Lessons for Lewis by Amber Kell


Lessons for Lewis by Amber Kell
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (120 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Cactus

Lewis Larson thinks he’ll settle down with a woman and have a bunch of children… eventually. Vampire John Lesley and a trio of babies change Lewis’s plan.

Lewis Larson thinks he’ll have a female mate. His goal to eventually settle down with a woman and have a bunch of children hits a snag when a sexy vampire crosses his path.

John Lesley knows he wants the adorable werekin as soon as he sees him. Unfortunately, convincing a commitment shy wolf to bond with a vampire proves difficult when family, enemies, and a trio of babies gets involved.

Sometimes you can’t run from your destiny. Lewis’ vision of his future is pretty simple – find a woman, settle down, and have children. That’s thrown into doubt when a sexy, incredible smelling vampire sets his sights on Lewis. John isn’t anything Lewis thought he wanted in a mate but he can’t deny their explosive chemistry. The road to true love is never easy though.

Lessons for Lewis is the second book in the Larson Legacy series. The first book is about Lewis’ brother Tam and his vampire mate. However you don’t have to have read the first book to understand and follow along in the series. The basic plot is simplistic with Lewis and John circling each other. Both want to be together but some outside influences and misunderstandings have to be worked through first before they can finally be together. The quick novella relies heavily on misunderstandings and character inconsistency rather than a well developed concept and plot.

The characters are very one-dimensional and extremely inconsistent. They act in whatever way the story needs in order to create tension or misunderstanding. For example Lewis starts out not wanting anything to do with John because he’s a guy and a vampire. But out of the blue, Lewis decides they’ll have sex and see where the relationship goes. Then when John isn’t ready to commit the instant they share bodily fluids, Lewis is angry and upset. These kinds of back and forth irrational behaviors extend to almost all the characters. Overall this creates an atmosphere where none of the characters act in an authentic, genuine way. Instead they’re manipulated to suit what the book and author wants. It’s not a fleshed out, well-written romance.

On the other hand what does work well is the hot chemistry, quick pace, and strong sense of family dynamics. The instant mate/sex/love idea is a hallmark of Ms. Kell’s and used in all of her stories, so fans of the author will not only like this but likely be looking for the concept. I don’t think this is one of Ms. Kell’s better books but if readers are looking for Lewis’ happy ending they’ll likely want to read this one if only for the hot sex alone.

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