The first in Bailey Bradford’s Spotless series …
Author: Bailey Bradford
Publisher: Totally Bound
My Rating: 3.75 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
When you think you’ll never fit it, never be whole, love can show you a truth you’ve never seen.
Adal has been abused all of his life. The only person who cared for him was his brother, Steven. Without him, Adal would have been killed long ago. After he and Steven are sent on a mission for their twisted father, they learn they’ve been pawns in an evil plot all along. And that their father has been slowly killing them, one pill at a time.
Steven leaves Adal to seek revenge and secure safety for them in the world. Adal is astounded to find out he has a mate. A halfbreed like him shouldn’t have anyone to love, should he?
Dorso Rodriguez doesn’t know what hit him, literally or figuratively. A fun-loving guy, he wakes up with a knot on his head and a strange, sexy, scarred man who’s scared and defiant and intriguing.
Together they embark on a journey to defeat the demons from Adal’s past.
Adal and his brother Steven are halfbreed shifter brothers who have been severely abused by their tyrannical father all their lives. During their escape from their father’s control, Adal meets Dorso, his human mate. The only person who has ever cared for Adal is his brother Steven, who tries to protect Adal from as much abuse as possible. He’s known no other love or caring, and he is surprised to discover he has found his mate (especially since he’s always been convinced that halfbreeds have no mate).
Adal is seriously damaged – his father’s horrific abuse has left Adal scarred both physically and emotionally. However, Adal is innocent and at times has an almost child like wonder when Dorso behaves affectionately toward him. He’s never been touched in desire or love, and he’s a stranger to decency and compassion. Dorso quickly becomes attached to, and protective of, Adal. As is often the case in shifter stories, once the mates meet, they quickly begin a sexual relationship. While this is a bit predictable, the pairing of hurt and innocent Adal with former playboy Dorso is endearing. Their sexual chemistry is quite passionate and Adal revels in Dorso’s loving attention as he explores his sexuality for the first time, as Dorso discovers the joy of caring about someone past a one night stand. Adal and Dorso’s relationship quickly evolves into a committed and sexy one as the men can resist each other with quite a bit of naughty, light BDSM-ish sex, and reference to past rape, forced breeding, and torture. The story line related to Adal’s flight from his father is also intriguing, and the end suggests that there will be more to the story of Adal and his brother’s break from their father’s control.
Hide is a sexy and interesting shifter story with a particularly sympathetic character in Adal. I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading the story of Adal brother Steven.
I would like to thank Totally Bound for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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