Title: Prise de Fer
Author: A.R. Moler
Publisher: JMS Books
Length: 47 Pages
Category: Paranormal, Shifters
At a Glance: I found this to be an interesting and slightly different take on shifters that worked well in this rather sweet romance.
Reviewed By: Sadonna
Blurb: Chemistry major Kelly Hendrick has lusted after his analytical chemistry professor Simon Randall for a several semesters. They share common interests in reading, fencing and, of course, career field. Now several semesters past being Dr. Randall’s student, Kelly finally dares to cross the line and pursue his attraction to the professor. He finds the feeling reciprocated, but there are deep, more than human secrets in Kelly’s life. An assault on Simon forces Kelly to confront the idea that Simon needs to know more. Can Kelly own up to non-human genetics and maintain his growing relationship with Simon?
Review: Kelly is a college student who has had a thing for one of his former professors. Once there is no chance that there will be any conflicts with courses, he decides to go for it with Simon, the object of his affection. Simon is surprised; he thinks of himself as being old even though he’s not even a decade older than Kelly. He’s got his rather humdrum life, and he is OK with that. But after some fencing matches, Kelly asks to spend more time with him, and he agrees. Kelly makes it clear that he is interested in Simon as more than a friend.
After Simon and Kelly get together, Kelly has to decline a repeat, because he has to change into his wolf form and doesn’t want to tell Simon about that part of himself yet. But then circumstances require that Kelly step in, and at the end of the day, he decides he has to be honest with Simon despite the trepidation that Simon may freak out and never want to see him again.
I found this to be an interesting and slightly different take on shifters that worked well in this rather sweet romance. Kelly and Simon are obviously different in several ways, but Kelly does know what he wants, and Simon is OK with being convinced. My only wish is that we might revisit them in the future, because this was a very nice start to their relationship.
Recommended especially for short story fans and those who enjoy low angst.
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