An Alisa Review: Back to You (Directions #3) by Jena Wade

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Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Victor Docimo loved his mate more than anything, and he’s worked hard to provide Charles with the life that he deserved. He’s strived to be the Alpha that his own Father was not.

Charles spent the last twenty-six years mated to his perfect Alpha. He raised their son and managed their home. He’s tried to provide his Alpha with a family, despite the fact that he can’t have more children. After seeing Victor with another Omega, he begins to wonder if he’s enough.

Now, the two of them must face their greatest challenge yet, something that shouldn’t be possible: a broken bond.

I’ll start off by saying I was glad to see Victor and Charles story, though much of it was hinted at in the other books.  There are also overlapping portions that are basically word for word to the first book that had me skimming a portion or two and while I don’t like to do that I also don’t like reading the same thing twice especially since I read all of these pretty close together.

Victor and Charles have built a life together and are beginning to reflect upon the life they built and how they want to go forward.  It was hard to see both of these guys hurt for different reasons but it felt like they used it as a reason to be apart for a while when they could have been working on building up their trust in each other.  I was sorry it took Charles being hurt for them to get their head out of their asses and talk about their feelings.  It was great to see them essentially become newlyweds which is probably something a lot of couples could benefit from as they get older.

The cover art by Silver Heart Design Studio is nice and similar to those in the series, though I don’t think the baby worked for the basis of this book.

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Book Details:

ebook, 120 pages

Published: July 25, 2018

Edition Language: English

Series: Directions #3

An Alisa Review: Down to Earth (Directions #2) by Jena Wade

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Everett Surlin longed for the day that his Fated mate finally recognized him. It’d been eight years since he’d first met Matt Jenkins, he’d never imagined it take this long for his mate to realize their connection.

Matt Jenkins had done his best to put his past behind him. The abuse he’d endured as a child stayed locked away inside him, never to be shared with anyone. He’d assumed that as a result of his upbringing, he was broken and he would never have a mate. That didn’t stop him from desiring Everett and wishing that they could be together.

When tragedy strikes, Matt stays at Everett’s side, which just might be the push he needs to discover what had been there all along and a future he never dreamed would be possible.

I enjoyed seeing Matt and Everett build their relationship.  Everett has tried to give Matt the space to hopefully realize what they are to each other but with every passing day it gets harder and harder.  While Everett helps Matt when he is put out of his home, Matt helps him when he loses someone important.

There was a chunk of the book where these two were not together and were pretty much distant “friends” since Everett is so gruff but I could see how he was trying to protect himself if Matt never realized who they were to each other.  Truthfully, I don’t think Matt even realized it until he claimed Everett and then there was explaining to do but they quickly meld their lives together.  I thought this story had bit more depth than the last in the series and they had multiple conflicts to resolve they did it together.

The cover art by Silver Heart Design Studio is nice and follows the style from the previous book

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Book Details:

ebook, 127 pages

Published: June 23, 2018

Edition Language: English

Series: Directions #2

An Alisa Review: Up to Code (Directions #1) by Jena Wade

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Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Aiden was an Omega who needed a job doing what he loved. He never imagined he’d meet his fated mate during the interview. He was ready to bond right away, but something stopped his Alpha from claiming him. Aiden’s patience held strong, but being near his mate every day without bonding threatened to drive him insane.

Brandon owned a successful company, and he wanted to share that success with his mate and their child. But the continued thefts troubled him and the last thing he wanted to do was drag his new mate into any danger.

Danger found them anyway.

I always enjoy a good mpreg story so I jumped at the chance to read this series.  Aiden works hard to show his alpha that he is worthy but still Brandon delays them bonding.  Brandon thinks he is protecting Aiden when in reality he is just driving them both crazy.  The danger wasn’t really all that much when it actually came about and was cleared up pretty easily.

These two characters work well together once they get the chance to.  I liked both of them and was able to understand them for the most part since the story is told through both of their eyes.  There just seemed to be a few times where the characters seemed to have the same conversation and both act like they have never talked about it before.  That is one of those things that really bug me, if they had just been revisiting a conversation that would be different but having pretty much the same conversation twice, umm no.

The cover art by Silver Heart Design Studio is nice gives visuals of the characters.

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Book Details:

ebook, 136 pages

Published: May 26, 2018

Edition Language: English

Series: Directions #1