Book Review: Dallas by Catherine Lievens

Reviewed by Morgan 

32185871Title: Dallas
Author: Catherine Lievens
Series: Gillham Pack #16
Heroes: Dallas/Hamilton
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 124 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: September 23, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Not all things that look too good to be true are wrong.

Dallas is back in Gillham. He left the town and the pack after he was rescued from the lab, but he hasn’t been able to go back to fully living his life, and he hopes changing will help. He’s eager to work for Kameron and to be the pack’s doctor, even with the new problems the pack has.

Hamilton is Morin Glass’ best friend, and he wants answers. He’s seen the news about the man who became an animal, and he knows Morin and his boyfriend have to somehow be involved. He travels to Whitedell to get an explanation, and once there, he finds more than he was expecting.

Hamilton doesn’t seem to have problems accepting shifters, and Dallas is glad even if hesitant, but it doesn’t mean their life is easy. Hamilton’s life is in New York and he has to make a decision. Being with a shifter could be dangerous for him. Humans might know about them now, but it doesn’t mean they accept them. What does the future hold for Dallas and Hamilton, and for the pack?


Review: Dallas was not my favorite shifter in this series, but I really, really liked Hamilton. I wasn’t sure what Dallas was so reserved about and it kept bugging me. Hamilton was so easy and open and really did all the “giving” in this relationship.

However, I also don’t feel like I understood much of either MC’s true selves or motivations. It felt like we just got the barest of introductions to these guys and we weren’t really shown much of who they are or what makes them tick.

I was also really confused by why they waited so long to mate. It seemed like nothing was stopping them and the excuses they used felt like a contrived plot device and nothing “real”.

I think the story about people now knowing needs to be rapidly exploited or explained away because having it sit there like a ticking time bomb doesn’t make any sense. I’d think there’d be some huge repercussions from the “news” leaking out about shifters and so far there’s been nothing. That doesn’t seem right.

This was a bit disappointing, as far as the series goes, and not nearly as good as some of the previous books.

Overall Impression: It was okay

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 2.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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