Cade by V.A. Dold is the first book in her Le Beau Brothers series, and I have to say overall it was a hit, but there were a couple of misses that stood out. I did remain engaged in the story however as the couple was so sweet together and I really wanted them to have a HEA.
Cade Le Beau is a billionaire shifter ready to find his mate and curses the missed chance he had to meet her. Well fate steps in and in walks Anna James. Anna is a full figured woman that has come out of an abusive marriage but still holds the emotional scars. She is visited in her dreams by the most yummy man that she feels bonded and connected to. But how can she be so attached to a man that lives only in her dreams?
Cade and Anna finally meet in real life and the sparks are instant. They feel like old souls that have known each other forever and are meant to be together for many many years ahead. Anna is still fearful as her ex Tim is still threatening her and introducing some nasty guys in her life. Little does Tim know he is taking on a pack of shifters who are fiercely protective of their mates and their family .... he is about to find out though ... LOL
So the pacing of this book was not to my liking. I found there was no build up of the relationship, no anticipation and teasing that I crave in my romance books and unfortunately that takes away from the believability of the story. That being said, I never leave a negative without a positive. I loved the fierce protectiveness that Cade displayed and the acceptance of Anna by his fellow shifters. It was like she was meant to be a member of their family and guys embracing another's mate as family is just super sweet in my eyes! I also like that Anna was a full figured woman .. LOL
Overall a series I will continue with. I am looking forward to reading more about the Le Beau brothers, and seeing V.A. Dold's grow as an author! If ya have a craving for some smexy shifter's ... check this book out! :)
WOW ... what a great read and what a refreshing story line! I can honestly say I have never read anything quite like this! I feel like Nalini mixed ps...moreWOW ... what a great read and what a refreshing story line! I can honestly say I have never read anything quite like this! I feel like Nalini mixed psy/fi with paranormal .. two genres I would never of thought to mix! I was hesitant at first just because of the psy/fi (not a huge fan of that genre) but Nalini was absolutely brilliant and may have changed my mind a little! LOL
I listened to this on audiobook, and the narrator really portrayed the characters well (especially Sasha) and I think that is a huge reason why I was drawn in! The chemistry between Lucas and Sasha was crazy and I love that this book revolved more about the story than the sex (and believe me that speaks a lot for the story because I love my book sex .. LOL) .. but don't worry there are a few nice steamy scenes in there for ya! LOL Like most first books of a series, you are introduced to a bunch of characters and I am so looking forward to getting to know them all (especially Hawk ... loves me a nasty grump ass bad boy I does .. WINK)!
A solid 5 stars here readers .. you won't be disappointed!(less)