Title: Holy Cow! (Daily Dose 2016)
Author: EM Lynley
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 52 Pages
Category: Mystery/Suspense, Shifters
At a Glance: Holy Cow! is 52 pages of greatness.
Reviewed By: Kathie
Blurb: American med student Duncan Stirling is traveling around India with his two best friends, who have just married. Their last stop is the magical city of Jaisalmer, a fort in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan. He feels like a third wheel on their honeymoon, though the three friends had the trip planned for years, to celebrate finishing medical school and have a last adventure before they start their residencies back in the States.
Akash Nandi is an Indian man from a wealthy and well-known family. At least that’s how he appears. He hides the truth that his family is descended from Nandi, Lord Shiva’s bull, and they’ve guarded sacred places for millennia. Being gay and immortal is tough, especially when his family’s expectations make finding the right mate impossible. As his grandmother, the family matriarch, nears death, a struggle for power puts Akash and his new crush, the charming American Duncan, in harm’s way.
Review: Holy Cow! This was a great short story!
In my uneducated opinion, usually short stories are pretty simple—at no fault to the author. It’s hard to get into much detail or plot twists when you are staying within the constraints of a short story. I am not sure how EM Lynley did it, but wow, this story was so full of detail and plot twists… It sure was a surprise to me.
So, what can you expect from this story? Sacred cows and a sacred bull–both good spirited ones and bad spirited ones–a grandmother who tries very hard to rule the family, and a great love story between an American doctor and a southern Indian man with a slight British accent, skin that Duncan described as “dusky,” and top that off with deep brown eyes. Can you say yum? Oh, and wonderful, chemistry filled scenes of love too.
Holy Cow! is 52 pages of greatness.
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