To bond with his destined mate, an Alpha wolf must look past what he sees and trust what he feels.
Bonded by their parents before they were conceived, wolf shifters Abel and Kai adored each other since they were children. As teens, the two future Alphas took the next step in their bonding process and vowed to remain true to one another until Kai came of age. But when tragedy struck, Abel felt betrayed and ran from Kai instead of completing their mating.
Abel never stops yearning for the man who was supposed to lead by his side and after years without contact, Kai returns, broken and on death's door. If Abel wants to fulfill their destiny and merge their packs, he'll need to look past what he saw and trust his heart.
I’d been Alpha of my pack for three years and I still hated it. Well, hate might be a little strong, but I surely didn’t enjoy it. What was there to enjoy? Settling arguments and conflicts between grown people who acted like children? Ensuring our territory remained protected from potential threats no matter the hour of day or night? Blessing the unions of dozens of couples and officiating ceremonies naming their children and accepting them into the pack, never to have the chance of experiencing that joy for myself?
But no matter how I felt about it, the duty was mine. I’d been born and raised for it. My father, his father before him, and so on and so forth as far back in our family tree as anyone could recall. We were Alphas of the Nasa River pack, so named after our line. A Nasa formed the…
Review: I am not normally a huge fan of the short story, but I think Cardeno C. has absolutely nailed it with All of Me...I simply love good second chance love stories, and this was a fabulous example of one. Not only is the love these two share palpable, but it was enduring and beautiful. I can't recommend this one enough.
I really enjoyed the story and the characters in it. ...One thing I always like in Shifter stories and loved in this one is the bond between two mates destined to be together. It is hard to imagine anything more romantic than that. Of course the bond being unbreakable has a flipside; not even betrayal or a long time apart can diminish the pull. ...Overall this was a rather sweet, well written and very sexy paranormal romance.
Overall, this story was entertaining as well as touching, and I'll definitely read more from this author.
There isn't a Cardeno C. book I don't like. There's not one I don't devour the moment I get my grabby hands on it. CC just writes exactly what I love to read - a sweet but intense romance. ...About halfway through, when Kai's true story comes to light, I shed a tear or ten (as I always do in a CC book, because that's what he does to me every damn time), but then rejoiced when he and Abel finally get it together, when all the truth comes out and the two complete their bond. Holy hot boysecks, Batman!! ...Sweet, despite the violence inside, with an intense emotional connection between the two main characters - this is a typical CC book that will make you smile and laugh and tear up.