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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Autumn Healing by Cooper McKenzie

Autumn Healing by Cooper McKenzie
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (80 pgs)
Other: M/F/M, ménage, Anal sex, m/f
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Meadowsweet

Army veteran and midwife Autumn Ryan’s spirit is shattered. She just wants to find a cave to hide in. Instead, her father sends her to Sanctuary, where everyone is expectantly waiting for Spring to give birth to the next generation of Sullivan shape-shifting Irish Wolfhounds. As soon as she meets them, Autumn is drawn to Evan and Frank. For the first time in her life, she feels a contentment and peace she’s searched the world over for.

Frank and Evan envied their brothers but discounted the possibility that the last Ryan sibling would be their mate. Then Autumn walks into their furniture-making shop, and all they can think about is claiming their mate. But Autumn has painful secrets haunting her.

Can they heal their woman and find the kind of happiness their brothers have found? Will she stay long enough to help Spring have her babies? Or will she cut and run?

Autumn Healing sees the final twins mated. The Sanctuary series consists of four books and brings together a family of shifters with four sets of twins and a family of the four seasons. The twins are Irish wolfhound shifters who meet siblings Spring, Summer, and Autumn and their brother Winter. Each finds their significant other in the twin shifters who are destined to find a single mate between the two of them.

The book was well edited, plot line was solid and it flowed well if a little too quickly. The main female protagonist, Autumn, is suffering from a trauma caused during her tour in the Army. It has made her afraid of men. Her shifter mates are the perfect ones to help heal the damage but unfortunately, the story moved a little too quickly. She goes from afraid of men and wary of them right into a committed relationship in less than 24 hrs. While consistent with the rest of the series, with falling instantly in love and feeling the instant pull of destined mates, the story would have been a better read if the story had gone a little slower.

The twins however, were wonderful in the caring, compassion and empathy they showed their mate. This helped to create an engaging story. Overall, however, it’s a good book and a decent read. More, the entire series is recommended.

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