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Until Forever Comes

(Mates #2)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  3,418 ratings  ·  405 reviews
A sensitive wolf shifter and a vicious vampire challenge history, greed, and the very fabric of their beings in order to stay together until forever comes.

Plagued by pain and weakness all his life, Ethan Abbatt is a wolf shifter who can’t shift. Hoping to find an honorable death by joining his pack mates in a vampire attack, Ethan instead learns two things: draining his bl
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Published July 15th 2015 by The Romance Authors (first published May 19th 2013)
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
4.5 stars

Vampire + wolf shifter = truly hawt, delicious fun

This book was so damn smexy, I may have needed a cold shower, or three.

Miguel and Ethan are constantly on each other, licking, sucking, BITING. Plus, the romance factor was through the roof: knotting, mating, and blood bonding (blood, you all, so much blood). And MINE MINE MINE forever.

Damn, I need a smoke.

If you read the first Mates book:

Wake Me Up Inside (Mates, #1) by Cardeno C.

You'll remember that Ethan and Miguel were the small brown wolf and vampire who helped save Jona
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I am CHARMED! This book is sweet, and romantic, and tender…and the BLOOD…so much BLOOD! Ha!

I have to admit that I’ve never read a “shifter” book (ummm…let’s pretend I’ve never read Twilight, shall we?) and hadn’t even realized it was about werewolves and vampires. So, I can’t tell you if this is original or not, or if it’s true to “shifterdom” or not, or if it’s even got the right amount of action or not.

All I can say is that I adored it!

Ethan, the never-felt-right-in-his-pack shifter, is the
Sophia Triad
If a 400 years old vampire starts a relationship with a 20 years old wolf (ie 380 years difference) and he provides everything such as money, clothing, food and a home
does this means that he can be called wolf's Sugar Daddy?
Just wondering....

Anyway, I really liked Ethan's sense of humor who is telling their love story.

We have met wolf Ethan and his true mate, vampire Miguel in the book "wake me up inside".
I was really interested in finding out how they met, but I think the storyline is lackin
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Gigi by: Tina_K_K
Wow, that was one crazy, fucked up, delicious ride!

Recommended for shifter, vampire and Cardeno C. fans.
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Note to self download May 20th.
Note to DSP it would be really cool if you would send out reminders for pre-ordered books when they become available. Samhain does it, and it's a very customer friendly thing to do.

This is the second book in the Mates series, but it's actually more of a prequel to Wake Me Up Inside, and it helped clear up some things from that book.
Ethan, poor little guy, he never quite fit in with his pack, he was small and sickly and he couldn't shift. All things that made him u

5 Stars! Sweet, sexy, wolf-shifter/vampire romance! Another lovely, feel good read by this talented author.

I'm a fan of the crossover romance, when paranormal species find love outside of their own kind. It makes for interesting reading to see how they overcome the obstacles they face and such was the case for Ethan the young shifter, and Miguel the 400 year old vampire.

Ethan was so naive, which made him utterly adorable and added to his charm. I loved how Miguel connected with him and his prot
Loved this one so much more than the first. It actually takes place years before book 1. Ethan and Miguel make an appearance in book 1 and this is their story. You could read this first then book 1 IMO. Either way, this story appealed to me more. It is how I like mate stories and while Miguel didn't buy into the mate thing at first (he didn't think vampires could have mates) he does come around and he's happy to have Ethan.

Ethan was a hoot! He is definitely a country bumpkin down to his cut-off
BWT (Belen)
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal Lovers / CC Lovers
This is my favorite story in the “Mates” universe, so be prepared for a bit of fangirling. This story has it all: Sex, humor, action…sex!

Love it

The world building is interesting, the pace is fast, and I loved these two characters! Ethan’s sweetness covers a core of steel and Miguel, well, Miguel is mostly steel with a tiny, tiny core of sweetness that’s pretty much only for Ethan. Their passion is so HOT!

