Guest Reviewed by Morgan
Book Title: At His Side
Author: Sunny Day
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 104 Pages
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Release Date: December 20, 2014
Available at: Siren Publishing and Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Marshal is in a middle of a mission which if it goes wrong threatens to dissolve into bloody war. He’s always prided himself on doing a good job, but this time he failed. His pack was hurt and he has to remedy the situation.
Finding his mate wasn’t in the plan. To get to the man who started everything, Marshal has to use and hurt Nick. Nick has his own duties to fulfill. Neither of them is able to back off and both of them are afraid they will lose the mate bond, something every shifter holds precious. Torn between duty and desire, Marshal doesn’t know how to act. The bond between him and Nick is tenuous and threatened by events which are out of their control. Once the dust settles, Marshal finds himself stuck between a rock and hard place, because no matter what decision he makes, he will lose something.
Review: I can’t summarize this for you because it didn’t make a lot of sense. Basically, there are two werewolf packs who are at war, and the brother of one pack’s alpha is the mate of the other pack’s enforcer. The two mates find each other when Nick is breaking in to Marshal’s house, and the typical scent/arousal thing happens but they don’t really act on it.
There is a lot of angst surrounding the killing of Nick’s evil brother, Kyle, but honestly, the writing was so bad, the plot so confusing, that I couldn’t really tell you exactly what happened.
This read like part of a series, and I figured I must have missed some of the earlier books, but when I looked it up on GoodReads, there were no other books related to this as a series.
I give a lot of leeway to shifter books like this. I’m a sucker for a shifter mating and will suspend my disbelief – A LOT. But… you gotta follow your own rules! If being mated is so important and irresistible, how were Nick and Marshal able to ignore their bond for so long? If Kyle was so bad, why didn’t they just kill him and get it over with? One of the pluses (in my book) to these stories is hot shifter sex – and by my calculation, we don’t even get to see much sex until 70% through, and it isn’t that hot.
So… though normally I can tolerate a lot when it comes to shifter romances, this one was just so bad, I could barely finish it, and that was only through skimming. I’m sorry for that, as apparently the author has several books out, and I always love finding a new author, but I won’t be reading more from Sunny Day.
Overall Impression: It wasn’t for me
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*