Review: Exodus (Valen’s Pack #2) by Bailey Bradford

April 21, 2015 Review 0

Review: Exodus (Valen’s Pack #2) by Bailey Bradford

Survival of the fittest? Not when chaos rules.

Rivvie does his best as beta, but he’s lonely and secretly nursing a broken heart. He fell for Matthew instantly, to no avail. Matt was too busy screwing every female in sight. He didn’t give one whit about Rivvie. Well, he told Rivvie he wasn’t interested. Rivvie just didn’t think he meant it.

Matt’s whole life has changed. He was the good son, the village hero, and the village stud. Now he’s just a man in a pack full of exceptional men. He’s a human—smaller, weaker and slower than the shifter males he lives with. External chaos has nothing on the internal crap he deals with every day.

When Rivvie and Matt are paired together for a task, sparks fly. It’s just possible that there’s more to sex—and more to Rivvie—than Matt ever suspected.

While Rivvie is dancing around an attraction to a certain human male, his brother, Valen is trying to lead his pack and take care of his own mate, Aaron. Just when he thinks he’s got everything under control, that very control is yanked from him by a powerful series of natural disasters, and soon Valen’s leading his pack on an exodus he’d never expected.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of BDSM, spanking, CBT and biting.

Title: Exodus
Author: Bailey Bradford
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Ropes and Dreams, Nischal , Whirlwind, Sabin
Series: Valen's Pack
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Run With the Moon
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: March 13, 2015
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance, Male Male Romance, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 162
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Stars: three-stars
Flames: four-flames
Bailey Bradford

Rivvie and Matt have been dancing around a mutual attraction. Matt enjoys the company of women (or so he likes to make others think) so of course he isn’t attracted to Rivvie. Rivvie was raised within a pack that has always been taught to embrace ones sexuality and enjoy it. The human villagers were raised with beliefs of procreate to repopulate the decimated world they live in. The different backgrounds are enough for Rivvie and Matt to keep away from each other. Valen has other thoughts on the matter entirely. He wants to see his pack fully integrated and thriving. His plan to pair humans and shifters for any and every task seems like an easy way to pave the road to a cohesive pack.

Once Matt and Rivvie figure out that they can have some fun together they burn the pages of this book up. Matt not only discovers the pleasures that someone of the same sex can offer, but both men discover they tend to like things a little on the rough side. Once they decide to give in and get it on these two really start to get it on all the time.

The main characters from Run With the Moon, Valen and Aaron have very large roles in this installment of the series. I was shocked to see just how much page time they got. Valen is still trying to get the pack to see themselves as one, not shifters and villagers. The integration is not going smoothly so this allows for their page time to work without giving the book the feeling that Matt and Rivvie’s page time is being hijacked.

I have not read Run With the Moon. In respects of Exodus working as a stand-alone I can honestly say that I was not lost. I was left curious about if there was an explanation there as to what happened to change the world so drastically. Although I’ve read a many apocalypse type books where readers are just put into a vastly changed world and are left to wonder what has happened along with the characters they are reading. The thing that Bradford has done here that is intriguing is the fact that she is still changing the world that these characters are trying to live in.

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