Book Review: Retrograde by Bailey Bradford

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

26802711Title: Retrograde
Author: Bailey Bradford
Series: Southwestern Shifters #11
Heroes: Marcus/Nathan
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 220 Pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Letting go of the past to embrace the future…

Things are changing for Marcus and Nathan, in more ways than one. Nathan is still trying to deal with the action he took in order to save Marcus’ life. It isn’t easy to do, and sometimes he fears he’ll give in to all the doubts and fears plaguing him.

What they need is some time alone, without guards shadowing their every move, no one to interrupt. Because soon, they’ll be busier than ever.

A short vacation before the annual gathering of Alpha Anaxes at the compound, that’s what they decide to do. But their vacation isn’t so private when they discover a wild pack of young shifters barely surviving.

Changes are coming.

A strange young shifter with abilities neither Marcus nor Nathan have ever seen before. Alpha Anaxes and attitudes. An intruder in their midst. And with the help of Shania, the pack doctor, the most important event of Marcus and Nathan’s shared life is about to happen.

Changes are coming, and they’re coming fast.


Review: First, you must absolutely be a fan of the series for this book to appeal. The characters in this are all well-developed in previous books and this builds upon those stories.

We join Marcus and Nathan happily having tons of hot sex (which they proceed to do many times throughout this book.) They are stressed by many things: Nathan wants children, there is an upcoming Alpha Annex meeting, there continues to be stress about security at the compound, the pack is outgrowing their current environs, there is a new group of shifters who have special talents but have a lot of baggage, too.

Most of the story revolves around tying up the loose ends that these various stressors instigate. (I understand this is the penultimate book in the series, and by the end, I could see where the story arc was headed and it looks like the last book is going to be amazing!)

Nathan and Marcus are the main focus but we do get to see lots of the other mates from earlier stories as well. The new shifters who get introduced are exciting and I can’t wait to see just what Asher gets up to in the next book. I’m hoping for a spin-off series … but I’m getting ahead of myself.

This book was a lot of fun. Lots of hot sex. Several snarky Gabe moments, a little bit of drama and loads of tension. But… by the end, we are definitely left on a ray of hope and with several new “pack members” to contend with.

I think this book ranks among my top three favorite in the series and I highly recommend it.

Overall Impression: It was amazing

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*

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