My life ended when I was 16. Not literally – I’m no ghost, I just feel like one. It’s a byproduct of losing your pack to a plague that skips you by like you’re not worth the effort. Chose all the good ones and you’re what was left behind. Survivor’s guilt, people call it. I just call it like I see it.
I do a decent job of going through the motions. I’ve got a good reputation as an alpha, and everyone loves to joke about the only vegan alpha in North America. Some days even I’m convinced that this is it. As good as it gets.
Then Dylan Kapernit walks into my shop and blows that theory to hell.
It’s like everything was gray and now there’s technicolor. He pops, no matter what corner he tries to hide in. Like my eye can’t help but be drawn to him, just to make sure he’s alright.
There’s something about this widowed father that brings my protective alpha instincts surging to the surface. In ways I’ve forgotten how to handle.
So of course my efforts to make things better only make it all worse. Put Dylan, his whole family in danger. For a second, I forgot about the curse of being me.
But I won’t forget again. And I’ll do whatever it takes to make it right.
To make sure nothing ever threatens the man I love again. Even once I’m gone.
After my mate died, I was sure I would never love again. But I’ve got a track record of being wrong about everything.
I thought Micah and I would grow old together. That one stupid mistake couldn’t destroy my whole world. That I could be enough for my daughter, that I could make up for my past sins. I thought I was doing okay.
I don’t know what I believe in anymore, but I know its not myself. Which is why I can’t tell if Jack Hickam is my redemption or my punishment.
One moment he’s everything I thought I’d never have again, and the next he’s my new greatest mistake, bringing unimaginable danger to my door. My daughter’s door.
Only now it seems I was wrong again, that I turned my back on the one man who just wanted to have it. I don’t know if I’m too late to fix things. I always have been before.
All I know is I still have to try.
This 50,000 word novel about vegan alphas, mpreg, and life after loss comes complete with a HEA no one’s immune to – as long as they’re over 18!
MaryLou Hoffman –
DRAWN TO YOU is a stand-alone Mpreg shifter romance about finding life again after unimaginable loss.
Both Dylan and Jack have endured tragic loss, and yet their lives couldnâ€™t be more dissimilar. When chance brings them together, there is no denying the attraction between the two very different artists. I loved that they werenâ€™t coy one another.
Dylanâ€™s family and Jackâ€™s small pack are each amazing in their own ways and I would love to find out more about them all. This could easily be expanded into a series by choosing a direction and putting furry feet to the ground.
I didnâ€™t like that Jack, as an alpha, acted more like an Omega when it came to his health and the health of those around him. Major jerk points to him! Still, I understand the reason for it in relation to creating a story. Sometimes an author must be cruel to produce a work worth reading. Ripping our guts out in order to construct a masterpiece of beauty â€¦ or at least cuteness and reward.
This is the first book I have read from either of these authors. I hope it wonâ€™t be my last. They provide humor, love, sexy, family, and community in a wonderfully, deep and moving story.
Favorite line: Jack: â€śFor the record, youâ€™re all missing out. I could be bringing you the best hummus in Seattle thirty minutes from now.â€ť â€śThe thing is,â€ť said Mark. â€śThe best hummus in Seattle is still hummus.â€ť
Note: I love hummus, but this had me giggling for a long time. This is exactly how my friends yank on each other and I loved it.
Narration: Jack Calihan has a rich baritone voice with a steady cadence, clarity, and good pronunciation. He is easy to listen to and I would definite pick up another book if he were the reader. It must have been fun for him to be reading a character with his own first name!
There were a couple of production errors â€“ overlaps and drags. These should have been caught and corrected before release. There was also one instance where Adam was called Avery, and I donâ€™t know if that was a written error or a blooper that wasnâ€™t caught.
Note: While I received this book as a gifted audiobook copy via audiobookwormpromotions, my opinions are my own and are given freely.
What a sweet story of sacrifice, finding love after loss and the real power of pack family. Have tissues close by you my need them. I found myself getting teary more than once.
Narrator Jack Calihan does a fabulous job.
The Book Junkie Reads Miley –
alpha omega chemistry loss love baby
I immediately loved Dylan. He was a kind, loving, strong, single-father with at grieving heart, loving family, and an intensity he didn’t even know he possessed. At least that was until he needed it.
Jack well let me see. What did I like most about him beside the sacrifice he was willing to make. He was guarded in a since and he was vegan. That was one of the stranger things about him. He was conscious but not typical. He was strong, but not overpowering. He was himself.
I did enjoy this short step in to the world of mm romance and alpha and omega’s.
Jack Calihan did a good job providing the contrast of two strong male in their own right and allowing you to visually see the difference like a movie in your head. The audio was clear, clean, and the quality was good.