long run. Both men are lovers each can be proud, whether it is meeting the folks or in the bedroom.
This was a beautiful love story between two deserving men and I was happy to share the experience with them.