Author: Elizabeth Monvey
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 2.5 of 5 Stars
Ethan Rushton can’t believe his eyes when he discovers the type of shifter he saved from a hunter. The long incisors hanging out the mouth, the sloped hindquarters…it’s a saber tooth cat come to life.
Peter Neren’s been running his whole life. For ten thousand years his species has been a secret but now he is the last of his kind. He doesn’t know if he can trust Ethan, but he’s got to try because it’s time to take a stand.
Their attraction is instant, and once they act on their passions, nature found a way to ensure the survival of the species…leaving Peter pregnant. He will do anything to protect his unborn cub, and so will Ethan, even if that means becoming bait to hunt down the man trying to kill them both.
I don’t read a lot of shifter books but I’ve recently become interested in mpreg so I’ve been reading more lately than I have in years. I’ve read mpreg both good and bad and, unfortunately, My Pregnant Boyfriend, falls into the latter.
The issues weren’t technical, meaning there wasn’t a lot of spelling or grammar errors in the book, the plot was just ehh.
I’ll start with the bad guy, Varick deLash. He’s just a typical, one note villain, obsessed with killing shifters because…Well, just because.
The main characters, Ethan and Peter, aren’t written badly, they’re somewhat interesting. However, they don’t really stand out. The most interesting thing about Peter is that he’s the last shifter of his kind, a saber tooth. Even his horrible past and losing his entire family didn’t make me care all that much for him.
I felt the same for Ethan. He lost all three of his brothers and became a hermit to hide from the pain, but I never felt his pain. He talked about his loss, but there were no emotions behind it. And that’s the biggest problem of the entire book, it’s pretty much all telling and no showing.
The fact that Peter was a virgin before he fell for Ethan should’ve meant some hot love scenes right? Not so much. Instead, we’re exposed to more telling with no heart behind it.
That night they made love. He may never have had any other sexual partner before, but Peter knew instinctively that although it was hot and heavy and something downright dirty, what he and Ethan had was more than sex.
The book is written in third person and rotates mainly between Ethan and Peter’s perspectives, with occasional glances into deLash. The author had a perfect opportunity to be in Peter’s head when he has sex for the first time. The reader could’ve experienced it along with him, but the writing didn’t make me feel anything.
Then it became more like a bad porno with cringe worthy dialogue.
“Oh, God,” Peter moaned.
“Call my name,” Ethan commanded.
“Ethan. Oh, Ethan. Please.”
The main conflict is, of course, the evil bad guy hunter who shot and almost killed Peter in the beginning. But, it turns out, he had a personal connection to Ethan and had been hunting him for years. Such a major, unlikely coincidence that I had to roll my eyes. If I had been invested in the book that would’ve removed me from the story.
My least favorite moment of the book occurred after Ethan was shot and Peter learned he was pregnant. Take into account, this isn’t a book where guys get pregnant all the time, this conception is a miracle, but they both seem to deal with it pretty fine. Even though Ethan’s been shot and Ethan has just learned he’s knocked up they feel sexy enough for a mutual handy. Yup, they jack each other off right then and there.
This book just didn’t impress me at all.
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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