Love can conquer all, if he’ll only believe…
Roman Jonas has spent years recovering from a violent assault when he was just a teenager. He’s worked hard, and finally found his place in the world. Now, if he can only get his coyote to agree. As a medicine man for his pack, he isn’t able to shift. It’s frustrating to say the least, but not as frustrating—or confusing—as the feelings he has for former Ranger Abraham Evans.
Abraham lost the ability to do his job effectively when he was shot. His right arm and hand are close to useless, and he’s had a hell of a time not dying over the past month. Sometimes it seems like it’d be so much easier to just give up, but a certain hazel-eyed man has captured his heart, and it won’t stop beating.
When Abraham is discharged from the hospital, he moves to Del Rey to be closer to Roman, and because he has no one else in his life who truly cares about him.
Slowly, he and Roman begin a tentative friendship that turns into something more enduring than they’ve ever dreamed of, but enemies from the past threaten everything and everyone Roman and Abraham love.
Reader Advisory: This book contains reference to past sexual assault.
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This was an interesting story. It’s the third book in a series I haven’t read the first two from. I wasn’t ever lost but you could tell there were some things that happened in the past we don’t see in this book. However Ms. Bradford does a great job of giving you enough information so you can know what’s going on without being burdened by huge flashbacks or explanations of past events. This book definitely can stand on its own even if it’s part of a series.
Roman hurt my heart. His past was painful and he was still recovering from it in this story. He had a strength about him though that was waiting to come out. He took great care in his job as medicine man/shaman for the pack. He wanted to ensure the pack thrived and flourished and kept the faith in the old ways. Roman fell for Abraham quickly. I enjoyed the scene where he figured out what Abraham meant to him. By the end of the book you could tell how happy he was.
Abraham was hurting in his own way. He had a long road to healing at the beginning of the story. I was actually a bit surprised how much he healed over the course of the story. He was quick to use the word love for his feelings. I adored the way Abraham was devoted to Roman and wanted him to be safe. It was so sensual how Abraham gave himself over to Roman in bed. I liked how he always made sure Roman was enjoying and an active participant in everything they did together. It showed Abraham cared for Roman.
Roman and Abraham had already met when the story started but I enjoyed the hack out of how they got together. I was a little surprised at some of the twists and turns in the story. However through it all you can see how good they are together. They are going to make it long term and have a solid relationship that’s going to last. The way they support each other and take care of each other is lovely to see.
A native Texan, Bailey spends her days spinning stories around in her head, which has contributed to more than one incident of tripping over her own feet. Evenings are reserved for pounding away at the keyboard, as are early morning hours. Sleep? Doesn’t happen much. Writing is too much fun, and there are too many characters bouncing about, tapping on Bailey’s brain demanding to be let out.
Caffeine and chocolate are permanent fixtures in Bailey’s office and are never far from hand at any given time. Removing either of those necessities from Bailey’s presence can result in what is known as A Very, Very Scary Bailey and is not advised under any circumstances.