Book Review: Forging the Future by Mary Calmes

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Forging the Future
Author: Mary Calmes
Series: Change of Heart #5
Heroes: Jin & Logan
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 29, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Jin Church is back where he started, alone, wandering, and uncertain of his path. It’s not by choice but by circumstance, as he remembers he’s a werepanther… but not much else. He knows one thing for sure—he needs to find the beautiful blond man who haunts his dreams.

Logan Church is trapped in a living hell. His mate is missing, his tribe is falling apart, and he’s estranged from the son he loves with all his heart. His world is unraveling without his mate by his side, and he has no one to blame but himself.

If Jin can regain his memory and Logan can overcome the threats to his leadership, then perhaps they can resume their lives. The question is: Is that what they want? Back to the same house, the same tribe, the same troubles? They can choose from various roads leading to their future… or they can forge their own path.



When something horrible happened, Jin ran losing himself in his cat and losing his memory. The only thing that brought him back to human was dreams of a beautiful blond man. But when he’s forced to meet the semel in New Orleans, he finally has some answers on who he is but he doesn’t understand anything. When Jin sees Logan again, he knows they’re mates but his memory is still gone and Logan worries Jin’s memories are lost forever. When Jin goes home, will he be able to get back to his life especially when so much has changed within the tribe?

Oh, how I love Jin and Logan! I’ve been with them form the beginning and just love how much they’ve both changed. I’ve re-read this series so many times but it took a while for me to read Forging the Future because I didn’t want to see this series end.   In this one, Jin is still the same guy who runs from things and then eventually comes to reason. Logan is still so focused on Jin he’s almost blind to other things but he’s still a great man. Together they are sizzling but when Ilia comes into it? You see a totally different side to them. They’re parents which I honestly never thought would happen!

This story isn’t just about Jin getting his memory back, it’s about seeing how things have progressed to the point that Jin is essentially hated in the tribe for what he is and what he’s created. It’s really sad because he’s a gorgeous creature but everyone fears him and because of that, they don’t trust Logan or his way of ruling. It’s really sad and the lengths the people who want to be semel will go to just to push Logan and Jin out is really ridiculous, especially since they’ve already challenged his rule and now, IMO, it proves how unreliable as a semel they could be when they’d rather kill someone off instead of fighting for their right to have that position. If *I* was in that tribe, I wouldn’t want them as my semel!

I absolutely loved this story. I felt like it ended on a really good note. However, there were a few questions I felt went unanswered, minor ones, but still a little curious about them when it came to how Jin ultimately ended up where he did and how no one seemed to notice a giant black cat crossing multiple state lines. Also, there was just a bit too much sex for my tastes.

In the end, I absolutely loved this book. I didn’t want this series to end but I’m happy with the way things ended. I loved getting back to Jin and Logan and seeing their son! So cute! It was interesting the dynamics in the family and how so much has changed from the first books. I hope this isn’t the last we see of these guys because even though I feel like their story ended, I wouldn’t be opposed to a little holiday treat to see them in all their happiness without any issues!

Overall Impression: I loved it!

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

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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