Title: Council Enforcers, Book 2: Anthony
Author: Catherine Lievens
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Characters: Anthony, Rob
Sub-Genre: Shifter, Series, Romance
Sometimes being in the wrong place at the wrong time isn’t that bad after all.
Anthony is so clumsy he might as well have invented clumsiness. He has daily encounters with the ground and walls, but he manages to stay mostly healthy—at least until he literally falls on his face into a meeting organized to plan Kameron’s death.
Rob just came back from a three-week mission in the jungle, and the only thing he wants to do is sleep. Of course, that means Kameron calls him of all people to protect Anthony. He hadn’t expected Anthony to be his mate, and it makes up for the lost sleep.
Rob has his work cut for him defending Anthony from walls and the men plotting against Kameron, but it’s not his only problem. Anthony is reluctant to believe Rob is here to stay, and Rob isn’t sure he’ll ever be able to convince him. Will Anthony finally see the truth in Rob’s words, or will problems find him before he can?
Anthony by Catherine Lievens is the second book in the Council Enforcers series and I have to admit has been my favorite so far. As the series continues, I am enjoying the continued world-building Ms. Lievens’ has created, as well as, the banter and camaraderie these characters share between them.
Anthony’s story basically begins pretty quickly after Daniel’s story ended. Anthony expects to move in with Daniel and Bran as soon as their house is completed. Though he is excited by finally moving out of his parents’ house, Anthony is troubled by both possibly being the fifth wheel in his best friend’s newfound relationship and just being an all-around burden to others.
If they gave out awards for clumsiness, Anthony would receive an Oscar. Between tripping over his own feet and stumbling into walls and trees, Anthony has earned the reputation for being a klutz. Though Anthony knows this to be true, this still hurts him. He doesn’t believe he is worthy of love and he has a negative outlook on his own future. I admit, I immediately liked Anthony and found myself truly rallying behind him. I wanted him to see the warm and loving person he was and enjoyed watching him come to the realization that with Rob’s patience and love, he truly was worthy of many good things in life.
Like Anthony, Rob is an easy man to like. I enjoyed watching his feelings for Anthony grown and liked how he truly looked out for Anthony without taking away Anthony’s dignity in any way. It was nice to see Rob work through Anthony’s worries and mistrust of achieving anything good in his life. I liked these two men together and truly enjoyed the story they had to tell.
Anthony is a fast-paced book with plenty of sweet and sexy moments that will give you warm and fuzzy feelings for this couple as you read their story. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series and definitely interested in what Ms. Lievens has in store for us next.
The Council Enforcers series in book order are:
Even though Anthony could probably be read as a stand-alone book, I recommend reading the first book in the series, Daniel first. The dynamics between Daniel, Anthony and the men they fall for is definitely one not to be missed.
Reviewed By: Gabbi
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