“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” ― Ernest Hemingway
While reading the first book in the Finding Home series we met Eli Thatcher. Eli is the man on the Earth plane that takes care of the money and properties for the vampire leader Keddrick. Four years prior to Wesley using the New York portal Keddrick made his visit that he is allowed every ten years. From the moment Eli met Keddrick he wanted him. This beautiful, powerful man was everything Eli ever wanted in a man, er…vampire. Keddrick realized Eli was his mate immediately, however due to a recurring nightmare making him think he would kill Eli if he claimed him Keddrick kept his visit strictly professional. When his time on Earth was up Keddrick gave Eli a small sliver of the stone that opens the New York portal mounted on a cross pendant so Eli could always find Keddrick in an emergency.
Little did both men know that emergency would happen sooner rather than later. When Eli is basically kidnapped by Wayland, the head of the council on Earth, both of his best friends are killed right in front of him. With no other choice, due to being shot himself, Eli goes through the portal to Pavarus. Upon awakening he finds he is with Keddrick and the man is not looking at him as a “friend”. No matter how hard he tries Eli can’t remember how he got shot, why he came through the portal or what would cause him to run.
After a few stolen kisses, Keddrick can’t keep pushing Eli away, especially when Eli has decided to put on a full court press of seduction. After their first time together Keddrick and Eli spend every night together. Soon both men are in love and Eli vows to stay with Keddrick. Even though Keddrick thinks he can’t claim Eli as his mate he is extremely happy to have Eli stay with him in Pavarus.
Eventually Eli gets his memories back, but he doesn’t tell Keddrick what happened because he knows that Keddrick will go to Earth and he doesn’t want him to get killed by the crazy Wayland. One secret he can’t hide however is his strange new ability. It seems to be controlled by his emotions and he practices keeping control until he pretty much masters it.
One day, all of Eli’s lies and untold truths come to Keddrick’s attention due to a truly heinous act committed by Wayland. Eli fears that he has lost Keddrick and Keddrick doesn’t know if he can trust Eli. The two men do eventually work it all out, but another roadblock pops right up when Keddrick decides to go to Earth and he tells Eli he is staying.
Eli can’t let Keddrick go into harm’s way without him, so he enlists help from Wesley and they follow the men to Earth. With some help from Eli’s new power and some unlikely allies, the men exact their revenge, but Eli also learns that Keddrick has known since the beginning that Eli is his mate and he has never mentioned it, let alone tried to bond with him.
Will this new info end their relationship? Will Eli go back to Pavarus with a man he believes doesn’t see him as a suitable mate? I guess you are going to have to read the book to find out. Jennifer Wright has created a unique universe in this series. I for one am totally hooked. There is another relationship brewing on the sidelines and I am chomping at the bit to find out what is going to happen with Zane and Larken. I guess I will just have to wait for book three and cross my fingers, lol.
I highly recommend this series if you like big strong vampires and some super hot lovin’!
Reviewed by: Jackie