Book Review: Scratch by Mel Teshco

Scratch by Mel TeshcoTitle: Scratch
Author: Mel Teshco
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: review copy provided by publisher
Published: June 20, 2014 by Ellora’s Cave

Alexia is determined to honor her father’s memory by proving shape shifting big cats exist. But she never prepared herself to face Blake, the beyond-handsome man who just might be the link to the proof she needs. Their attraction is instant and undeniable, but before they have an opportunity to act on the chemistry simmering between them, danger closes in.

Running for their lives from those determined to exterminate Blake and all those like him, Alexia and Blake are forced to rely on each other. Between dodging bullets and lying low, Alexia and Blake explore more than the mystery of his heritage. Every passionate encounter and mind-blowing orgasm escalates their relationship, turning lust and attraction into something far more valuable. As the danger closes in, Alexia is going to have to choose what’s more important to her, honoring the father she adored or protecting the man she loves.

Reviewed By: Babs

Why I Read This Book: I’m always up for a shifter romance.

In a Nutshell: I liked this book. It’s not a favorite or something I will re-read but a good, quick paranormal romance.

The Set Up: Alexia is looking for a way to restore her dead father’s reputation and her search leads her to Blake.

What I Liked: Some people don’t care for growly, insta-love, “you’re my mate” thing but I can usually get on board with it. This book isn’t the best version of this I’ve read but I still liked the story.

I found this to be a typical shifter romance. The sex scenes were spicy. I thought Blake was the typical alpha male with skills, old but doesn’t look it, lots of disposable income/resources. I liked Blake more than the heroine Alexia.

I got the impression this could be a series—the setup is there for it. This can be read as a stand-alone book but definitely introduces some things at the end that opens it up to a possible series.

What I Didn’t Like: The “let’s have sex even though we’re in mortal danger” scene was a little much but didn’t take me out of the story. And Alexia seemed sort of weak physically and emotionally especially when compared with a powerful shifter like Blake.

I also didn’t quite get one scene where horses were cooperating with Blake in his shifter form when I’m pretty sure that would not happen in nature.

Overall Impression: I found Scratch to be an enjoyable read. This isn’t one to run out and buy right away but still a good read.

Bab’s Rating:
3 Frogs

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