Zane Mitchell is about to learn that you can’t outrun your destiny—especially not when that destiny is wrapped up in the form of one big, sexy, relentless shapeshifter, Aidan Criswell.
Zane is the alpha of the Gila National Forest pack of shifters. He’s been forced to make some very bad choices—like kicking out Mika Blackwell, a gay shifter who was once Zane’s friend. The elders demanded it, and Zane gave in to them rather than stand up to them.
When he and all other alphas of Southwestern packs are called to a mandatory meeting with the Dux Ducis—Aidan Criswell, the man in charge of all shifter packs in the Southwest U.S.—something happens that sends Zane fleeing in panic. He’s found his mate, the one person who can complete him—and the one person Zane knows could never want him because of his past actions.
Aidan Criswell is as shocked to discover the man he’d been ordered to investigate—a man who’d had a pack member banned for being gay—is his mate. But destined mates are always exactly perfectly matched, and once Aidan accepts that fact, he believes there is more to Zane’s story than meets the eye—and as Zane is soon to discover, Aidan Criswell is one relentless son of a bitch.
Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series but can be read as a stand alone.
Author: Bailey Bradford
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Ropes and Dreams, Nischal , Whirlwind, Sabin
Series: Southwestern Shifters
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Reluctance, Rescued, Reckless, Rendered
Published by Totally Bound Source: Publisher
Published: August 16, 2010
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance, Male Male Romance
Pages: 187 pages
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The second book in the Southwestern Shifters is a mesmerizing and thrilling m/m romance that tugs at the heartstrings. Questioning his abilities as alpha after making some bad decisions, Zane Mitchell arrives at the mandatory meeting with the Dux Ducis, Aidan Crisswell, and then flees in a panic when he realizes Aidan is his mate. Aidan is shocked to discover the very man he’s been sent to investigate is his mate.
This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on the edge of their seat with suspense, action, drama, and romance as Zane flees the meeting and returns home to trouble and leaves again. The author describes the scenes with vivid details that capture the imagination and make the reader feel as if they are part of the story and the strong compelling characters are easily understoon and draw the reader deeper into the story and danger from an hidden enemy causes lots of drama and excitement to the story.
The attraction between Aidan and Zane is explosive and their strong connection takes hold immediately on sight and the sex scenes are a fiery inferno of passion. The relationship is full of drama and has sparks flying in every direction as Zane feels that past deeds make him an unlovable mate that no one could possibly want and the reader can’t help but get caught up and empathize with Zane as he remembers more of his past and certain injustices come to life.
Gabe and Mika return in this story as well adding their own drama and charismatic fun to the situation as well as being loyal and supporting friends, even though they were at odds with Zane. There is a also surprising twists to the past that the reader doesn’t see coming to spice the story up even more.
So far, this series is turning out to be a fantastic world full of captivating and charming shifters that really reach out and grab a hold of the heart and doesn’t let go and I can’t wait to read the next one.