Darin (Whitedell Pride #18) by Catherine Lievens ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

DarinTitle: Darin (Whitedell Pride #18)

Author: Catherine Lievens

Publisher: eXtasy

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 03/01/2016

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal


Sometimes you need to listen only to your heart rather than to what other people say.

Darin hasn’t actively been looking for his mate, even though he wants nothing more than to meet him. He’s lonely and he works too much, so he’s been hoping for a miracle—for his mate to walk into his bakery. It hasn’t worked yet, but then a man walks into the mansion’s kitchen and declares he’s Darin’s mate, and Darin gets the miracle he’s been waiting for.

Ira has known Darin was his mate for a few months, but he’s been burned by people who should’ve loved him before, so he took his time before deciding to talk to him. Now that he knows Darin won’t hurt him, he takes advantage of a trip to Whitedell to finally properly meet his mate.

Darin and Ira don’t wait to mate, even though they know their families might not be happy about it. But what their families think isn’t their only problem, and when the hunters attack again, Ira will need to fight for his mate and his friends.

My View:

The best part of Darin was, well… Darin.  If you don’t remember, Darin is Shad’s twin brother.  Shad found his mate in the part tiger/part-human (former full human) Gabriel who happens to be Adrien’s brother. Adrien was the geneticist forced to work for the Glass research company. Clear as mud?  Yeah there are a LOT of connections in this series.  Heck, I have to refresh my memory often.

The one thing that I think Lievens did well in this installment was giving Ira and Darin both personality trates in line with their animal counterparts.  Ira was smooth, slick, and a little snake-like.  You almost wonder if you can trust him with sweet and innocent Sugar Glider shifter Darin.  You wonder if Ira is pushing Darin for more than he should be.

As with every other installment in this series, there are a number of editing and proofing errors that you must overlook to get to Lievens’ story.  However, if you have gotten to this point in the series, you already know that and can probably tune them out.   There is also plenty of Keenan/Nysys hijinx to be had.  We get to see Morin again, as well.

Another worthy addition to my literary crack shelf.


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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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