Review: Knowing Destiny by Tamsin Baker

Knowing Destiny by Tamsin Baker
Series: Shifters of the Land, Sea & Air (# 2)
Release Date: August 21, 2013
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages: 80
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review



Chase, a golden eagle shifter, is destined to be the leader of his flock, the shifters of the air. But he has a few problems. Not only is he not ready for the responsibility, he isn’t even sure whom he wants as his mate—and there’s the little issue of an unsolved killing to sort out.

Ben is also a golden eagle shifter, but more importantly, he is Chase’s best friend and three-time lover. He wants to be his best friend’s mate, but can he be honest about his feelings?

Ariana is a young peregrine falcon shifter who has loved Chase for years. But how could she say anything? After all, why would he want her when he can have anyone he wants?

Three shifters, with three separate problems, all fighting to find out who they are and how they can love one another.


Review:  Sometimes it is possible for a series to be strong enough to feature standalone installments that can be read in any order.

Tamsin Baker’s Shifters of the Land, Sea & Air is not one of those exceptions. The second book of the series, “Knowing Destiny,” starts after there has been dispute between the shifters. Although bits and pieces are shared, there is simply not enough of the back story offered.

This installment focuses on Chase, who realizes that it is time to find a mate. He is attracted to Ariana, but he feels like something is missing. Since this is a quick read, there is not enough content to fully develop the storyline. As a result, everything seems rushed. From an editing standpoint, it could use a quick sweep to clean it up.

The story contains ménage elements including m/m. The heat level is high, but there is not enough content in the storyline to provide a balance. As a result, the erotic element overshadows the storyline.

If you like shifter stories, this one features plenty of variety. Unfortunately, it just didn’t work for me.