Rating: 4 stars out of 5
“You need to go to Atherton,” they said. Easy for them. The higher-ups at headquarters don’t have their whole world on the line. When Detective Damon Kelly’s bosses send him across the state on a “simple” cyber fraud case, he never thinks he’d meet his mate, then risk losing Kieran by doing his job. No matter what other possible angles Damon works, his partner Grant Davis is sure Kieran’s best friend Corey’s their guy, and Grant is bent on bringing him in.
After the birth of their Alpha’s son, the Atherton Pack needs another beta. Kieran Baxter couldn’t be happier to accept. What Kieran doesn’t expect is for all hell to break loose his first week on the job. Clashing with his mate at every turn, and fighting a human cop who wants to arrest Corey for hacking a government database, wasn’t part of the plan either.
As more evidence piles up, a bigger, scarier picture comes into focus that could threaten not only the Atherton Pack, but everything the world knows.
This was another great addition to the Atherton Pack series. Damon is thrown for a loop when he meets his mate while investigating his mate’s best friend while also trying to guide his work partner away from the obvious suspect. Kieran is excited to meet his mate, but doesn’t know how to reconcile his friendship with his mate’s job. A lot of other things went on than just Damon and Kieran’s relationship and I can’t wait to see how all the changes in the world of shifters will affect the future books.
Damon is determined to do the right thing with his job, while also leading them away from the truth in order to keep the pack safe. When he is forced to take drastic measures to keep his mate and other shifters safe he hopes it will all work out. Throughout this story I could feel how conflicted Damon was with his job and mate knowing what he had to do, but he was determined to have a relationship with Kieran despite everything. Kieran has a lot of trouble accepting the situation he has been put in and knows he has to look at things from all sides to get the whole story. These two went about the opposite of the others and jumped into sex and then have to learn to make everything work after the fact.
Nick Flint did a wonderful job again narrating this story. I was able to understand the characters through the voices and emotions he portrayed. We saw a lot more characters points of view in this story and he easily kept them each unique so there wasn’t any mix up what was going on.
Cover art is wonderful and follows the pattern for the series.
Audiobook, 7 hrs 27 min
Published: January 6, 2017 (ebook, published October 19, 2016) by Mischief Corner Books
Edition Language: English
Series: The Atherton Pack #4