I love the idea of forbidden romance and this one promised that when a wolf shifter and a vampire fall in love right when the wolf shifter makes a commitment to his pack that will pull the two apart for good. It was a story of danger, love, and dangerous selfish love.
The town of Arcada is magical and magical beings live there making magical things happen. In the town, a wolf shifter named Lukas Blacque runs an auto repair shop next door to a vampire upholstery worker named Oliver Bleu. Blacque and Bleu have eyed each other for years, but do nothing about the attraction because vamps and wolves don’t mix not to mention that Blacque has barely acknowledged to himself that he likes men let alone to his pack.
One night, all this changes when Bleu is near starving and a lost and confused Blacque stumbles into the bar he is trolling for a blood donor. Blacque has had shocking and life changing news- not for the good- so he decides that he and Bleu will have this weekend to give in to desire before he must take up the life and responsibility that his dad is forcing on him.
Only the unthinkable happens, the two don’t walk away emotionally unscathed. Both men have felt joy and happiness together. Bleu hoped he’d be enough to hold Blacque to him, but Blacque takes responsibility seriously so they part. In the meantime, trouble brews in Blacque’s wolf pack now that his dad named him the alpha’s heir. Trouble is brewing for Bleu as his crazed maker closes in on him.
The book kept my attention from start to finish. I loved how it all developed and I was so vested in the characters and what they had together that it tugged my emotions hard when Blacque and Bleu separate and are both lonely and miserable. I enjoyed seeing Lukas the cause of Oliver’s redemption from being a lonely vampire that just uses other people and it was touching to see the hope of Oliver’s love give Lukas the strength to set aside his fears and grow. The passionate romance was the strong theme, but the secondary plots kept things interesting too. The action in the werewolf challenge and the grand finale fight were brutal, but expected when strong paranormals get into a tussle.
This would be enjoyable to those who enjoy two strong male leads in their paranormal romance.
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