Reviewed by Morgan
Author: Catherine Lievens
Series: Whitedell Pride#23
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 108 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: August 12, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Sometimes good things come out of bad situations.
Benjamin was hurt when the pride was attacked, and he’s had enough of the infirmary. He’s been stuck there for a week, and when he decides to make a run for it, the last thing he expects is to meet his mate in Dominic’s office.
Lucas knows about shifters. His best friend Heath is a bear shifter, and they’ve lived together for years. He’s surprised when Heath’s alpha, Dominic Nash, calls him and asks for his help, but before he can do anything, Benjamin stumbles into his life and tells him they belong together.
Both Benjamin and Lucas are happy about being mates, but not everyone is. Benjamin’s family suddenly arrives in Whitedell, and added to the hunter problems the pride is still facing, they’re not making life easy. Will Benjamin and Lucas be able to stay together even when the circumstances aren’t the best?
Review: While technically a standalone, all these books are essentially one long story arc with each book featuring a new set of MCs. So – you’ll miss a lot of “nuance” if you haven’t been following along but probably won’t be too lost.
Benjamin is recovering from being stabbed in the attack the hunters waged on the mansion. He’s a small, red-haired fox shifter who likes to keep to himself. Lucas is Heath’s best friend (Heath lost his memory but the two are starting over and still friends.) Lucas is 6’8”! and also has red hair (despite what the cover looks like). Both Lucas and Benjamin know Heath’s mate, Jayden. Both men are relatively shy and somewhat loners – so they mesh well.
Most of the book is Benjamin healing and coming to grips with his new human mate. There is virtually no drama or angst in this beyond a very mild blip with Benjamin’s homophobic family.
We get a small taste of what’s to come in that Noem seems particularly interested in someone and one of the hunters they’ve captured is being kept separate from the rest because he has a mystery mate somewhere in the mansion.
Like the rest of these, it’s predictable but always nice and this one seemed to have a really nice and logical flow. I enjoyed it immensely and continue to be hooked on this (seemingly never-ending) series!
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*