Author: Kelly Clemmons
Book: Druids Lodge
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date: May 2, 2016
Length: 222 Pages
Reviewed by: Meredith
What lurks in Dartmoor?
After his father’s death, Finn Darcy returns to his ancestral home to become chief of his werecat clan. The mysterious Druids Lodge lies nestled in the shadows of Dartmoor National Park, where the legendary Beast of Dartmoor, a large panther, roams the woods and moors.
Finn cannot take his place as the head of the clan before he claims his mate, Luke Devlin, the one he marked while when they were children. Feeling he was deceived at the start of their relationship, Luke refuses to accept his fate. He bides his time, determined to escape when the opportunity presents itself, before Finn’s jealous and possessive dual nature destroys everything they have left.
But then werecats and their mates start disappearing, and Finn is adamant his mate must be protected at all costs. Events take a grim turn when Finn is abducted and forced to fight for his life. Luke must choose between his chance at freedom or saving Finn.
I’m a fan of Shifter stories. I find them to be a lot of fun and it lets me slip out of reality a bit. I never read Kelly Clemmons before and this looked like a great read so I decided to give it a go. It was a very entertaining book. I wasn’t ever bored and was able to read through it in one sitting.
Kelly’s writing style takes some getting used to. I did find it hard to follow at times meaning in this book I wasn’t 100% sure who was talking or thinking at times. It wasn’t made clear and I feel that a lot was lost in translation due to that.
Luke is a panther shifter who believes he and his “cat” are separate beings in one body. Finn is his best friend from youth and accidentally became his mate… well not mated but chosen. It was clever how that happened and I enjoyed that. Now YEARS later Luke returns after his father forbid him to be with Finn… I feel it needs to be said Finn isn’t on board with this mating plan FYI.
So there are two elements to this tale. Luke convincing Finn to be his and the drama and villain side to it. Like I said it’s entertaining and keeps you on your toes.
I did have my issues with it. Mostly the confusion as to who was doing what and I wished that was reworked a bit because I feel like the time I took rereading and such took away from the continuity.
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