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Friday, July 8, 2016

Book Review: Goated by the Gods by Sheri Lyn

Goated by the Gods
by Sheri Lyn
May 11th 2016
by Gae Gae Press
Kindle Edition, 67 pages
Their family cursed by the god Thor long ago, the Maddux brothers are forced to walk the earth as both goats and men. Maddening at first, the family has since learned to use their curse to their advantage and wouldn’t trade it for anything, except for maybe love. Finding someone to accept them - both sides - is proving difficult.

Thor feels guilty that time has slipped away from him in the mortal realm, he never meant for the curse to last as long as it has. In an attempt to make up for it, Thor takes it upon himself to help the brothers find their soulmates, with the help of the trickster god himself, Loki.

A matchmaking service run by Thor and Loki? This should be fun, but when the gods are involved, nothing is ever easy.

This is a cute and silly story about three brothers whose family was cursed into goat shifters by Thor 2000 years ago. Using their mountain goat skills they have become an expert search and rescue team. But they are a lonely bunch...who wants to explain to a possible mate that you goat-out. Thor feels bad and decides, with the help of Loki, to find the three men's mates...this is a m/m by the way. This novella is about the oldest brother, Zach finding his mate in Gareth, a troll/god hybrid. While also hinting that the youngest brother, Jared has met his, and the middle brother, Quentin, has unfortunately attracted the attentions of Loki. Jared and Quentin will get their stories told in future installments. The whole Loki/Quentin dynamic is a recipe for disaster...and by disaster, I mean hilarious for the reader.

The story is fluff without a lot of development or depth to the world building; a lot of telling instead of showing. The plot is predictable with common plot devices. And while the sex is hot, it turns out to be a dom/sub sort of thing which was way out of left field and didn't feel organic.

Not that it's a bad thing, but most m/m romances are like this and most m/m readers are happy with this type of story and will enjoy Goated by the Gods; it is a cute premise. But I prefer stories with more complex writing and development.

3 "You smell good" Sheep


About the Author:
Hi I'm Sheri Lyn. I live in Florida with the love of my life, my dog Koda a Corgi/Dwarf Chow mix. I love living here and couldn't imagine living anywhere else.

I just started my journey into the indie book world. I have books in several genres in the works. I'm an avid reader who kept dreaming of a story that wanted to be told and that's where my first book was born.

When I'm not reading or proofing, I'm at the evil day job where my sanity is tested on a daily basis. My sarcastic quips can provide a much needed break until I can return home to Koda and books, my two joys.

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