Reviewed by Susan65
Title: My Partner and Me
Author: Hollis Shiloh
Series: Shifters and Partners #2
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 323 Pages
Publisher: Hollis Shiloh
Release Date: February 15, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Being mates makes everything perfect—doesn’t it?
Sean is happy with his mate, Tom. As far as he’s concerned, life is golden. Except for when it isn’t. Their work is dangerous. While Sean’s recovering from his most recent injury, he hears a little girl in his head, calling for help. And his wolf side is acting up: too sensitive, too vulnerable. He needs Tom more than ever, especially when it means facing his family and old wounds. Even if things are never truly right for his wolf side, at least he has his mate who will never leave him…right?
Review: We are back with Sean and Tom, but this time they are a newly established couple. Lowell is history, for the most part, but we find that the love birds have a couple wrinkles that need to be ironed out before either one feels secure in their new relationship. I am a sucker for jealousy and making my guys work hard for their happy ending, but these two seem to take it to the extreme. Nothing is simple, and communication is not one of their strong points.
Sean has some major emotional and psychological issues he needs help with, and Tom barely recovered from the betrayal of his ex-husband, Lowell. He really needed more time to get past his failed marriage, but Sean needed stability…a recipe for disaster. We finally get to meet Sean’s pack, his family, and even though I understand why he never wanted to go back, I think he needed to give his cousin, Ton,y and his uncle a little more credit. I get that they didn’t do much when he needed them most, but Tony was a young wolf too, and who goes against an alpha? At least Tony tried and for that I thought he deserved a little credit or recognition.
This story was centered mainly around Sean and his major issues. He is weak as a lone wolf, but deadly as a man. He is willing to do or say anything to hold onto Tom, and Tom seems to be a little oblivious of Sean’s internal struggles. I admit I thought Tom was a bit clueless, but it turns out that he really wasn’t, and he gives Sean exactly what he needs to settle his wolf and his human side down.
I like shifters and I like human-shifter partnerships so this story has all the elements that I prefer to read. I would have liked them both to be a little more tough, but I understand that their struggles were real and not everyone can be a superhero all the time. Looking forward to seeing how the next book plays out.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*