Book Review: Kin by Catherine Lievens

Reviewed by Morgan 

33853173Title: Kin
Author: Catherine Lievens
Series: Council Enforcer #3
Heroes: Kin/Saul
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 120 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: January 27, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Sometimes you have to step out of your comfort zone to find happiness.

Kin always knew his job as an enforcer wouldn’t last forever. His mother is planning his marriage, to a woman she’ll choose to help advance their family name and fortune. The only way he has out of it is finding his mate, but there’s no quick or easy way to do that.

Saul has thought himself crazy for most of the past ten years. He sees half-transparent animal faces layered on some people’s human faces, and he voluntarily walked into a psychiatric hospital when he was twenty-three. Now he’s thirty-four, and he feels like he missed out on life. When his sister pushes him into leaving the hospital, he hesitates, but she won’t take no for an answer, no matter how much their parents pay Saul’s doctor to keep him there.

When Kin and his team are sent to make sure Saul gets out without any problems, Kin expects the mission to be routine. Instead, he knows Saul is his mate as soon as they meet. Will Saul finally manage to walk out of the hospital? And is Saul really crazy, or is there an explanation for what he can see?


Review: This book caught my eye because Saul’s “visions” sounded really interesting to me. In this “world”, shifters are becoming known to humans – out of the closet as it were – and so now Saul’s psychosis has a name. He can see the animals hidden behind the human faces of shifters.

The Gillham pack gets involved when Saul’s sister contacts them to help her brother and we learn that Saul’s “gift” is a rare one and coveted by other packs. (I’m still not really sure why…) So they take him in and lo and behold he meets Kin (short for Kinsley) who is his mate.

Kin is a croc shifter who is supposed to marry for status, a woman of course, but who can get out of that clause if he meets his true mate, so everyone is happy that he’s done so, as he is definitely gay and not at all interested in women.


This was predictably as good as the rest of the books and series by this author have been. Not great and a little disappointing in the fact that not much was done with the new “gift” nor did we get to see Kin in shifted form a lot. Being a croc shifter is no different than a wolf or lion except he shifts in the water.

For fans of the series, this will be enjoyable, for people new to the sub-genre, there are other books out there that do “shifter romance” a lot better – including earlier books by this author.

Overall Impression: It was good

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

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