Nate is the youngest of twelve, and the only one not yet mated. Being a member of one of the founding families of Itáyu Lake, he’s decided to inherit the Bloodline Legacy and remain on the lake alongside his best friend Jason as one of the two pillars of the barrier surrounding the land. He silently waits for the day his own mate will arrive.
Viktor arrives at Spirit Valley during his Wandering and instantly finds his mate, Nate, working in a bar. Nate is shocked to see that his destined mate is a rough biker bear, a combination of two things he’s feared since he was young. Viktor needs to help Nate through his own fears if he’s to make a life with his mate.
Matters are complicated further by the last remnants of Joseph Strand acting through his daughter, Jasmine. She plans to remove her family’s ties to the barrier, there’s just one problem, by doing so she’ll kill both Jason and Nate.
I live in Southern Oregon and enjoy spending as much time outside as I possibly can. My partner and I often find ourselves hiking with our two dogs when the weather permits it. Fishing, camping, and photography are also activities I greatly enjoy. If the weather doesn’t permit going outside I like to curl up with a sketch book and draw whatever comes to mind.
I got into writing as an outlet for personal therapy and have since expanded that into a hobby and profession that I enjoy. I often write down anything that comes to mind, combing through the ideas and expanding on plots that sound the most interesting. I like to write believable relations between people overcoming unfair hardships set before them. I always love a happy ending and no matter the hell my characters go through they’ll always get their forever person.
Despite the fact that a primary enemy of the preternatural community at Itayu Lake was finally captured and imprisoned at the end of the previous book, the danger is in no way over. In fact, things ratchet up a few notches as the evil bast*rd directs things from prison, using his daughter, Jasmine, as she is the only child still loyal to him. And Nate, the second of two “pillars” who keep the protective magic around the lake in working order, ends up right in the middle of not only this fight for everyone’s lives, but also his own personal struggle as well. Then there is Viktor – who looks like a rough biker and is a bear shifter – who needs to convince Nate they are mated and can make a life together despite all of Nate’s fears.
Nate is the youngest of twelve kids in a family of fairies who live in a huge oak tree. It was fascinating to find out more about the way they live and how being in their natural, much smaller form, is essential for their well-being. Even though Nate is bigger in his human form, he still looks like a teenager – which worries Viktor more than a little when he finds out they are mated. Nate worries as well, but that is because he is scared of bikers and bears in equal measure and now he is supposed to live with one for the rest of his life?
Viktor is on his Wandering, the time for shifters to look for their mate, and is delighted to find out that the teenager he thought Nate to be is actually older than he is. It takes him a while to figure out how to help Nate over his fears, and between that and contributing to the defense of the lake community, Viktor has his hands full. It’s good that he is as patient as he is passionate.
Jasmine is hell-bent on taking her brothers home because her father has made her believe they’ll be a happy little family again if she succeeds. That man can make people believe the most nonsensical ideas are valid, and Jasmine blindly follows his commands. Nate and Viktor, as well as Jason and Michel, need to figure out how to make her see the truth – removing Jason from Itayu Lake will kill both him and Nate!
If you like evil machinations and nefarious plots that include dark blood magic, if you want to find out how a cute fairy overcomes his fears of bikers and bear shifters, and if you’re looking for the next suspenseful installment in the Itayu Lake saga, then you will probably like this novella.
Nate is a fairy, the youngest of twelve and the last one to find his mate. Due to circumstances in his youth, he hate bikers and is afraid of bears. So imagine his horror when he finds out that his mate is both! Viktor is instantly smitten with his mate, although his major concern is how youthful Nate looks. He doesn't want to get into trouble! Luckily for him, Nate is well above the legal age and Viktor is patient enough to deal with Nate's fears.
Alongside of their story, we reunite with Jasmine as she follows her Sire's instructions, not knowing the devastating effect it will have.
This story is well-written with a smooth pace. The author manages to bring both stories up to date and intertwined, without losing anything from either storyline. A wonderful addition to the Itayu Lake series and definitely recommended by me.
* I received this book from The Romance Reviews in return for a fair and honest review. *