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Sexy Beast VII
by Kate Douglas
Three tales of love and beasts in this erotic anthology.
“Chanku Challenge” (Sexy Beast #7, Chanku #16)
Kate Douglas‘ “Chanku Challenge” continues the serialization of what I consider Douglas’ Chanku series which combines her Wolf Tales and Sexy Beast stories. In this particular tale, Beth’s memories of her stepfather’s abuse are reawakened with some nasty results. It takes the Pack working together to help Beth fully awaken her memories and begin to put them behind her, including getting the man who abused her and murdered her mother.
What I like about Douglas’ stories — besides the interesting sex with all its various permutations — is the love and caring that surrounds each member of the Pack. The sex Douglas writes of is simply a vehicle for providing the love and support.
Anitra Lynn McLeod‘s “Eye of the Beholder” is a cute spin off of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale with Larra of Rellmon being sold off by her sister to the nightmare of the land, Dauer, a man about whom tales of his cruel and wicked behavior have spread far and wide with the number of wives who have died due to him almost as high. Although, why she figures on drinking brandy with dinner is the thing to do…
Shelli Stevens‘ “His to Reclaim” was a good, strong story about a pair of jaguar shifters, but a bit too dominating for me. Five years ago, Gemma gave it all up to Hunter believing him when he said they would be forever. It’s her wedding day and Hunter has a lot of nerve showing up to claim her now!
The Cover and Title
It’s an eggplant colored background with a warm-skinned hottie with muscles and long black hair gracing this cover with what appears to be a brown sheet covering the absolute essentials.
The title is fairly generic, but does give a good idea of where Douglas’ Sexy Beast VII fits within the chronology of the Chanku series about shapeshifters.