Reviewed by Morgan
Authors: Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus
Series: Watchers #3
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 46 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Lex’s life as a Watcher is about to get a lot more complicated when he decides to take on an apprentice, and her protective single father.
As the Watcher for the Northeast, Lex loves lobster, being in the woods, and sex. That last part, though, he keeps hidden from the other Watchers, because they’re supposed to be above those kinds of desires. He gets his fill of men from the local shifter clubs whenever he’s out doing his Watcher duties, and this one is no different. A hot guy, a night of fast sex, and he’s out the door again without anyone knowing more than his name.
But this time it is different, because that one night hook-up is Tucker, and his daughter is Lex’s first apprentice. Addie is headstrong, demanding, and more than Lex can handle. He never thought a seven year old little girl would be a match for him, but she is, and worse than that is how her father drives Lex nuts one minute and makes him think about the impossibilities of forever in the next.
Review: Lex is a Watcher who happily enjoys sex with strangers anytime he can get it. He never discloses he’s a Watcher, and he only has one-night-stands. He meets Tucker accidentally one night at a gay bar and is shocked when Tucker ends up being the father of his new apprentice, Addie.
Tucker has only recently embraced being gay and has never even had a male lover. He goes to a bar hoping to meet someone and is not exactly “wowed” by his experience with Lex. He’s even more unimpressed when Lex shows up demanding that Addie go with him, never to be seen by her father again!
Tucker demands that Lex stay at his house to train his daughter and Lex reluctantly agrees.
As Addie’s training moves forward, so does their relationship, and when Lex realizes he’s sharing dreams with Tucker, the two recognize that, in addition to being Watcher and Apprentice, Lex and Tucker are also mates.
On the one hand, I think I liked this story best of the three – it was the most coherent and complete of the bunch and really felt more like shifter stories I’m used to. On the other hand, Lex’s treatment of Tucker was shockingly horrible at the beginning – bordering on non-consensual, and it really put me off for a bit.
However, by the end, Lex grew on me more and I really liked the conclusion of this story.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*