Croc’s Return by Eve Langlais
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Croc comes home!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: ☹️🙃☺️😄
Narration Type: Solo Narration
Caleb and Renny – Caleb is a crocodile shifter and has just returned to Bitten Point from his time in the military. He wants to make amends for leaving everyone in his life with nothing but a text saying he joined the military, then never reading or answering his mail. He now has PTSD after serving in a shifter unit under a callous leader who had them doing shady things. He is scarred from being burned, but the scars on the inside are the ones he can’t get over.
Renny left town after getting the text from Caleb and finding out she was pregnant. She wrote Caleb to let him know but he never responded so she was solely responsible for raising her son Luke. She returned to Bitten Point six months ago to care for her father who was ill. He has since died and she is now working multiple jobs to pay her bills.
Caleb finds out that he is a father soon after arriving in town and is determined that his son is not raised without a father like he was. He also wants Renny back, since he has never forgotten her and she is the only woman who he ever had feelings for.
The book is told in dual points of view via solo narration. I really dislike solo narration, especially if it is done by a female narrator, I am not quite sure why, but I just like male narrators better. This one was narrated by Chandra Skyye and she does a good job, she does a decent southern accent and is able to do different voices. Though I did dislike that she pronounced Caleb like Cal-eb instead of Cay-leb.
The story was good with multiple plot lines and I liked the mystery of why Caleb initially left Bitten Point the way he did, the beginning of the book made it sound like it had something to do with his crocodile and a bite. I do like different types of paranormal books like this, where the shifters aren’t your standard wolf or dragons.
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