Author: Catherine Lievens
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 02/15/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal
Is love enough to overcome a lifetime of orders and coldness?
Jago has known Corbin is his mate for a while now, but he gave him all the time and space he needed in the hope Corbin would decide he wants Jago. He knows it’s not going to be easy because of Corbin’s past and what he was raised to be, but he has hope. Then the creature that haunts the woods around pack territory kidnaps Jago, and Corbin comes to his rescue. It doesn’t mean all is flowers and rainbows between them, though.
Corbin doesn’t know what to do with Jago. He’s been raised to be cool and emotionless, and Jago is threatening that. Corbin doesn’t know how to be different, but the lure of having a mate and all it entails is calling out to him, and Corbin wants to surrender. The only thing stopping him is himself, but when he hears Zach and Jago talk about what Jago’s father has done to him, he finally caves in. Jago needs him, and Corbin can’t resist the mating instinct that’s growing inside.
Jago and Corbin mate and everything is right in their world—for a little while. Corbin is still trying to navigate his new relationship and to become more human when a menace both new and old rises on the horizon, putting him and everything he now holds dear in danger and changing their lives forever.
For fans of the Whitedell and Gillham books, the latest installment, Jago, is a must read. It answers a couple of burning questions. First, who get to see what happened to Jago after the end of Elias. Secondly, we finally put a name to the big bad in the rebooted series.
In addition to moving the series forward in a big way, I loved getting to know Corbin. Jago is more well known since he has been more visible in the series. Corbin almost reminded me of an autistic or similarly social awkward individual. I think Lievens handled his social issues well. Throughout the course of the story, he slowly came around. There was no aha moment. He never went from socially awkward to pornstar. He and Jago are cute and clumsy together.
There were a few issues in the story that I think could have been improved with better editing or, at least, the use of beta readers. The introduction of the big bad was uncomfortable and lacking. It was almost a throwaway scene and had to be repeated a couple of times before all the dots were connected. This isn’t a mystery thing. This wasn’t a suspense thing. It was just the editor completely overlooking something that should have been explained earlier in the story. Of course, the usual typos, incorrect, and missing words were riddled throughout.
Despite the flaws, I enjoyed this story quite a lot. As I said before, this series is my crack. It is my break from some of the heavier stuff I read. It is still excellent for that.
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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