Friday, 2 December 2016

Complication by Elle Thorne (#1 Shifters Forever After)

Title: Complication
Series: Shifters Forever After (#1)
Author: Elle Thorne
From: Alphas for the Holidays
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: 28th October 2015
Challenges: N/A
Links: Goodreads - Amazon 
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Curvy and bootilicious Laken Araya has to serve as a judge in the equivalent of a shifter Supreme Court. No problem right? Until the one presenting the case is a one-night stand she never should have had. Polar bear shifter Malachi—Ky—Romanoff is in a hell of a position. He’s representing the petitioner in front of a woman who was butt-naked in a reverse cow-girl the last time he saw her. He couldn’t even find the memorable woman because they’d never exchanged names. And now he can’t talk to her outside the confines of the case. 

I really enjoyed Complication, there was something about it that just made it appeal to me. I like paranormal romance anyway, but there was something more to this one. The shifters weren't doing anything particularly animalistic, in fact, they had normal jobs and a justice system that relied on the courts. 

I think the justice system is one of the things that really appealed to me. It was well thought out in the way that it worked, and both of the main characters were believers in what it was meant to achieve. While the author did state that there were some shifters that went about things in a violent way, the idea that they were more civilised than that for the most part really worked for me. 

The chemistry between Ky and Laken was great, both in the present day and in their remembered past. While it was clear that there was an element of true mates to their story, it didn't consume their whole being and they were still able to think rationally about things. While their chemistry and passion were strong, I also felt that there was something sweeter about it too. 

It was also really interesting to have maimed shifter involved. Most shifters have super healing, and it appears that those in Thorne's story are no different, but it was interesting having that element to the story because it was different. 

I really enjoyed Complication and will certainly be checking out more books from Thorne!