I have mixed feelings about this book. While I tried to read the book, I just didn’t engage with the characters or the story. The prologue has starts 100 years earlier, Gray and Ara meet each other before Gray gets mated to Anita. They have chemistry and Gray is hoping that Ara is the one he will be mated to. Turns out she wasn’t and he was really let down. It seemed like the two had a real connection.
Then we fast forward to present day. Gray and his mate have been having some problems the past twelve years and he states in this book, and the previous one, that he is not in love with his mate anymore. He talks about all the good times they had and how he used to love her so desperately. That’s where I get confused. He has an “it” moment with Ara and then completely forgets her as soon as he gets mated. Then he’s in complete love the next 88 years. Gray’s feelings are all over the place and that made it difficult enjoy the book.
I couldn’t connect with the characters and had a hard time believing their developing relationship. What really made the book for me was Zeke, President of the Weres and Vampires who also happens to be batshit cray cray. His scenes were the greatest. While I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first one in the series, it won’t deter me from reading the next book or any other books the author writes. T.A. Grey is a gifted writer and I look forward to her next adventure.
Reviewed by Elizabeth for Cocktails and Books