Jayden (Whitedell Pride #16) by Catherine Lievens ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

JaydenTitle: Jayden (Whitedell Pride #16)

Author: Catherine Lievens

Publisher: eXtasy

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 01/08/2016

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal

Blurb:

Can you have a future if you don’t know your past?

Jayden has done his best to forget the first part of his life, the part that happened before he arrived in Whitedell. He’s managed pretty well—he has friends, a job, and he even meets his mate. And who cares if said mate stays in his bear form even after Jayden stumbled on him in the woods surrounding the mansion?

Heath doesn’t know who he is or what happened to him. He can’t remember anything prior to meeting Jayden, and he longs to know his past. Luckily for him, his parents are looking for him, and it takes only a few days for them to meet.

Jayden and Heath have been doing well, slowly getting to know each other, but when Heath meets his family again, he discovers he already has a boyfriend. On top of that, Jayden’s brother suddenly resurfaces, and the mysterious hunters strike again. Will Jayden lose Heath almost before even having him?

My View:

I have no idea why I am still so engaged in this series. I don’t usually have the attention span for a 16 book series. Add in the Gillham Pack series and we are at about 23 books give or take, and I am still anticipating each and every book.

If you haven’t yet started this series, Jayden’s story is probably an good one with which to test the waters. There are allusions to the overarching big bad, but more than any other story in the series, this felt like it stood on its own quite well. Lievens gives us enough background information that we get to know Jayden and Heath both throughout the story. Heath is a relatively new character, of course (we saw him briefly in Shad’s story). Jayden has been around since he was rescued from the Glass research lab.

Their story is not an easy one. Heath must deal with the fact that his memories are gone, and he doesn’t even know how or why. There is no magic pill to make it all better. Luckily for him, his mate is not something he forgot, since they just met.

Of course, Heath is a bear and Jayden is a weasel shifter. So this is certainly a story of opposites attracting. I love their bond. I love that they are there for each other because they genuinely like each other, not just because they are fated mates. They have a strong relationship, despite their auspicious beginnings. Besides, how can you not adore bookworm Jayden?

Yep, I will be eagerly anticipating the next installment as well. What are you doing to me Ms. Lievens?

Links

Jayden (Whitedell Pride #16) 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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