A Prideless Man by Amber Kell
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (71 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Meadowsweet
Sometimes people aren’t quite what they seem.
James Everett moved to a shifter town to escape his shifter-hating father. Little did he expect to catch the eye of the town’s sheriff. Louis Arktos can’t resist the new human.
Something about the other man calls to his bear shifter nature and makes him want to protect the human from all the dangers in the world. When James’ life is turned inside out, Lou rushes to save him from unexpected dangers and most of all from himself.
A romance of gigantic proportions, A Prideless Man brings readers back into the world of shifters where you will meet James, a man who lives every day in pain that has a supernatural cause and Lou, a Kodiak bear shifter who is also sheriff. Bring the two together and throw in the black market and you have a paranormal romance to delight the senses.
These characters were briefly introduced in previous books in the series and they finally get to have their own story. The plot was well thought out; the story flowed well and will keep you reading all the way through. It's a short, quick read. Like many shorter novellas and stories, this book could have been expanded. However, unlike some short stories that leave you with unanswered questions or wishing there was more to the story because of lack of detail, this book provides a well-rounded story that ties everything up neatly in a satisfying package.
Many of the books coming out today are filled with lots of sex and just enough plot to connect the intimate scenes. It was a joy to read a shorter book that had plenty of plot and used romantic, erotic encounters to heighten the story and bind the two main characters together.