Review: Falke’s Peak by Anna Leigh Keaton and Madison Layle

13 Dec

Falke’s Peak by Anna Leigh Keaton and Madison Layle
Ebook: $4.99
Carina Press (December 2010)
ISBN: 9781426890987

Favorite Lines: ” “You know, I’ve always wondered what these cats felt like.” She looked up to see Axel and Heidi watching her. “Of course, I’d never dare touch a live one. Are cougars abundant in this area?”
That’s when the stuffed cat started to purr.” (p. 18 )

Dakota Tokala needed a break from her fast paced life. So when her friends suggest they take a girls only ski trip she jumps at the chance. Unfortunately one of her friends is injured before they leave and Dakota finds herself on vacation with a soon-to-be-married couple. Determined to salvage her trip, Dakota hires Catamount Outfitters to guide her on a trek through the wilderness.

Axel and Gunnar Falke are brothers, cougar-shifters and wilderness guides. They have one major rule: Never sex-up the customers. But when  a beautiful woman enters their store Catamount Outfitters , they find their resolve tested.

Anna Leigh Keaton and Madison Layle have joined together to write an erotic, romance story about two brothers finding their mate. It’s full of sexual tension and emotional turmoil as a woman tries to understand her sexual attraction for two brothers.

My thoughts: It’s hard to review this short story without giving spoilers. It seems pretty cut and dried. A woman gets sexually involved with two men who happen to be brothers. But there is more to the story. The men are shifters who know that when they settle down it must be with the same woman if they are to have children. Dakota, however, doesn’t know this. All she knows is that she is going hiking with a man and his family’s pet cougar. It isn’t long before her hormones are begging her to get it on with the guide.

My main problem: SPOILER!!! There is a moment in this story when twins do what they do best…switch places. I don’t know how I feel about the timing of the switch. In one way it’s exciting, but other hand it’s wrong. And I don’t know how you get over the betrayal. Is it rape when you initiate sex with a man and unbeknownst to you he and his brother trade places? I don’t know. I don’t know how you come to terms or trust a person like that enough to have a happily ever after. The heroine struggles with those questions too.

Overall: I’m not angry that I read Falke’s Peak. It was an spicy and entertaining. It was fantasy worthy and when you are reading an erotic romance that’s what you want, right? While reading the story I was happy. Later when I thought back on it, nothing positive stuck out in my mind. The men switching places is how I identify the tale.

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