Jared (Whitedell Pride #11) by Catherine Lievens ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

JaredTitle: Jared (Whitedell Pride #11)

Author: Catherine Lievens

Publisher: eXtasy

Cover Artist: Latrisha Waters

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 08/01/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal

Blurb:

What you are doesn’t determine who you are.
Jared didn’t expect to find his mate, but he is overjoyed when he does, even if Chogan is a wendigo. When Chogan doesn’t recognize Jared as his mate, Jared is hurt and he pushes Chogan away without telling him about the bond between them, thinking it’ll all end there. He hasn’t taken in consideration one of their friends spilling the beans, though.

Chogan is a wendigo and wendigos don’t have mates, and most of all, they don’t have love, so he’s both surprised and elated when he finds out Jared is his. Now that he has a chance at a happily ever after, he’s not going to let Jared go, even if he has no idea where to start.

The two of them work to get over their awkwardness and doubts, but just as they manage to get closer, Chogan’s recent past comes back to get him. He knows the pride will protect him, but can he risk his mate’s life to save his own?

My View:

I didn’t think we were going to get more stories from Whitedell, to be honest. I thought we had paired everyone up. However, there is a character I forgot… the doctor, Jared. Yep, another J name. He is paired with the hero of Keenan’s story, the Windigo Chogun.

I will be honest, this pairing made me uncomfortable from the start. Mostly because all the pictures I have in my head of Windigo aren’t all the pretty. Actually, they are pretty evil and disgusting. I had a heard time shifting my paradigm to think of a Windigo as nice and “normal” when not in their Windigo form. In short, this story is about breaking stereotypes.

While some of the stereotypes are broken easier than I would have thought possible, the coupling is good for both sides — after a rough start.

There are a few places in this story where the fact that English is not the authors first language became apparent, and should have been caught in editing. However, I enjoyed my literary escape for what it was. I will continue to visit Whitedell as long as it has stories to tell us.

Links

Jared (Whitedell Pride #11) on Goodreads
eXtasy
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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