Book Review: Yuri by Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus

Reviewed by Morgan 

28479472Title: Yuri
Authors: Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus
Series: Watchers #2
Heroes: Yuri/Regi
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 42 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: Januray 1, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Being a Watcher is a dangerous life, as Yuri knows, but he never expected to be kidnapped, and especially not to find his mate there with him.

As a Watcher, Yuri has always known he has to be careful around strangers. So few people understand what Watchers actually do, and most think that they have some kind of mystical abilities. When a ram kidnaps him and throws him into a basement with a raven named Regi, Yuri knows he’s in trouble. The ram is looking for Watchers, and he’s getting desperate. When Yuri realizes that Regi is his mate, he knows that he needs to protect the raven. But with no way out, they’re left with only one choice—to fight their way out of there, or die together in misery.

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Review: The premise in these stories is why I keep reading them. I love the idea of a “superior shifter” who dreams of shifters in distress and then goes to their aid. Along the way, they find their mates and have to integrate them into their lonely lives.

Yuri – who we met in book 1 – is a grumpy Lynx shifter. He’s out and about hunting when a Ram knocks him out and kidnaps him. Imprisoned with him is a Raven shifter and Yuri finds himself attracted to him – more than he should be.

After managing to escape the pain of his concussion, Yuri and Regi (the Raven) mate and escape the clutches of the Ram.

This is a simple story and there were parts that I loved – the back stories of the shifters, the premise of Watchers in general, how cute and bird-like Regi is, how punny Kenai is now that he’s mated… but the writing is a bit too “tell” and not enough “show” for me to really fall in love with the stories – I enjoy them, but I don’t love them.

The stories are short, so I’ll keep on with the series – but I wonder if adding some length to these short stories wouldn’t help with some of the info dumping that occurs.

In any case, this was a bit better than book 1 – 3 of 5 stars.

Overall Impression: It was good

*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*

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