This is book 2 of Arcada. So, I had high expections for this book. The front cover isn't my favorite. I am disppointed in this book. The writing can be confusing and some of the details weren't clear enough for me. I hope there will be another book that continues on this same story line. If so, I might like this book more. Unlike Blacque/Bleu(book one) which can be read as stand alone, this book isn't, in my opinion. It introduces the main couple for this story and their background. It introduces the major issue that keeps them from being together, which is resolved. My issue is that the author brings up other issues that aren't resolved. I'll include them later on as a 'spoiler'. So, you have been warned.
Travis is the younger brother of Lukas Blaque. They share same father, who is the alpha of the local pack. His father is the most dominate wolf in the pack. His mother is the local Omega. She is the 'weakest' werewolf in the pack and the other females tend to treat her like trash and walk all over her. She prefers to avoid confrontation. She is also their healer. Travis looks like his mother, not very masculine. He feels he takes after his mother not his father. He doesn't realize he is more dominate. He thinks he is one of the weakest werewolfs because of his mother and doesn't want people to walk over him.
Travis is very self conscious about how people view him. He is attracted to both men and women, though he is denial about his attraction towards men. He feels that his pack will find him 'weak' because of it. He does not think he is maculine looking/dominate as his gay brother, Lukas. One night he goes out to the local hangout to drink and act a fool towards everyone. He is a bit childish. While he is there, he sees a very attractive man. He feels drawn to him, but is in denial about it. Travis ends up ticking off the wrong guys who decide to 'teach' him a lesson.
Dylan, isn't human. He is bounded by a contract with a evil person. His contract is almost up though and he is happy because of it. His last person he needs to find and bring to his boss alive, is in Arcada. He has been trying for a while to find a way into Arcada. He is at the local hangout(right outside of Arcada) when he sets his eyes on a very attractive, fiesty, young werewolf. He feels drawn to him, though he trys to fight it. When Travis is in trouble, Acradia sends Dylan to the rescue.
Dylan ends up taking Travis to his hotel room because there is to much snow. As they spend time together, they bond. Dylan is sad when Travis leaves to go home. When Travis meets yet more drama on the way home, Dylan risks his life to save Travis. By saving Travis's life, Dylan ends up in Arcada. Travis is very up front and decides to accept Dylan and lets everyone know about it. How far will Dylan go to keep his new love, Travis, safe. How far will Travis go to keep Dylan by his side?
Kinda spoiler. (view spoiler)[ Rogue, crazy-in-the-head werewolves attack Travis and his brother on the way back to Arcada. Dylan, along with Travis's pack, end up coming in and saving them. Dylan is injuried badly and it takes weeks for him to recover. Even though, he is finally in Arcada, we don't focus to much on him finding his last target, but more on his bonding with Travis. They are meant for each other. They both fall in love with each other. The pack asks for Dylan's help with the three rogue werewolves they had brought back. Deacon is one of the rogue werewolves. With Dylan and Arcada's help, he gets more control over his mind and reality.
They find out that Deacon's alpha hooked up with some demon who wants Arcada. It is this demon that is the reason they are all crazy in the head. Travis's 'uncle' James, who's gay, is best friends with his mother, Melody. When Melody walks in the room, where Deacon is held prisoner, James and him go at it. They were challenging each other over Melody, as a mate. Travis gets pissy towards Deacon also, because Deacon had attacked Melody. Melody and Deacon feel a somewhat attraction towards each other. Deacon believes that Melody is 'the one'.
Dylan's hometown is like Arcada. He is able to talk to Arcada, very few have the ability too. As long as he stays in Arcada, he is safe from his Master/boss. If he forfeits his last hunt, he will be forever be bound to his Master. His Master was able to find his way into Dylan's hometown and he fears will do the same to Arcada. When he realizes what he plans to do with this last hunt, he forfeits and sarcrifice's himself. Dylan leaves town to confront his Master. His Master isn't to happy and orders Dylan to protect him no matter what. Dylan's Master teams up with the other demon(who wants Arcada) and sets a horrible fire that reaches Arcada.
Travis, along with is friend(who is also the last hunt) leaves Arcada to save Dylan. They end up saving Dylan, but Travis almost dies. They end up killing Dylan's Master, setting him free. They all rush back to Arcada. With the help of Deacon, who happens to be a ER doctor, they end up saving Travis's life. The people of Arcada are able to put out the fire set by the other demon.
Dylan and Travis can finally be together. Dylan who is a forest fae, who is also a guardian. As he and Travis travel around trying to bring the burnt forest back to life, he thinks of a way to bring his hometown to him. He ends up planting some seeds and tells Travis that once it grows back, he'll be able to travel back to his hometown to see his family, he lost so many years ago.
So, here are my issues. First, what is going on with James? Why did he act as if Melody was his mate; he is gay, right? What happens between Melody and Deacon? What happened to the attack from the other demon? Did we defeat the other demon/villian? Are we still fighting against him/her? Where we able to save Deacon's alpha and pack? Where Dylan and Travis finally able to travel to Dylan's hometown? How much time has really passed in his hometown since he left, since time flows differnt there? His is family still alive?? If so, how does his family react to having a male werewolf has his mate? He was married with kids before. Plus, Dylan is the next heir of his hometown. Remember he has passed his line onto Travis also, so technically Travis is a Prince now too. Though, his fae kin might be a bit more understanding since Travis is part fae(remember we find out his grandfather was fae). Will Dylan's hometown expect him to still be the Prince? So many questions, no answers. I really hope she continues with this story, because I want answers! Please!!! (view spoiler)[
If they answered these questions, I'd probably would love this story as much as book 1. (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)]