Author: Grace R Duncan
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 07/08/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal
Dr. Miles Grant acknowledges that his destined mate could be either gender even though his bisexuality cost him his family and his pack. Luckily he found the Forbes Pack, who happily accepts him just as he is. What he never counted on was finding his mate in Pittsburgh or for his mate to be another species entirely—a cat!
Quincy Archer isn’t just any jaguar shifter. He is the heir to the leadership of his pride. Destined mates are nothing but legend to the nearly extinct and generally solitary jaguars, and Quincy certainly never expected to find one for himself, much less a male… or a wolf.
However, finding each other and coming to terms with their species is the least of their worries. Quincy is expected to select a proper female mate, father a cub, and take his place as heir to the pride. Except Quincy refuses, having no interest in women or leadership and knowing he isn’t right for it. But his father will stop at nothing—not even attempting to kill Miles—to get his way. Quincy and Miles must overcome many obstacles to stay together as the destined mates they’re meant to be.
Where the first two books in this series concentrate mainly on the relationship of the two MC’s Acceptance concentrates more on the mystery element of the story.
We met Quincy earlier in the series. He’s a Jaguar shifter, next in line to take over from his father and there lies his main problem. Although he cares about the Jaguar’s he has no compunction to ever lead them or be responsible for them. His father is pretty set in his ways and won’t hear of Quincy shirking his duties so Quincy has been hiding whilst still trying to get on with his life.
His destined mate is Dr Miles Grant a bisexual wolf shifter who certainly wasn’t expecting a cat for a mate. Miles has his own demons from his past when his family rejected him but with the help from another pack he has worked hard to get to where he is today – he is a well-respected doctor who puts in a lot of hours for his patients. He is also quickly besotted with Quincy regardless of the difficulties they may face.
To have any chance at a happy ever after they must first deal with whoever is trying to kill them. Quincy believes it’s his father’s last ditch attempt to pull his son in line and bring him home to deal with his duties but further investigations seem to hint at something more sinister. This is where the mystery took over a bit too much from the romance and it dragged the story out a bit. There were a few romantic moments, I loved how accepting the other wolves were when faced with adding a Jaguar to their dynamics and how they almost forced Quincy to put up with their tactile behaviour, something Quincy enjoyed even if he was loathed to admit it but for me there just wasn’t enough of these moments before the story got bogged down with the mystery again.
As all the characters from the previous two book in this series appear in this story often I would recommend you read the books in order. The epilogue was a nice look into the future and will leave you with a smile on your face.
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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