Monday, June 13, 2016

Book Review: Kale's Paroxysm By Nina Schluntz

Kale's Paroxysm
By Nina Schluntz
Genre: M/M Romance

Kale has spent years in a volatile relationship with his ex, Martin. Convinced he will come back, even after a conflict that results in Kale being incarcerated and suspended from his law firm, Kale begins a no-strings-attached relationship with the man he meets in jail.

Eli has always kept his romances with men temporary. He hasn’t always been honest about being gay and he prefers to keep the secrets of his past hidden. Kale’s obsessive nature makes it difficult though, and soon their relationship is edging toward something more. Kale’s possessiveness appears to have no limits, nor do his fits of rage, and Eli worries, as Kale’s affection shifts from Martin to Eli, that he may become Kale’s next victim rather than his lover.

My Review

This book is phenomenal. I adore the characters so much because Schluntz's writing will have you going from disliking one of the characters to believing in them, and wanting them to have a happily ever after ending. Kale has an enormous personality. He is a lot to handle, and I didn't like him very much, but as his back story unfolded, it explained a lot about his character. I had an opposite experience with Eli. I liked him very much in the beginning, and then he upset me, but then he redeemed himself. The author created some deep and wonderful characters.

The plot will knock your socks off! While there are steamy moments with the two main characters, they don't take away too much from the rich plot that Schluntz has set up for readers. This novel deals with homophobia, loss, love, and acceptance. I happily give this book five stars!

About the Author 

Nina Schluntz is a native to rural Nebraska. In her youth, she often wrote short stories to entertain her friends. Those ideas evolved into the novels she creates today.

Her husband continues to ensure her stories maintain a touch of realism as she delves into the science fiction and fantasy realm. And their kitty, a rescued Abyssinian, is always willing to stay up late to provide inspiration.

“Kale’s Paroxysm” is Nina’s first contemporary novel, but will not be her last. Visit her blog,, for information regarding previous and upcoming publications. She also posts book and movie reviews for a wide variety of genres.

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1 comment:

Nina Schluntz said...

Thanks for the kind review! I'm glad you enjoyed the story. I try to make my characters realistic and it sounds like I hit the mark.