Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Twin Flames
Author: Lexi Ander
Series: Sumeria’s Sons #1
Heroes: Tristan & Ushna
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 40k words
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: October 1, 2014
Available at: Less Than Three Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: A Lycan descendant of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, Tristan is not as extraordinary as his ancestors. He is an average warrior, unremarkable throughout. But this fact does not trouble him because he has found his Twin Flame, the one person destined to be his, who will love him unconditionally, life after life.
Then his Flame betrays him, leaving him shattered and dying. Brokenhearted, Tristan dissolves the sacred bond and leaves. His best friend, Ushna, accompanies him, vowing to guard and protect him, and Tristan slowly comes to realize that love does not require a sacred bond.
But if he hopes to keep the love he chooses, they will first have to survive ancient secrets, lies, mythical creatures, and the return of absent gods…
I’ve been putting off reading this book for a while. I first bought it when it was released through Silver Publishing a few years back but never actually read it so when Less Than Three Press re-released it, I figured it’d be the perfect time to finally start the series…. then I waited until the sequel was out before I ACTUALLY started… just in case lol.
So, why did I put it off? I honestly don’t know because this book was right up my alley! Every Lycan has a Twin Flame waiting for them and when Tristan finds his and then is betrayed by him, he’s left shattered and a shell of the man he once was. The only thing between him and death is Ushna, his best friend, who cares for him and keeps him alive. But years later, when they’re on a hunt that turns Ushna Lupe, Tristan uncovers a power within him he never knew he had and that scares him more than anything. But that power also awakened a yearning for his best friend that he doesn’t expect but is Tristan’s new yearning for Ushna simply wanting touch or something more?
When I started this book, I was immediately drawn into the story and the consequences of Tristan’s Twin Flame betraying him. I got sucked into the grieving and dangerousness that then consumed his life and then the unknown that uncovering a power he never had before caused. But it wasn’t until Tristan started having such intense feelings for Ushna that I really fell in love with the book. I loved the way Tristan tried to get Ushna’s attention and how jealous and possessive Ushna got because he didn’t realize Tristan was trying to get HIS attention. I just adored it!
However, I did have a few issues with this one. About a third-way into the story, it dragged a little for me to the point that I put the book down and started another story. Beyond that, I would get confused over the Gods & Goddesses names and who they were (there’s an index at the end of the book to explain them but I didn’t notice that until I finished the book, which wasn’t very helpful). So, sometimes I was like “Who is this person and why are they important?”
In the end, though, I still really enjoyed this one. I’ve been jonesing for a paranormal story with royalty in it and this definitely hit the spot. I’m looking forward to seeing where the series goes from here because I just know we’ll be in for a wild ride!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*