Title: Family of Misfits: Lucius’ Bite
Author: K-lee Klein
Publisher: MLR Press
Characters: Lucius Moretti, Nicu Petulengro,
Sub-Genre: Paranormal Romance
One bite has never been a life changing decision but it is now — to bite or not to bite that is the question.
All Lucius needs is his family. They might be a mismatched and unconventional group but they’re the only “real” family he knows and wants. What Lucius doesn’t need is the strange, beautiful man who arrives as a last minute dinner guest and knocks him and his wolf on his ass, literally.
Just being in the same room with the mysterious Nicu proves disastrous. Lucius knows without a doubt he doesn’t need the havoc Nicu threatens to bring to his predictable, but comfortable existence. But when he stands to lose the man who is tearing his life apart, Lucius realizes he doesn’t know what he needs at all.
In the past few years, I’ve read a lot of paranormal books. Many of them are about shifters, and although most of them are a lot alike, I still enjoy them because most of them are interesting and…well…hot. Every once in a while, I feel privileged to read a paranormal/shifter book that puts a different spin on the whole well used storyline. In my opinion, Lucius Bite is everything that I love about reading romance and more.
One of the main reasons why I loved this book is: the feel of love and camaraderie between all of the main characters in the book. Lucius has an array of mismatched roommates that are more like family than friends. Each of his roommates have different abilities about them, and although they are all very different in personality and instinct, they all fit together quite nicely. I liked the way these men really loved each other and I could sense a true bond between them.
Also, there is a lot more to Lucius than meets the eye. At first glance, he tries to convince himself and others that he really doesn’t need anyone. Oh, he cares about his roommates, but he doesn’t believe in love, nor does he want too. But this changes the moment that Nicu walks in the door. I’ve heard the saying: The bigger they are, the harder they fall, and in Lucius’ sake, this is very true. Unfortunately, because of Lucius’ past, he’s afraid to love and be loved. He constant lives in fear of his wolf side hurting others, and once he meets and falls for Nicu, he is almost obsessed with keeping him from his wolf side and instincts.
Nicu is another character that I fell in love with. Because he’s a gypsy, he’s also got some special gifts. I adored the unselfish and unconditional love he gave Lucius. Nicu’s willingness to allow to Lucius to come to terms with his own love and fears made him not only one of the most kindhearted heroes that I’ve read in a long time, but a true hero in every sense of the word. His patience and undeniable love and respect he has for Lucius was beautiful to read. I loved Nicu, and I thought he and Lucius were perfect for each other.
This is the first book I’ve read by K-lee Klein. I really enjoyed this author’s way of really getting into the heart and soul of her characters. There is also a really good balance between humor and just the right amount of angst in this book that kept this reader enthralled with the story and continuously guessing at what was going to happen next. I truly loved all of the main characters in the book and I CAN’T wait until the next book in the Family of Misfits series. If you are looking for a unique and sexy paranormal romance, Lucius Bite is definitely the book for you!
Reviewed By: Gabbi