Title: TomCats 2: Lyon’s Theorem of Seduction
Author: Gale Stanley
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Characters: Andrew Long, Lyon Nash
Sub-Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary Romance
TomCats is the hottest gay resort in Key West and the perfect place for Andrew Long to forget his cheating ex-boyfriend.
Sexy tomcat Lyon Nash enjoys his life running the resort he owns with a group of cat-shifters. He’s not looking for a mate, but the shy, uptight Andrew ignites a spark that his cat can’t ignore.
Captain Jack, the cruise director, is also attracted to Andrew, and he bets Lyon that he can seduce the new guest first.
Lyon puts his Theorem of Seduction to the test and wins the bet. Things heat up between him and Andrew. They have a magical, mutual connection, but their relationship goes south when Andrew finds out about the bet. Once again he’s been humiliated and he flies back to New York. At least he’s bringing back the stray cat he adopted, but can the feline help him forget the charming cad he left behind?
This is the first book I’ve read by Gale Stanley and it definitely won’t be my last. I really liked the author’s ability to bring me into the lives of her interesting and sexy characters. Plus, there is a smooth fluidity to Ms. Stanley’s writing that I really enjoyed. Since the blurb really does an outstanding job at describing the story, I won’t rehash it. Instead, I thought I would talk about why I liked this book and why I can’t wait until the next book in the TomCats series.
I was hesitant at first to read this book because for one thing, it’s the second book in a series and since the first book is a ménage based romance, I knew I’d probably never read the first book. As many of you know, ménage books are not something I actively read, so I wondered if I would be confused skipping the first book and just going straight to this book without feeling lost. I’m happy to say that Lyon’s Theorem of Seduction can be read easily as a stand-alone romance and I didn’t feel like I was lost or had missed something at any point during the story. But I will say, based on how I felt about this book, if you DO like ménage based romances, I’d give the first book, Jaden’s Double Doms a shot.
I really liked both of the heroes in this book. Andrew has very recently broken off with his on-again-off-again relationship with a long-time lover, and believes that a vacation at TomCats, a gay resort in Key-West, is just what he needs to relax and to start getting on with his life. Andrew is truly a nice guy. He’s got a great job, is super-sweet and smart and is an easy character to like. Unfortunately for him, his self-esteem has taken a blow because of a bad breakup, so he’s shyer and reserved than most men. When Lyon takes an interest in him, he’s flattered, and he can’t help but wonder if Lyon has an ulterior motive. Just when he allows himself to believe that there is really something special between the both of them, he finds out that Lyon has made a bet with his friend to see who could get Andrew on a date first, and all of Andrew’s hopes are shattered. Another thing I really liked about Andrew was his capacity to love and forgive. When he loves someone he loves then with his whole heart and soul. I really appreciated how he was able to look at the situation he and Lyon found themselves in, and took the chance and forgave Lyon so they might have something special together.
I also really liked Lyon. He definitely has a take-charge, self-confident attitude about himself that I really admired. He’s not afraid to work and fight for what he wants, and when he sets his mind on something, he does what he can to have it. I liked how being with Andrew brought out his tender side and gave him the capacity to love someone with his whole heart. I also liked that he is a cat-shifter and how Lyon’s cat-side really played an important part of Andrew and Lyon getting together. I do wish the book had been longer and I was left with a few unanswered questions, but because it is a series, I hope we’ll get to see more about Andrew and Lyon in another book.
Lyon’s Theorem of Seduction is a fast-paced, sexy and fun read from start to finish and a perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon. I enjoyed getting to know these characters and look forward to reading more about them and books by Ms. Stanley in the future. If you’re looking for an easy, sweet romance between two men who have sizzling hot chemistry together, this is definitely the book for you. Recommended!
The TomCats books in series order are:
Jaden’s Double Doms
Lyon’s Theorem of Seduction
Reviewed By: Gabbi