Lenni Reviews: “Equilibrium” by Katey Hawthorne

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*This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review and is rated 18+

Sam has a problem. Whenever he gets near electronics, they tend to explode. But his roommate, Hansen, has powers as well and offers to help out Sam and get his powers under control. Not only is Hansen harboring feelings for his friend, but the world at large also is not kind to those with powers; the Awakened. If anyone finds out, both their lives would be in grave danger.

This is a cute story but I would have liked to see more of the issue around powers and dealing with how society deals with Awakened people. It’s made such a big deal of, saying it’s life-threatening for ‘sleepers’ to find out if you have powers but in the end, this plot point was lacking. The main characters are fleshed out but the cursory world building left me wanting. Expanding on that would make a really cool novel but as it stands, this book is a quick little romance that will keep you reasonably entertained for a short while. 3.5 out of 5.

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Lenni Reviews: The Dangers of Fairy Compacts by Katey Hawthorne

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I downloaded this book for free on All Romance Ebooks.

A fairy named Aeron has been hearing a voice in his head for most of his life, much to the disdain of his father. When a tear opens between the human world and the world of the fae, it leads Aeron to the source of the voice which was calling him; a young mortal named Tammas. Tammas was trying to summon ingredients for a potion and ended summoning Aeron instead. But now that Aeron is stuck in the mortal world, the pair try to find out why Aeron was hearing Tammas’ voice all these years and why this spell would summon and bind Aeron to Tammas.

I like the premise of this story: a young magic user summoning an entity by mistake and then they get all lovey dovey as they learn about each other. Pretty classic as far as these types of stories go but Aeron and Tammas are interesting characters with conflicts outside just their by chance meeting. Aeron is treated indifferently by his father; who prefers his twin sister, and Tammas is trying to find his footing as a magic user with an equally impressive legacy to live up to in his family line. You end up liking them despite the formulaic plot.

The sex scenes are ok; it’s kinda easy to skip over them. They’re graphic but not that erotic, if that makes any sense. But for me, you read enough of these and a lot of the time, your eyes just skip over these parts unless the scenes are written amazingly well.

Overall, I give this story a 4 out of 5 because I had fun reading it.

 

Lenni Reviews: Gra Mo Chroi by Katey Hawthorne

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Happy St. Patrick’s day! 😀 Since I’m sadly sober, I figured I’d review a suitably themed story I’ve had on my Kindle for some time. This story was downloaded for free from All Romance Ebooks.

A short story taken from a larger series called Superpowered Love. I know fuck all about this series so I will be reviewing this story as a standalone.

As new parents; Kellan and Jamie Monday are chronically tired and in dire need of a night out. But, when their promised sitter ends up sick, they try to find a way to get some rest and have some fun in the face of teething twins.

This is a sweet and smutty slice of life about parents of twins who FINALLY get a moment to themselves. It can kinda stand alone; seeing as how the way the characters interact with each other establishes all the relationships pretty well. The sex scene is 90% of the book so if some M/M smexy times is what you want, that’s totally what you’ll get. But man, is it ever a flashback to when my kid was a baby. I felt exhausted on their behalf.

I’d give this story a 3.75 because everything s worked out a little too perfectly but it was really cute and it made me smile. Have a pint on me and enjoy this little story.