Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: The Spur of the Platypus
Author: Jackie Nacht
Series: Venomous Mates #5
Heroes: Flex & Prescott
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 62 pages
Publisher: Extasy Books
Release Date: March 12, 2015
Available at: Extasy Books & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Don’t mess with the mate of a platypus, or you’ll feel the pain of his venom.
Flex had no idea that when a friend that he presumed dead, would come to his beach, not only with an army, but his mate. Flex’s life is forever changed, when he has to fight his instincts to protect his mate, Prescott, when the anti-venom can stand on his own.
With Mission Territory being taken back, the two will have to travel back, facing dangers, while having to figure out how two opposites can make a mating work as a territory war continues.
I won’t go into much detail about this book because it’s a bit short and I don’t want to spoiler any of it. What I will say is that I’m loving these little stories. Seeing the characters progress into building a world that has become so dystopian and messed up is great. I loved this one because of the fact that Flex is a platypus venom, which I would never really consider ‘venomous’ but that’s what made this story so interesting. Add to that, Flex as a character is quite funny while also being smug and possessive right off the bat. Prescott doesn’t know what to do with him and tries to fight his attraction as much as he can and seeing them banter a little bit put a smile on my face.
The only thing about this book is it was sooooo short. I would have loved for it to be longer so that Ms. Nacht could have actually explored the connection between Flex and Prescott. As it is, they spend some of the story apart so when they’re finally together, the feelings of being separated spur them into getting together. I would have actually like to see them explore the feelings instead of just acting on them. I also would have liked to see the fighting, which is what caused them to be separated.
In the end, I really liked this one. It’s a fun little story and you get to see characters form the previous books and see the story progress in them trying to carve out a piece of the world for themselves. I’m looking forward to reading the next book and learning more about the anti-venom that were just discovered.
Overall Impression: I liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*