Montana’s Vamp by Lynn Hagen
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (102 pgs)
Other: M/M , Anal Play
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Coreopsis
Gabriele Sloane has been picked on his entire life by the coven he grew up in. They taunted him, ridiculed him, and downright hated him. When they do the unthinkable and kick him out, Gabby is forced to find a new home. Dodging the sun and low on his diabetic supplies, he wanders aimlessly until he finds himself in the arms of one bald and sexy shifter.
Montana Graton hates vampires with a passion. His best friend was killed by one. Hungry and bored, he decides to visit the diner in town. The little redhead sitting one booth over looks good enough to roll around in the back of his truck with—until the smell hits him and he discovers the redhead is his mate.
Can Montana set aside his hatred and claim the little vamp, or will he allow his festering hate to surface and turn his back on the sexy little fireball fate has given him?
This story started off quickly, setting my emotions a blaze. I was filled with sadness for what has happened to Gabby and anger because he’s a sweet innocent soul who needs help being cared for. At a hundred years old this half vampire half human is still considered young and naive. Gabby has been forced out of the only home he has ever known with nothing more than the clothes on his back. His vampire coven has done the most unthinkable thing when they kicked him out, they did it during daylight hours. This poor character has to struggle and fight the odds until he enters Brac Village and meets his savior.
When Gabby meets Montana it’s a bit awkward. Gabby is diabetic and needs daily doses of insulin, and when he goes to administer his medicine Montana storms in and gets the wrong impression. This couple have their ups and downs from the get go but they're also a supper sweet and fun pairing. Montana’s overbearing need to protect and care for his mate is just what Gabby needs. Gabby, on the other hand, brings the comedy into this relationship. He keeps Montana on his toes with his speed talking and the shenanigans he gets into with the other mates.
The book was very enjoyable but I wished there were more back story on Montana. As stated in the blurb his friend was killed by a vampire but that is all that is mentioned in the actual book as well. I would have liked to have known more about the man, where he came from, what his previous pack was like? Montana is a fierce warrior and would do anything for his mate, but I would have loved for the author to have explored with this character more in depth.
As with all the Brac pack mates, Ms. Hagen writes these men in the most realistic way while still being a paranormal story. All these men are human beings with real life personal drama. Gabby is an overweight vampire with self-image issues. He also has a bad case of talking so fast he leaves everyone speechless with his ability to go without taking a breath.
Ms. Hagen is the queen of the cliff hanger, but I love it and it has me coming back every week. There are more introductions of other paranormal shifters and we finally get more back ground info on Melonee. This series just picks up more steam with each new installment. As for Montana and Gabby these characters will stay with me and keep me wondering what will happen next for this duo. Ms. Hagen is always great about giving updates about every member of this extended family and it helps keep these characters fresh in your mind.
Another good read I highly recommend.