Review: Druids Lodge by Kelly Clemmons

What lurks in Dartmoor?

After his father’s death, Finn Darcy returns to his ancestral home to become chief of his werecat clan. The mysterious Druids Lodge lies nestled in the shadows of Dartmoor National Park, where the legendary Beast of Dartmoor, a large panther, roams the woods and moors.

Finn cannot take his place as the head of the clan before he claims his mate, Luke Devlin, the one he marked while when they were children. Feeling he was deceived at the start of their relationship, Luke refuses to accept his fate. He bides his time, determined to escape when the opportunity presents itself, before Finn’s jealous and possessive dual nature destroys everything they have left.

But then werecats and their mates start disappearing, and Finn is adamant his mate must be protected at all costs. Events take a grim turn when Finn is abducted and forced to fight for his life. Luke must choose between his chance at freedom or saving Finn.

DNF 29%

Oh dear…

I felt I was reading a mandatory list of typical M/M scenes. It’s as if the author wrote a shopping list and she has to follow it no matter how unsuitable the items are by themselves and also by the order in which they are displayed in the story. Everything was so blunt, unnatural and predictable, I was struggling with the book since the very first word.

It’s like one of those old clocks that work smoothly. But sometimes they don’t, and every cog makes a big effort to find its place in the next wheel, creating an unpleasant squeak every time it moves a bit forward. It needs oil but sometimes it also needs a new mechanism. A total reparation of the pieces and replacement. That’s the feeling I had here, every cog was an item in the following list, and the squeak they produced was very annoying. Each passing cog was beginning to grate on my nerves. I got stuck again and again causing me to roll my eyes over and over again.

These are the issues I had in this book:

Shirt tearing in a “passionate” moment
Shifting demonstration and wow-you-are-indeed-a-shifter moment
Mine, mine, mine, mine, mine
Smart-ass-y characters that are not funny at all
Man made a mistake and you hate him for it and as expiation he goes to an hospice accompanying people to their death, now I feel like crying because he is such-a-good-person-I-cannot-bear-it
You don’t want him but now you do want him but now you regret wanting him, male menstruation at its best
You fucked and now he claimed you but you are mad because you didn’t want this
You googled and found out he has schizophrenia and the guy knows you googled it
You try to quietly escape but he was there expecting you to do so so he stood there with arms and legs crossed and a smug expression on his face, ruining your plan
He was evil but then he only wanted to protect you so that’s why he had stayed away from the house you lived in all this years but in truth he wanted you since the very first moment he set his eyes upon you
You are marked and claimed now but you refuse to acknowledge that fact and deny everything for the sake of it
You faint and he grabs you and pulls you against his chest and then he undresses you to your bed
Oh, he has something on his face, you try to rub it and now your finger is in his mouth
A dog pack attacked you because they wanted to claim you and the panther guy came out of the blue and killed them, that’s so heroic-wait-a-moment-I-put-my-hand-on-my-forehead
Continuous possessive sex scenes that are in fact not that hot but tiresome instead because they are obviously following a studied agenda

There is only one thing the author didn’t fulfill: personality. The characters are basically made out of papier mâché: stereotypical, full of holes and terribly bidimensional.

So, I’m sorry, but I’m afraid this book is not for me and it was becoming so frustrating I had to DNF it. I recommend reading other reviews before deciding to dismiss it.

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