Cereus: Opening by Julia Talbot, BA Tortuga and Sean Michael

Cereus: Opening by Julia Talbot, BA Tortuga and Sean Michael
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ, Paranormal
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Now that his paranormal resort is built, owner Jonny and manager Duke are ready to open Cereus’ doors to their exclusive clientele. Unfortunately, in these three stories, not everything runs as smoothly as Duke would like, and he’s a werewolf on the verge of tearing his hair out. In Pack Rules, by Julia Talbot and BA Tortuga, security experts Mik and Van have to learn to work together, even though they have a past, and one that didn’t end well. Werewolf Van wants his vampire back, but Mik is unwilling to be hurt again. Can they trust each other enough to solve their problems, and those of the club? In Downward Dog, Talbot and Tortuga tell the story of yoga instructor werewolf Rian, a city wolf with no way to cope with being courted by the native wildlife. Finally, in The Bear Facts by Sean Michael, one of the first clients at Cereus, polar bear Nuk has special needs. He thinks IT guy Al is just the man to fulfill them, but will that leave Cereus, and Al, in the lurch? Find out in this second installment of the Cereus series. The Cereus series started off with book one, Cereus: Building.

With the classy resort Cereus finally built, it’s time for the Grand Opening. Once again three stories have been compiled by these authors showcasing all manner of various paranormal creatures and the sparks that can be created between them, because events like this never run completely smoothly.

Pack Rules by Julia Talbot and BA Tortuga

Werewolf Van and Vampire Mik have a past – and a complicated one at that. Despite that they both realise they need to relearn how to work together or lose possibly everything. Can they repair what was broken between them?

I enjoyed this steamy and fast-paced short story. While Mik and Van have quite a history the chemistry and desire is still really strong between them. I was pleased the reason for their breaking up was believable – this wasn’t just some miscommunication or silly misunderstanding – but a genuine problem the two had to discuss and work through. While the sex and reconnecting between Mik and Van takes up a large portion of the story between them I felt there was enough time also devoted to them working through their issues and rebuilding the trust and foundation of their relationship.

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Rian is a yoga instructor and a city wolf through and through. He’s eager to give the remote resort and all the freedoms entailed there a good try, but what will happen when a far more wild and instinctive local sets him in their sight?

I really enjoyed this story between Rian and Gilead. Rian was just an adorable character – bouncy and young and just so fresh and lovely it was impossible to not adore him immediately. I found Gilead’s character to be a little more mysterious and it was intriguing to watch his personality and secrets slowly blossom open. It took me a little time to come on board and see the two very different men as being compatible, but their chemistry and connection was completely undeniable.

The Bear Facts by Sean Michael

Nuk has been eagerly anticipating the opening of Cereus and is thrilled that time has finally come. One of the first clients, Nuk is blown away by Al, the IT guy. Will their attraction blossom into something more lasting or is this just a fleeting moment in time?

I’ve never read a polar-bear shifter story so this one was completely fresh and different to me. I really loved how Al was such good friends with Daniel – the dragon shifter and owner of the resort land. I felt that added a lovely extra element to this story. Super hot and sexy this was a lovely short story and I really enjoyed Al’s character in particular and how he and Nuk needed to find common ground between them despite their vast differences. It was lovely to see them both compromise and meet each other half way as they feel deeper in love and forged a delightful relationship.

These three short stories stood very well alone and I enjoyed how clearly collaboration between the authors had occurred since there were small cameos from other characters across the stories. Readers who have read previous installments in this world will also likely enjoy seeing snippets of other characters and it helps make the resort and world feel really well built and far richer for it. That said, readers who haven’t read anything previous to this shouldn’t feel put off – these stories and characters absolutely stand alone and can be read with nothing else prior being known.

A good, solid set of three steamy and erotic stories that I really enjoyed.

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