Tobias by Marteeka Karland

Tobias by Marteeka Karland
Salvation’s Bane 7
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

I hate bullies. Gymnastics moms are the worst, too. So when a girl who looks no older than the kids with the overbearing mothers steps in to take over, I’m more than a little skeptical. Her name is, of all things, Kitty, and I’ve been watching her from a distance. I just didn’t realize she was a highly trained athlete in the body of a young, beguiling, innocent woman. Everything about her calls to my protective instincts. Especially when I find her putting herself in the hands of the very tormentor who broke my sister.

It can provide excellent remedy to asthma and bronchitis and these reasons made it the most renowned and commonly used substitute to buy cheap levitra. Even if a man is not sexually active. generic tadalafil online By medical research of the European doctors, drinking mineral water makes bile and pancreatic juice alkaline, liquid, and less generic viagra wholesale aggressive. Among the most common factors viagra soft which may be killing your erection include the following, to take action on: 1. Tobias is another fun installment of the series and once again, I was thoroughly entertained. This novelette is big on romance and light on angst or dark drama. It’s a bedroom/shower door wide open kind of heat level with “back door play, fluff lovin’ and a dominant, experienced older man showing the ropes to a very innocent but enthusiastic novice” type of story. Since there are SO many words I can’t put in reviews now, it’s very hard to avoid purple prose to describe the steamy hot antics that go along with this genre. Rest assured, Ms. Karland knows her craft.

Tobias was a take charge kind of guy, which is to be expected when a man is part of an MC. Readers need to be reminded that profanity and growly gruff language is to be expected. Tobias is especially gifted in that department.

Kitty is young in age but not in life experience. To strive to reach Olympics’ level of any sport, an athlete has to have grit, determination, a high pain tolerance and the wherewithal to persevere when the going gets tough. The heroine has been dealt a bad hand and tries to figure it out on her own, but when the people she trusts fail her, she’s at her lowest point. Yet she’s stubborn and refuses to give up. It’s that spunky nature that attracts Tobias, but it’s the surprisingly protective instinct that wakes up inside him that propels him to take action. The pace of the romance speeds up from there, giving me everything I look forward to in a romance story.

The villain of the piece isn’t a large presence. He does provoke the plot conflict and that part is effective. There are a few scenes with him that don’t exactly mesh with his actions later on, or with his history that I learn about later in the book. There is this big buildup of a showdown, then …. Yeah, Tobias felt the same way I did. In a weird way, how it all went down has a humorous backdrop to it. Yes, it was serious, but the author chose to keep the upbeat romance front and center and not be sidelined by a plot conflict that easily could have overshadowed Tobias and Kitty.

Overall, I’m very pleased with this story. I seem to always have a good time when I visit with Ms. Karland’s MC characters and Tobias and company bring with them that element of an MC family. Strong, noble, not afraid to get down and dirty, and even a bit bloody, and always have each other’s backs when the going gets tough. That’s the kind of community that Kitty will thrive in and with Tobias, their happily-ever-after is off to a firecracker of a start.


  1. That was one of the most comprehensive reviews I’ve ever received. I truly believe the reviewer understood what I was trying to do. Thanks so much for putting so much thought into this review! I’m so glad you enjoyed the adventure.

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.