Familiar Mates #4
Genre: Paranormal, Series
Wounded and left for dead, Kit Linfield is stuck in his eagle form.
A Christmas Eve flight with his family turns to slaughter when hunters take aim at the eagle shifters. Kit plays dead, but he’s wounded and needs help. He wants to live to have a chance at vengeance.
Vet Errol Hart is spending Christmas alone for the first time since his divorce. When a badly wounded eagle is delivered to his care, it’s the first animal that Errol can’t communicate with, and the wedge-tailed eagle is so badly injured, Errol isn’t sure it will survive. But the way it looks at him, like it understands every word he says… They are both keeping secrets.
When Errol learns the truth, he vows to help Kit find the men responsible for the illegal hunt.
For readers who like fated mates and small town gay romance.
I love this series, and enjoyed Kit and Errol’s story. I love the world building, and that this story is set in Australia. I also liked that Kit and Errol weren’t sure how much of their attraction was magic, and how much was them, so needed to work through that as well as the danger of the hunters.
I liked the idea of a shifter who doesn’t want to shift, and would prefer to be human, and I liked Kit’s journey in embracing who he is, although at a terrible cost. I thought Errol’s power was very cool, although one very easily abused. The way he figures out how to communicate with Kit while he’s stuck in eagle form is very clever. I liked how Errol shows Kit how to calm his thoughts, and the description of how he shields himself from being constantly bombarded. I liked the realistic approach to powers in this series, and that there’s a down side as well. Ditto with the fated mate bond.
I liked the animals in the story, and their personalities, and how they help out Errol when he needs them. I liked Sam as soon as he showed up and figured there was a story behind his comments, so very happy his book is next in the series. The Coven is an interesting organisation, with a ruthless streak in order to keep the paranormal world a secret from humans. The bad guy was a nasty piece of work, and I liked how the animals dealt with the human hunter.
5 out of 5 stars.