Ethan Abbatt is a werewolf who can’t shift, is the “runt” of his pack (his small stature being a s
Written August 5, 2014

4 Stars - Bloody, intense, hot and super cute -
simply irresistible cozy to listen to

Book #2

Until Forever Comes is the second (stand alone) book in the M/M shifter "Mates" series. I read and enjoyed #1 - Wake Me Up Inside (3.5 stars) maybe a year ago. In that first installment we had a quick (interesting) meeting with the main characters in this second novel (that takes place before the first book).

I just knew this should be some really nice 6 hours audiobook listening when
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ethan was a runt shifter. Miguel was a BAMF vampire. Neither expected the other to be his mate. Could they be together, considering wolf shifters hated vampires, and the two kinds were fighting most of the time?

I really enjoyed reading this book. It's sweet, but far from tooth-ache sweet. (view spoiler). There are tensions coming from different cultural understandings, as well as indivi
I'm enjoying being in this world again. Nothing like a fluffy CC shifter novel :)

-----------Original Review: 30 Nov 2014-------------
While I didn't enjoy this book quite as much as I did Wake Me Up Inside, it certainly did not disappoint. As soon as we knew that Ethan and Miguel were good guys and saw that they were friends with Leah, I wanted to know more about them and how it was that Leah and her family came to know them. It was fascinating watching the story threads come together and remembe
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Re-read December 14th. God, I LOVE this book!!



20 year old Ethan has never been able to shift. He feels sick all the time and his pack is mostly embarrassed about him.

When he gets attacked by vampires, Ethan is ready to say goodbye to his life. That is until he feels one of those big bad scary bloodsuckers is his mate. Of course it is the meanest and baddest of all, a vampire named Miguel.

But Miguel feels the pull just as strongly as Ethan does. So instead of killing Et
♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee)
I was bamboozled dangnabbit!

I went into this book thinking it was going to be the cutest thing ever. I was so wrong. It was...not cute. Long story short, Ethan is a twenty year old shifter who's the sickly runt of the pack. He's also unable to shift, so everyone thinks he's a freak. He goes out one night with the other young men in the pack to hunt vampires. The other guys are going because they want to be heroes. Ethan is going because he wants to die honorably. Things go horribly wrong though
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
DNF @ 17%

The way they talk is annoying the shit out of me.
Apr 23, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
No more. I can't.

Take one young, small, naive, small, infantile, hic of a shifter, Ethan, (does anyone anywhere actually talk like that? Really?) he doesn't even 'diddle' himself. That's the term he uses.
And one 400yrs old, brutal killer of a vampire, Miguel.

Forget insta-love, forget insta-lust - this is insta-orgasm! Near as nothing cumming at first sight! I kid you not.

Then throw in the most grotesque concept for magical compatibility ever. Buffy's Spike saw humans as walking happy meals this.
J.K. Hogan
Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-reviewed
So I’ve been waiting for this book for a while now. I loved the first book in the series, it was very special to me, and I wasn’t disappointed with the sequel.

Let’s get down to business, shall we?

True to form, the story was focused more on the relationships between the characters than the external conflict. And of course, there was the not so hidden message of tolerance. This one was primarily about not buying into stereotypes of different kinds of people. Tolerance and acceptance are universal
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED IT! A badass vampire, a sweet twink of a werewolf, KNOTTING, lots of sex, biting and blood-what’s not to love?

Ethan is adorable. He’s sweet and innocent and so damn funny. I loved that he didn’t question that Miguel was his mate at all. Vampires and werewolves are supposed to be enemies. Werewolves can only mate with other werewolves of the opposite sex because of reasons. When Ethan realizes that his mate is a vampire and male he doesn’t even blink. He goes home, packs his stuff and goe
Victoria  love books
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Overall book rating: 4.8 Epic stars
Audio book: Narrator - Charlie David 5 Brilliantly done stars
Book Cover: 4 Stars


This was EPIC - Wolf shifter and Vampire mating!!!

Ethan the Wolf shifter and Miguel the 400 year old Vampire


I loved the plot, I loved the characters, I love it all!!!


