Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Kicked out of his home at eighteen, Cole ends up at The Haven, a drop-in spot for homeless teens, run by Adam Franks. Unable to spend the nights there, he ends up sleeping rough, is attacked by a pair of punks — and rescued by a Bullmastiff he names Bull.
Cole and Bull become inseparable. Cole also meets, and is attracted to, Ky, a friend of Adam’s, who twice saves Cole from more attackers. After the second attack, things suddenly change in Cole’s life when he finds out why someone seems to be after him.
Will Ky be able to convince Cole he’s told him the truth, while dealing with his own attraction to Cole? And can Ky and his friends keep Cole safe from a man who claims to be Cole’s real father?
This was an interesting story and from the description I definitely didn’t expect it to have shifters, but that isn’t a bad thing since I love those types of stories. Cole is trying to get his feet under him after his parents kick him out, though his situation isn’t quite as bad as many you read about. He is quite lucky to find people that want to help him and he begins to get his life together.
We see most of this story through Cole’s eyes and he is genuinely grateful for the helps he receives though I’m not sure he realizes that he seems to get a lot more immediate help than those around him. Ky is forced to tell Cole the truth about himself and help him stay safe but as the story continues Ky’s interest becomes more personal. These two work together to solve the mystery of Cole’s parentage before they jump into a relationship together. I had trouble connecting the shifter lifestyles in this book as it just seemed as some were extremely into their animal sides that just didn’t seem possible in the real world. With that and Cole’s luck at getting the help he needed from the right people from the beginning it just made it seem so much more unrealistic however it was still entertaining.
The cover art by Written Ink Designs is nice and gives a good visual of the Cole and Ky.
ebook, 216 pages
Published: April 15, 2017 by JMS Books
Edition Language: English