Author: Mary Calmes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 06/29/2015
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal
Jin Church is back where he started, alone, wandering, and uncertain of his path. It’s not by choice but by circumstance, as he remembers he’s a werepanther… but not much else. He knows one thing for sure—he needs to find the beautiful blond man who haunts his dreams.
Logan Church is trapped in a living hell. His mate is missing, his tribe is falling apart, and he’s estranged from the son he loves with all his heart. His world is unraveling without his mate by his side, and he has no one to blame but himself.
If Jin can regain his memory and Logan can overcome the threats to his leadership, then perhaps they can resume their lives. The question is: Is that what they want? Back to the same house, the same tribe, the same troubles? They can choose from various roads leading to their future… or they can forge their own path.
If a series has to end then Forging the Future is surely a great example of how to do it. Mary Calmes has put Jin and Logan through no amount of hell in the previous 4 books and if there are any readers out there expecting this to be a nice ride off into the sunset….think again! From the start, from the very first paragraph, things are very, very wrong for Jin and Logan.
We have moved on about 5 years on from Crucible of Fate and many things have changed. Without giving away too much something happened a few months ago, an event that was really out of everyone’s control, and now Jin (or Jim) is wandering through life not knowing who he is or where he came from. The focus of the story at the beginning is very much on Jin and how the changes that have come to his life have affected him, he dreams of Logan without knowing who he is dreaming about, it is like his whole life has been wiped from his memory and there is only sadness and fear left.
For Logan the circumstances are just as bad. His mate who he loves more than life itself is missing, his relationship with his son is affected, his tribe are losing faith in him as he closes himself off from everybody and his family has literally been split in two.
Getting Logan and Jin back together proves to be the easiest part in the end and happens quite early on in the story thank god! The harder part is for Jin to remember what he is blocking and why and when he gets home, back to the only house he ever felt safe in, the events that follow not only force his memories but make them have to face their future. All I can say is Logans father Peter is a dirty scoundrel and it’s a real shame that Mary didn’t write him into the pit!
It appears that lines have been drawn, sides have been taken, and no one is sure who they can trust. Peter Church may have thought he had all the answers but he failed to remember just how smart his oldest son is or how in love he is with Jin or how hard he will fight for his family.
This was a perfect ending, albeit less bloody than I expected, to a fantastic series that is very much one of my favourites. Home is where the heart is and in the end nothing mattered more than their love.
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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