Sunday, May 19, 2013

Four-Letter Words

Zasha Gershwin lives a rigidly controlled life. He doesn’t see anything wrong with being prepared and organized, and he certainly doesn’t have time for such frivolous things as love. He cares for Thane, and he’s certainly attracted to the witch, but that’s just how the mating bond works.

While his mate may not remember their previous life together, Thane Braddock has no trouble recalling every moment, right up to their tragic end. Now, he has a second chance to make everything right. Unfortunately, he’s making all new mistakes this time around.

Evil lurks to the west, spreading its shadow across the desert, and the races hover on the verge of war. When the Braddocks are called to answer the rising threat, Thane and Zasha’s turbulent relationship will be pushed to its breaking point. Can they rekindle the old flame before it’s too late? Or is history destined to repeat itself?


Four-Letter Words by Gabrielle Evans is a story of discovery and fulfillment as Thane Braddock and Zasha Gershwin are reunited from past lives.  The tale brings the Braddock brothers closer to fighting a mysterious and uncanny foe as more questions arise than answers. Thane and his brothers must rescue lost siblings in order to fulfill their destiny all the while keeping their mates and personal lives safe and secure.

Thane is deeply in love with Zasha. Zasha, aware of his past connection to his mate Thane, is disillusioned and does not believe in love, an intangible emotion and one the new Zasha does not subscribe to. Thane makes it his mission to love-bomb Zasha, thus sealing their lives and destinies.
When I saw the title Four-Letter Words I wondered what four-letter word would stand out most to me as a reader and reviewer. I read the book specifically looking for words, and then I read it again to simply read. Ms. Evans used words such as mate, heal, need, want, mine, and love. The final four-letter word she wrote was home.

Thane longed for his mate to love him unconditionally and find his place in his life; his life being his home. Zasha was written as a man who knew the world, but was not worldly, especially when emotions were attached. Ms. Evans was brilliant in her joining of Thane and Zasha, their personalities complimented each other, their desire to be together over came any obstacle and their need for acceptance drove them.

I was pulled into the story as I became invested in their lives, touched by every nuance written. Turmoil led to tenderness and despair led to love. Ms. Evans is a master story teller and never fails to deliver a story filled with lust, desire and intrigue.  Within the same chapter I was overcome with emotion as I laughed and cried. Her characters are demonstrative and passion-filled and open a reader’s eyes to new worlds.

Through the careful words of Gabrielle Evans, Thane and Zasha discover the most important word they need; home. Home is not bricks and mortar, but Ms. Evans has written that home is the foundation for all that is symbolic. Home is the joining of two wayward souls and the discovery of what truly is mate.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review.

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