Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Corey Jones has always maintained he didn’t want a mate. After falling for his college professor and having his heart broken, he vowed to never go there again. Now, his decision to remain single is put to the test when he meets his Alpha’s new personal assistant, Ethan Davies, and discovers the man is his mate.
After growing up in the foster care system all Ethan ever wanted was a home and someone to love him. He’s overjoyed that his recent move has brought him to his mate. Ethan’s happiness soon turns to devastation when Corey walks away from him and their bond.
Ethan is forced to walk a fine line between respecting his mate’s wishes and refusing to give up on the one thing he’s wanted his entire life. With Ethan’s determination, an interfering brother, and pack members too interested in his personal life, Corey may not stand a chance.
This is a wonderful addition to the Atherton Pack series. Corey has a nice life working for his best friend and alpha, while he keeps himself away from relationships he lives a mostly happy life. Ethan grew up in foster care and hasn’t had the connection of a pack and family (blood or otherwise) and jumps at the chance to get that when he comes to work for Ben.
Corey was devastated when his heart was broken in college and he walks away from Ethan at first, despite what his wolf wants. Ethan is determined to win Corey over and is willing to take as long as needed for it to happen. Throughout this story I could feel for both of these characters. The story is told from both of their views so it is easier to know what the characters are thinking. As with the other books in the series I love that these two work towards a future instead of jumping into bed together.
Nick Flint did a wonderful job narrating this story. I was able to understand the characters through the voices and emotions he portrayed. Even though this is a book I have read it felt new to me listening to him tell it.
Cover art looks great and follows the pattern for the series.
Audiobook, 3 hrs 23 min
Published: September 20, 2016 (ebook, 2nd edition, published February 11, 2015) by MCB
Edition Language: English
Series: The Atherton Pack #3