Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Back Roads

Title: Back Roads
Author: Gabrielle Evans
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN: 1-61926-095-6
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Shape-shifter Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

It doesn’t matter how attracted Galen is to Bannon…he doesn’t believe in fated mates and every time Bannon says they’re mates, he gets angry. He was hurt by a shifter lover claiming the same thing in the past and he’s unwilling to trust the sexy Irishman that drives him nuts. 

After months of patiently wooing his reluctant mate, Bannon doesn’t know what to do. Galen won’t accept the truth and continues to claim he’s nothing more than an ordinary human. But no matter what, Bannon refuses to give up on Galen without a fight. And when the Council wants Galen on his next assignment, Bannon decides to use the time to win him over. Unfortunately, keeping Galen safe isn’t any easier than convincing him of what has been in front on him the entire time. 

The new release in the Haven series is Back Roads. It’s a fun and entertaining book with some interesting dynamics between these two vastly dissimilar men. Bannon is a typical Alpha type male…big, dominant and protective and it drive him nuts that his mate won’t believe in their bond. Then there’s the much smaller and uncertain Galen. Ms. Evans did a nice job developing both their personalities and expressing why, after the terrible life he’s lead, Galen couldn’t accept his mate bond with Bannon. There’s also a nice sense of family with all the returning characters met in the previous releases. 

The search Bannon and Galen go on is pretty intense and involves some interesting dream walking type scenes that I really enjoyed. There’s plenty of action and I liked that Galen got the chance to come to the rescue, which was a big surprise. At the end, there are a few threads left dangling and I still have a few questions that I assume will be answered in a future release. Watch for Invincible coming next.

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