On his way home from a meeting of the North American werewolf council, Armand La Marche is stopped in his limousine by a boy who is hurt by an unknown assailant who murdered his friend. After decades of searching, Armand has found his mate. There is one problem, someone is trying to kill Sean.
Sean Quinn’s friend Leroy was gutted trying to protect him. He runs for help and stops the first car he sees.
Armand LaMarche is head Alpha of the North American werewolf council and was in his limousine on his way home to his Manhattan brownstone. When the wounded boy stops his car, Armand recognizes two things:the boy is part wolf, an Omega with a great gift, and he’s Armand’s mate. Now all Armand has to do is claim his mate and keep him safe from the murderer.
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I have a problem with shifter stories where the shifter steamrolls over the one that isn’t a shifter (or doesn’t know he’s a shifter for whatever reason). Sean expressed concerns more than once when he first meets Armand. However Armand just keeps asking Sean to trust him and give him time to court Sean. However this time and courting never happens. They just go forward with the quick marriage and mating, full speed ahead. The emotions the characters are saying they feel just don’t come across as real. Much of the language used in the sex scenes is decidedly unsexy and actually kind of awkward.
I wasn’t a fan of how Adele is treated. There are very logical reasons for it in the story, and the characters seem to feel justified in their actions. I just felt it was excessive and over the top. The way it was explained, and that I understood, is that she quite literally didn’t have a choice due to her mate bond.
I really like the world and the rules set up in the story. The way the shifters work and their history is fascinating. Plus I liked that all of the plot lines are wrapped up by the end of the book.
AC Katt was born in New York City’s Greenwich Village. She remembers sitting at the fountain in Washington Square Park listening to folk music while they passed the hat. At nine, her parents dragged her to New Jersey where she grew up, married and raised four children and became a voracious reader of romantic fiction. At one time she owned over two thousand novels, until she and her husband took themselves and the cat to New Mexico for their health and its great beauty.
Now, most of AC’s books are electronic (although she still keeps six bookcases of hardcovers), so she never has to give away another book. AC is new to both GLBT and to writing being, as she claims, a late bloomer, however, she’s found her niche writing GLBT romance.
Full speed ahead for love and romance, with zero build-up or relationship? I might give this one a pass… the build-up is usually the best part for me! Sounds like an interesting shifter mythology though!
Exactly! The mythology and “rules” for this series are so amazing and well written. The romance just fell flat. I might pick up book 2 in my spare time to see if it’s better. Might…