Copper King by Vivian Arend
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Grizzly Bear shifter Jim Halcyon and his best friend wolf shifter Damon Black have a yearly tradition of gambling for Lady Luck, a copper coin they acquired when they were eighteen years old. This year the challenge is taking place on Friday in Las Vegas. Damon has won the bet the past three years. This time, Jim is determined not to let anything distract him from winning, especially women.
Black bear shifter Lillie Ruadh is on a quest to complete her bucket list before her life-changing move on Friday. Among the items is a stop and fling in Las Vegas. Having a few days to enjoy himself before Friday, Jim is more than happy to help Lillie out. However, there is more to Lady Luck then being a copper penny.
I really enjoyed Copper King. The story was endearing and entertaining throughout. The characters are likeable and fun. I enjoyed Jim’s and Damon’s friendship. Being different types of shifters is uncommon, making their relationship more special. Lillie being shy and mysterious brings an intrigue into the story.
The plot is engaging and carefully thought out. This made the book very hard to put down.
It has been a while since I read a book by Vivian Arend. It reminded me how much I enjoy her work and am glad that I read this book. Arend wrote a creative tale that I am sure will become a successful new series. I’m hoping we’ll hear Damon’s story soon.
Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
Expected publication: May 6th 2014 by Vivian Arend
series: Takhini Shifters #1
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