A sensitive wolf shifter and a vicious vampire challenge history, greed, and the very fabric of their beings in order to stay together until forever comes.
Plagued by pain and weakness all his life, Ethan Abbatt is a wolf shifter who can’t shift. Hoping to find an honorable death by joining his pack mates in a vampire attack, Ethan instead learns two things: draining his blood releases his pain and his wolf, and he has a true mate - a vampire named Miguel.
Over four centuries old, strong, powerful, and vicious, Miguel Rodriguez walks through life as a shadow, without happiness or affection. When a young shifter tells Miguel they’re true mates, destined to be together, Miguel sends him away. But Ethan is persistent and being together comes so naturally that Miguel can’t resist for long. The challenge is keeping themselves alive so they can stay by each other’s side until forever comes.
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I’m going to confess that this here was not how I had seen the night going. Trapped in a dark—and, might I add, stinky—alley. Surrounded by bloodsuckers. Two pack mates in wolf form passed out against the wheel of a truck, not clear whether they were living or dead. The rest of our ragtag crew had already skedaddled, frantic to make it home so they could lick their wounds before they passed out. And the tall, fierce vampire responsible for fully half of the pummeling we’d taken still looked fit as a fiddle as he stalked toward me. His long black hair blew behind him while he swiped his hands on his shirt to remove shifter entrails, spit on the ground to ensure that the blood in his mouth wouldn’t get absorbed into his system, and glared at me furiously.
“Ralph, don’t,” Scariest-of-Them-All growled at the bloodsucker that…
I loved Ethan. He's such a good person that his wholesomeness just overwhelmed me and made me want to wrap him up and take him home. Ethan is innocent but very stubborn, which I adored. Ethan knows how to trust and how to be loyal. What surprised me was that I loved Miguel, too. Miguel is not innocent and he doesn't trust well. He is fiercely protective and tender with Ethan. Miguel is the spice to Ethan's sugar. They were such a great representation of two halves of a whole. I loved, loved, LOVED this book. Everything about it from the incredible writing to the strong and fascinating characters just pulled me in and kept me turning pages. Now I'm sad because I've finished and I don't know when the next book in the series will come out. Much thanks to Cardeno for giving me another set of wonderful men to add to my list of favorite couples.
The depth of feelings the reader will feel in this book is nothing less than you would expect from a Cardeno C story.
Ethan Abbatt is one of my very favourite characters ever!
Once again Cardeno C. Did an amazing job writing this story