Title: Mating Scars
Series: Paranormal Wars: Stone Haven, #9
Author: Shea Balik
Genre: Futuristic/ Paranormal
Length: Novella (131 pages)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (August 29th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Diallo Lovett had his world turned upside when a man he’d believed was his mate not only lied to him, but kidnapped Diallo to torture him. After years of abuse, Diallo was rescued, only to find the real torture was just beginning for now he had to find a way to put his life back together.
An explosion took Dugan Nash’s leg but not his determination to make those responsible pay. With a lot of sweat and tears he finally was able to walk with the help of a prosthesis.
The moment Diallo meets Dugan, he knows he was fooled all those years ago. Dugan is his real mate. The events of past make Diallo too leery to trust in the one man meant to be his.
Dugan knows of Diallo’s past, but is determined to find a way to break down the walls Diallo has erected and heal the scars that surround his heart.
Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/mating-scars
Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order. This series also coincides with events happening in the Paranormal Wars: Juarez series.
Ok, this book was a little disappointing to me. I was pretty sure Diallo was described as a blue-eyed blond in “Mating in Stormy Waters” and he was. So when he was introduced as a slim-black man we copper eyes I was confused. So my OCD made me go back and look it up. And yes he has been completely changed since he was introduced. So from the start things we getting a little off course.
Next up is way would Dugan be chosen to lead the hunt for the children? Nothing was ever said about why he and Diallo for that matter were selected. Also what the hell was the deal with the Death Valley scene? Why were they dropped there? That all deal made no sense to me.
OK, looking past all the things they left me with questions. The romance between Diallo and Dugan was nice and sweet. Both men have deep scars. Dugan from the bombing that left him without a leg, and Diallo with his years of physical and sexual abuse.
The fact that Diallo was able to let Dugan in and find happiness was good. Dugan was so gentle with Diallo since he has heard the stories of what happened to Diallo. There were also some really sweet and cute moments between them. I really liked the scene with the wild dolphins.
Overall, not as good as some of the other books in the series. But, if you can look beyond some of the inconsistencies, a good romance.
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