Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
A hundred years ago, werewolf Alpha Montgomery took a risk driven by desperation—he borrowed money from the ancient dragon Warwick Ehecatl, putting up the pack lands as collateral. Now the debt is due, and dragons don’t forget—or forgive. Warwick demands Montgomery’s son, Avery, and three businesses as compensation. As an Omega, Avery knows he is basically useless to his pack, so he might as well agree. He soon has second thoughts, though. Warwick is fearsome, and he’s free to do as he likes with Avery.
Warwick knows his race’s reputation, and he even admits some of it is deserved. But he’d rather cut off his tail than let his innocent mate’s light go out. It won’t be easy, but buried deep, there’s something between them worth safeguarding.
I really enjoyed this story. Though the circumstances weren’t great for getting Warwick and Avery together you never know if they would have ever really met in any other way. Dragon’s don’t normally mate so Warwick doesn’t understand his insistence that Avery is theirs but he isn’t going to fight what he feels.
First off, Avery’s father was an idiot if he thought he would be able to get away without paying back his debt. I loved Avery’s innocence but also that he didn’t let other preconceived notions keep him from being who he wanted and Warwick did a wonderful job showing him that he didn’t see him like those in his pack did. It took a little for Warwick to open up but form the beginning he wanted to do what was right for Avery and treat him well. While there were times when points were made multiple times, which usually is one of my biggest pet peeves, I really liked this story.
Dorian Bane did a wonderful job narrating this story. I was able to connect with the characters well and feel their emotions in his reading as he used different voices for the characters. His voice changes so much you really get to see the differences with the characters. He also portrayed the haughty attitudes of many of the characters well.
Cover art by Aaron Anderson is very nice and gives a nice visual of Warwick.
Audiobook, 6 hrs 54 min
Published: December 12, 2017 (ebook first published February 27, 2017) by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English
Series: Dreamspun Beyon