Series: Pack Valley 02
Author: S.A. Welsh
Genre: Paranormal, Shifters
Length: Novel Plus (300pgs)
Publisher: Silver Publishing (9th February 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Jay and Kyle have been mated a week. A happy, love–and lust–filled week but now everything is starting to fall apart. Jay’s abusive step-father, hunters, and kidnapped shifters complicate things. Jay needs to stop his dreams becoming reality.
Jay and Kyle have been mated a week. Jay has the man and family of his dreams, but now things are going wrong. He has to face his abusive step-father, survive attacks by hunters and keep his sanity.
Are his dreams just fiction or is he coming into his destiny, becoming what he was always meant to be? With no time to figure it out, Jay and Kyle have to find and rescue kidnapped shifters and navigate their way through Alpha politics, all while doing damage control for Jay’s uncle.
Can Jay keep control of his own mind or will he let the powers that be take over and cost him the person he loves more than anything?
Review: This story is part of a series and is best read in order. Jay and Kyle are still settling into their mating when Jay starts having nightmares. But, are they just nightmares? Both Kyle and Jay face the future together, with Kyle supporting Jay when Jay goes to confront his step-father. They then discover there are hunters, missing shifters and traitors, and they also discover Jay is far more than he seems.
This is an interesting story with a couple of twists, danger and unexpected answers. Jay is still struggling with his past and although he knows that Kyle loves him, he still thinks he isn’t a true equal to the young Alpha. Kyle adores Jay and just wants to protect him. He tries to make Jay see that Jay is perfect for him, but Jay’s insecurities are riding him hard. When they begin to piece together everything that is happening, Jay begins to come into his own. But, both their lives are in danger when they discover hunters on pack land.
I have to admit that this story intrigued me with the twist of Jay’s family. Throughout the book new pieces are discovered adding to the mystery that is Jay. We are given mysterious hints as to what is happening or going to happen and we see as Jay develops and grows as a character. Both Jay and Kyle are really good characters. They are perfect together, playing off each other and complimenting each other. They are also hot together. I loved seeing Kyle and Jay becoming stronger as a couple and seeing Jay start to come into his own. But, Jay does get on your nerves a bit at times with his lack of self-worth, especially when you can see how strong he really is by his actions.
The writing isn’t as smooth as it could have been and at times it felt disjointed, but the storyline is great and all the characters are great and with some of them you wish you could have learned more about them. There are clear indications that we can look forward to more stories in this series, and I for one can’t wait to see Jay as he hits his potential, with his Alpha standing beside him loving him the way that he deserves.
I will recommend this to those who love shifters, danger, mysteries, a great storyline, hot sex, deep love and a happy for now ending.