|Ethan Abbatt is ready to call it a day. Is life really worth living? The little wolf shifter can't shift and the accompanying pain is debilitating. While
out on a kill mission with his pack, he's brutally attacked by vampires. Hoping this will end his suffering, he's surprised by what happens next. He's bleeding profusely but there's no pain thereby releasing his wolf. As a result he meets his true mate, a vampire named Miguel Rodriguez.
Miguel is a centuries old vampire who's been alone by choice and is very skeptical of Ethan's declarations of soul mates. The bonding is becoming harder for either man to ignore. Can a vampire and a wolf shifter beat the odds and claim their destiny?
Ethan and Miguel are initially introduced in the first mate book. Chronologically this is the second book but in terms of story, it's the prequel. I'm partial to wolf/vampire shifter stories so I was very interested in getting my hands on this one. Cardeno C offered me a taste of something different and I have to say I like it. I was impressed with both of the main characters and their connection was very strong. Ethan being the runt of the pack is thoroughly enchanting in all his innocence and witty charm. Miguel is the vicious vampire with a heart that beats strongly for Ethan. Their relationship is what kept the story fresh and exciting. I didn't like the backwoods dialect Ethan and his people were inflicted with. It became annoying real quick. I think Ethan was annoyed too since he used it in intervals. I expected lots of hot sex especially as they are newly mated. The blood flows freely here because of Ethan's particular problem. Except for one silly moment at the end in regard to a sex scene the book was quite enjoyable. A fairly decent epilogue closes the book. Cardeno C does it right once again.