Review: Until Forever Comes (Mates #2) by Cardeno C.

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Review: Until Forever Comes (Mates #2) by Cardeno C.

A sensitive wolf shifter and a vicious vampire challenge history, greed, and the very fabric of their beings in order to stay together until forever comes.

Plagued by pain and weakness all his life, Ethan Abbatt is a wolf shifter who can’t shift. Hoping to find an honorable death by joining his pack mates in a vampire attack, Ethan instead learns two things: draining his blood releases his pain and his wolf, and he has a true mate—a vampire named Miguel.

Over four centuries old, strong, powerful, and vicious, Miguel Rodriguez walks through life as a shadow, without happiness or affection. When a young shifter tells Miguel they're true mates, destined to be together, Miguel sends him away. But Ethan is persistent and being with him comes so naturally that Miguel can't resist for long. Their challenge is staying alive so they can be together until forever comes.

Title: Until Forever Comes
Author: Cardeno C.
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Half of Us, Wake Me Up Inside, In Your Eyes, To Touch You
Series: Mates #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Wake Me Up Inside, In Your Eyes, To Touch You
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: July 15, 2015
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance, Male Male Romance, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 204
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Stars: two-stars
Flames: three-half-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Until Forever Comes is the second in the Mates series. The premise of this story is Ethan is a wolf shifter who can’t shift. Considered sickly all his life he decides to join his pack mates in a vampire attack hoping to find an honorable death. Instead, he not only finds what is keeping him from shifting but he also finds his true mate…which happens to be a vampire. The vampire, Miguel, is over 400 years old, has led a lonely life and certainly does not believe Ethan is his mate. However, Ethan is nothing if persistent and fills a void in Miguel’s life that he didn’t think was possible. Their challenge is staying alive so they can be together until forever comes.

Oh boy, where do I begin? How about what I liked. The cover. I really liked the cover. The premise of the story. Yes, it also was likable. The whole opposites attract usually makes for a good read even though in this case, we are talking about shifter and vamps instead of personality opposites. There were even a few secondary characters that I liked.

How about what I didn’t like. Everything else. I’ll just hit the high points of what had me cringing. First off the portrayal of Miguel. Somehow I doubt a vampire as old as he is that is purported to be strong, powerful, and vicious, would go all cooing lovey-dovey talk even if he did finally find his mate. Equally is the portrayal of Ethan. I get that he is from the South, HOWEVER, having him come across of a backwoods country bumpkin felt like a complete insult. To make it worse, the story is told from his first person POV, so there was no escaping it. Or his usage of too many ‘P’ words when it came to sex parts. Prick (Rolls eyes). Pucker (Are you kidding me?! And we are not talking lips here). Pecker (What are we, twelve!!!).

The first book in this series made itself good the holding off of having sex. That really made it special. The second in the series wit the verbiage and way too much just killed it for me. I already have the third on hand to read. Here’s to hoping it redeems the series for me.

 

Until Forever Comes
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