Title: To Touch You
“His name is Salvatore Rossi. He’s a vampire. And he’s my true mate.”
By not relying on anyone except himself, Salvatore Rossi escaped a dead-end existence and reached the height of corporate success. But just when he has everything he always wanted, fate throws Salvatore a challenge he can’t solve alone and a young wolf shifter comes to his rescue.
Since childhood, Yoram Smith’s family was certain he would grow to become Alpha and save their beloved pack from its slow demise. When the time comes for a new leader, Yoram is forced to juggle his duty to care for a splintering pack with his duty to care for an absent mate, and his own strength suffers.
Being turned into a vampire didn’t alter Salvatore’s life philosophy: if you don’t rely on anyone, nobody can let you down. But when the boy who saved his life becomes a man who needs his help, the icy vampire must find his humanity.
Author: Cardeno C.
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Half of Us, Wake Me Up Inside, Until Forever Comes, In Your Eyes
Series: Mates #4
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Wake Me Up Inside, Until Forever Comes, In Your Eyes
Published by Self Source: Author
Published: May 4, 2017
Genres: Male Male Romance, Paranormal Romance
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Here we are, the fourth book in the Mates series, a book I did not plan on reading. I haven’t been too happy with the series in general although the last book wasn’t all that bad. I made it this far and despite misgivings, I thought okay, one more try. So I loaded To Touch You to my Kindle and started reading.
Yoram and Salvatore. Let’s be honest here, not many people are going to like Sal. He’s kind of a jerk a good portion of the book. Yoram is who everybody will like with his sweetness and devotion to Sal. And yet, I do get Sal. I can’t help but feel Sal is misunderstood. Yoram’s devotion to him came off as persistent and since he was underaged, I really can’t blame him for rejecting Yoram. Once Yoram became of age, why didn’t he just go to Sal then? Or better yet, why didn’t someone just sit Sal down and explain everything to him. Seems his problem wasn’t completely a personality issue and more of everybody else was in the know and he had to figure it all out. That’s my personal opinion and I’m sticking to it.
The story itself is okay. A good chunk of the book we get to see Yoram pining away for his mate before Sal gets a clue and comes around. We get to spend some time with the characters from the previous titles and there are timeline parallels that run so I do recommend reading the first. Not necessarily the first book but definitely the second and third. They play vital roles to understand who Miguel and Ethan are and what is going on in and between the packs.
The series all together was not anything I particularly enjoyed. The stories themselves were a hit or miss and I either liked it or didn’t. Really it was the sex that killed it for me. I enjoy a good sex scene but when I’m rolling my eyes at the choice of body parts used, everybody says the same thing during the act and I find myself skimming to get passed it all…no thanks. Others might like all this, I, however, don’t.