Author: Cheyenne Meadows
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
With his brother away at a conference, alpha wolf shifter Shadow finds himself paired with IT analyst Mace, the one man he can’t stand. Stuck with the partnership due to his pack leader’s order, Shadow can only count down the days until his life returns to normal. He’s a loner. Period. No matter how much his inner beast protests.
Mace isn’t thrilled either, but can’t resist the temptation to push all the surly alpha’s buttons, even as he fantasizes about what could be. Flirting with danger, he’s determined to make the best of the situation, if he can only get Shadow to give in to both their desires.
Unfortunately, a twisted revenge-seeker has other plans. A series of events rocks the entire pack, leaving innocent people hurt and fear running rampant. Both men are thrust into the chaos, working tirelessly to track down the culprit before someone winds up dead. The pressure of trying to stay a jump ahead, with absolutely no clues, pushes them to the brink. Add in a burning hunger for each other, and their world begins to crumble around them. With no other choice, they have to trust and depend on one another in order to have a chance at solving the mystery and saving lives.
Shadowing Mace is a little different than the typical shifter novella. It was an entertaining short read with no obvious editing flaws, which is a huge plus these days.
There is no fated mate insta-love, in fact Shadow is quite certain he hates Mace at first. However this loathing quickly turns to lust. I liked how the two of them interacted and how Mace balanced out Shadow. Mace was big and brash and could stand up to Shadow’s temper and grumpiness.
The love scenes were raw and sexy (if you can get by the occasional cheesy line) with plenty of them. Unfortunately there is almost too much sex. I kept expecting the book to wrap up and end, and there was another love scene.
The mystery was definitely just a background and not wholly present. The secondary characters are also not strongly present; just there long enough to deliver their lines.
If you are looking for a good mystery, pass this by. If you are looking for heat and knotting in a book, with big strong guys together, this one’s for you!
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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