Author: Catherine Lievens
Cover Artist: Unknown
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 07/08/2016
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal
Sometimes we punish ourselves more heavily than anyone else could.
André is used to shifters. He considers Dominic Nash, the Whitedell pride alpha, like an older brother, and loves spending time with the pride. He’s not looking for a mate, even though he hopes he has one somewhere.
Nicky was abandoned by his pride when he lost the challenge for Dominic’s council seat the year before. He refused Dominic’s offer to stay with the pride and become a member, and instead fled to the human world, where he works in a bar. The last thing he expects is for his mate to be the pretty man who walks into the bar and gets drunk.
When André isn’t able to go back to the mansion on his own, Nicky decides to drive him there. He doesn’t know how the pride will greet him, and once André is safe, he flees. André is his mate, though, and he feels drawn to the mansion. He needs to keep André safe, and if that means making the pride’s battles his own, Nicky will do it eagerly, even if it means going against human hunters when they attack.
Andre, the 22nd book in Catherine Lieven’s Whitedell Pride series is all about forgiveness. Mostly it is about forgiving yourself. It is also about looking past the surface of a situation to see that things may not be exactly as they seem.
When we last saw Nicky, he was running away from the Whitedell Pride mansion after losing a challenge to Dominick and being told by his own pride that he was unwanted. He has spent much of the time since beating himself up about the entire situation.
As with everyone in Whitedell (and Gillham) they can’t stay isolated for long. The big happy mixed breed family that is the Whitedell Pride will soon draw you into their crazy but loving brood. As Nicky finds out when he happens about the mansion and his mate in the same night.
Andre has been mentioned a number of times throughout the series, but this is really our first chance to get to know him. I like him. He seems to fit, but have a good head on his shoulders. I am still not entirely sure how he fits in with Dom, but he is there, and that is all that matters.
Andre and Nicky’s story is sweet and lovable.
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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