Running in Fear: Abandoned by Trinity Blacio
Publisher: Ravenous Publishing
Genre: Erotic, Contemporary, Ménage, Paranormal, M/M/F/M
Length: 157 pages
Jaycee Manz has finally found her mates. Among others of her kind, you would think she would be happy. But like everything else, achieving a dream often comes with a price. How can a person feel totally abandoned when surrounded twenty-four hours a day by her mates? Can she trust them not to rip out her heart?
Remi, Dane, and Mark love their mate Jaycee. Now all they have to do is figure out how to get her to bond with them. Remi knows he’s going to have to force the issue, but he’s determined to have Jaycee at his side no matter what the cost.
The pack has always been first in Dane’s mind, but how does he trust his mate to her duties if she can’t even control her emotions? He knows Jaycee needs help and guidance, but what else is she hiding? Will he have the patience needed to deal with her? Or will he just say the hell with it and tie her to his bed forever?
Being Remi’s bonding partner is not an easy job, but then neither is being Jaycee’s mate. Not only does Mark need to control her, but he also wants to love her. Can she settle down and accept the three of them? If his bonding partner has anything to do with it, she will have no choice, but Mark sees problems coming and knows someone is going to be hurt. ..
With this being the second book in the Running in Fear series, we meet Jaycee and her three male mates once again as they embark on a new relationship together. Jaycee appears to be at ease with the fact that her previous mate was killed and she is now in love with his brother.
While the sex among the four of these shapeshifters is at times scorchingly intense, there are numerous moments where the intercourse appears to be there just for sex’s sake and is nothing more than a fest of bodies doing the wild thing. It is difficult to feel for any of the characters because the plot line changes so randomly and rapidly, often times without focus.
There is a good story line here, but it is often lost with the random acts of skin slapping, Jaycee’s constant leaving and her mates’ indifferent attitude to her needs as a female. Ms. Blacio has a knack for thinking outside the box while incorporating shifters of different species into a believable family. The randomness and numerous mistakes of identity and spelling make this book difficult to keep up with enjoyably.
Rated 3 Ravens by Trixie!