Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Forgiving Thayne
Narrator: Derrick McClain
Series: True Mates #2
Heroes: Nicholas Cartwright/Thayne Whitedove
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 11 Hours, 51 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 4, 2015
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Nicholas Cartwright has done everything in his power to forget that night six months ago in Senaka, when his true mate rejected him, leaving him shattered and disillusioned. Burying himself in his work, he pushes himself to the point of exhaustion while finding the touch of another unbearable. Suddenly his mate needs his help, and he may be asking for more than Nicholas can find it in himself to give.
Thayne Whitedove has always been a wanderer, spending his days on the road and his nights wrapped in the arms of whatever random hookup he meets, until a fateful mistake sends him rushing for the comforts of home. To his utter dismay, the only way to correct his error in judgment is to accept the one thing he’s never wanted… his mate. Thayne must decide whether to keep running or to stay and fight for Nick’s forgiveness.
Review – Book: Nikyta reviewed the book here.
I was slightly hesitant to start this audio because it got a lot of negative reviews…however, that is also like a beacon for me because for some reason I tend to like a lot of what some people do not. That was the case with Forgiving Thayne, too.
We meet Thayne and Nick in book one, Chasing Seth, and though it was a bit tragic and really set up a story-line that would be an angst-fest, I was still instantly enthralled with Thayne. Nick is pretty amazing in his own right, and such a great friend to Seth, and the most giving man to a mate that has been super clear on the fact that he does not want a mate, no matter what.
In most shifter books, you read about the instant connection between mates, and though this one is the same, these two do everything in their powers to break that bond. Yes, Thayne is an idiot but his past is slowly unraveled and I completely understood why he felt the way he did. And Nick, though is was heartbreaking to feel the repercussions of being rejected, was still a strong man and didn’t remain a doormat for long.
These two required the full eleven plus hours of this audio get to the root of their issues and to overcome them. I really enjoyed this book and the narration kept me entertained and on the edge of my seat.
Review – Audio: Derrick McClain does a stellar job of performing a full cast of characters and could keep Thayne and Nick separate and believable in their voices and inflections. Thayne is a big man and his voice sounded like that of a big man to me. Sounds weird, I know, but their voices matched the descriptions of the characters and that helped me visualize the story being performed. Enjoyed it so much I will be moving onto the third book, Protecting Kai, as soon as it’s available. I only hope to see more Thayne, Nick, Casey, Nick…and pain in the butt Ryan.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*