Shad (Whitedell Pride #15) by Catherine Lievens ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

ShadTitle: Shad (Whitedell Pride #15)

Author: Catherine Lievens

Publisher: eXtasy

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 12/08/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal

Blurb:

Doing the wrong thing doesn’t always make you a bad guy.
Shad is sick, and he knows he has very little possibility of
getting better. He would have to get his hands on the pills
Glass used to give him for the information Shad had on the
pride, but Glass isn’t there anymore. There is someone else,
though, and Shad has to decide whether to betray his
brother, his mate, and his pride again, or let his illness
slowly kill him.

Gabriel has been isolating himself ever since he got to
Whitedell. He hates the tiger parts he sports since his time in
the company’s lab, but he’s decided he’s had enough. He
wants to feel like himself again, and that means coming out
of the attic.

Shad and Gabriel have known they’re mates for months,
but circumstances had made them decide to keep their
distance. What will happen when Gabriel decides he doesn’t
want that anymore? And will Shad make the right choice
when his life is at risk?

My View:

I will admit, even with my recent re-read of the series, I had to search my brain to remember who Shad was. I guess he just never made a huge impression on me. Lievens, however, is a master at making stories for seemingly insignificant characters, so I shouldn’t be surprised.

Gabriel, of course, I remembered right away. He was, after all the catalyst for a lot of the Glass Research company storyline – no matter how unknowingly. He is the former human, and brother to Adrian, who is stuck somewhere between human and animal. He has been a recluse since he came to live with the pride.

In this story, Shad finds redemption, and Gabriel finds acceptance. Both things neither thought they would see or deserve. They also, of course, find each other. Together they find the strength they need to fight their demons.

As with every other title in this series, they manage to manufacture a reason to put off mating until the last possible second. However, they don’t find too many reasons to put off having hot tiger sex – once Gabriel gets past his hangups about his ummm tiger parts. More than their mating, however, I appreciated the connection and support each one offered the other from near the beginning.

As with the rest of this series, I can not say it is the end all be all of shifter novels, but I look forward to each of my visits to this world.

Links

Shad (Whitedell Pride #15) on Goodreads
eXtasy
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

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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