Author: Catherine Lievens
Cover Artist: Latrisha Waters
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 08/15/2015
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal
Craig has rescued his last shifters from the Glass Research Company. He knew he wouldn’t have been able to do it for long, but now he’s at a loss about what to do with his life. Then Kameron offers him a job, but can he really live with a pack of shifters?
Thomas had a comfortable life, at least until Kameron ruined it for him. Still, it doesn’t mean it has to change, and Thomas is ready to do his best to keep everything as it is. When he meets his mate, he knows he won’t be able to do it for much longer and he has to make a decision that could turn his life upside-down.
Can Thomas get over the situation his old alpha created so many years ago and find a way to be happy with Craig? And will Craig be able to see past the shell Thomas has built around himself and give the man a chance?
Here I am, again, reviewing a book in the Gillham Pack series (the spinoff of the Whitedell Pride series). This time the pairing is Craig, known as the Glass Research Lab employee who helped free shifters, and who is currently living in the Gillham Pack Alpha’s house. He is paired with Thomas, who is (seemingly) happily married with kids.
Of all the shifter/fated mates stories I have read, this is the first story I have read where half of the fated mate pair is already mated/married. In this case, his mate is a female, and he has two teenage kids. While his marriage helps build the case against the former alpha, some people will not take kindly to breaking up a marriage in favor of a fated mate. Of course, we are let in on a little gay secret Thomas has been keeping to help soften the blow. Also, his son is kind of epic. I hope we get Eli’s story soon.
If the pseudo-cheating doesn’t make you uncomfortable the way, the fated pair is initially mated, just might. I am not saying it is a bad plot point, just an interesting and potentially decisive one.
While Thomas isn’t one of my favorite characters ever, I do like Craig. I like that he finds a home and family in Gillham independent of his relationship with Thomas.
All in all, Lievens took some risks in this book for the first time in the series. I appreciate those risks and their outcomes and effect on the storylines I have been reading for months. I am looking forward to our next visit to Gillham.
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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