His Road to Sam (Shifters of Mystery, Bk 5) by Lynn Hagen ~ Book Review by Queue

HisRoadtoSam Title: His Road to Sam (Shifters of Mystery, Bk 5)

Author: Lynn Hagen

Publisher: Siren

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

[Siren Publishing: The Lynn Hagen ManLove Collection: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, werewolves, HEA]

Sheriff Samuel Reese was kidnapped by an insane man bent on making the ultimate, indestructible werewolf. The problem is, Sam’s human. He was tortured for months, driven to the brink of insanity before being rescued. Now that Pat has him back, can he heal the broken man?

Patrick blamed himself for Sam’s capture. If he hadn’t involved the human in their sordid world, Sam wouldn’t be at the hands of a madman. Rescuing him was only the tip of the iceberg. Trying to get through to Sam was a whole other ball game. Sam pushes him away at every turn, leaving Pat with a shattered heart. Pat knows his sheriff is only a shadow of his former self. When Sam decides to go after Martin for revenge, his plan backfires and he is once again thrown into a nightmarish world. Can Pat save Sam from himself or is his sheriff lost to him forever?

Queue’s View:

I’m a big fan of Lynn Hagen, even though I haven’t read many of her books. There are so many, it’ll take me a lifetime to read them all. When I saw His Road to Sam released I was excited to read it, even though it was book five of the Shifters of Mystery series and I hadn’t read the prior books. Turns out I should’ve read the others first.

You don’t have to read all the series before this one, but I think it would help a great deal. There are many characters who I assume were introduced in the other books. Since I didn’t know these guys I lacked the connection to care about them I probably would’ve possessed had I read the entire series.

Sheriff Sam Reese has been tortured by a crazy man and turned into some sort of super werewolf. I never really understood the reasoning behind this or why the bad guy, Martin, did this or why he hated his son Sage, a supporting character, so much.

Pat is in love with Sam and wants to help him recover from the abuse he suffered at Martin’s hands. Sam is understandably reluctant to let anyone get close to him, afraid the creature inside him will hurt someone. Pat doesn’t give up and slowly gets past Sam’s defense.

Even without understanding everything going on, I did get Sam and Pat’s relationship. Sam’s pain was palpable as were Pat’s feelings for the sheriff. The first time they have sex is scorching hot. It’s raw and visceral with Sam’s inner creature warring for control and Pat willing to give him what he needs, to a point.

I had a few niggles with some grammar mistakes including using their instead of they’re. There was also some repetitive dialogue with Pat saying more than once that he’d fallen in Sam at first sight.

Here’s another example of redundant dialogue.

Infuriatingly frustrated, Pat kicked a rock. “See how pissed I am. I’m beating up rocks.”

Sometimes words aren’t need to express a character’s emotions and often just the actions speak louder.

This book wasn’t as good as the other I’ve read, but I’m not sure if it’s because I haven’t read the entire series or not.

3.75 stars

Buy Links

Siren
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Barnes & Noble
Kobo US

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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