Forbes Mates: Book Two
Jamie Ryan was almost ready to accept he’d never find his destined mate. They’re uncommon to begin with, and same-sex versions are downright rare. Since his gay best friend found a destined mate, Jamie figured he was out of luck. Until end-of-semester stress forces him to go through the full-moon shift early. Stuck in wolf form, he runs into none other than his destined mate. Who’s human.
Chad Sutton has always had good instincts. They served him well as a detective and continued on when he went private. Those instincts tell him there’s something about the dog that comes up to him while running away from animal control that isn’t quite right. He works to put the pieces together, but is unsuccessful until his dog turns into a human before his eyes.
Jamie has no idea what the mate bite of a shifter will do to a human. He’s terrified to tryand possibly kill his mate. They hunt for answers while working together on one of Chad's cases. It’s easy to see they belong together, but Jamie fears the gods gave him someone he can’t keep.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoyed reading this story. I thought the author did a wonderful job drawing you in. Jamie and Chad were entertaining and made me smile. I thought Jamie and Chad were well developed and had a fun personalities. My one critisism of the story was the fact that Chad wasn't at all rattled when he found out his "dog" was human. I would have enjoyed the story more if there was some more unbelievablity from Chad inregards to Jaimie being a shifter.
Reading the description for 'Patience', book two in the 'Forbes Mates' series, and having thoroughly enjoyed the first installment, I was looking forward to Jamie's story. My appreciation for the author's sense of humor was confirmed when Jamie meets his mate, Chad, while in wolf form and running from animal control. I laughed out loud at the two of them in the pet store, and I knew I was going to enjoy reading about Jamie and his mate. “Weirder than telling me my dog is really a wolf that turns into a human that’s bonded to me by the fates?” I already knew I liked Jamie from what I'd seen of him during Tanner and Finley's story, but I adored Chad straight from the beginning. He was very open-minded, asked questions, and most importantly, he listened to Jamie's answers. The way he made Jamie smile and reassured him about his insecurities was incredibly sweet and gentle of him. I wanted Jamie to find someone who would love him for exactly who he was, especially since his family disowned him when he came out. Chad is a former cop and now a private investigator, which works out very well, since Jamie's major is criminal justice. Yes, the gods don't screw around with destined mates. Jamie starts helping Chad with his latest case, while they also navigate a trip to Rome to look at the comprehensive library of wolf shifter data. Jamie is afraid to bite and claim Chad, not knowing what that might do to Chad, and they've exhausted the resources in the States. I felt so bad for Jamie on the flight from New York to London. Wolves don't do well in small, metal tubes. They made it, though not without some *ahem* bathroom breaks. Chad and Jamie find their answers in Rome, but also discover information indicating the American Alpha Prime has been holding back relevant data about humans because he wants to keep his wolves “pure”. There are quite a few revelations after they come home, and after they mate. I enjoyed 'Patience' even more than the first book in the series. The mood of this installment was lighter, although they did have some drama, but overall this was a happy and very loving tale. Chad and Jamie were perfect for each other, and since I got a glimpse at who I think the next book will be about, I'm eagerly anticipating it. NOTE: This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews