Author: Catherine Lievens
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 12/22/2015
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal
Sometimes something good can come out of a bad situation, if only you have the strength to take a chance.
Demi flees Starhaven, the demon town, when his ex won’t take no for an answer. Noah takes him in and Demi meets Reed. He knows from the first moment that he’s Reed’s mate, but Reed has been through a lot, and neither of them knows whether Reed can trust Demi enough to open up to him or if he’ll run away instead.
Reed has been having nightmares and other problems ever since the lab. He’s been working on it with Gentry, but the road to recovery is still long. Still, he’s happy when he finds his mate, and even happier when Demi turns out to be an affectionate and sweet man who does everything he can to help Reed.
The couple slowly works toward a future together, but what will happen when Demi’s past finds him? Will Reed break under the pressure, or will he be able to trust his mate enough to work his way out of his own dark thoughts?
We met Demi during Noah and Duncan’s story (Noah – Gillham Pack #4). He is Noah’s best friend. Not high on the Demon social ladder, he has to work to make a living. When that livelihood is threatened, he moves in with his best friend and his best friend’s mate on Gillham Packland. Since this is a shifter romance, that is of course where he meets his fated mate.
Reed, the aforementioned fated mate, is one of the rare shifters rescued from the Glass laboratories a few stories ago. He is suffering from PTSD from his ordeal and is barely able to be social, much less intimate. He is a Pangolin shifter and now calls the Gillham Pack home.
If you are not familiar with that animal (as I wasn’t) it is similar in looks to a cross between an armadillo and an anteater. However, it appears to have more genetically in common with the order carnivoran (yes that basically encompasses what you think it would). But enough of the science lesson. (Yes, this is how my mind works. You are welcome).
The main conflict in this story comes from Demi’s ex. He is never fully fleshed out and it appears that we won’t necessarily see him again. We don’t further the “mysterious enemy” storyline in this story. Instead we focus on getting Demi out of the demon lands and finding the man Reed needs to overcome his past. No he isn’t all lightness and rainbows at the end, but he is better. He is more grounded and ready to do what needs to be done.
I don’t know that I would call this story my favorite of the series, but I felt it was certainly one of the most solid stories from Lievens to date. If you can get past the fact that Reed is a Pangolin shifter, a species not known to be found in the US (where the story is set), you will enjoy this installment of the Gillham Pack.
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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