Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Strange Addiction to Love

Brock Holloway has it all -- money, friends, a bitchin' car and a promising football career. At least, that's what people see. Inside, though, Brock is fighting for something he knows he can never have: Unconditional love. As the child of Aphrodite, he is worshipped, admired, wanted - but never loved.

Zack Duran is a wolverine shifter -- and not a nice guy. Zack's shifter side is always in control, often making him heartless and unfeeling. When Zack is assigned to guard Brock Holloway, his tactless wolverine tendencies become even more prevalent and Zack has to fight his shifter personality AND his genuine feelings for the beautiful football player.

A near tragedy shakes him to his core, and Zack can no longer fight the feelings he has for Brock. But giving in to his emotions may come at too high a price. A startling secret charges Brock with the nearly impossible task of taming Zack's beast. Is he up to the challenge? Can Zack give him what he needs? And with danger working overtime, can they finally be together as they were intended?

Release Date: November 15th!
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Review by pearls
An ARC was provided for an honest review. 
The 12 Olympians series is a spin-off of the wonderful Assassins/Shifters series.  The shifters have been brought in to guard the 12 demi-gods, who have been threatened.  In Strange Addiction, we see the pairing of the son of Aphrodite with a wolverine shifter.  Both are instantly attracted to one another, but the son of Love's active social life creates friction.  Brock is searching for the love he was denied at his human parent's home, while Zack is searching for a sense of who he is.  When they let their shields down, they find what they need in one another's arms.
This was a different type of novel than I was expecting as it centered more around the internal conflict than the external battles the assassins/shifters are usually engaged in.  The Titan threat and fight scene were muted compared to the war of words between Zack and Brock, proving words can be weapons that hurt.  But words also have the power to heal as Zack sets out to show Brock how he feels about him.  The tenderness shown is incredible, especially having been exposed to Zack's gruffer side for most of the book.  The book opens with a litany of names and who they are coupled with, so the book can be read as stand-alone.  But the cast can be overwhelming.  As much as I liked seeing some old favorites.  I wish she would have streamlined it a bit.  We did get a few first glimpses at some budding romances for future novels, which was fun to watch unfold. And some questions from the past were answered, allowing the story arch of the series to unfold, too.


Best selling author, Sandrine (Sandy) was born in Inglewood, California. Raised by "Old School" French parents, she later moved to Tucson, AZ. It was there that writing became a hobby. Always told she had a great imagination, Sandy wrote short stories for her friends in High School. In college, she took more writing classes while working on her Criminal Justice degree, but it wasn't until a soap opera caught her eye that she got involved in male on male romances. On the advice of a friend, Sandy dipped her toes into the world of M/M Romance. Sandy takes the writing seriously and has had countless conversations with gay men as well as hours of research. She's been involved with the military in one way or another for over twenty years, and has a great deal of respect for our men in uniform. She's traveled the world, but has finally returned to Arizona.

There is now an Assassin/Shifter website!! Many thanks to the talented Jenn Watts for all her hard work!



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