Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Burning Bright
Author: Rachel Wilder & A. Catherine Noon
Series: Chicagoland Shifters #1
Heroes: Sasha Soskoff and Neal Harrison
Genre: M/M/M/M Paranormal
Length: 266 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Available at: Samhain Publishing, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
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Blurb: Sasha Soskoff has two reasons for moving to Chicago: secure a tenured position in veterinary research medicine, and widen his horizons. After a night at the city s hottest new club, though, a wrong turn down a dark alley narrows his focus to surviving three muggers. As consciousness fades, he catches a glimpse of his rescuer, whose mere appearance is enough to chase the attackers off.
Neal Harrison doesn t often have to call on his skills as an ex-Marine to maintain control at his club. But with Sasha, he can t seem to keep his hands to himself. Yet there s danger in allowing any close relationships, particularly with a naive young newcomer. The safety of his business depends on the iron-clad secret he and his ex-Marine buddies all hide.
While Neal seems happy to satisfy Sasha s insatiable curiosity about the erotic scenes played out in the club s private rooms, Sasha senses his new lover is holding something back.
When the truth claws its way out amid a night of tribal blood and violence, Neal discovers his lover has a secret of his own. And that the forces arrayed against them all could make a mugging look like a walk in the park
Warning: Contains explicit, adult situations: male on male, more males on several more males, no-holds-barred erotic scenes, no-claws-barred violence, and love forged in the heat of desire
Oh baby, what a ride. Wow, these men know how to make a boy feel welcome; and Sasha is one lucky boy to have drawn the attention of these ginormous hunks. Let me just say this, I was looking for a different kind of shifter story and whoa, did I ever find it here. Can you seriously tell me there’s anything more fricking sexy than Special Forces marines who are also tiger shifters who are also gay? And yeah, they are similar to real felines and they love to cuddle and purr and lick each other J Naughty kitties.
Sasha is an animal empath who is also an exotic animal veterinarian; well he would be if he could find a job in Chicago. What he does find is Neal and his merry band of ex-military tiger shifters, who also happen to be in the middle of a turf war with some Russian thugs.
We have action on the street, action in the bedroom, and action in the clubs BDSM dungeon. This is one really well written, well rounded shifter story and I loved it. Even knowing that it was more a poly story than a couple, I still really enjoyed reading it and had zero qualms about it, nor was I wishing Neal and Sasha would stop playing around with Steve and Carlos. It fit the story and it worked. As a matter of fact it enhances the story and brings the steamy factor up exponentially.
So yeah, I love me some alpha males who can snap you in half with one hand, but are also love muffin cuddle bunnies too. You get that here and I recommend it for those willing to take a little walk on the wild side. RAWR!!!
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*