Author: MD Grimm
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
Rating: 3.25 of 5 Stars
The Shifters: Book Three
In Haven, Montana, the shifters and their human allies are safe—for now. But that safety hinges on the town’s location remaining a secret, and it’s about to be compromised.
Cougar shifter Travis Kuger spent the past ten years alternating between craving revenge and wishing he could forget his painful past. Ever since the shifter-hating Knights blinded him and killed his family, Haven—and Sheriff Jack Ulger—have been Travis’s refuge.
Travis and Jack know their friendship could be much more, but Jack is part of Haven’s ruling wolf shifter pack. If he takes a non-wolf mate, he’ll be banished forever. But when one of the Knights infiltrates Haven, love becomes the least of their problems.
Blind Devotion is the 3rd full installment in MD Grimm’s Shifters series. In this volume, we finally start to get into the meat of the Agency/Knight rivalry. We also examine fear of the unknown, discrimination, and stereotyping.
There are two major plots in Blind Devotion; one is the love story between the town sheriff/wolf shifter Jake and cougar shifter/The Knights’ victim Travis. Together they face the discrimination of the wolf pack and Jack’s family for their inter-species relationship. The second plot involves a Knight member who has come to Haven with ill-intent and the shifters’ reaction to her presence. Through this part of the plot, we get to see into the POV of a Knights’ lackey. Unsurprisingly that motivation is based in fear as much as hate. It is based on misinformation and fearmongering more than fact and experience. The Knights are revealed to be the evil organization they have been hinted to be to this point.
Overall the moral is a bit heavy-handed, but it offered some of the insights into the motivation of the Knights that I have been seeking. Thus far, the series has been a bit all over the place. There are bits and pieces of the mystery, but no clear focus. No direction. With this chapter, the lines have clearly been drawn, and the series seems to, potentially, have gained direction. Now we need to see where things go from here.
I still, however, have not been hooked. I am continuing the series because I said I would, but unless the next story blows me away, it may just be my last one in the series.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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