Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Zach desperately wants to be with his mate Kameron. However, his sister’s husband is forcing him to stay away or else Ella will be hurt. Will Zach be able to help not only his sister but also himself?
Kameron has been Alpha of the Gillham pack for six months. He has felt a pull towards fellow pack member Zach for well over a year. The only problem is that Zach does not smell like his mate. Disappointed that the tell tale sign is not there, Kameron still spends all the time he can with Zach. When he decides three months into his Alpha tenure that he wants Zack as his mate despite not being fated mates, Zach disappears on him. Hurt by his disappearance, Kameron tries to move on by leading his pack.
Having known Kameron was his mate for seven years has been hard on Zach. He first realized that Kam was his mate when he was fourteen, too young to do anything about it. However, in order to protect Zach from their previous Alpha Erskine, his parents obtain some pills that mask Zach scent to Kam. After Kam has defeated Erskine in an alpha challenge, Zach’s hopes of getting together with Kam are dashed when his brother in law Stan threatens both his sister Ella and Kam if he doesn’t come live with them to take over the household chores from a pregnant Ella.
However, that does not prevent Zach from sneaking over to the alpha house to catch glimpses of his should be mate.
After Kam and his friends rescue both Zach and Ella from Stan’s house, Zach explains the whole situation to Kam. Kam insists that the injured Zach recovers in the alpha suite. As the two renew their friendship and move toward a relationship, Zach decides his role is to be alpha mate. However, one of the former inner circle members who had been abusing pack members slips apprehension. Tom goes to the alpha house to look through the office files when Zach surprises him. Tom subdues the injured man and takes off. When Kam returns from interrogating the prisoners they do have finds Zach gone with no sign of a struggle, he isn’t sure what happened. Was Zach kidnapped or did he run away again like the last time?
This is the follow up to Xavier in the Gilliam Pack series. This is a good follow up to the story that was hinted at in the last book. The reasons for Zach being so elusive in the first book are fully explained here. The major theme of the book is misplaced distrust of one’s mate. Zach does not trust Kam to help him out of his situation. Kam does not trust Zach not to run away again, which caused a delay in his rescue. The scene stealer in this book is the elephant screw shifter that was rescued from the labs.
The cover art by Latrisha Waters shows a well-built torso with a wolf looking out in front of him. It’s a fairly standard cover for a shifter story.
Ebook, 116 pages
Published: July 15, 2015 by Extasy Books
Series: Gillham Pack
- Xavier (Gillham Pack #1)
- Zach (Gillham Pack #2)
- Craig (Gillham Pak #3)