Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Until Forever Comes
Author: Cardeno C.
Series: Mates #2
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 204 Pages
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: July 15, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: 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.
Review: I was not looking forward to this story, as neither character grabbed my interest in book one, but it completely surprised me…in a great way. That will teach me to have preconceptions. Lesson learned: Do Not Assume!
Ethan is a broken shifter…small and unable to shift, he is basically considered useless to everyone except his sister. He is in pain, both emotionally and physically. He just wants to die. Miguel is a 400 year old vampire, one of the biggest, baddest mother-scratchers out there, but he is lonely…and what do you know, he and Ethan are destined true mates. So, instead of Miguel and his band of merry bastards killing Ethan and his band of nitwit adolescent wolf shifters, they find love and purpose with each other.
Sounds sweet, and in many ways it was, but they do not have it easy…either of them. Life kind of sucks when you are true mates with the enemy…and vampires and wolves are not friends by any stretch of the imagination. Miguel is constantly watching his back, and trying to protect Ethan, at the same time he is trying to come to terms with his feeling for this young wolf. Mates are a wolf thing, but he is still strangely attached to the guy.
Book 2 in the Mates series was a nice surprise for me. I loved watching Ethan heal and Miguel find love. The two couldn’t be more different, but they complimented each other in every way possible. Looking forward to Mates #3.
Overall Impression: I l
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*