Familiar Mates #8
Genre: Paranormal, Series
Fated mates…there’s only one problem: their families hate each other.
With old money comes old hatreds, and the fight to survive will take everything the familiar bond offers witch and shifter.
Ethan Lumin has followed the plan laid out for him since the day he was born. As part of that plan, he needs a familiar before he turns thirty so he can take his place on the Shadow Board as expected. But he wants more than a bound shifter who’s only interested in his family’s power and money.
Axel Hollins learned a long time ago that family comes first, shifters come second, and witches come last. He wants nothing more than to escape the family business, but even the idea of becoming an artist is frowned upon.
A chance meeting leads to a one-night stand and waking up to find that he’s now the familiar to the richest witch in London.
Discover the world of the Familiar Mates mm fated mates paranormal romance series. Each book in the Familiar Mates series has a new couple and a HEA with no cliffhangers.
The Billionaire’s Familiar is a steamy gay enemies to lovers romance between a billionaire witch who is expected to follow family tradition and a fox shifter who doesn’t realise his own power.
I’m already a huge fan of this author and series, and loved Ethan and Axel’s story, which adds the threat of the Shadow Board. Foxes being magical and the added complications to a familiar bond was an interesting twist, and I enjoyed how it played out.
Ethan and Axel come from different worlds, but they have common ground in that they are bucking family tradition and expectations. I liked how both men had no clue as to their families’ real power, and how they’re drawn to each other, and forge a complete bond before either realises what the other is. I liked how they have different skill sets yet work well together balancing each other out. The Fates knew what they were doing bringing these two together. I also loved how their bond grows over time, and with it their power.
I like how Ethan finds out the truth about his family, and their reaction to his and Axel’s familiar bond is nothing like he imagined. I loved the showdown and how Ethan and Axel both react, and protect each other. It’s wonderfully tense, action packed scene, with very real consequences.
The Coven often plays a part in these stories, and I liked their stance in this one. I suspect the Shadow Board’s world view isn’t exactly what they think it is.
I enjoyed Axel and Ethan’s HEA, which fit them and their dreams perfectly. I also liked the hint of more to come, and I hope they get to play a part in bringing down the Shadow Board.
5 out of 5 stars.