4 Stars

I think I’m at the beginning of what will surely be an epic love affair between me and Cardeno’s novels. In this particular series, she highlights all the themes I love to devour when it comes to paranormal romance stories. It has shifters and vampires, beautiful mating bonds and the promise of eternal love, and let’s not forget the knotting - Gah! So yeah, I love the themes – ALL THE THEMES!

This story sees young Ethan, the runt of his shifter community, meeting and falling for Miguel, th
This has an earthy naivety to it...with a lot of blood play. Not quite to my tastes but I enjoyed the world-building and I'd probably read the next book in the series.

There's a very strong insta-mate trope at work here that's always a hit or miss for me. This was kind of in-between. I was interested in the MCs because of their pivotal cameo in Wake Me Up Inside and I was curious how Miguel and Ethan came to be mates. The men had some good chemistry and there were some interesting secondary chara
❧Gwendolyn❧A Bookish Berkeley Girl❧
3 Sweet-Heart Shaped Stars~


This is my favorite type of romance~


The book ~ Gosh, it was ever-so-sweet....

❤The love these two had for each other was endearing, and that ultimately won my heart over.

❤The persona...not, my fav...when I read about vamps and shifter's and ' I've read many, (view spoiler)

❤The Action, ultimately won me over, I loved it...sigh...
* A Reader Obsessed *
This second addition to the series was completely different in tone and voice. Where the first book was steeped in a huge amount of UST (I guess really unresolved sexual completion) this one starts off immediately. The longing, desperate tone is absent and I think I kinda missed it. However Ethan was fabulously sweet and innocent - but growly, jealous, protective, demanding, and adamant. He might come in a small package except where it counts :) - ha ha - but his innate goodness makes him and th ...more
3.5 stars! Definitely hot, but I didn't like it quite as much as the first book.
Tara♥ {MindforBooks}

I'm not sure!!
Trisha Harrington
I have not had the greatest relationship with this authors book. This will be the highest rating I have given. This book was more my cup of tea to the others. It was the most straightforward of the books I have read and it did draw me in. The shifter/vampire mating was another attraction for me. Some may not like all the sex, I found it sweet and it drew me in. It had a plot of it's own.

Ethan's a shifter and Miguel a vampire. Not the greatest combination, but in this book it lead to hot sex and
~Mindy Lynn~
A wolf and vampire are true mates.. SOLD!!!

This was by far the SWEETEST relationship that was toothache inducing that I have read in quite some time. Ethan and Miguel are introduced to us in the first book and once it was said that they were a shifter and vampire couple I was completely intrigued and couldn't wait to get to their story. Definitely not disappointed with what I got.

Ethan is a 20 yr old shifter who never been able to shift. He's small, weak and sickly. Feeling guilty for putting s
May 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is going to get some OMG OMG OMG I AM SWOONING love from this reader!

This was steamy, hot, sweet, romantic, tender and kinda yucky at times to be honest, the blood….ewww! Ethan, oh sweet, small, physically impaired, soft spoken and utterly irresistible wolf shifter. A wolf shifter that has been unable to shift, and as each year passes is getting weaker and weaker. He goes on a vampire hunt with some pack mates to die, thinking that would be the most honorable way to end his weak life
Dear Author of this book, STOP USING THE WORD PECKER!!!! Use penis, shaft. dick, cock, prick, whatever, but do not ever, ever, ever fill a book with the word pecker again. You are pouring ice water on the hotness of every scene it's used in.

*rant over.....*

Audio version

This is the second book in the Mates series. We saw Miguel and Ethan as an established couple in the first book. This story goes back in time and tells how they became a couple. It's a bit different for them as Ethan is a shifter
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This book was so sweet and romantic about a vampire and shifter finds each other and accepting each other as mates. I love how it tied in with the first book. I was curious about how they were connected with Leah and I was right in my guess! The epilogue was so great to see where they were twenty years and it was even more a treat because in the first book, they would have been together for more than 50 years at that time. That's the best kind of happily ever after, getting the chanc
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