Author: Catherine Lievens
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 2 of 5 Stars
It’s hard to finally get over hurt and fear and decide to embrace life again.
Ani’s life hasn’t been easy. He’s been under the thumb of his tribe’s second for all his life, leaving him thinking he’s broken and soiled. So why did Fate decide he would be the best mate for the Whitedell Pride’s Alpha? Ani knows he’s not good enough, and he avoids his mate as best as he can.
Dominic doesn’t care about what happened in Ani’s past, he just knows he wants the man to be his. He knows he’s going to have to fight Ani every step of the way, but he’s as stubborn as they come, so it doesn’t scare him. Dominic has to convince Ani that he wants him, but he also has to work on a council that will rule shifters and fight against the Glass Research Company.
As if Dominic didn’t have enough problems, a man appears and shakes his budding relationship with Ani. Will their mating be able to survive all the obstacles they’ll have to brave?
Well, I wanted Ani’s happily ever after, and I got it. While there is at least one more couple whose happily ever after seems somewhat important to me, I am not sure if I will continue to series just to get it.
Once again, Lievens has stuck to a very formulaic mold. I have read the same basic story seven times now with little variation and it is starting to get a bit boring and overdone. Two fated mates, meant to be but one is too hardheaded to give in to the pull. The other wants only to mate finally with his intended. They eventually give in and mate, and all is well.
What little story we got about the main characters was told to us. There was no connection with the characters. As much time was spent on setting up future installments and giving us the namesake romance.
There was some movement on the backstory involving the shifter council. We were also introduced to a couple of new shifters who we most likely will be seeing in short order in their own stories. I won’t go into to who they are, but some people will be interested in their stories. I am not.
Unfortunately, I think I am done with this series. I think I said that last time, but I couldn’t resist the pull of Ani’s story. I might return to Whitedell when Kellan finally gets his HEA, but I am not sure the promise of his story is enough to overcome the repetitive nature of this 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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