Genre: Paranormal, Series
Miguel is convinced he and River weren’t the fated mates he thought they were, so when his best friend asks him to go back to Lobo Canyon, New Mexico, he knows it’s a really bad idea. Why set himself up to see River again, and to go through all that pain and weirdness again? Wulf is desperate not to be the only banished one at his niece’s christening, though, and Miguel finally, grudgingly, goes along.
River knows how bad he screwed up with Miguel, but he’s been able to tell himself it was meant to be. At least until Miguel shows up. All of his fine plans to stay away from the man go out the window then, and River decides he has to figure out how to win Miguel back. Even if the pack doesn’t seem particularly helpful, between the constant interruptions and the visiting family making his job harder.
What’s worse is that Miguel seems to be accident prone now. Until River realizes what’s going on is no accident. Someone is targeting Miguel with violence, and they have to figure out who it is, and how their love can possibly work out, all at the same time.
I love the pack is family feel of this story, and the different mix and personalities of the characters. The world building is interesting, especially with how the politics etc work within the pack.
I loved how Miguel, despite how he’s been treated, has a lot of inner strength, and has made a new life for himself within a new pack with Wulf. He totally kicks arse when he goes up against the bad guy. Go Miguel! I wanted to roll my eyes at River at times, as he convinces himself he and Miguel can’t be together instead of actually talking to Miguel and seeing what he thinks about the situation. I loved how River sees Miguel’s scars as a sign of his strength rather than being ugly. I liked these guys together.
The pack members are definitely more than just pack, but also family. I particularly loved Laurel who is cool, smart, and kind. The relationship between Miguel and Juniper is sweet and I loved the idea of a protector. The mystery part of the story had me guessing, with a nicely done red herring.
4 out of 5 stars.