Contemporary, LGBT, Paranormal, Romance

Review: White Single Incubus | Supernatural Section Series by E. J. Russell

Does a bear shift in the woods?

Well, partially. That was what got grizzly shifter Ted Farnsworth into trouble. He wasn’t trying to break the Secrecy Pact. He just wants people to see the real him. So he signs up with the mate-matching service Supernatural Selection — which guarantees marriage to a perfect partner. Not only will Ted never be lonely again, but once his new 

SINGLE WHITE INCUBUS

beaver shifter husband arrives, they’ll build Ted’s dream wilderness retreat together. Win-win. 

Quentin Bertrand-Harrington, scion of an incubus dynasty, has abstained from sex since nearly killing his last lover. When his family declares it’s time for him to marry, Quentin decides the only way not to murder his partner is to pick someone who’s already dead. Supernatural Selection finds him the ideal vampire, and Quentin signs the marriage agreement sight unseen.

But a mix-up at Supernatural Selection contracts Quentin with Ted. What’s Ted supposed to do with an art historian who knows more about salad forks than screwdrivers? And how can Quentin resist Ted’s mouthwatering life force? Yet as they work together to untangle their inconvenient union, they begin to wonder if their unexpected match might be perfect after all.

3 Stars

Romance | Paranormal | MM Romance | Contemporary

***Received an Advanced Readers Copy during a bookstagram tour with ANovelTakePR (InkSlingerPR) in exchanged for an honest review*** 

Well shimmer my timbers, I love me some paranormal romances! I have become extremely addicted to this genre in the last couple of weeks because I just cannot stop. I have no shame in admitting that I am purposely looking for more and more M/M Romances in the PNR world, it has me hooked. So obviously I couldn’t pass up this gem! 

First off, let me say that I did in fact enjoy this novel. So before you allow my rating really cloud that thought, let me explain! 

Ted and Quentin are adorable characters. They are sweetly projected as the storyline evolves. Ted is definitely the more alpha-yumminess I yearn to see in these types of romances; he really sticks out as just this outdoorsy caveman that deserves to be licked all day. It was interesting to find out that not only is he this big bundle of bear love as a shifter, but he was definitely a cuddle bear at heart. Quentin on the other hand is this kindhearted, sweet nerd type personality. At the start he was really timid but definitely was fierce gentlemen when cornered, that is damn sure.

Obviously I have a lot to say about how cute of characters they were, at least on the surface, truly I liked them. But – obviously I hate using it, but I gotta say the but here – Ted and Quentin are simply adorably, sweet characters yet they were not memorable. Their personalities lacked a certain level of development and more or less they appeared one-dimensional. They had an entertaining enough dialogue between them, their timid almost cautious interactions left my heart in a jittery happy place not to mention their hilarious bickering – flipping cuteness overload; yet if you asked me right now what all happened in the novel I might skip over a few details because again, they just were not memorable. 

And speaking of memorable… their romance. Again, just sweet, cute dynamic but nothing to get my panties in a hot twist. At many points their dynamic seemed off set, it more played on their shy exterior on how to approach this ‘marriage mix up’ while learning they actually were starting to develop feelings for one another. It was semi overly drawn out with no means to an end as I read page after page. Also, their chemistry, I will admit it was very sweetly played yet lacked any type of intense passion I would have expected when an Incubus is involved. 

Overall, everything I can honestly say was that White Single Incubus was cute. Setting aside my personal pet peeves, I can honestly say I appreciated the writing style, and the romance between Ted and Quentin was sweetly adorable yet the sweetness can only take you so far in the enjoyment department. I liked it, I just did not LOVE it, not like I expected. It was sweet, cute, quick enough read for the most parts, minus the lack luster slow drawn out scenes, but it is definitely one that kept me distracted enough to enjoy it on some levels.

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