Author: Catherine Lievens
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
What matters is not what you are, but who you are.
Oliver is human, or at least he was until the Glass Research Company kidnapped him and experimented on him. Now he has a bear sharing his mind, but he’s not able to shift, and he’s confused. Is he a shifter, or a human? What’s worse, he’s getting sicker every day, and no one seems to know how to help him. He can’t even bond with his mate because he doesn’t want Sebastian to hurt if something happens to him.
Sebastian wants his mate to be cured, and the only way to do that is to go to New York and kidnap one of the company’s scientists. With the help of his pride brothers, he manages to do just that, but having Oliver cured doesn’t mean all their problems are over.
Oliver will have to deal with learning how to shift and trying to convince Sebastian that he’s fine and that he can be claimed, but once he manages to do that, other problems arise. Will the two lovers finally have the time to just be together, or will the pressure push them apart?
For readers of Catherine Lievens’ Whitedell Pride series, Oliver is a story we have been waiting for since book one. Oliver is a human turned lab experiment turned failed bear shifter. He has been living with the Whitedell Pride since he was rescued from the evil scientists alongside Jamie and Finn.
His mate, Sebastian, is a little bit more of an enigma. He has appeared a few times throughout the series as a quiet, timid, member of the Whitedell Pride. Of course, that doesn’t seem to fit with a Lion shifter persona.
As with the other stories in this series, the fated mates are reluctant to mate with each other. First one doesn’t know they are mates, and then the other doesn’t want to hurt the first, and then they find other reasons. It is pretty much the same story as the first five installments. In the end, they are too in love to avoid the mate bond, and they consummate and fuck like… well and bear and a lion.
There isn’t a lot of originality to this series. It is just different players with the same basic plot. In each installment, we find out a little bit more about the labs and the scientists. We meet another couple of characters who happen to be fated mates with someone living in the Whitedell Pride mansion.
The next installment is Ani and Dominic’s story. I am not entirely sure if I care enough to continue.
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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