3.5 Stars for Vann’s Victory (Highgate Shifters #2) by Sydney Presley – #MM #Shifter @sydneypresley1 @Totally_Bound

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Title: Vann’s Victory (Highgate Shifters #2)
Author Name: Sydney Presley
Publication Date & Length: February 13, 2015 – 85pgs

Synopsis

Being a Dom in secret—being mated to another wolf in secret—is something Vann has always done, but now he has the chance to be open about his whole life.

Vann grew up under the rule of an alpha at Crossways Compound, who controlled every aspect of his pack members’ lives. Used to obeying without question, Vann suddenly finds himself in a position where he can make his own decisions outside his sexual relationship. In the past, his trysts with his subby lover, Kip, have been in secret, snatched moments away from security cameras or listening devices. Now they’ve been welcomed at Highgate, a safe haven, life should work out beautifully.

But there’s something Vann has to do first. He has to return to his childhood compound to right the wrongs that were done there. Along with Kip and members of the Highgate security team, Vann has to play the biggest role of his life so far in order to bring down the alpha at Crossways and rescue some cross-bred cubs. It isn’t going to be easy, going against someone he’s been conditioned to obey, but for the sake of his pack and the safety of the cubs, he’ll do whatever it takes.

Kip is determined to be with Vann every step of the way. Usually, Kip is submissive in all aspects of their life, preferring to bow his head and only speak when he’s given permission. But their return to Crossways changes all that. The danger there is too great for Kip to wait for Vann’s instructions on everything he does. Kip knows that to keep Vann safe, he must become more dominant—or die trying.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of exhibitionism and voyeurism.

Publisher’s Note: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.

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Review

ThreeandHalfStars

This book does suggest at an abusive home life and BDSM (heavier on the SM). If these bother you, do not read.

This story, while detailed and intriguing just didn’t hit it with me. The sex was hot, but the story fell kind of flat for me. I think it might have been better had the story been more about Kip and Vann’s relationship and less about how they lived and had to always hide their relationship.

I am intrigued to see if the next book will be about the relative that who is mentioned. Maybe I would have enjoyed the story more had I read the first of the series – who knows.

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AuthorBio

Sydney has always enjoyed writing. “There’s something about losing yourself in another world, where the real one ceases to exist and all your dreams and wishes can be placed on the page—dreams for a better planet where love isn’t questioned but accepted by all.”
When Sydney isn’t writing, there’s plenty of reading to be done. “I can’t imagine not reading every day. It would be weird not to have a book to hand because I’ve always had one nearby. Life without reading isn’t something I’d like to contemplate. The thought brings me out in hives.”
Sydney lives in a peaceful area where the hustle and bustle of the city doesn’t figure. “I left city life years ago. Too stressful for me. I prefer listening to the swish of leaves on the trees instead of tyres on tarmac. The twittering of birds instead of the chatter of people. Alone time to reflect and ponder is a must. A small portion of every day spent by myself is vital to my sanity and soul.”

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