Reviewed by Morgan
Title: The Truth is Even Stranger
Author: Charlie Richards
Series: A Paranormal’s Love #19
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 111 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: March 31, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Into the Paranormal World: Sometimes the truth is even stranger than fantasy.
Officer Tian Chavez goes undercover at a college in Durango, Colorado as Tian Whithern, a gangster. It’s not the first time he’s taken such an assignment, since he looks years younger than he actually is. Finding out who’s offering strength-enhancing drugs to students and other towns’ people takes a jaunt around the crazy maypole when he discovers the truth. It’s not drugs that give the ability, it’s completing a mate-bond with a paranormal creature. To his shock, he learns that gargoyles, shifters, and even vampires are real. Now, he needs to come up with a viable cover story.
To make matters even stranger, Tian runs across Chef Roman, a gargoyle who seems to think they’re mates. While he finds the huge male attractive, Roman isn’t an exceptionally personable individual. Tian isn’t certain what to make of him or his gruff, bumbling attempts at seduction. When he realizes accepting a life with Roman would mean the end of his work…plus other drastic changes to his life, can he decide on what’s the right path?
Charlie Richard’s series “A Paranormal’s Love” is one of my favorites because it’s got the Gargoyles with their tail sex and mpreg and trilling!
Tian is a human who ends up with some of the football players who (we know) are recently mated gargoyles. When Tian ends up stumbling around in the compound, he finds his own mate in the very grumpy Roman.
Roman was burned in an attack hundreds of years ago and is still a bit bitter and paranoid because of it. When he and Tian get together, both of them have to overcome some old preconceptions before they can be in a relationship together.
This was fairly (and to me- comfortingly) predictable with a nice amount of chemistry, trilling, wing petting, tail stroking and crime solving.
As always – a fun read!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*