Siberian Tiger shifter, Aleksi Rykov, is amused to watch the enemy chasing one of their own, psy, Seth Tilton, until he realizes it’s his mate. Rescuing his mate isn’t difficult for the powerful Alpha but keeping his mate safe from the war raging between their races may be more difficult. Seth is taking a chance running to the one man he knows can keep him safe, Aleksi. Seth knows the psy’s secrets and the psy will do anything to get him back but with Aleksi’s help Seth can help turn the tide of the war and uncover the horrible truth. The question is will Aleksi be willing to help the enemy? Both sides are against their mating and doing their best to tear the two apart but Aleksi and Seth are determined to stay together against all odds. Can Aleksi and Seth manage to find happiness by mating the enemy?
This is a fascinating unique story of the paranormal. It has shifters, psy, and mystics. I love this world and journey this story takes. It’s adventure from the very beginning and I can’t wait for more.
Narrator Gavin McAllister does a fabulous job.
Sanji Kin –
Plot: Seth and Aleksi’s instalove, prologue to longer saga spanning multiple books of shifters warring against ability users called psy (assuming short for psychic) in order to save humankind and the world
Feels: Couldn’t really connect with either MC
Drama: Considering Seth is running away from his psy family (a family focused on world domination) and Aleksi is an enemy shifter…tons
Characters: There are no references to A/B/O specifications often found in other shifter stories, but there were quite a few instances of Aleksi treating Seth as ‘lesser’ or needing protection, to which Seth reacts like a ruffled porcupine, apologies happen, and repeat
Ending: HEA for Seth and Aleksi (following books cover different couples), HFN for backstory
Performance: Good solid narration