Reviewed by Ami
Title: Denying Fate
Author: C.C. Dado
Series: A Series of Fates #1
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 83 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 31, 2018
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Fate is a funny thing. Some try to cut its threads, while others wrap themselves in it like a blanket.
Young wolf shifter Max is cocky and crass. Unlike others his age, he has yet to discover a talent that will serve his pack. Since childhood, he’s been convinced the pack alpha is his mate, but Alpha Christian cannot envision unfiltered and directionless Max taking the place of his elegant mother at the head of the pack. As Max begins to build a life with his best friend, he also begins to see that maybe what he thought was inevitable was all in his head, and it’s time to move on.
Or are they both denying fate?
Review: I feel that the two’s company, three’s a crowd idiom applies in this novella.
Although it seems that the story is supposed to be about Max and Christopher — Max thinks Christopher is his mate even if the Alpha seems to reject that notion – but it also has TOO MANY situations between Max and Seth, his best friend, as well. It left me wondering more than once whether this story was about Max and Seth (like friends-to-lovers trope) or Max and Christopher.
It doesn’t help that I found Max to be very whiny – I kept picturing every word that came out of his mouth to be “wah wah wah”. The progress of Christopher welcoming this young wolf to be his mate was not convincing for me.
I lost patience early on with Max and ended up skimming a lot. *shrugs*
Overall Impression: It was okay, but not good
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*