By Cardeno C.
Expected publication: November 21st 2014
by The Romance Authors, LLC
Exiled by his pack as a teen, Omega wolf Simon Moorehead learns to bury his gentle nature in the interest of survival. When a hulking, rough-faced Alpha catches Simon on pack territory, he tries to escape what he’s sure will be imminent death. But instead of killing him, the Alpha takes Simon home.A man of action, Mitch Grant uproots his life to support his brother in leading the Blue Mountain pack. Mitch lives on the periphery, quietly protecting everyone, but always alone.
A mate is a dream come true for Mitch, and he won’t let little things like Simon’s rejections, attacks, and insults get in their way. With patience, seduction, and genuine care, Mitch will ride out the storm while Simon slays his own ghosts and Mitch’s loneliness.
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I received this book from WLK Promotions in return for a fair and honest review.
We start the story with Mitch and Freddy, twins who now run the Blue Mountain pack after beating the previous Alpha and his Betas. The pack is still getting used to them and their ways of doing things after being subjected to the previous Alpha for so long. However, between them, Mitch and Freddy are getting there. Freddy has his mate, a female Alpha, with one daughter already and one on the way. Mitch, however, doesn't yet have a mate and doesn't want an Alpha or a female.
Fate is on his side when some pack members find Simon on Blue Mountain property. They fight to warn Simon that this is not his ground and then report to their Alpha. Fortunately for Mitch and Simon, he smells Simon's blood and goes to find him, knowing that he is his mate.
Simon is understandably wary at first and fights Mitch all the way, which Mitch was not expecting. The relationship between these two grows slowly with the learning of trust being all important. Mitch won't allow anyone into his home, or their home now, because he knows that Simon is scared.
Simon has a big journey to make as he finds his feet with Mitch and also accepts that his smell isn't 'wrong', being an Omega isn't 'weak' and other factors too. A nice addition for me was when Donia turns up but I won't go further into that.
I really enjoyed how the relationship between the two progresses and the amount of love and friendship shown. Mitch is certainly one to have on your side, I thought he was brilliant. Simon proved that he was stronger than everyone thought (apart from Mitch) and to see his turnaround was wonderful.
If you like M/M then I'm positive you already know that Cardeno C is one of the best M/M writers out there. I highly recommend this book and any of her others.
Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.
Cardeno’s Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, “You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day.”
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