Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Sam knows you can never go home again. As an orphaned feline shifter raised by wolves, being an outcast is nothing new to him. But the pack is still his family, and when one of them passes away, Sam returns to the New Mexico desert to say good-bye.
Gus is a loner who rarely returns to his pack, but as fate would have it, Sam is there when he chooses to visit. The history between Gus and Sam is tumultuous, to say the least, but when Gus gets an eyeful of the grown-up and gorgeous version of his childhood bully, he can’t control his reaction. And he isn’t alone.
The attraction is powerful, but so are their differences. And with trouble brewing in the pack and danger surrounding them, Sam and Gus might not have the opportunity to seek common ground.
This action-packed shifter novel is the ultimate opposites attract and enemies-to-lovers romance, and it includes a bonus novella, In the Dog House.
This was a great story. Gus feels a connection to Sam when he sees him again and even stands up for him against the pack when he thinks it is necessary. When they see each other a few months later it impossible to miss how strong a connection they have to each other.
Unfortunately Sam and Gus have always been loners and don’t know how to communicate well, which causes a few misunderstandings when they are first together. Gus and Sam both want reassurance from the other, but aren’t comfortable saying it and end up saying or doing the wrong thing. The love these two have for each other one they open up is a wonderful thing, both willing to give up everything for the other.
We get to see both of these character’s points of view which helps understand what they are thinking even if they aren’t quite following it with their actions. The mate bond in this story is a bit different than the claiming bite during sex and it done. Both characters have to work and focus on their relationship for the bond to fully form and grow, I loved how this worked for the characters. The novella, In the Dog House, is great and gives us a look at Gus and Sam down the road. It also brings in a new character that seems to be important to the next book in the series and I can’t wait to read more about this new pack.
Cover art by Alexandria Corza great and I love the visuals of Sam and Gus, both in human and animal form.
ebook, 206 pages
Published: 2nd Edition, January 25, 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English
Series: Sanctuary #1