Book Review: Shad by Catherine Lievens

Reviewed by Morgan 

28047573Title: Shad
Author: Catherine Lievens
Series:  Whitedell Pride #15
Heroes: Shad/Gabriel
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 129 Pages
Publisher: Extasy Books
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Doing the wrong thing doesn’t always make you a bad guy.

Shad is sick, and he knows he has very little possibility of getting better. He would have to get his hands on the pills Glass used to give him for the information Shad had on the pride, but Glass isn’t there anymore. There is someone else, though, and Shad has to decide whether to betray his
brother, his mate, and his pride again, or let his illness slowly kill him.

Gabriel has been isolating himself ever since he got to Whitedell. He hates the tiger parts he sports since his time in the company’s lab, but he’s decided he’s had enough. He wants to feel like himself again, and that means coming out of the attic.

Shad and Gabriel have known they’re mates for months, but circumstances had made them decide to keep their distance. What will happen when Gabriel decides he doesn’t want that anymore? And will Shad make the right choice when his life is at risk?


Review: Shad is a sugar glider that we met earlier who did some unsavory spy work to save his brother. He’s now sick from the time he spent at the Glass Company and not sure he deserves to be saved due to his guilty conscience.

Gabriel is a mixture of tiger and human – permanently stuck partly shifted who hides because he doesn’t want to face people as a an “abomination”. He and Shad know they’re mates but fight it for their own reasons.

Eventually they decide to give mating a try and get their own HEA.


Sometimes I really resonate with the books in this series and sometimes I’m left a little cold.

I didn’t really get overly connected to either of these guys. I thought that their avoidance of their mating diminished it’s value to me so I wasn’t as gung ho about them finally agreeing to mate as I usually am.

I liked the unique trials and tribulations they had to overcome, and I’m always happy when two guys get it on… but it wasn’t that great a story for me. The writing is good and I’ll keep reading because in general I love this series.

Overall Impression: It was good

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

Categories: 3 Star Ratings, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2015, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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