Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Series.
Taylor Reyes was born to privilege, but despite that has always been considered an abomination. He was the child that should never have been born and has spent his life trying to prove his worth to the world to no avail. As a red wolf Ge-Mi, humans look at his furry ears before his accomplishments, and no matter how hard he continues to work Taylor knows that will never change. Still, he has a grandfather that loves him and a pack of his own to lead. The life he created for himself is not a bad one, until one day a pair of adorable cat ears derails everything.
The thought of finding a mate had never crossed Taylor’s mind, but suddenly he can’t stop thinking about Nevada. There’s no time for the distraction, though, as people are moving to unseat his grandfather from the city’s throne. The fight has just begun, but ending it might mean Taylor will lose Nevada forever.
Although I haven’t read the first in this series—and now want to!—I still picked up the storyline etc without any problem.
The author has packed a lot of world building into a short story, and yet it doesn’t lag or detract from the storyline. I thought the world building was interesting, and I thought the reaction to those with animal DNA was realistic, and sadly expected. I liked the characters too, and thought Taylor and Nevada were a cute couple, and liked how they can both hold their own in a fight. Nevada’s cats, especially Hex, are total scene stealers. I liked Taylor’s wolf pack, and thought his grandfather was a force to be reckoned with.
I also liked the politics and how they factored into the story. Like Nevada, I found myself trying to work out who was behind the plot to unseat his grandfather, and loved the conclusion. I thought the red herrings were very clever, and I liked how the bad guy was finally revealed.
I found this a very satisfying read with likeable characters set within a rich world. I’d love to read more in this series.
5 out of 5 stars.