And as much as I love all of Lynn’s books, I think this one became my favorite. While this is the start of a new series and can be read as a stand aloAnd as much as I love all of Lynn’s books, I think this one became my favorite. While this is the start of a new series and can be read as a stand alone, you meet the characters as part of The Pack Mates series. I would suggestion to read the other series first.
Tristan is a new alpha of a pack he didn’t really want and is trying hard to keep his pack together and dealing with the bad seeds left in the pack. He hears about an omega, who could help him control the pack and instead he finds a tiger shifter who is his mate. He doesn’t want to deal with the law that all alphas need to be mated. He’s gay, his mate is a guy, and he knows his pack won’t accept a gay mating. So what’s he suppose to do when his mate shows up? And his wolf takes the decision out of his hand? Deny, deny, deny.
Jake is in hiding, mostly from himself and his true character. But also from the love he has for his best friend, who is mated to someone else. Poor Jake, you feel for this character. The guy he’s been in love with forever needed him to be strong, which goes against Jake’s true character, but when you love someone you do what’s best for them. But this guy loves someone else, not Jake. You feel so bad for Jake especially after Tristan’s wolf mates him before either of them is ready. The pain that Jake feels when Tristan denies their mating made my heart hurt for him. But I loved that he was strong enough to make Tristan work at getting him back after he goes back to his original pack.
This story is a great. The story flows well. The story is fun; it’s sometimes emotional but always a wonderful read. Lynn does a great job of rounding out her characters. You love them; don’t always like them or what they do. This is the mark of a great writer to me. Can’t wait for the next book.
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A very different paranormal story, Renee George has done a masterful job of mixing elements of the paranormal world. She has blended the world of shifA very different paranormal story, Renee George has done a masterful job of mixing elements of the paranormal world. She has blended the world of shifters with that of a psychic. Her use of flash-back dreams was beautifully done.
The story is about Madeline, a very different girl, tormented and teased by her home town. She thinks her psychic dreams are just that, dreams. But for the last 6 months she’s been having dreams about two men, very hot sweaty dreams. And wanderlust has hit her so off on a road trip she goes. Not stopping till she runs into a circus show. And there she finds the two men of her dreams, Adam and Cage. She is instantly drawn to them as they are to her. But they've just lost the love of their lives, is there room for Madeline?
I loved the secondary cast of characters. How much fun can you have writing the bearded lady and the strong man? And when they are shifters as well, lots! The cast of characters were wary yet welcoming of Madeline and caring of Adam and Cage.
I’m glad I read this as a complete novel rather than in the serial installments. I would have never been able to wait for the next part. Now while I enjoyed this story immensely I do feel that there could have been more depth to the story. Incidences from all of the character’s pasts were mentioned but not in great detail. This was a fast read for me, done in one read. I did wish that there had been a bit more to the story. Even so, I did enjoy the story and was glad I got the chance to read it.
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This is the next amazing read from Susan Mac Nicol, who is one of my automatic buys. She can take you on an amazing emotional rollercoaster ride alongThis is the next amazing read from Susan Mac Nicol, who is one of my automatic buys. She can take you on an amazing emotional rollercoaster ride along side the guys in this story. This story is at times, sad, angst-y, volatile, funny and happy with a bit of snark thrown in. And there’s lots of hot sex. But the sex isn't what drives the story. And caution, keep a hankie or tissue close by.
I loved watching the relationship build between the two main characters. Taylor, who we meet in Love You Senseless (Men of London, book one) and Draven Samuels, a work driven man with a load of sadness in his past. Their journey to love isn't always easy, not when there is tragedy all along the path. But tragedy can make a relationship strong and it does in this case. I wasn't sure that Draven and Taylor would get there but they did. And I wasn’t sure I really liked Taylor at the start; he seemed a bit of a man whore, nothing but causal hookups. Then when you learn of his special ability, you can understand the why. And you can feel for him and what he has to cope with. Draven has his own issues; the tragedy from his past takes his focus. So between that and work, there’s no time for a relationship.
The beauty of this book was watching the emotional growth between the two of them. I loved that Draven was there for Taylor when his special ability leaves him weak and vulnerable and scared that it would be too much for Draven. Also seeing Taylor help Draven with emotional support, being there for him, while Draven makes one of the hardest decisions you can ever make in life. And Draven finally letting him.
This is book 2 in the series, but could be read as a stand alone. But I think that reading book 1 would give you a better understanding of the secondary characters. The secondary characters add a depth to this book, from Leslie’s swish to Eddie’s fierceness. Leslie, Eddie and Gideon are all introduced there. And after reading this book, I want Leslie’s story as well as Clay’s. So I’m crossing my fingers for both. ...more
Different, quirky, sweet and bittersweet, not always happy and yet it was so much more. There was just something about this book that I wanted to hateDifferent, quirky, sweet and bittersweet, not always happy and yet it was so much more. There was just something about this book that I wanted to hate and to love all at the same time. The cast of characters were all over the place, not completely fleshed out but still real enough to make you see them as people who surround you in real life.
And while there were times I wanted to smack Cassandra and her selfishness, yet I found her attitude was just right at other times in the story. I'm still not sure even now that I finished the book that I like her. Brady is a sad but forceful character. He is thought provoking, making you wonder how you would deal with what fate threw at him. Shane is lovable. Christian is the character I loved the most.
This is a story that not everyone is going to like or be able to read to the end. For me, I did finish and I'm glad I did read it....more
Another wonderfully fun addition to this series. It has it all, laugh out loud humor, hot alien sex and lots of things going smelly ka-boom. The worldAnother wonderfully fun addition to this series. It has it all, laugh out loud humor, hot alien sex and lots of things going smelly ka-boom. The world building is complete and easily visualized. The series overall story arch is moved along nicely.
The cast of characters are so varied. All of the secondary ones add a great deal to this book. But I really loved Bree, she is a great, well rounded character. She kicks ass, but is intelligent enough to know and realize when she needs help.
This is not a stand alone book, it is a must read in series order to understand the world and relationships involved in this book.
Well done Gail, and that ending...I can't wait for the next in this series....more