Hey, guys! I am coming at you with a review of the second book in the Wiccan-Were-Bear series, A Flash of Fang. This series is one I have been obsessed with for years, and I still never get tired of it. It’s so great. With that said, there is definitely many graphic, sexual scenes, and this book is intended for mature audiences only, so if you are not comfortable with that sort of thing, I definitely can’t recommend this to you, but if you are down with that sort of thing, I definitely recommend you check this one out. But let’s go ahead and get into the review!
“A Flash of Fang is the follow-up novella to A Curve of Claw and joins Elizabeth, Ash, and Axe several months into their married life. Bad dreams stalk her from the darkness and leave her with a sense of foreboding. When the fall mating heat comes upon her husbands, the only thing she can think of is how dangerous her life is and how unfair it is to bring a child into their world. Ash and Axe reassure her that they will keep her safe at any cost, but her fears are only compounded by their earnestness. When her husbands have had enough of her keeping secrets from them, they become creative in getting her to talk.
This book contains M/F/M interaction and is intended for mature audiences only. Warning: this title contains more were-bear and witchy loving, office loving, nipple biting, wandering fingers….and enough ice to cool things down.”
This book actually, in my opinion, was even better, which is very surprising considering that this novella is shorter than its former counterpart, A Curve of Claw. The first book was geared more towards the character development and the development of Elizabeth and her husbands’ relationship. There was not a ton of action, which didn’t bother me because I just loved it so much. It was a more character-driven story while this one ended up being more of a plot-driven story.
In this one, we see Elizabeth being very unsettled about something. She is having bad dreams, which she will not share with either Ash or Axe, and because of those dreams, she isn’t sleeping. She is just so tired all of the time. We also see Elizabeth thinking about kids and wanting to have them with her husbands. But this all ties into one central and big plot line that was definitely action-packed and very interesting.
There are definitely still sexual scenes in this novella, and there are some really great couple scenes with all of them. It is slowly revealed as to what is causing all of her bad dreams, why she is so unsettled, just everything that has been building up in the novella. I really did enjoy the plot once it was finally revealed, and it was just super interesting because it definitely was not what I was expecting, but it was still great nonetheless.
I also just really loved seeing the focus on family and having children. That was super prominent within this novel, and it definitely was a subplot, and it just really made the story come full circle. I loved seeing Ash and Axe with kids (I swear to you that there is nothing sexier than a man that is great with kids), and I just knew they would be fantastic fathers. And Elizabeth really wanted kids, which I also really loved seeing. She was just so concerned with how they would be raised because she wanted their lives free of danger, and that really showed through with this novella.
Overall, I really loved the intricate plot, the amazingly developed characters, and R. E. Butler’s simplistic, but great, writing style. I just really enjoyed this second book, and I really want to read more books by her.
And there you have it! That was my review of A Flash of Fang by R. E. Butler. What is your favorite aspect of paranormal novels? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!