Author: Toni Griffin
Narrator: Nick Flint
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Run Time: 2 hours and 17 minutes
At a Glance: Though Liam left me disappointed, the narration actually enhanced the story.
Reviewed By: Amy
Blurb: After a long night at work, all pastry chef Declan Morgan wants to do is have a run before he heads home to bed. His peaceful lope through the forest turns into a nightmare when he witnesses his Alpha kill a pack member in cold blood. Now Declan is on the run from the very people that should be protecting him.
Liam Anderson has never minded all the travel that comes with his position as a Beta to the Pennaeth Alpha. He’s used the time to search far and wide for his mate. He never expected to find the man naked and scared on his back porch.
Liam’s overjoyed at finally finding the one man fated for him, now if only he can get Declan to open up and trust him with the secrets he carries.
Review: I am a sucker for a well written short story. Add in the shifter part of this story, and I was so excited to listen to this book. As individuals I really enjoyed the characters. Liam is big and sexy, and Declan is sweet and loyal. I was excited to see their love story. I expected sparks to fly between these two but was, unfortunately, disappointed, leaving it to fall a bit under the forgettable category for me.
Here is my primary problem with this book, and other books like it. If there is a predetermined factor in a shifter’s DNA that allows them to mate with someone else, there should still be a falling in love process. I feel that the characters should work for it a bit for this to be considered a romance. Otherwise, where is the romance part? You are my mate…we are together…over. Now obviously, this is a personal preference so if this is what you like about shifter books, then this is truly the book for you. But, for me, I was disappointed.
Narration: The narration of this book actually enhanced the story. This was my first book narration by Nick Flint, and I really enjoyed it. He did a great job on the character voice swapping and did the best with what he was dealt.
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