Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Forgiving Thayne

Author: J.R. Loveless
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 978-1-63216-213-7
Genre: {M/M} Werewolf Series
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx 

Wolf shifter Thayne Whitedove lives by his own set of rules, which includes never bonding with his mate. However, Thayne’s attitude regarding mates changes when he meets his true mate Nicholas Cartwright.

Forgiving Thayne is the second A True Mates Novel. Thayne is the younger brother of Kasey and Nick is the best friend of Seth who was introduced in Chasing Seth. The storyline features an expressive derogatory relationship between men from two culturally different wolf packs. Thayne’s pack is Native Americans. Their legends proclaim them as the only true born werewolves. Nick’s pack is non-native Americans but they too are born werewolves, thus dispelling the myth Thayne believed to be factual. Also featured is an unnatural deadly creature stalking pack territories. The characters are creditable.

Thayne is a self-absorbed stubborn man. He has no career goals, but will work odd jobs long enough to support his nomadic lifestyle. Thayne’s solution to every emotional predicament is to run away. He was aware that Nick was his mate; nevertheless Thayne refused to bond with Nick until another crisis arose six months later, forcing Thayne and Nick to mate as the only remedy available to save innocent lives.

Nick is a loveable hardworking businessman who has always dreamed of having a mate; however when Thayne rejected him, Nick’s pride motivated him to carry on with his lonely life, knowing he would always be without a mate in the future. 

J.R. Loveless has created an outstanding saga that I enjoyed immensely. In the beginning I was fully prepared to condemn Thayne as a loser, but as I continued to read, I could see that Thayne is an honorable man with a touch of low self-esteem. By the end of the story Thayne is redeemed, his exhibited love for Nick is heartwarming. Forgiving Thayne is beyond doubt a compassionate romance.   

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