Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Review: Croc's Return by Eve Langlais

Book Description

Coming home doesn’t always solve things…but it does pave the way for second chances.

Take one deadly bite and, bam, a man’s life is changed forever, or so Caleb discovers when a loss of control leads to him joining the military and leaving everything behind.

Time goes by…years spent silent and alone, cut off from those he loves. Until it’s time to come back, a scarred veteran, in many ways broken and looking for a meaning to his life. Perhaps it's not too late to right some wrongs. Make amends. Kiss a certain pair of sweet lips one more time. 

If only Renny would damned well let him.

It doesn’t take Caleb long to realize Renny’s just the thing this croc needs to bring him back to life. Yet, what if he loses control again? He doesn’t want to take nibbling on her thighs to a whole new level.

Too bad, he can’t stay away, especially not when he discovers her secret. Add in a strange creature stalking the townsfolk and there is no way he’s leaving her alone.

Years ago it just about killed him to leave, but Caleb’s a changed man now. A darker kind of animal, and this retired soldier is ready to kill so he can stay. 

Welcome to Bitten Point, where the swamp doesn't just keep its secrets, it sometimes eats them.

My Review

Caleb returns home from the military and finds out that he has a son with his ex-girlfriend who he still has feelings for. Caleb left Renny without a backwards glance even though she wrote him and told him about their son, he never wrote back to her because he didn't read the letters. I could also understand why he felt like he couldn't control the animal inside him and the only choice to keep everyone safe from him was for him to leave. This is where a little communication could have gone a long way. 

Then there's the mysterious creature putting people in harms way and he will do what he must in order to keep his son and Renny safe. Caleb finds out that this isn't the first time a creature is suspected of kidnapping people and possibly killing them so he's not taking any chances with his family now that he's getting close to his son. 

There are a couple of great twists and some secrets come to light, all while Renny and Caleb are trying to get to know one another again and Caleb's family are getting to know Luke, Caleb's son. 

I loved some of the secondary characters like Wes who is quick to put his trust in Caleb even though they really aren't friends. But my favorite character in this book was Princess, the Chihuahua. That dog cracked me up. I look forward to reading more of this series and getting to know more of these characters. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.